Economy & Trade

Costs & Consequences of Violence Against Women Last for Generations – We’re Working to #EndGBV Worldwide

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The U.S. Mission in Geneva and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) join the international community in commemorating 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which began on Friday, November 25 (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) and ends on December 10 (International Human Rights Day). This year’s theme is “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All.”

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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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Pragmatic Multilateralism: Remarks by USTR Michael Froman at the Graduate Institute in Geneva

I would be remiss if I stopped before underscoring the value and importance of the WTO dispute settlement process. The U.S. is one of the most active participants in the dispute settlement process and views the integrity of that process as critical. As we have made clear, this is not an area where judicial activism or the creation of new obligations through arbitrator discretion is appropriate. We will continue to underscore the importance of ensuring that the dispute settlement system is strictly bound by the agreements those Members have negotiated and remains accountable to Members.

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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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USAID Celebrates the International Day of the Girl

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As we enter the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) era, we are already thinking of how to measure progress against these goals, while continuing to empower young women and girls.

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U.S. Statement at the WIPO General Assembly on Review of the OIOS Report

We applaud and welcome the reforms member states have adopted today, especially the revisions to the Internal Oversight Charter.

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