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The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) requests public written and oral comments concerning the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Agreement (TTIP)

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) requests public written and oral comments concerning the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Agreement (TTIP).  Submission deadline is May 10, 2013.

On April 1, 2013, USTR invited written public comment on the proposed TTIP. USTR would like to encourage interested small businesses actively involved in international trade, especially those doing business with the EU, to respond to the Federal Register Notice liked to below, and provide a small business perspective on U.S. interests and negotiating priorities with the EU, including ways to expand small business exports.

Small businesses can provide comments in writing and orally at a public hearing. Written comments are due by midnight, May 10, 2013.  Small businesses wishing to comment orally at the hearing must provide written notification, as well as a summary of their testimony, by midnight, May 10, 2013.  The hearing will be held on May 29 and 30, 2013 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the main hearing room of the United States International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436.

Comments due by May 10, 2013