USTR - Press Releasehttp://www.ustr.gov/node/64/205,10,330,273,219,214,220,275,320,226,334,274,215/10en-usJoint Statement of the Labor Affairs Council Peru-United States Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA)Joint Statement of the Labor Affairs Council Peru-United States Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA) October 17, 2014http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/October/Joint-Statement-Labor-Affairs-Council-Peru-US-Trade-Promotion-Agreement2014-10-20T04:00:00Statement by Deputy Chief of Mission Chris Wilson at the World Trade Organization Trade Policy Review of PanamaStatement by Deputy Chief of Mission Chris Wilson at the World Trade Organization Trade Policy Review of Panama  Geneva, SwitzerlandJuly 23, 2014 *For the Record* http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/speeches/transcripts/2014/July/Statement-Deputy-Chief-of-Mission-Wilson-at-WTO-Trade-Policy-Review-Panama2014-07-23T04:00:00Joint Statement from the First Meeting of the United States—Panama Free Trade Commission of the United States- Panama Trade Promotion AgreementPanama City, Panama – Diana Salazar, Vice Minister of International Trade Negotiations of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, and John Melle, Assistant United States Trade Representative for the Western Hemisphere of the Office of the United States Trade Representative, released the following Joint Statement highlighting the work accomplished at the first meeting of the United States - Panama Free Trade Commission (the “Commission” or the “FTC”) held on May 28, 2014, in Panama City, Panama.  The Commission is responsible for overseeing implementation and further elahttp://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/May/Joint-Statement-from-1st-Meeting-of-US-Panama-Free-Trade-Commission-US-Panama-TPA 2014-05-29T04:00:00American Jobs, Manufacturing and Agricultural Exports on the Rise as U.S.-Colombia Trade Agreement Marks Two YearsAmerican Jobs, Manufacturing and Agricultural Exports on the Rise as U.S.-Colombia Trade Agreement Marks Two Years Goods Exports to Colombia up 30 percent compared to 2011http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/May/American-Jobs-Manufacturing-Agricultural-Exports-Rise-US-Colombia-FTA-Two-Year2014-05-15T04:00:00United States and Panama Hold Inaugural Meeting of the Labor Affairs Council under the U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion AgreementPanama City, Panama – Government officials from the United States and Panama this week convened the inaugural meeting of the Labor Affairs Council (LAC) under the U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement.  The Council works to promote labor rights and enhance technical cooperation on labor matters, such as labor inspections and subcontracting arrangements.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/January/US-Panama-Hold-Inaugural-Meeting-of-Labor-Affairs-Council-under-US-Panama-TPA 2014-01-28T05:00:00American Manufacturing and Agricultural Exports on the Rise as U.S.-Panama Trade Agreement Marks One YearWashington, D.C. – Today, United States Trade Representative Michael Froman welcomed growing exports for U.S. businesses, farmers, and ranchers on the first anniversary of the entry into force of the U.S.-Panama trade agreement. U.S. manufacturers substantially increased exports of primary metal manufactures, fabricated metal products, processed food, petroleum and coal products, and apparel and apparel accessories, while farmers and ranchers saw strong export growth, including in soybeans, wheat, pork, beef, dairy products, and potato products.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2013/October/Panama-FTA-one-year2013-10-31T04:00:00Assistant 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 AgreementAssistant U.S.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2013/june/assistant-us-trade-representative-western-hemisphere2013-06-07T04:00:00Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Environment and Natural Resources Jennifer Prescott Participates in Meetings with Peruvian Government Assistant U.S.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2013/june/assistant-us-trade-representative-environment-and-nat2013-06-06T04:00:00United States and Colombia Hold Inaugural Meeting of the Labor Affairs Council under the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement06/05/2013http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2013/june/us-colombia-lac-usctpa2013-06-05T04:00:00Acting U.S. Trade Representative Miriam Sapiro Hails Signature of United States-Caribbean Community Trade and Investment Framework AgreementWashington, D.C. – This week, in Port of Spain, Trinidad, Vice President Joe Biden and Haitian President Michel Martelly signed a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA), which will provide a forum for bilateral talks to enhance trade and investment and discuss specific trade issues between the United States and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). The Office of the United States Trade Representative led the negotiation of the TIFA for the United States.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2013/may/amb-sapiro-hails-caricom-tifa2013-05-29T04:00:00