Office of Energy and Environmental Industries

Survey of Non-Tariff Trade Barriers to the U.S. Environmental Industry

The U.S. Department of Commerce seeks your assistance in identifying non-tariff trade barriers (NTBs) that affect U.S. exports of environmental goods and services. The information you provide will be used to seek the elimination of these barriers. NTBs occur in many forms; examples include: quotas, licensing requirements, customs procedures, and limits on delivery of professional services.

Company Information

Name: Title:
Company Name:
City: State: Zip:
Phone Number: Fax:

Regions of Interest:

Is the information supplied in this survey business confidential?

Freedom of Information Act: Information submitted to the government may be subject to disclosure pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act. However, all confidential commercial information will be protected from disclosure to the extent permitted by law. You will be notified in advance if any such information submitted by you becomes subject to release pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act request.

Type of Company (check all that apply):

Federal AgencyFinanceLegalManufacturerMedia
Minority/Female OwnedService ProviderState AgencyState Enviro Bus AssocTrade Association
Trade CenterTrade Show FirmUniversity/AcademicU.S. NGOUtility
Industry (check all that apply):
AirAllEnergyFinanceHazardous Waste
IncinerationInstrumentation/MonitoringMedical WasteOil CleanupPollution Prevention
RecyclingRemediationSanitationServicesSolid Waste Eqp.
Solid Waste Serv.Water/Wastewater Eqp.Water/Wastewater Serv.Other
Annual Sales (check one):

Non - Tariff Barriers Survey

Please check the non-tariff trade barriers (NTBs) that your company has experienced. Provide as much information as possible for each barrier cited. Following each item checked, please include specific laws, regulations, etc... of the country that adversely affect the importation of your products and services, and in each instance, name specific countries. For example: “In country X, regulations (cite regulations) do not allow the establishment of foreign owned engineering companies. For every construction project in country Y, it is necessary to get design approval from local institutes that do not publish transparent design specifications.”

1.) Subsidies:

Explain: Specific Examples-

2.) Quotas and Quantitative Restrictions:

Explain: Specific Examples-

3.) Sanitary and Phythosanitary (SPS) Measures:

Explain: Specific Examples-

4.) Restrictions on Who Can Import:

Explain: Specific Examples-

5.) Labeling, Packaging, & Documentation Requirements

Explain: Specific Examples-

6.) Standards

Explain: Specific Examples-

7.) Intellectual Property Requirements

Explain: Specific Examples-

8.) Harassment of Imports:

Explain: Specific Examples-

9.) Restrictions on Distribution, Logistics, and Banking Services:

Explain: Specific Examples-

10.) Restrictions on Marketing:

Explain: Specific Examples-

11.) Restrictions on Investment & Nature of Commercial Relationships

Explain: Specific Examples-

12.) Discriminatory Devices:

Explain: Specific Examples-

13.) Restrictions on the Cross-Border Supply of a Service:

Explain: Specific Examples-

14.) Transparency:

Explain: Specific Examples-

15.) Recognition:

Explain: Specific Examples-

Privacy Statement
Burden Statement

Public reporting for this collection of information is estimated to be 10 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. All responses to this collection of information are voluntary, and will be provided confidentially to the extent allowed under the Freedom of Information Act. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required to respond to nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act unless that collection of information displays a current valid OMB Control Number. Send comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to the Reports Clearance Officer, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, Room 4001, 14th and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20230.

NOTE: You may also return this survey via e-mail, fax, or regular mail. Please also provide this survey to your agents or distributors in foreign countries. We need as much information as possible to help U.S. exporters!

Todd DeLelle or Maureen Hinman
U.S. Department of Commerce
Room 4053
Washington, DC 20230
Email: todd.delelle@trade.gov , maureen.hinman@trade.gov

Tel: 202-482-5225

Fax: 202-482-0170

URL: www.environment.ita.doc.gov

OMB No: 0625-0241
Expires: 06/30/2013