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11/01/2007
United States and Canada Announce an Arrangement concerning trade in potatoes
07/17/2007
Statement from Gretchen Hamel, USTR spokeswoman, regarding draft texts released today:
06/29/2007
United States Requests WTO Panel to Review European Union’s Banana Import Regime
06/21/2007
Statement from USTR Ambassador Susan C. Schwab and USDA Secretary Mike Johanns on Doha Round
05/25/2007
United States Requests WTO Panel in Challenge of India’s Duties on Wine and Spirits and Other Imports from the United States
05/11/2007
Schwab Praises Chief Agriculture Negotiator Crowder’s Service, Announces Appointment of Special Doha Agricultural Envoy
05/08/2007
U.S., MEXICAN OFFICIALS DISCUSS TRADE ISSUES IN CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE
05/01/2007
U.S.-India Agreement Brings Indian Mangoes into United States
11/03/2006
U.S. Officials Announce Opening of Beef Markets in Peru and Colombia
10/25/2006
Statement by U.S. Trade Representative Susan C. Schwab Following Meeting with African Trade Ministers
09/29/2006
U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns Announce Favorable Ruling in WTO Case on Agricultural Biotechnology
09/14/2006
Mexico Revokes Antidumping Duties on U.S. Long Grain White Rice
08/03/2006
USTR Announces Revised FY 2006 Tariff-Rate Quota Sugar Allocations, Agreement with Mexico on Market Access on Sweeteners
08/02/2006
Schwab Applauds Formal Repeal of "Step 2" Cotton Program
07/27/2006
U.S. Trade Representative Susan C. Schwab Statement on Resumption of US Exports of Beef to Japan
07/26/2006
USTR Schwab to Visit Brazil to Sustain Doha Efforts
07/25/2006
Statement by Office of the US Trade Representative
07/01/2006
Statement of USTR Susan C. Schwab and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns on WTO Doha Round
Geneva
06/30/2006
Joint Statement by U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns
04/19/2006
Statement by USDA Secretary Johanns and USTR Portman Regarding CITT Announcement
03/17/2006
United States Requests WTO Consultations with Canada Over Duties on Grain Corn
03/10/2006
United States and European Community Reach Agreement on Trade in Wine
03/02/2006
Joint Press Statement Regarding Agreement to Permit Mangoes Imports to the U.S
02/21/2006
USTR Announces Revised FY 2006 Tariff-Rate Quota Allocations for Raw Cane Sugar and Refined Sugar
02/13/2006
Statement of Amb. Richard T. Crowder, Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Regarding the Panama Free Trade Agreement Negotiations
12/20/2005
USTR Portman Thanks Senate for Swift Confirmation of Richard Crowder
12/09/2005
USTR Announces Additional Allocation of Sugar Imports for African and Caribbean Countries
12/01/2005
Statement of USTR Spokesperson Neena Moorjani on the EU Banana Tariff
11/30/2005
United States and European Communities Reach Agreement on Enlargement Compensation Package
11/23/2005
Statement from USTR Spokeswoman Neena Moorjani on Interim Wine Agreement between the U.S. and European Community
11/16/2005
Joint Statement By U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman and Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns Regarding Canada’s Preliminary Decision on U.S. Corn Imports
11/10/2005
U.S. Announces Launch of West Africa Cotton Improvement Program
10/28/2005
Statement from USTR Spokeswoman Christin Baker
10/19/2005
Statement of USTR Rob Portman on Agriculture Negotiations
10/10/2005
U.S. Offers Bold Plan on Agriculture to Jumpstart Doha Round
Ambitious Initiative Demonstrates Seriousness of Purpose, Says Portman
09/16/2005
Joint Statement By Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns and U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman Regarding Canada’s Decision to Proceed with Investigation of Imports of U.S. Corn
08/31/2005
United States Succeeds in Removing Japan’s Barriers to U.S. Apples
08/30/2005
USTR Announces FY 2006 Tariff-Rate Quota Allocations for Raw Cane Sugar, Refined Sugar, and Sugar-Containing Products
08/23/2005
USTR Announces Revised FY2005 Tariff-Rate Quota Allocations for Raw Sugar Cane
08/22/2005
Members Named to Seven Agricultural Trade Advisory Committees
08/12/2005
Information on Open Panel Meetings in WTO Hormones Dispute
08/04/2005
The United States and the Philippines Meet Under Trade and Investment Framework Agreement, Philippines To Lift Ban on U.S. Beef
06/23/2005
United States Wins WTO Challenge Against Japanese Restrictions on U.S. Apples
06/15/2005
United States and Russia Sign Agreement on Meat Market
06/07/2005
United States Wins WTO Challenge Against Mexican Rice Duties
03/15/2005
United States Wins "Food Name" Case in WTO Against EU
WTO Says EU System Discriminates Against U.S. Producers and Products
02/28/2005
United States and Europe Reach Agreement on U.S. Rice Exports: Expanding U.S. Access to European Markets
01/28/2005
Unfair EU Restrictions on U.S. Rice Force U.S. to Notify WTO of Intent to Raise Tariffs
12/30/2004
United States and Republic of Korea Reach Agreement on Rice Imports
12/06/2004
Ambassador Zoellick to Travel to sub-Saharan Africa to Advance Doha Agenda, Discuss Cotton
09/08/2004
WTO Panel Issues Mixed Verdict in Cotton Case
United States Successfully Defends Decoupled Payments from "Serious Prejudice" Claims
08/26/2004
USTR & USDA Receive Assurances from China on Soybean Shipments
For Immediate Release: Contact: USTR: Neena Moorjani/Marci Hilt, (202) 395-3230; USDA: Julie Quick, (202) 720-4623
07/19/2004
Product Categories for Potential Suspension of Trade Concessions with Japan
U.S. proposal to increase tariffs on Japanese products with an annual trade value of up to $143.4 million, which is the approximate amount of annual harm to the U.S. economy caused by Japan’s measure on U.S. apples.
