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Trade Markets affected: Healthcare Services

Measure: The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) is soliciting comments to help it gain a better understanding of the current state of, and future prospects for, the healthcare services sector in international markets.

Why this matters: To help develop its priorities and ensure coordination among its programs, ITA is seeking information on international healthcare services market strengths and growth potential, as well as policy and regulatory challenges in the healthcare services sector.  For the purpose of this request for public comment, ITA is focused on both established and emerging services that are being used to address and treat various healthcare needs in different international markets.  The information sought can be organized into the following broad categories:

(1) Current global market conditions in regard to healthcare services;

(2) Related needs for healthcare services exports that affect success in international markets;

(3) The effectiveness of the assistance ITA already offers and ideas for activities not currently offered.

Public Comments: Comments will be considered on a rolling basis but are due no later than 5 p.m. on November 8, 2021.  Additional details are available in the Federal Register notice.

More information: A copy of the Federal Register notice – which includes details on how to submit comments – is available online here or can be found below in PDF format.

Potential action: If your company and/or clients are involved in the provision of international healthcare services, then this is an important opportunity to have your/their views heard and potentially reflected in the Administration’s market access and trade promotion priorities for the healthcare sector.  The CNFL DEC Trade Policy Committee would appreciate you sharing with us your or your client’s interest in submitting comments, and we are prepared to support you in preparing your submission if that would be helpful. 

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