International Trade / WTO

Statement by the United States at the May 23, 2016, DSB Meeting

Statement by the United States at the Meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body as delivered in Geneva on May 23, 2016.

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

We congratulate Albania for undertaking several of the recommended reforms highlighted during its first TPR in 2010. Albania’s success in recovering from the financial crisis depended on these reforms, which entailed reducing protectionist trade measures and proceeding with privatization.

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Statement by the United States at the May 9, 2016 Meeting of WTO Heads of Delegation

Ambassador Punke: “We appreciate this opportunity to engage frankly on our path forward. While our current situation may be somewhat unusual, the recent period of reflection and consultation has probably been more useful and insightful than if we were engaged in frantic activity immediately after Nairobi.”

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Statement by the United States at the May 9, 2016, DSB Meeting

Statement by the United States at the Meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body as delivered in Geneva on May 9, 2016.

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

Since Honduras’ last review in 2010, we recognize the economy suffered the challenges of the global financial crisis and the slump in both demand and price for bananas and coffee, key Honduran export products.

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

Malawi has made noteworthy progress since its last trade policy review in 2010. It has continued to witness economic growth – averaging 5.9 percent since 2010 despite a marked slowdown in 2012.

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Statement by the United States at the April 22, 2016, DSB Meeting

Statement by the United States at the Meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body as delivered in Geneva on April 22, 2016.

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Ambassador Punke: Protecting our Oceans through Trade Policy

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The United States is including first-ever reforms of harmful fisheries subsides in its regional trade agreements, like the recently concluded Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.

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

Since its accession, Ukraine has faced a number of major challenges, including an economic crisis, armed aggression from combined separatist forces in eastern Ukraine, and geopolitical pressures. As a direct result, Ukraine’s economy and its population continue to struggle. Nevertheless, the spirit that inspired the Revolution of Dignity remains strong in Ukraine and the U.S. government is committed to helping Ukraine recover and return to a path of steady and robust growth.

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U.S. Statement at the Trade Policy Review of Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s economy currently faces many challenges, and the United States is proud to support Saudi Arabia’s economic growth and reform efforts to overcome them. The United States and Saudi Arabia enjoy a broad, deep and robust friendship and partnership, with cooperation spanning a range of the economic and security issues confronting the Middle East region and the world.

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