Economy & Trade

Statement by the United States at the February 20, 2017, DSB Meeting

Statement by the United States at the February 20, 2017, World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Body Meeting.

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U.S. Statement at the WTO Trade Policy Review of Sierra Leone

The TPR report submitted by the government of Sierra Leone indicated that it is developing a plan to make greater use of the opportunities presented by the U.S. African Growth and Opportunity Act, which we would very much welcome.

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Interview with USAID Ticora Jones, Division Chief, Higher Education Solutions Network, Global Development Lab

Ticora-Jones

Policy makers can be a bridge between people who are passionate about ideas and a place where those ideas can be implemented, says Ticora Jones, whose work links up universities and local communities looking to technology to address development challenges.

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Statement by the United States at the January 25, 2017, DSB Meeting

Statement by the United States at the January 25, 2017, World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Body Meeting.

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President Trump Takes Action: Signs Series of Presidential Memoranda Dealing With Dealing with Trade and Other Issues

Earlier today, President Donald J. Trump signed a series of Presidential Memoranda to fulfill his promise to make America Great Again on trade and other issues.

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Presidential Memorandum Regarding Withdrawal of the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations and Agreement

It is the policy of my Administration to represent the American people and their financial well-being in all negotiations, particularly the American worker, and to create fair and economically beneficial trade deals that serve their interests.

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Ambassador Hamamoto: Bringing Down Legal Barriers to Women’s Economic Empowerment

Ambassador Pamela Hamamoto

You have chosen to put women’s challenges and opportunities in their rightful place – at the forefront of our missions – at a time when it is imperative to include everyone in the next chapter of global sustainable development, and for that I thank you.

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Cabinet Exit Memo by Ambassador Samantha Power

In re-engaging the United Nations, we have not compromised our national interests, but advanced them; we have not overlooked the dysfunctions of the UN system, but sought to tackle them; and we have not muted our values, but defended them vigorously and credibly.

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Exit Memo From Secretary Kerry to President Obama

American greatness is a fact but not an entitlement. It cannot be taken for granted. It must be demonstrated and earned by every generation.

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Day 2 Statement by Ambassador Punke at the 13th WTO TPR of the United States

Ambassador Michael Punke, Deputy United States Trade Representative and U.S. Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization, addresses the WTO on the second day of the 2016 Trade Policy Review of the United States which is taking place on December 19 and 21. Surveillance of national trade policies through the Trade Policy Review Mechanism is a fundamental part of the work of the WTO: all WTO members are reviewed, the frequency of each country’s review varying according to its share of world trade.

U.S. Mission Photo/Eric Bridiers

Let me note at the outset how gratified the United States is that we heard such consistent acknowledgments and expressions of appreciation for the commitment of the U.S. to the WTO, and for the importance of our leadership in this institution.

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