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10/20/2014

Joint Statement of the Labor Affairs Council Peru-United States Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA)

07/23/2014

Statement by Deputy Chief of Mission Chris Wilson at the World Trade Organization Trade Policy Review of Panama

05/29/2014

Joint Statement from the First Meeting of the United States—Panama Free Trade Commission of the United States- Panama Trade Promotion Agreement

05/15/2014

American Jobs, Manufacturing and Agricultural Exports on the Rise as U.S.-Colombia Trade Agreement Marks Two Years

01/28/2014

United States and Panama Hold Inaugural Meeting of the Labor Affairs Council under the U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement

10/31/2013

American Manufacturing and Agricultural Exports on the Rise as U.S.-Panama Trade Agreement Marks One Year

06/07/2013

Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for the Western Hemisphere John Melle Co-chairs the Third Meeting of the Free Trade Commission under the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement

06/06/2013

Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Environment and Natural Resources Jennifer Prescott Participates in Meetings with Peruvian Government

06/05/2013

United States and Colombia Hold Inaugural Meeting of the Labor Affairs Council under the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement

05/29/2013

Acting U.S. Trade Representative Miriam Sapiro Hails Signature of United States-Caribbean Community Trade and Investment Framework Agreement

05/15/2013

American Manufacturing and Agricultural Exports on the Rise as U.S.-Colombia Trade Agreement Marks One Year

05/10/2013

United States and Central America-Dominican Republic Hold Environmental Affairs Council Meeting - click here.

04/10/2013

USTR Participates in Forestry Sub-Committee and Environmental Cooperation Commission Meetings in Lima

01/11/2013

The United States and Peru Reach Agreement on Action Plan to Strengthen Forest Sector Governance

01/10/2013

United States and Chile Hold Sixth Meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council under the U.S.-Chile Trade Agreement

11/19/2012

U.S. and Colombia Conclude First Meeting of the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Commission

10/22/2012

United States, Panama Set Date for Entry into Force of United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement

07/18/2012

U.S. Trade Representative Kirk Applauds Senate Finance Action to Renew AGOA's Third-Country Fabric Provision, Amend CAFTA-DR

06/21/2012

U.S. Trade Representative Kirk Applauds Congress’s Agreement To Advance Urgent AGOA, CAFTA-DR Changes

05/30/2012

Meetings of the U.S.-Peru Environmental Affairs Council, Environmental Cooperation Commission, and Subcommittee on Forest Sector Governance

05/15/2012

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk Statement on Entry into Force of the U.S.-Colombia Trade Agreement

05/14/2012

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk to Mark Entry-Into-Force of U.S.-Colombia Trade Agreement, Celebrate World Trade Month

04/15/2012

United States, Colombia Set Date for Entry into Force of U.S.-Colombia Trade Agreement

01/20/2012

U.S. Appeal in WTO Dolphin-Safe Tuna Labeling Dispute with Mexico

12/19/2011

Update on Implementation of Trade Agreements with Korea, Colombia, and Panama

10/21/2011

Statement By U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk On Presidential Signature Of Trade Legislation

08/23/2011

New Online Tool will Support American Jobs in the Textile Industry, Enhances Trade and Investment in the United States, Central America, and the Caribbean

08/09/2011

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk Announces Next Step in Labor Rights Enforcement Case against Guatemala

07/14/2011

Joint Communiqué of the Meeting of the Sub-Committee on Forest Sector Governance of the United States – Peru Trade Promotion Agreement

07/14/2011

U.S., Peru Work to Strengthen Ties, Create Economic Opportunities for Workers, Businesses, Farmers, Ranchers

07/08/2011

USTR Kirk on Reduction of Tariffs on U.S. Exports, Resolution of U.S.-Mexico Cross-Border Trucking Dispute

07/07/2011

USTR Kirk Comments Following Trade Markups In Senate Finance, House Ways and Means Committees

07/06/2011

USTR Kirk: Mexico to Drop Retaliatory Tariffs by Fifty Percent

07/05/2011

Statement from USTR Kirk Regarding Announcement of House Ways & Means Committee Markup

06/30/2011

Ambassador Kirk Statement Regarding the Planned Informal Markup in The Senate Finance Committee

06/29/2011

INFO: Links on Pending Trade Agreements, TAA, Preference Programs

06/28/2011

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk Welcomes Next Steps on Pending Trade Pacts, Trade Adjustment Assistance

