Federal Register: May 1, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 83)
DOCID: FR Doc E6-6536
OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE
Trade Representative, Office of United States
ACTION: Generalized System of Preferences:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice.
Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Notice of Closure of Case 012-CP-05, Protection of Worker Rights in Swaziland and Closure of Case 015-CP-05, Protection of Intellectual Property in Kazakhstan, in the 2005 Annual Country Practice Review
This notice announces closure of the review for cases 012-CP-
05, Protection of Worker Rights in Swaziland and 015CP05, Protection of Intellectual Property in Kazakhstan.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Marideth Sandler, Executive Director of the GSP Program, Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), Room F220, 1724 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20508. The telephone number is (202) 3956971 and the facsimile number is (202) 3959481.
Swailand worker rights protection and Kazakhstan intellectual property protection; case reviews closed,
The GSP program provides for the duty-free importation of designated articles when imported from beneficiary developing countries. The GSP program is authorized by Title V of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2461, et seq.), as amended (the ``Trade Act''), and is implemented in accordance with Executive Order 11888 of November 24, 1975, as modified by subsequent Executive Orders and Presidential Proclamations.
In the 2005 Annual Review, the GSP Subcommittee of the Trade Policy
Staff Committee (TPSC) is reviewing petitions concerning the country
practices of certain beneficiary developing countries of the GSP
program. As a result of that review, the TPSC has decided to close the
review for case 012CP05 regarding protection of worker rights in
Swaziland and case 015CP05, protection of intellectual property
rights in Kazakhstan. The Petitioners were the AFLCIO and the
International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA), respectively. The
results of other ongoing country practice reviews in the 2005 Annual
Review will be announced in the Federal Register at a later date. Marideth J. Sandler,
Executive Director, GSP Program.
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