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Market Access Barriers, Trade Agreements Among Topics of Green Technologies Meeting

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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The International Trade Administration’s Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting Feb. 6 in Washington, D.C. Members of the public seeking to attend the meeting are required to register by Jan. 26.

The ETTAC advises the Environmental Trade Working Group of the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee on the development and administration of programs to expand U.S. exports of environmental technologies, goods, services, and products. During the upcoming meeting the three ETTAC subcommittees (trade promotion and export market development, professional services and infrastructure advancement, and trade policy and American competitiveness) will discuss their top priorities for this charter period with the goal of generating recommendations. Topics under discussion include optimizing the U.S. government’s trade promotion programs, identifying market access barriers, pros and cons of existing trade agreements, and procurement policy, including issues with financing mechanisms, localization requirements, and non-tariff barriers.

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