06/16/2011

Statement by Ambassador Ron Kirk on the Passage of Peru's Forestry and Wildlife Law

06/13/2011

Colombia Meets June 15th Milestones Under Action Plan on Labor Rights

05/26/2011

New U.S.-Mexico Telecommunications Agreement Will Ease Burdens on U.S. Manufacturers

05/23/2011

Letter of Support from U.S. Governors Regarding Administration Trade Priorities

05/16/2011

USTR Kirk Seeks Enforcement of Labor Laws in Guatemala

05/04/2011

Update on Pending Trade Issues

04/28/2011

Joint Communiqué of the Meetings of the United States-Peru Environmental Affairs Council, Environmental Cooperation Commission and Sub-Committee on Forest Sector Governance

04/18/2011

Ambassador Ron Kirk Announces Next Step for U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement

04/07/2011

Release of the Colombian Action Plan Related to Labor Rights

03/23/2011

USTR and USDA Announce U.S. Beef and Beef Products Gain Greater Access to Chile

03/20/2011

Readout of Today's Meeting of U.S. and Colombian Officials

03/19/2011

United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk Signs Agreement on Trade and Economic Cooperation to Promote American Exports to Brazil

03/18/2011

Readout of meetings between U.S. and Colombian Officials

03/02/2011

Dominican Republic - Central America - United States Free Trade Agreement to Promote U.S. and Regional Jobs through Textile and Apparel Sector

02/23/2011

Joint Statement from the Meeting of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Commission

02/23/2011

Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Miriam Sapiro Concludes the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Commission Meeting in El Salvador

01/27/2011

Joint Communiqué From the Fifth Meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement

01/21/2011

United States Wins Softwood Lumber Arbitration

01/18/2011

United States Requests Arbitration with Canada Under Softwood Lumber Agreement

01/10/2011

Joint Statement from the January 10, 2011 meeting of the NAFTA Free Trade Commission (FTC), in Mexico City, Mexico

10/21/2010

Office of the United States Trade Representative Participates in Fourth U.S.-Uruguay Trade and Investment Council Meeting

10/08/2010

United States Requests Consultations with Canada under Softwood Lumber Agreement

09/24/2010

United States Requests Dispute Settlement Panel in Tuna Dolphin NAFTA Choice of Forum Dispute

08/16/2010

Statement from Ambassador Ron Kirk Regarding the Announcement of Additional Tariffs Related to the Cross-Border Mexican Trucking Dispute

07/30/2010

Statement by Ambassador Ron Kirk on the Annex on Forest Sector Governance of the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (PTPA)

07/30/2010

USTR Kirk Announces Labor Rights Trade Enforcement Case Against Guatemala

07/23/2010

Ambassador Kirk Highlights Trade During Trip to Canada

07/22/2010

Readout of the Meeting Between Ambassador Kirk and Minister Van Loan

06/25/2010

Kirk Comments on Signing of Framework Regarding WTO Cotton Dispute

04/30/2010

United States-Argentina Hold Bilateral Council On Trade And Investment

04/28/2010

Ambassador Kirk Welcomes Bill To Expand Haiti's Trade Preferences

04/20/2010

U.S., Brazil Agree on Memorandum of Understanding As Part of Path Forward Toward Resolution of Cotton Dispute

04/06/2010

U.S., Brazil Agree Upon Path Toward Negotiated Solution of Cotton Dispute

03/08/2010

USTR Statement on Awards in Brazil Cotton Dispute

02/18/2010

The United States and Peru Hold the First Free Trade Commission Meeting

02/17/2010

United States and Peru hold first meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council

01/20/2010

United States and Chile hold Fifth Meeting of the FTA Environmental Affairs Council

12/31/2009

USTR Releases Biannual Report to Congress on the Caribbean Basin Initiative

11/05/2009

United States Initiates NAFTA Dispute with Mexico over Mexico's Failure to Move Its Tuna-Dolphin Dispute from the WTO to the NAFTA

10/19/2009

United States, Canada and Mexico Conclude NAFTA Ministerial

10/19/2009

Joint Statement of the 2009 NAFTA Commission Meeting

10/15/2009

USTR Ron Kirk to Host the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Free Trade Commission Meeting on October 19, 2009, in Dallas, Texas

09/15/2009

USTR Receives Public Comments Concerning the Pending Colombia and Korea Free Trade Agreements

