International Trade

Statement by the United States at the December 19, 2014, WTO DSB Meeting

See attached below the U.S. statement as delivered at the December 19th meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB)

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U.S. Statement at the WTO Trade Policy Review of the United States: Day 2

Our experience on Tuesday confirmed the usefulness of that process of listening. We appreciate the observations offered by over 50 Members, and the mostly constructive spirit in which they were articulated.

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Statement by the United States at the December 17th 2014, WTO DSB Meeting

See attached below the U.S. statement as delivered at the December 17th meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB)

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Ambassador Michael Punke’s Statement Delivered at the 12th WTO Trade Policy Review of the United States

The United States places high value on the trade policy review process. This process remains vitally important for promoting greater awareness and understanding of Members’ trade policies and practices.

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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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