Help Make Exporting To the European Union Easier – Seeking Comments on US-EU Regulatory Cooperation

July 11, 2011

Have you experienced challenges in exporting to the European Union (EU)?  Do you have any ideas for making it easier to export to the EU by enhancing U.S.-EU regulatory cooperation?  If so, we want to hear from you.  In response to requests for additional time to provide comments, the Department of Commerce has reopened the comment period for its Federal Register Notice, “Request for Public Comments Concerning Regulatory Cooperation between the United States and the European Union That Would Help Eliminate or Reduce Unnecessary Divergences in Regulation and in Standards Used in Regulation That Impede U.S. Exports”.

The United States Department of Commerce strives to eliminate differences in regulatory measures between the U.S. and the EU, while also promoting free and open trade as well as protecting public health and safety, the environment, intellectual property, and consumers’ rights. The Federal Register Notice is a medium where all associations, business, and individuals in U.S. and EU countries can voice their challenges and recommendations regarding regulatory divergences.  Your comments are important in assisting us to increase awareness of trade impediments and improve exporting between the U.S. and EU.

The new deadline for comments is August 8, 2011.

Comments may be submitted electronically via Regulations.gov.  You may also access the Docket Folder, where you can read comments that have already been submitted (check the box labeled “Public Submission”). While we appreciate and encourage discussion here on our blog, the only way to ensure consideration of your input is to submit comments through the form on Regulations.gov.

Please direct any questions to TransatlanticRegulatoryCooperation@trade.gov


  1. the best way is to have no restriction between US and Eu or developing export markets by reimbursing part of the export marketing costs they incur.

  2. If U.S. companies want to export to the EU, there should be reciprocity in terms of possibilities. Is not logical that certain European products can not be exported to the United States and yet seeking to export those products to the EU.

  3. I think stronger export markets with the EU is vital for the US economy. There is so much being imported to our country from around the world that we need outlets like the EU to export goods to.

  4. Without the economic advantage of exporting US goods and services, imports from the EU will dominate US markets creating a distinct advantage over US produced items. The equalibrium of moderation of imports and exports keeps the US economy vibrant.

  5. Exporters should refer to their relevant national rules and check the situation with regard to their specific transactions.

  6. I disagree with Scottsdale Homes; while continuing to develop and simplify exportation to the EU is very important to the US economy, what’s vital is also developing and increasing exports to emerging markets in Asia and Africa.

  7. I live in Europe and I find the US-EU trade rules to be very complicated. My brother in law lives in the U.S.A. and even though we had a great business idea, he decided to quit the plan because of the many unnecessary procedures that were required.

  8. The EU operates through a system of supranational independent institutions and intergovernmental negotiated decisions by the member states. Thanks.

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