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