All articles from: March, 2012

Joint Statement on Argentina’s Import Restricting Policies and Practices

Ambassador Punke emphasized that “working together with our trading partners to address and resolve issues of mutual concern is what the WTO is all about,“ and also said that “we are pleased to be able to join together in the hope that Argentina will see the seriousness with which this large group of Members views Argentina’s import restrictions and requests that the restrictions be eliminated.”

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WIPO and the U.S. Mission Celebrate a Visionary Innovator


The U.S. Mission is pleased to work with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to bring an exhibit honoring Steve Jobs, the Visionary Innovator, to Geneva.

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Key U.S. Outcomes at the UN Human Rights Council 19th Session

The 19th Session of the Human Rights Council underscored the importance of robust engagement at the Council, where the United States continues to work with a diverse range of countries from all regions of the world to address urgent human rights concerns.

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U.S. and Sri Lanka Officials Meet to Promote Collaboration on Trade and Investment

Sri Lanka is currently the 80th largest goods trading partner of the United States with $2.4 billion in two-way goods trade in 2011.

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Laying the Groundwork for a Stable and Sustainable Space Environment

Clearly the use of space assets and the information we derive from them permeate almost every aspect of our daily lives.

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U.S. Remains Committed to Europe as Region Recovers

Robert Hormats

The United States will continue to work with its European partners to promote financial stability and sustainable, balanced growth as the region’s economy moves toward recovery.

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Commerce Secretary Promotes Win-Win Partnerships with India

Commerce Secretary Bryson

U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson is promoting mutually beneficial partnerships between the United States and India to business leaders in New Delhi as part of a trade mission to strengthen bilateral economic ties.

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Military Observation Flights Bolster Peace in Europe

Rose Gottemoeller

The chief U.S. arms control official has called on former Cold War adversaries to continue cooperating to improve the effectiveness of military observation flights over each other’s territory to minimize the chance of triggering an accidental war.

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U.S. Treasury Dept. Exposes Iranian “Lethal Aid”

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has taken steps to disrupt efforts by Iranian entities to export lethal aid to the Levant and Africa.

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State’s Shapiro Cites Progress in Fight Against Somali Pirates

Piracy along the coast of Somalia threatens one of the fundamental foundations of an interconnected global economic system: freedom of navigation on the high seas.

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