USTR – Geneva

Statements by the United States at the August 31, 2017, DSB Meeting

Statements by the United States at the Meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body as delivered in Geneva on August 31, 2017.   Read the Statement (pdf)

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Day 2 Statement by Ambassador Punke at the 13th WTO TPR of the United States

Ambassador Michael Punke, Deputy United States Trade Representative and U.S. Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization, addresses the WTO on the second day of the 2016 Trade Policy Review of the United States which is taking place on December 19 and 21. Surveillance of national trade policies through the Trade Policy Review Mechanism is a fundamental part of the work of the WTO: all WTO members are reviewed, the frequency of each country’s review varying according to its share of world trade.

U.S. Mission Photo/Eric Bridiers

Let me note at the outset how gratified the United States is that we heard such consistent acknowledgments and expressions of appreciation for the commitment of the U.S. to the WTO, and for the importance of our leadership in this institution.

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Statement by Ambassador Michael Punke at the 13th WTO TPR of the United States

Ambassador Michael Punke, Deputy United States Trade Representative and U.S. Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization, addresses the WTO during the 2016 Trade Policy Review of the United States which is taking place on December 19 and 21.  Surveillance of national trade policies through the Trade Policy Review Mechanism is a fundamental part of the work of the WTO: all WTO members are reviewed, the frequency of each country’s review varying according to its share of world trade.

U.S. Mission Photo/Eric Bridiers

Our commitment to open markets and to the rules-based multilateral trading system embodied in the WTO remains a vital part of the United States’ trade and investment policy.

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Statement by the United States at the December 16, 2016, DSB Meeting

Statements by the United States at the Meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body

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Statement by the United States at the November 23, 2016, DSB Meeting

Statement by the United States at the Meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body as delivered in Geneva on November 23, 2016.

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U.S. Statement at the WTO Trade Policy Review of Guatemala

The United States and Guatemala continue to enjoy a strong trade and economic relationship. The United States is Guatemala’s leading partner in both exports and imports. Our bilateral trade in goods was $9.9 billion in total (two-way) goods trade in 2015. Trade and economic integration between the United States and Guatemala is an important element in our overall bilateral relations and generates important benefits for both countries and for the region.

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Statement by the United States at the November 8, 2016, DSB Meeting

Statement by the United States at the Meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body as delivered in Geneva on November 8, 2016.

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U.S. Statement at the WTO Trade Policy Review of Sri Lanka

This review comes at a historic moment for Sri Lanka. With the end of a long civil war and a renewed commitment to democratic values, we see opportunity for prosperity to regain and consolidate its foothold in your nation. With enlightened governance, sound economic policies, and peace, we see a bright future for all Sri Lankans.

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Statement by the United States at the October 26, 2016, DSB Meeting

Statement by the United States at the Meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body as delivered in Geneva on October 26, 2016.

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Statement by the United States at the October 14, 2016, DSB Meeting

Statement by the United States at the Meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body as delivered in Geneva on October 14, 2016.

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