07/21/2009

The United States and Peru Hold First Meeting of the Forest Sector Sub Committee Under the United States - Peru Trade Promotion Agreement

06/24/2009

Trade Ministers Call for Greater Cooperation on Making Trade and Environmental Protection Mutually Supportive

06/10/2009

Statement by U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk on United States Victory in Glamis NAFTA Arbitration

01/16/2009

Statement of U.S. Trade Representative Susan C. Schwab Regarding Entry into Force of the Peru FTA

12/22/2008

Statement of U.S. Trade Representative Susan C. Schwab Regarding Entry into Force of the CAFTA-DR for Costa Rica

04/21/2008

U.S.-Chilean Officials Plan Meeting to Discuss Environmental Provisions of the U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement

01/11/2008

U.S. – Mexican Officials Meet to Discuss NAFTA

01/10/2008

U.S. & Mexican Officials Meet to Discuss NAFTA

12/14/2007

Statement by USTR Schwab on today’s signing of the U.S. – Peru Trade Promotion Agreement

12/05/2007

United States and Paraguay Conclude Eighth Meeting of the Joint Committee on Trade and Investment

12/04/2007

Statement by USTR Schwab on Senate Passage of the Peru Trade Promotion Agreement

11/08/2007

Statement by USTR Schwab on House Passage of the U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement

10/31/2007

Statement by U.S. Trade Representative Susan C. Schwab on House Ways and Means Committee approval of the Peru Trade Promotion Agreement

10/31/2007

Schwab, Conner to Lead Congressional Delegation Visit to Colombia

10/31/2007

Statement by USTR Schwab on Approval of Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement by Colombian legislature

10/19/2007

Statement from Gretchen Hamel, Deputy Assistant USTR for Public and Media Affairs, regarding a Section 301 Petition on Canadian Film Subsidies:

10/04/2007

Statement by U.S. Trade Representative Susan C. Schwab on Senate Finance Committee approval of legislation to implement the Peru Trade Promotion Agreement

09/25/2007

Statement by USTR Susan C. Schwab on House Ways & Means Committee vote on Peru Trade Promotion Agreement

09/21/2007

Statement by USTR Susan C. Schwab on Senate Finance Committee vote of 18-3 on Peru Trade Promotion Agreement

09/11/2007

Administration Launches Inter-agency Website on Pending Free Trade Agreements

09/04/2007

Statement from USTR Susan C. Schwab regarding Senate Finance Committee hearing on Peru FTA on September 11

08/16/2007

USTR Announces FY 2008 Tariff-Rate Quota Allocations for Raw Cane Sugar

08/14/2007

Joint Statement on 2007 NAFTA Commission Meeting

08/14/2007

Joint Statement on 2007 NAFTA Commission Meeting

07/02/2007

USTR Expresses Appreciation for Extension of ATPA Preferences

06/28/2007

Schwab statement on amendments to U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement

06/28/2007

United States and Panama Sign Trade Promotion Agreement

06/28/2007

Ambassador Schwab statement on Peruvian Legislature approving amendments to U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement

06/25/2007

Schwab statement on amendments to U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement

06/04/2007

Schwab Announces Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor to Serve on Prestigious NAFTA Roster of Judges

03/01/2007

Statement of U.S. Trade Representative Susan C. Schwab Regarding Entry into Force of the CAFTA -; DR for the Dominican Republic

01/26/2007

Schwab Signs Textile Customs Cooperation Agreement with Mexico

01/25/2007

Uruguay-United States Joint Statement on Signing the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement

01/08/2007

Schwab Announces Results of Chile IPR Review, Cites Deteriorating Performance

01/05/2007

Statement by US Trade Representative Susan C. Schwab on Mexico's Repeal of Discriminatory Beverage Tax

12/19/2006

U.S. Trade Representative Schwab Applauds Trade Bill Signing

12/19/2006

U.S. and Panama Complete Trade Promotion Agreement Negotiations

12/08/2006

U.S. Trade Representative Schwab Welcomes Bipartisan Senate Vote Approving Key Trade Legislation

12/07/2006

U.S. Trade Representative Schwab Applauds Strong Bipartisan House Action on Critical Trade Bill

12/05/2006

United States and Costa Rica Sign Agreement on Pocketing Fabric

11/03/2006

U.S. Officials Announce Opening of Beef Markets in Peru and Colombia

11/01/2006

U.S.-Uruguay Bilateral Investment Treaty Enters into Force

09/14/2006

United State Senate Approves U.S. - Uruguay Bilateral Investment Treaty

08/01/2006

U.S. Trade Representative Schwab Applauds Senate Panel Action on Peru, Vietnam Trade Measures