07/19/2004
U.S. Dissatisfied with Japan over Apple Dispute
United States moves for WTO Review of Japanese restrictions and seeks $143.4 Million in sanctions.
04/06/2004
U.S. Wins Key Issues in WTO Wheat Dispute With Canada
04/01/2004
Veneman-Zoellick Statement on Beef Trade with Japan
02/24/2004
Statement on China’s Approval of Final Safety Certificates for Key U.S. Agricultural Products
02/23/2004
USTR Zoellick to Attend Cairns Group Agriculture Trade Meeting in Costa Rica
01/19/2004
US Wins Key Issues in WTO Softwood Lumber Appeal
06/26/2003
Zoellick/Veneman Statement on EU CAP Policy
Contact: Aaron Lukas / Marci Hilt | (202) 395-3230
06/16/2003
U.S. Files WTO Case Against Mexico for Antidumping Restrictions on Beef and Rice Exports
Contact: Richard Mills, Ricardo Reyes | (202) 395-3230
05/13/2003
U.S. and Cooperating Countries File WTO Case Against EU Moratorium on Biotech Foods and Crops
Contact: Richard Mills, Ricardo Reyes | (202) 395-3230
05/12/2003
Advisors Named to Key Agricultural Trade Committees
Contact: Richard Mills/USTR (202) 395-3230; Alisa Harrison/USDA (202) 720-4623
12/20/2002
U.S. Wins in WTO Challenge to Canadian Dairy Subsidies
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
12/17/2002
United States Files WTO Case on Monopolistic Canadian Wheat Board
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
11/12/2002
U.S.-E.C. Reach Agreement to Keep U.S. Grain Exports Flowing
Contact: Ricardo Reyes (202) 395-3230
11/07/2002
U.S. Seeks WTO Consultations with Venezuela in Dispute over Rules Restricting U.S. Agricultural Imports
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
10/16/2002
USTR Zoellick to Attend "Cairns Group" Meeting in Bolivia October 18-19 to Discuss Global Farm Trade Reforms
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
10/02/2002
United States and Egypt Hold Trade Forum to Reinvigorate Trade
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
08/23/2002
Poultry Discussions Successfully Concluded, U.S. Exports to Russia to Resume
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
08/05/2002
USTR Announces Allocation of the Raw Cane Sugar, Refined Sugar, And Sugar-Containing Products Tariff-Rate Quotas For 2002/2003
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
07/25/2002
Administration Unveils Comprehensive U.S. Trade Proposal to Expand American Farmers' Access To Overseas Markets
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
07/16/2002
First California Grapes Arrive in Australia after Resolution of Decades Long Ban
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
07/12/2002
U.S. To Advance Doha Development Agenda in Geneva, July 15-19
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
07/01/2002
United States Announces Proposals for Liberalizing Trade in Services
Contact: Ricardo Reyes (202) 395-3230
06/28/2002
USTR Zoellick and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Veneman Declare Opposition to European Proposal to Restrict Market Access of Grains and Rice
Contact: Rich Mills (202) 395-3230
06/28/2002
Canadian Trade Tribunal Terminates Dumping Investigation on U.S. Tomatoes
Contact: Rich Mills (202) 395-3230
06/25/2002
WTO Panel Affirms Canada Continuing Illegal Dairy Subsidies
Contact: Rich Mills (202) 395-3230
05/10/02
United States Files WTO Case Against Japan Over Unfair Restrictions on American Apples
04/19/2002
USTR Chief Ag Negotiator Tells Senate the Administration Will Aggressively Pursue Reform of Canadian Wheat Board
Contact: Ricardo Reyes (202) 395-3230
04/03/2002
Secretary Veneman and Ambassador Zoellick Announce Formation of U.S.-Mexico Consultative Committee on Agriculture
Contact: Ricardo Reyes (202) 395-3230
04/02/2002
USTR Releases 2002 Inventory of Trade Barriers
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
04/01/2002
Statement by Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman and U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick Regarding Russia's Lifting of Import Ban on U.S Poultry
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
03/28/2002
USTR Chief Ag Negotiator To Go To North Dakota to Hear Concerns of Wheat Farmers Regarding Monopolistic Canadian Wheat Board
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
03/05/2002
USTR Zoellick Pleased Mexico Exempts High Fructose Corn Syrup from Protectionist Tax
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
03/01/2002
USTR Chief Agriculture Negotiator Allen Johnson Receives Special Meritorious Award from American Soybean Association
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
03/01/2002
Veneman and Zoellick Register Strong U.S. Complaints to Russia Over Poultry Ban
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
02/16/2002
USTR Zoellick Announces Enhanced Support for SADC Trade Competitiveness
