Trade Policy Review of Zambia

Thank you, Chair. The United States is pleased to welcome Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry Felix Mutati, Ambassador Darlington Mwape, and the rest of the Zambian delegation to the third review of the trade policies and practices of Zambia. We would like to thank the Government of Zambia and the Secretariat for the excellent ...
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Ambassador Kirk Announces U.S. Contribution to WTO Technical Assistance Efforts

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk announced today that the United States will contribute nearly $1 million for trade-related technical assistance (TRTA) to the World Trade Organization (WTO). This latest contribution will bring total U.S. trade assistance for the Doha Development Agenda to almost $9.4 billion since the launch of negotiations in November 2001.
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Ambassador Kirk Applauds Taiwan’s Accession to the WTO Agreement On Government Procurement

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk today congratulated Taiwan on its accession to the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA). Today, Taiwan, which participates in the WTO as the separate customs territory of Taiwan, Pengu, Kinmen and Matsu, or “Chinese Taipei,” became the 41st member of the GPA. “I applaud Taiwan for fulfilling this commitment, which ...
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Informal Trade Policy Review Body – Statement by Ambassador Allgeier

The United States thanks the Secretariat for its efforts to monitor the trade-related implications of individual economies’ responses to the ongoing economic crisis. We appreciate Members’ contributions to the latest report and are pleased that a growing number of Members are responding to the Secretariat’s request for input. Overall, the results of the United States’ ...
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Explanation of Position on ECOSOC Ministerial Declaration

U.S. Statement Geneva, July 9, 2009 The United States wishes to thank the President of ECOSOC and all the delegations who worked collaboratively to draft a strong, forward-leaning Ministerial Declaration on the importance of implementing the commitments on global public health. We appreciate the flexibility that has been shown by all, including the G77 and ...
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Trade Policy Review of Guyana – U.S. Statement

...My Government considers Guyana to be a valued hemispheric partner. Since 2001, the United States and 15 countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have worked together on the “Third Border Initiative.” The “Initiative” provides a framework for structuring our engagement across the broad spectrum of matters that affect the prosperity and well being of the ...
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Archives: Douglas M. Griffiths, Deputy Permanent Representative

Mr. Griffiths joined the Foreign Service in 1988 and served in Quebec City, Canada, Lisbon, Portugal, and Maputo, Mozambique before returning to Washington, D.C. Upon completion of the Department of State’s nine-month economic course, Mr. Griffiths worked on the South Africa desk during that country’s transition to democracy. In Rabat, Morocco, he served as First ...
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The Joint Understanding for the START Follow-on Treaty

White House Fact Sheet ...On July 6, Presidents Medvedev and Obama signed a Joint Understanding to guide the remainder of the negotiations. The Joint Understanding commits the United States and Russia to reduce their strategic warheads to a range of 1500-1675, and their strategic delivery vehicles to a range of 500-1100. Under the expiring START ...
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