04/12/2006

United States and Peru Sign Trade Promotion Agreement

03/24/2006

Joint Statement from the Meeting of the NAFTA Free Trade Commission

03/22/2006

USTR Portman to Participate in Annual NAFTA Meeting

02/24/2006

Statement of USTR Rob Portman Regarding Entry Into Force of the U.S. - Central America - Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) for El Salvador

02/13/2006

Statement of Amb. Richard T. Crowder, Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Regarding the Panama Free Trade Agreement Negotiations

12/30/2005

Statement of USTR Spokesman Stephen Norton Regarding CAFTA-DR Implementation

12/19/2005

Statement of Christin Baker, USTR Spokesperson Regarding the Implementation of the U.S., Central American, Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement

12/07/2005

United States and Peru Conclude Free Trade Agreement

09/06/2005

U.S Trade Representative Rob Portman Statement Regarding Dominican Republic’s Passage of CAFTA-DR

08/02/2005

Statement of USTR Rob Portman on Signing of U.S.-Central American-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement

07/27/2005

Statement of USTR Rob Portman On House Passage of CAFTA-DR

07/25/2005

Portman Praises Textile Members For Supporting CAFTA-DR

06/30/2005

Statement of USTR Rob Portman regarding Senate passage of CAFTA-DR and House Ways and Means Approval

06/29/2005

USTR Rob Portman statement regarding Senate Finance Committee approval of CAFTA-DR

06/23/2005

Administration Sends CAFTA-DR Bill to Congress; Portman Says Momentum Building

06/23/2005

NAFTA Environment Ministers Adopt Trade and Environment Strategic Plan

06/09/2005

Portman Thanks Former President Jimmy Carter For Supporting CAFTA-DR

05/20/2005

United States Approves $215 Million Investment in Honduras To Increase Trade Capacity and Assist Rural Poor

05/09/2005

Statement of USTR Rob Portman regarding the support for the Central American – Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement by a leading textile organization

04/28/2005

U.S. and CAFTA-DR Countries Hold Meetings to Expand Efforts to Implement the Agreement, Level the Playing Field and Promote Economic Growth

04/04/2005

USTR Announces Continued Review of Brazil GSP Benefits

02/24/2005

FTAA Trade Negotiations Committee Joint Communique of Co-Chairs

02/18/2005

U.S., CAFTA-DR Countries Sign Two Supplemental Agreements to Facilitate Implementing the FTA’s Environmental Provisions

12/06/2004

Brazil Generalized System of Preferences Intellectual Property Rights Review Extended

11/08/2004

U.S. Calls NAFTA Environmental Report “Flawed, Unscientific”

08/18/2004

Joint Statement by Panama and the United States on the Fourth Round of US-Panama Free Trade Negotiations

08/18/2004

Comunicado de Prensa Conjunto de la Republica de Panama y Los Estados Unidos de America Cuarta Ronda de Negociaciones del Tratado de Libre Comercio Panama-Estados Unidos

08/05/2004

Dominican Republic Joins Five Central American Countries in Historic FTA with U.S.

08/05/2004

USTR Zoellick Statement at Signing of U.S.-D.R.-Central America FTA

07/23/2004

Dominican Republic to Join Central American Nations in Free Trade Agreement with United States

07/16/2004

NAFTA Free Trade Commission Joint Statement - “A Decade of Achievement”

07/16/2004

U.S. and Canada Agree to Assist Poor Countries Access to Medicine

06/11/2004

Joint Statement by Panama and the United States on the Second Round of U.S.-Panama Free Trade Negotiations

06/04/2004

Zoellick to Visit Peru and Ecuador June 7 - 9

06/03/2004

USTR Zoellick & Chilean Foreign Minister Alvear Conduct First U.S.-Chile Free Trade Commission Meeting

05/28/2004

United States and Central America Sign Historic Free Trade Agreement

05/28/2004

Centroamérica y los Estados Unidos firman histórico Tratado de Libre Comerico

05/13/2004

U.S., Central American Nations to Sign Free Trade Agreement

05/03/2004

Peru and Ecuador to Join With Colombia in May 18-19 Launch of FTA Negotiations with the United States

