Economy & Trade

Statement by the United States at the June 22, 2016, DSB Meeting

Statement by the United States at the Meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body as delivered in Geneva on June 22, 2016.

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U.S. Statement at the Trade Policy Review of Zambia

We appreciate the Government of Zambia and the WTO Secretariat reports. Each describes the various challenges that Zambia must overcome and the questions it must address in order to achieve more effective participation in the global trading system, and to use trade as an instrument for realizing greater economic growth and development.

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Discussing the Importance of Apprenticeship

Ambassador Hamamoto and Shea Gopaul, Executive Director of the Global Apprenticeships Network, convened Kristin Sparding from the U.S. Department of Labor, Deborah Greenfield from the International Labor Organization, and representatives of Argentina, Colombia, Indonesia, and Malawi to discuss the importance of apprenticeship in the margins of this year’s International Labour Conference (Geneva, 30 May - 10 June 2016).  Ambassador Hamamoto praised the participants, highlighting President Obama’s challenge to double the number of apprentices in the U.S. by 2019.

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Apprenticeship programs and systems vary from country to country, but they often face similar challenges, so there’s much we can learn from each other.

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U.S. Statement at the Trade Policy Review of the United Arab Emirates

The United States and the UAE enjoy a robust trade and investment relationship, with bilateral two-way goods trade continuing to expand – reaching $25 billion in 2015 – and the stock of U.S. foreign direct investment in the UAE reaching $15 billion in 2014.

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Statement by the United States at the May 23 DSB Meeting under Item 7 (Appellate Body Reappointment)

Statement by the United States at the Meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body under Item 7, as delivered in Geneva on May 23, 2016.

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Statement by the United States at the May 23, 2016, DSB Meeting

Statement by the United States at the Meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body as delivered in Geneva on May 23, 2016.

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U.S. Statement at the Trade Policy Review of Albania

We congratulate Albania for undertaking several of the recommended reforms highlighted during its first TPR in 2010. Albania’s success in recovering from the financial crisis depended on these reforms, which entailed reducing protectionist trade measures and proceeding with privatization.

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Statement by the United States at the May 9, 2016 Meeting of WTO Heads of Delegation

Ambassador Punke: “We appreciate this opportunity to engage frankly on our path forward. While our current situation may be somewhat unusual, the recent period of reflection and consultation has probably been more useful and insightful than if we were engaged in frantic activity immediately after Nairobi.”

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Statement by the United States at the May 9, 2016, DSB Meeting

Statement by the United States at the Meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body as delivered in Geneva on May 9, 2016.

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Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda: Opening Statement at 2016 WSIS Forum

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Although there is no single SDG that specifically focuses on information and communication technologies or increasing Internet access, there is broad acknowledgement that the continued development and deployment of ICTs are critical to realizing the SDGs and also to measuring them.

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