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2013 Trade Policy Agenda and 2012 Trade Policy Report

2013 Trade Policy Agenda and 2012 Trade Policy Report

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 The 2013 Trade Policy Agenda and 2012 Annual Report of the President of the United States onthe Trade Agreements Program are submitted to the Congress pursuant to Section 163 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2213). Chapter II and Annex II of this document meetthe requirements of Sections 122 and 124 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act with respect tothe World Trade Organization. In addition, the report also includes an annex listing tradeagreements entered into by the United States since 1984. Trade data for 2012, where listed, areannualized based on January to November data. Services data by country are only availablethrough 2011. The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is responsible for the preparationof this report. U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk gratefully acknowledges in particular thecontributions of Deputy U.S. Trade Representatives Demetrios Marantis, Michael Punke, andMiriam Sapiro; USTR General Counsel Timothy Reif; Chief of Staff Lisa Garcia; and AssistantUSTR for Public/Media Affairs Carol Guthrie, Senior Policy Advisor Holly Smith, SeniorAdvisor David Roth, and Director of Speechwriting Jeremy Sturchio. Thanks are extended topartner Executive Branch agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency and theDepartments of Agriculture, Commerce, Health and Human Services, Justice, Labor, State, and Treasury. Ambassador Kirk would also like to thank Diana Friedman, Jeffrey Horowitz, and Jeffrey Schlandt for their contributions.March 2013
 
 
 
 
LIST OF FREQUENTLY USED ACRONYMS
 AD ................................................................................... AntidumpingAGOA ............................................................................. African Growth and Opportunity ActAPEC .............................................................................. Asia Pacific Economic CooperationASEAN ........................................................................... Association of Southeast Asian NationsATC ................................................................................ Agreement on Textiles and ClothingATPA .............................................................................. Andean Trade Preferences ActATPDEA ......................................................................... Andean Trade Promotion & Drug EradicationActBIA .................................................................................. Built-In AgendaBIT .................................................................................. Bilateral Investment TreatyBOP ................................................................................. Balance of PaymentsCACM ............................................................................. Central American Common MarketCAFTA ........................................................................... Central American Free Trade AreaCARICOM ...................................................................... Caribbean Common MarketCBERA ........................................................................... Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery ActCBI .................................................................................. Caribbean Basin InitiativeCFTA .............................................................................. Canada Free Trade AgreementCITEL ............................................................................. Telecommunications division of the OASCOMESA……………………………………………… Common Market for Eastern & Southern AfricaCTE ................................................................................. Committee on Trade and the EnvironmentCTG ................................................................................ Council for Trade in GoodsCVD ................................................................................ Countervailing DutyDDA…………………………………………………… Doha Development AgendaDSB ................................................................................. Dispute Settlement BodyEAI………………………………………………... ....... Enterprise for ASEAN InitiativeDSU ................................................................................ Dispute Settlement UnderstandingEU ................................................................................... European UnionEFTA .............................................................................. European Free Trade AssociationFTAA .............................................................................. Free Trade Area of the AmericasFOIA .............................................................................. Freedom of Information ActGATT .............................................................................. General Agreement on Tariffs and TradeGATS ............................................................................. General Agreements on Trade in ServicesGDP ................................................................................ Gross Domestic ProductGEC ................................................................................ Global Electronic CommerceGSP ................................................................................. Generalized System of PreferencesGPA ................................................................................ Government Procurement AgreementIFI .................................................................................... International Financial InstitutionIPR .................................................................................. Intellectual Property RightsITA .................................................................................. Information Technology AgreementLDBDC ........................................................................... Least-Developed Beneficiary DevelopingCountryMAI ................................................................................. Multilateral Agreement on InvestmentMEFTA………………………………………………... Middle East Free Trade AreaMERCOSUL/MERCOSUR ............................................ Southern Common MarketMFA ................................................................................ Multifiber ArrangementMFN ................................................................................ Most Favored NationMOSS .............................................................................. Market-Oriented, Sector-SelectiveMOU ............................................................................... Memorandum of UnderstandingMRA ............................................................................... Mutual Recognition Agreement

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