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
02/15/2002
United States to Pursue Action Against Monopolistic Canadian Wheat Board
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
02/07/2002
Joint Statement of U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman and U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick Regarding China's Biotechnology Regulations
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
01/31/2002
United States and Hungary Sign Comprehensive Trade Package
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
01/22/2002
USTR Expresses Strong Concern with Mexican Tax on Soft Drinks Containing High Fructose Corn Syrup
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
01/18/2002
USTR Extends Section 301 Investigation on Canadian Wheat
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
12/21/2001
USTR Requests Public Input on U.S. Investigation of Canadian Wheat Practices
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
12/19/2001
U.S., Australia, Canada, Chile and New Zealand Sign Agreement to Promote Wine Trade
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
12/10/2001
WTO Panel Says More Facts Needed to Decide Canada Dairy Case
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
12/03/2001
United States Announces Interim Resolution of Soybean Dispute with China: China to Accept U.S. Certificates, Soybean Exports Up
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
11/30/2001
U.S. Favorably Resolves Agricultural Dispute with Belgium on Rice Imports
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
11/14/2001
USTR Zoellick Says World Has Chosen Path of Hope, Openness, Development and Growth
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
11/12/2001
10 Ways Global Trade Negotiations Would Benefit Developing Nations
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
11/11/2001
U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick Welcomes Ministerial Decision on Taiwan's Admission into the World Trade Organization
Richard Mills/Cynthia Efird (974)487-9655/483-4581
10/24/2001
USTR Promotes U.S. Farm Trade Agenda
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
10/22/2001
U.S. Wins WTO Antidumping Case on High Fructose Corn Syrup
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
10/16/2001
USTR Extends Section 301 Investigation on Canadian Wheat
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
10/16/2001
USTR Zoellick & Commerce Secretary Evans Announce Appointment of Governor Racicot as Special Representative for U.S.-Canada Softwood Lumber Issues
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
09/26/2001
USTR Applauds Korea's Measures to Open Beef Market
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
09/21/2001
USTR Announces Allocation of the Raw Cane Sugar, Refined Sugar and Sugar Containing Products Tariff-Rate Quotas For 2001/2002
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
08/30/2001
U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick to Participate in an Informal Meeting With Trade Ministers in Mexico, August 31-Sept. 1
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
07/20/2001
Senate Confirms Allen Johnson as USTR's Chief Agriculture Negotiator
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
07/11/2001
United States Wins WTO Case Challenging New Canadian Dairy Export Subsidies
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
07/01/2001
U.S. Trade Representative Announces the Lifting of Sanctions on European Products as EU Opens Market to U.S. Banana Distributors
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
06/22/2001
U.S. Wins WTO Case on High Fructose Corn Syrup
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
06/14/2001
USTR Releases Details on U.S.-China Consensus on China's WTO Accession
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
06/01/2001
Bush Administration Helps Wheat Gluten Industry Restore Its Competitiveness
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
04/20/2001
USTR Reaffirms Environmental Review of Trade Agreements -- Environmental Review of World Trade Organization Negotiations on Agriculture and Services Initiated
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230
04/11/2001
The U.S.-EU Banana Agreement
04/11/2001
Joint United States - European Union Release -- U.S Government and European Commission Reach Agreement to Resolve Long Standing Banana Dispute
Contact: Amy Stilwell (202) 395-3230
04/09/2001
U.S., Australia, Canada and New Zealand initial Agreement on Mutual Acceptance of Oenological Practices
Contact: Amy Stilwell (202) 395-3230
United States Says New China Regulations Should Free Up Soybean Exports
Contact: Richard Mills (202) 395-3230




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