Sept 22 -- The International Trade Administration (ITA), U.S. Department of Commerce, invites public comments by November 8, 2021 on the current state of, and future prospects for, the healthcare services sector in international markets.
The information solicited by this notice will be used in support of ITA's core mission to create prosperity by strengthening the international competitiveness of U.S. industry, promoting trade and investment, and ensuring fair trade and compliance with trade laws and agreements. 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.
Healthcare services is a broad term that can encompass a range of solutions used to address a variety of healthcare issues. 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. This notice serves as a general solicitation for public comment and as an initial step in improving ITA's understanding of the current services exports landscape. 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.
FRN inviting public comments: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/09/22/2021-20444/healthcare-services-sector-export-market-landscape