The principal negotiating objective of the United States in the extended negotiations on basic telecommunications services to be conducted under the auspices of the WTO is to obtain the opening on nondiscriminatory terms and conditions of foreign markets for basic telecommunications services through facilities-based competition or through the resale of services on existing networks.
19 U.S. Code § 3555. Objectives for extended negotiations
(a) Trade in financial servicesThe principal negotiating objective of the United States in the extended negotiations on financial services to be conducted under the auspices of the WTO is to seek to secure commitments, from a wide range of commercially important developed and developing countries, to reduce or eliminate barriers to the supply of financial services, including barriers that deny national treatment or market access by restricting the establishment or operation of financial services providers, as the condition for the United States—
offering commitments to provide national treatment and market access in each of the financial services subsectors, and
(b) Trade in basic telecommunications services
(c) Trade in civil aircraft
(1) NegotiationsThe principal negotiating objectives of the United States in the extended negotiations on trade in civil aircraft to be conducted under the auspices of the WTO are—
to obtain the reduction or elimination of specific tariff and nontariff barriers, including through expanded membership in the Agreement on Trade in Civil Aircraft and in the US–EC bilateral agreement for large civil aircraft,
to maintain vigorous and effective disciplines on subsidies practices with respect to civil aircraft products under the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures referred to in section 3511(d)(12) of this title,
to maintain the scope and coverage on indirect support as specified in the US–EC bilateral agreement on large civil aircraft, and
to obtain increased transparency with respect to foreign subsidy programs in the civil aircraft sector, both through greater government disclosure with respect to the use of taxpayer moneys and higher financial disclosure standards for companies receiving government supports (including disclosure comparable to that required under United States securities laws).
(2) DefinitionsFor purposes of paragraph (1)—
1998—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 105–206 substituted “normal trade relations” for “most-favored-nation”.