International Trade

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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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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