U.S. Statement at the WTO Trade Policy Review of Guinea & Mauritania

Statement by Ambassador Dennis Shea, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative and U.S. Permanent Representative to the WTO Geneva, May 29, 2018 Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States welcomes Secretary General Cisse and Minister Hamdi Ould Mouknass and their respective delegations to this, Guinea’s fourth and Mauritania’s third WTO Trade Policy Review.  We appreciate the Secretariat’s thorough ...
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Statement by Ambassador Froman on the Release of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Text Washington, D.C. November 5, 2015 For the past five and half years, we have been working to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a high standard agreement which supports more well-paying American jobs, strengthens our middle class, and advances both our interests and our ...
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U.S. Provides Additional Assistance for Ukraine

Today, April 14, the United States and Ukraine signed a loan guarantee agreement intended to unlock $1 billion in financing for the Government of Ukraine and bolster its ability to provide critical services as it implements necessary reforms, while protecting vulnerable Ukrainians from the impact of much-needed economic adjustments.
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Russia WTO Accession

President Obama’s Signature Paves Way for Permanent Normal Trade Relations with Russia and Moldova. On August 22, 2012, Russia became the 156th Member of the World Trade Organization (WTO). On December 14, 2012, the President signed legislation – which had been approved overwhelmingly by the U.S. Congress – terminating the application of Jackson-Vanik and extending ...
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USTR Kirk in Geneva for WTO MC8

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk will arrive in Geneva on Thursday, December 15, to participate in the 8th WTO Ministerial Conference. At the ministerial event, Kirk and his fellow ministers will discuss the state of play in the Doha Round of world trade negotiations and consider the terms of accession to the WTO for countries ...
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WTO Trade Policy Review of Papua New Guinea

The United States and Papua New Guinea work closely together on many issues of mutual interest, from fostering economic growth and advancing opportunities for women to combating climate change and protecting the environment. We are committed to deepening our partnership with Papua New Guinea both bilaterally and through our involvement in regional institutions including the ...
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WTO Trade Policy Review of Sri Lanka

With the end of a long and bitter civil war, Sri Lanka is confronted with the opportunity to boost economic development and provide increased economic opportunities for citizens across the island. The end of this conflict opens new hope and opportunity for prosperity to regain its foothold in your nation and for your country to ...
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WTO Trade Policy Review of Belize

Belize is a valued hemispheric partner of the United States. The United States is Belize’s largest trading partner, a major source of investment funds, and its largest provider of economic and military assistance. Approximately 5,000 American citizens live in Belize, almost a million visit annually, and the United States is home to the largest Belizean ...
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WTO Trade Policy Review of Benin, Burkina Faso, and Mali

The United States notes the progress that the governments of Benin, Burkina Faso and Mali have made towards a market-based economy. We particularly appreciate these efforts under the constraints of their limited financial resources. We note each government’s continued efforts to reduce macroeconomic imbalances and liberalize their economies ...
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Negotiating Group On Rules

The United States is committed to achieving a balanced and ambitious agreement in all areas of this negotiation. We have been engaged in a constructive dialogue on Antidumping, Fisheries Subsidies, Horizontal Subsidies, and Regional Trade Agreements for several years. Overall, the process seems to be working and we believe progress is being made.
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