Economy & Trade

Appointment of Sarah Fox as the Secretary’s Special Representative for International Labor Affairs.

Ms. Fox will lead the Department’s effort to promote workers’ rights and improve economic security and working conditions for workers abroad; liaise with the global labor movement, U.S. and multinational companies, and other stakeholders on these issues; and support and strengthen the labor diplomacy function at our embassies worldwide.

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Statement by the United States at the February 23, 2015, DSB Meeting

See attached below the U.S. statement as delivered at the February 23rd meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) READ MORE (pdf)

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Ambassador Punke’s Statement at the WTO General Council Meeting under the Agenda Item “Report by the Chairman of the Trade Negotiations Committee”

The past few weeks have, in our view, been a relatively productive period in our development of a post-Bali work program for the DDA.

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U.S. Deposits Instrument of Ratification to Geneva Act of Hague Agreement on Registration of Industrial Designs

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This marks the last step in the membership process for the United States to become a Member of the Hague Union. The treaty will go into effect for the United States on May 13, 2015.

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U.S. Statement at the WTO Trade Policy Review of Brunei Darussalam

The United States and Brunei have continued to work closely on a wide range of bilateral and regional issues, thanks in large part to our efforts to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.

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Secretary Kerry: Press Statement on the Release of The National Security Strategy

National Security Strategy

This National Security Strategy is a blueprint to leverage America’s leadership in a more complicated world than many people would have ever imagined.

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Ambassador Hamamoto: Remarks at the Launch of “The Future She Deserves”

Launch of the Future She Deserves

I believe we have a critical role to play here in Geneva. In fact, we don’t just have a role…we have a responsibility.

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

Barbados is a valued hemispheric partner of the United States, and the commercial relationship between our countries is vibrant and growing.

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Statement by the United States at the January 26, 2015, DSB Meeting

See attached below the U.S. statement as delivered at the January 26th meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB).

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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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