ustr-logoToday the U.S. Trade Representative issued a Federal Register Notice seeking comments on the upcoming trade agreement negotiations with the EU.  The notice also announces that USTR will hold hearings on May 29-30 on “specific issues pertaining to the proposed negotiations.”  The deadline for submitting written comments for the record, or requests to testify, is May 10.   The Trade Act requires the executive branch, once it has announced its intention to negotiate a trade agreement, to “afford interested persons an opportunity to present their views regarding any matter relevant to the proposed agreement.”