04/23/2004

Trade Advisory Groups Support Adding Dominican Republic to CAFTA

03/26/2004

U.S. and Panama to Begin FTA Negotiations on April 26

03/23/2004

U.S. and Colombia to Begin FTA Negotiations on May 18

03/22/2004

Trade Advisory Groups Report on U.S.-Central America FTA

03/15/2004

U.S. & Dominican Republic Conclude Trade Talks Integrating the Dominican Rebublic into CAFTA

01/25/2004

U.S. and Costa Rica Reach Agreement on Free Trade

01/13/2004

Zoellick to Visit the Dominican Republic January 14 as Free Trade Negotiations Begin

11/21/2003

U.S.-Uruguay Announce Bilateral Investment Treaty

11/18/2003

USTR Notifies Congress of Intent to Initiate FTA Talks with Panama

10/07/2003

NAFTA Commission Announces New Transparency Measures

08/15/2003

USTR Announces Tariff-Rate Quota Allocations for Raw Cane Sugar, Refined Sugar, and Sugar-Containing Products for 2003/2004

08/07/2003

Zoellick to Visit Colombia, Meet with President Uribe on August 8

08/04/2003

USTR Notifies Congress of Intent to Initiate Free Trade Talks with the Dominican Republic

07/23/2003

Zoellick Statement Following House Approval of Chile and Singapore FTAs

06/06/2003

United States and Chile Sign Historic FreeTrade Agreement

05/27/2003

U.S. and Chile to Sign Free Trade Agreement in Miami

02/28/2003

Trade Advisory Groups Report on Singapore and Chile FTAs

01/08/2003

United States and Central American Nations Launch Free Trade Negotiations

11/08/2002

USTR Officials to Participate in Trade and Development Conference in Caribbean

10/30/2002

Zoellick to Join FTAA Ministers in Building Momentum for Crucial Phase of Talks

10/24/2002

United States and Dominican Republic Hold Trade and Investment Council Meeting

07/09/2002

U.S. One of World's Most Open Economies New Report Says Average Goods Tariff 1.7 Percent

05/30/2002

Statement by U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick following Meeting of APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

05/28/2002

NAFTA Free Trade Commission: Joint Statement: "A Foundation for Future Growth"

04/12/2002

Chile and the United States Continue FTA Negotiations

04/03/2002

Secretary Veneman and Ambassador Zoellick Announce Formation of U.S.-Mexico Consultative Committee on Agriculture

02/28/2002

Chile and the United States Agree on Further Rounds of FTA Negotiation

02/22/2002

United States-Argentina Bilateral Council on Trade and Investment Meeting, February 20, 2002

02/15/2002

Statement Regarding Recent Meeting between U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick and the President of Uruguay, Jorge Batlle

02/15/2002

United States to Pursue Action Against Monopolistic Canadian Wheat Board

01/25/2002

Chile and the United States Agree on Further Rounds of FTA Negotiations

01/09/2002

NAFTA Partners Speed up Elimination of Tariffs on $25 Billion in Trade

12/04/2001

Joint Statement by Chile and the United States on the US-Chile Free Trade Agreement

11/27/2001

Ninth Round of U.S.-Chile Free Trade Talks to Continue in Miami, Today, November 27

11/09/2001

Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) Negotiators Announce Public Comment Process

11/07/2001

USTR Releases Draft Environmental Review of the U.S. - Chile Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

09/24/2001

Joint Statement Released from Meeting of Senior Trade Policy Officials of Central America and the United States

09/24/2001

United States Hosts "Four-Plus-One" Meetings With Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay & Uruguay on Expanding World & Regional Trade (

09/24/2001

Statement: Economic Growth Through Increased Trade

09/19/2001

USTR Documents Benefits of Trade for American Families

08/21/2001

Statement from USTR Robert Zoellick on Trade Ministerial Meeting with Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay

07/31/2001

Joint Statement by the NAFTA Free Trade Commission: Building on a North American Partnership

06/15/2001

Joint Statement: Further Progress during Fifth Negotiating Round between the United States and Chile

04/30/2001

USTR Releases Reports Emphasizing Enforcement Priorities

04/20/2001

USTR Reaffirms Environmental Review of Trade Agreements -- Environmental Review of World Trade Organization Negotiations on Agriculture and Services Initiated

04/02/2001

U.S. - Chile FTA Third Negotiating Round

10/24/2014

United States And Canada Sign A Two-Year Extension Of The 2006 U.S.-Canada Softwood Lumber Agreement