Economy & Trade

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

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

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Invitation to a Panel Discussion: Benefits of Science-Based Agricultural Biotechnology Trade and Regulatory Regimes

You are cordially invited to attend a U.S. Mission sponsored seminar at the WTO headquarters in Geneva.

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Obama Administration Undertaking Global Initiative to Prohibit Harmful Fishing Subsidies

The United States and 12 other World Trade Organization (WTO) members today announced a new initiative to prohibit harmful fisheries subsidies, particularly those that contribute to overfishing and overcapacity or are linked to illegal fishing.

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U.S. Statement at the WTO Trade Policy Review of El Salvador

The United States and El Salvador continue to enjoy a strong trade and economic relationship. The United States is El Salvador’s leading partner in both exports and imports. Our bilateral trade in goods was $5.8 billion in total (two-way) goods trade in 2015.

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Joint Statement: U.S., Other WIPO Members Call for Release of Full OIOS Report to Member States

We reiterate our request that the CoCo Chair immediately formally request that OIOS produce a full version of the OIOS report, redacted only to protect witness confidentiality, and to provide this to member states no later than September 26, one week before the General Assemblies.

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Statement by the United States at the September 5, 2016, DSB Meeting

Statement by the United States at the Meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body as delivered in Geneva on September 5, 2016.

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Ambassador Hamamoto: Remarks at East-West Sustainability Summit, Honolulu, Hawaii

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“Geneva – the operational hub of multilateral diplomacy – provides the foundation for our work, which is built on the need to bridge cultures, to develop a network of both traditional and non-traditional partners, as we address the world’s most significant social, economic, and environmental challenges. And that’s what I want to talk about today – how the United States is working in concert with the international community in Geneva – through multi-stakeholder partnerships – to enhance resiliency and foster sustainable development around the world.”

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Secretary Kerry Remarks with Kenyan Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed – South Sudan, Somalia, Syria

“I want to emphasize how deeply the United States values and respects our friendship with Kenya. Today, our annual 2A trade exceeds 1.5 billion and U.S. investors are increasingly attracted to the possibilities here, especially in such sectors as energy, agri-business, and ICT. Our governments work together on a range of issues, including climate change, where I might add Kenya is a regional leader, both through its engagement in the international climate negotiations and through its own ambitious domestic efforts.”

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USAID Joins the International Community to Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week

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Breastfeeding is one of the most cost effective ways to save the lives of children and improve their future ability to grow, learn, and thrive as members of their community. According to a recentLancet series, the deaths of 823,000 children and 20,000 mothers each year could be averted through scaling up optimal breastfeeding practices to nearly universal levels, along with economic savings of US$ 300 billion.

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

We have looked forward to today’s discussion because of our strong partnership with Singapore, its significant contributions to the global trading system, and because Singapore is a prominent example of trade’s benefits at a time when some stakeholders in some countries are questioning the benefits that international trade and engagement can bring.

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