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USTR Report to Congress on
Galileo Market Access

Galileo logo On July 15, 2009, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) submitted a report to Congress on U.S. equipment industry access to Galileo markets and Europe's compliance with the trade provisions in the GPS-Galileo Agreement of 2004. USTR prepared the in response to congressional direction.

The Office of Space Commercialization assisted USTR in preparing the report. The Office played a key role in negotiating the GPS-Galileo Agreement and serves as the U.S. co-chair of the transatlantic working group established to consider non-discrimination and other trade-related issues concerning GPS and Galileo (Working Group B).

Download the report at USTR.gov... Learn about the congressional reporting requirement at GPS.gov...

Request for Public Comments

In the spring of 2009, USTR solicited public comments on Galileo market access for inclusion in the report. USTR received formal inputs from the U.S. GPS Industry Council and the European Commission.

View solicitation and comments received at regulations.gov...

Additional Background