USTR – Washington

Statement by the United States at the October 28, 2015, DSB Meeting

See attached the U.S. statement as delivered at the October 28, 2015 meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB)

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Remarks by USTR Michael Froman at the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 AGOA Forum


We need to make sure AGOA’s potential is fully explored and its benefits fully utilized.

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U.S Led Effort Reaches ‘Major Breakthrough’ to Expand Information Technology Agreement

Today, U.S. negotiators announced that a major breakthrough had been reached in talks to expand the Information Technology Agreement (ITA).

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USTR Michael Froman: Twenty years in and bogged down, what’s the way forward for the WTO?

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Having marked its 20th anniversary earlier this month, the World Trade Organization must move quickly from celebrating to soul-searching when some of its members convene in Switzerland this week.

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USTR Michael Froman Welcomes the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) Between the U.S. and India

“On the basis of this breakthrough with India, we now look forward to working with all WTO Members and with Director-General Roberto Azevedo to reach a consensus that enables full implementation of all elements of the landmark Bali Package, including the Trade Facilitation Agreement.“

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FACT SHEET: U.S.-India Agreement on Trade Facilitation

In recent days, U.S. and Indian negotiators consulted intensively to find ways forward on issues of importance to both countries and to the broader WTO membership.

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Burma Getting Big Solar Power Plants with Help from U.S.

Solar panels gather power in Southern California. Burma’s Mandalay region will be home to two 150-megawatt solar energy plants in 2016 under an agreement with a U.S. company.

The project will increase Burma’s capacity to provide stable energy to its people and attract investment that will help the country grow its economy, according to a press release from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR).

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Ambassador Michael Punke’s Testimony on the U.S. Trade Agenda and the WTO Before the House Ways and Means Committee

The WTO is a critical aspect of the Administration’s trade and investment policy, given its important function in setting the rules that govern the global trading system.

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USTR Froman at Meeting in China of Asia-Pacific Trade Officials

The United States looks forward to working with APEC Members, and indeed with all WTO Members, to build tangible success stories – today and in the year ahead.

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U.S. Trade Representative Froman Speaks at WTO Mini-Ministerial Meeting

It’s been almost five months since our collective achievement at Bali. The United States was happy to contribute toward that historic outcome, but I think that the time for us to rest on our collective laurels has long passed.

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