In aFederal Registernotice dated August 10, 2012, USTR initiated the 2012 ATPA Annual Review and announced a deadline of September 17, 2012 for the filing of petitions (77 FR 47910). Chevron submitted information updating the petition it originally filed in 2004, which remains under review. Several U.S. business associations made submissions which referenced the matter already under review in the Chevron case but which did not contain specific information concerning other potential violations of eligibility criteria. Several other interested parties made submissions supporting the program which were not within the scope of the eligibility review.
Following is the list of all petitions from prior years that will remain under review through July 31, 2013, which is the period that the ATPA is in effect:
Ecuador—Human Rights Watch
Ecuador—U.S./Labor Education in the Americas Project
Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Trade Policy and Economics.