Statement by the President on Beginning of Negotiations on Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty

There is no greater security challenge in the world today than turning the tide on nuclear-proliferation, and pursuing the goal of a nuclear-free world. I welcome today’s important agreement at the Conference on Disarmament to begin negotiations on a Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty, which will end production of fissile materials for use in atomic bombs. ...
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UPR of Yemen

First, we recommend that Yemen immediately allow the Ministry of Human Rights and domestic and international NGOs greater access to its prisons. We recommend that subsequently, the President of Yemen establish a commission with the purpose of analyzing the MOHR and NGO recommendations and implementing reforms to bring Yemen's prison system up to internationally recognized ...
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Statement by Trade Ministers of the United States, Canada and Mexico

United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk, Canadian Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia Pacific Gateway Stockwell Day, and Mexican Secretary of the Economy Gerardo Ruiz Mateos today issued the following statement calling for an end to unscientific bans on pork imports from their respective countries due to the fears of the H1N1 ...
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WTO Trade Policy Review of the Solomon Islands

"...We recognize the convergence of challenges facing the Solomon Islands during the period of this review, including its narrow economic base and need to develop long-term sources of balanced growth, and the consequences of political instability between 1999 and 2002. We also recognize the efforts of Prime Minister Sikua and his government to meet these ...
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U.S. and EU Reach Provisional Agreement in Beef Dispute

Today United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk and European Union (EU) Trade Commissioner Catherine Ashton agreed in principle on a way forward in the long-running dispute over hormone-treated beef. The agreement in principle would provide additional duty-free access to the EU market for high-quality beef produced from cattle that have not been treated with growth-promoting ...
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USTR Ron Kirk Welcomes Senate Confirmation of Demetrios Marantis

United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk today applauded the United States Senate for the confirmation of Demetrios Marantis as Deputy United States Trade Representative. Marantis will be responsible for U.S. trade negotiations and enforcement in Asia and Africa. He will also lead USTR global initiatives on trade and development, labor, and the environment.
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