International Trade

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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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. 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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Statement by the United States at the March 25, 2015, DSB Meeting.

See attached below the U.S. statement as delivered at the March 25, 2015 meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) in Geneva. READ MORE (PDF)

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

The United States welcomes Pakistan’s continued support and commitment to the WTO’s work and to trade liberalization through the rules-based multilateral trading system.

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Statement by the United States at the March 10, 2015, DSB Meeting

See attached below the U.S. statement as delivered at the March 10, 2015 meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) READ MORE (PDF)

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

Japan is a vital strategic and economic partner to the United States, and a key figure in the global trading system. We welcome Japan’s commitment to pursuing ambitious, high standard international trade rules, as exemplified more prominently in its participation in Trans-Pacific Partnership talks.

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Statement by the United States at the February 23, 2015, DSB Meeting

See attached below the U.S. statement as delivered at the February 23rd meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) READ MORE (pdf)

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