International Trade

First Ever Innovation Fair at the WTO on October 28 Will Showcase Cutting Edge Technologies

On October 28th, the first ever innovation fair at the WTO will showcase cutting edge technologies.

The public is invited to the first-ever Innovation Fair at the World Trade Organization headquarters which will take place in Geneva on October 28, 2014 from noon to 18:00.

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U.S. Looks to Improve Investment in Japanese Market

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker delivers the keynote address at the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan.

Secretary of Commerce Pritzker met in Tokyo with representatives from the Japanese health care and energy sectors as part of a series of roundtable discussions on American and Japanese business relationships.

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Statement by the United States at the September 26, 2014, DSB Meeting

Statements by the United States at the Meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body.

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WTO Trade Policy Review of Mongolia

We took particular note of Mongolia’s discussion of the importance of trade facilitation to landlocked developing countries.

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U.S. statement at the WTO Trade Policy Review of Chinese Taipei

The United States and Chinese Taipei continue to have strong and diverse trade and investment ties. Chinese Taipei is currently the United States’ 12th largest goods trading partner with $63 billion in total two-way trade.

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Statement by the United States at the August 29, 2014, DSB Meeting

Statement by the United States at the meeting of the World Trade Organization dispute settlement body, Geneva, August 29, 2014

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Ambassador Michael Punke’s Statement at the WTO General Council

The United States stands behind its word. We have followed through in good faith on every commitment we made, and we’re ready to continue to do so. We believe that the vast majority of WTO Members take their obligations seriously.

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

As Panama approaches the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal next month (August 15) we are reminded that a large part of Panama’s economy is predicated on the importance of moving goods more efficiently and providing related services to support that activity.

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Statement by the United States at the July 22, 2014, DSB Meeting

See attached the U.S. statement as delivered at the July 22 DSB meeting.

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Ambassador Michael Punke’s Testimony on the U.S. Trade Agenda and the WTO Before the House Ways and Means Committee

The WTO is a critical aspect of the Administration’s trade and investment policy, given its important function in setting the rules that govern the global trading system.

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