International Trade / WTO

Statement by President Obama on the Signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

For more than five years, a group of 12 countries have negotiated a forward-looking trade deal that sets new, high standards for trade and investment in one of the world’s fastest growing and most important regions. Today, these countries signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership – a new type of trade deal that puts American workers first.

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

The United States has been pleased to work with Morocco for over a decade to advance Morocco’s economic development through an enhanced bilateral trade and investment relationship.

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U.S. Statement on Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) Ministers Meeting in Davos

Launched in 2013, twenty-three parties are negotiating TISA, an agreement that will encompass state-of-the-art rules to promote fair and open trade across the full spectrum of service sectors – from telecommunications and technology to distribution and delivery services.

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Statement by the United States at the January 25, 2016, DSB Meeting

Statement by the United States at the Meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body as delivered in Geneva on January 25, 2016. Read the Statement (pdf)

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

The United States and Georgia enjoy a close friendship and partnership across a range of issues based on shared values and principles.

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Statement by the United States at the December 21, 2015, DSB Meeting

Statement by the United States at the Meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body as delivered in Geneva on December 21, 2015.

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U.S. and WTO Partners Announce Final Agreement on Landmark Expansion of Information Technology Agreement (ITA)

Today’s announcement demonstrates that the WTO can deliver real, commercially significant results, and will eliminate tariffs on hundreds of Made-In-America information technology products. A major win for the World Trade Organization, producers of technology products, and consumers around the world

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FACT SHEET: Middle Class Economics and Trade – Unlocking Opportunity for American Technology Exports

The expansion of the Information Technology Agreement (ITA), the first major tariff-eliminating deal at the WTO in 18 years, demonstrates the economic promise of this approach – and why the Obama Administration is pursuing the most ambitious trade agenda in American history.

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Statement by the United States at the December 3 DSB Meeting

Statement by the United States at the Meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body as delivered in Geneva on December 3, 2015.

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

The United States is Haiti’s number one export destination, receiving 83% percent of Haiti’s exports in 2014. The United States renewed and extended preferential access for Haitian goods earlier this year.

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