Economy & Trade

Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda: Statement at High Level Track of WSIS Forum 2015

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We believe that connecting people to the global network and ensuring that they have the skills and freedom to use that connectivity productively is our highest mission.

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Statement by the United States at the May 20, 2015, DSB Meeting.”

See attached below the U.S. statement as delivered at the  May 20, 2015 meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) READ MORE (PDF)

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U.S. Statement on the Adoption of the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement

The United States must make clear that we do not support adoption of the new Act… We do not believe there is a consensus of all Conference members in favor of adoption.

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All WIPO Members Should Be Able to Participate Equally in Lisbon Agreement Diplomatic Conference

This is about more than the legitimacy of the Lisbon Agreement itself. This issue has alarming implications for the future of WIPO as an organization.

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U.S. Joins Request for an Open Diplomatic Conference – WIPO / Lisbon Union Meeting

We would like to state for the record that we object to the closed, non-inclusive method of work being advocated by most of the Lisbon Members for this diplomatic conference.

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Ambassdor Sepulveda: Ten-Year Review of Progress in the Implementation of WSIS Outcomes

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We believe that connecting all the world’s people to the global network and ensuring that they have the skills and freedom to use that connectivity productively is our highest mission.

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U.S. Statement Delivered by Ambassador Michael Punke at the WTO Trade Negotiations Committee Meeting (TNC)

Like others, the United States is deeply disappointed that its original aspirations for the Round have not been realized. We have consistently believed that we had a real opportunity, from 2001 forward, to bring about significant, new liberalization that would advance the economic development prospects of all Members, particularly developing Members.

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Joint Statement on the Second Anniversary of the Rana Plaza Disaster in Bangladesh

The statement was released by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry; High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini; U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez; EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility Marianne Thyssen; U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Michael B.G. Froman; EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstrom; U.S. Agency for International Development Acting Administrator Alfonso E. Lenhardt; and EU Commissioner in charge of International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica.

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Statement by the United States at the April 22, 2015, DSB Meeting

See attached below the U.S. statement as delivered at the  April 22, 2015 meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) READ MORE (PDF)

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Assistant Secretary Crocker Travel to Geneva and Copenhagen

Assistant Secretary Crocker Travel to Geneva and Copenhagen Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 17, 2015     Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Sheba Crocker will be in Geneva April 20 – 22 to co-chair the spring meeting of the Geneva Group. The Geneva Group consists of seventeen of […]

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