Economy & Trade

U.S. Statement at the Trade Policy of Hong Kong, China

The United States recognizes Hong Kong, China’s rich history as a trade and finance hub and values the vibrant and dynamic local culture that stems from its diversity.

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Statement by the United States at the November 18, 2014, WTO DSB Meeting

See attached below the U.S. statement as delivered at the November 18 meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) Read More (pdf)

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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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Important Agreement Reached Between the U.S. and India on the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

The important breakthrough reached between the U,S. and India will unlock progress toward the full and immediate implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, which will lower the costs of trade for developed and developing countries alike.

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Outcomes from the ITU 2014 Plenipotentiary Conference #PP14

The U.S. delegation achieved its four primary objectives, and all outcomes were agreed by consensus with other member states.

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U.S. Expresses Disappointment at Outcome and Conduct of WIPO Conference on Lisbon Agreement

The United States is deeply disappointed by the outcome and conduct of the recent preparatory committee of the “Diplomatic Conference for Adoption of a Revised Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origins and Geographical Indications”, held under the auspices of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

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U.S. Closing Statement for the Adoption of a Revised Lisbon Agreement

The U.S. sent a delegation of experts to Geneva this week with high hopes for seizing what we viewed as a historic opportunity that the revision of the Lisbon System presents to the WIPO membership

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U.S. Opening Statement for the Adoption of a Revised Lisbon Agreement

In our view, this diplomatic conference presents a historic opportunity to develop a broad multilateral agreement that reflects the shared objective of WIPO Members to provide appropriate protections for geographical indications, while accommodating the diverse approaches in our various national systems.

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First Ever Innovation Fair at the WTO on October 28 Will Showcase Cutting Edge Technologies

On October 28th, the first ever innovation fair at the WTO will showcase cutting edge technologies.

The public is invited to the first-ever Innovation Fair at the World Trade Organization headquarters which will take place in Geneva on October 28, 2014 from noon to 18:00.

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