CITES and Trade Agreements: Partnering to Combat Wildlife Crime and to Achieve Sustainable Development
Maximizing the impact of addressing these environmental threats through partnership and cooperation is a guiding force in recent discussions between Secretary-General John E. Scanlon of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and U.S. Ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Michael Punke.
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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Seventy years after the founding of the United Nations, it is worth reflecting on what, together, the members of this body have helped to achieve.
We congratulate Albania for undertaking several of the recommended reforms highlighted during its first TPR in 2010. Albania’s […]
Ambassador Punke: “We appreciate this opportunity to engage frankly on our path forward. While our current situation may be […]
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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.
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.”
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.
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.
Statement by the United States at the Meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body as delivered in Geneva on April 22, 2016.
Ambassador Michael Punke
|Deputy U.S. Trade Representative and U.S. Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization|
U.S. Mission to the WTO
The U.S. Permanent Mission to the World Trade Organization is headed by Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Michael Punke. The delegation representing the United States at the WTO includes officials from USTR, the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Commerce.