USTR - Press Releasehttp://www.ustr.gov/node/64/205,100/10en-usUSTR Froman Announces New Efforts to Strengthen Ties with the East African Community Under President Obama’s Trade Africa Initiative USTR Froman Announces New Efforts to Strengthen Ties with the East African Community Under President Obama’s Trade Africa InitiativeAddis Ababa, Ethiopia - United States Trade Representative Michael Froman today welcomed the notable progress made on President Obama’s Trade Africa initiative following a U.S.-East African Community (EAC) Trade Ministerial Meeting. The EAC is a regional economic organization comprised of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda and represents a markethttp://www.ustr.gov/Froman_Efforts_Strengthen_Ties_EAC 2013-08-12T04:00:00United States, Rwanda Ratify Bilateral Investment TreatyWashington, D.C. – U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Rwandan Minister of Trade and Industry François Kanimba today ratified the U.S.-Rwanda bilateral investment treaty (BIT) by exchanging treaty instruments of ratification signed by President Obama and Rwandan Prime Minister Damien Habumuremyi. The ratification took place at a ceremony hosted by the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). The treaty will enter into force thirty days after ratification.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2011/december/united-states-rwanda-ratify-bilateral-investment2011-12-02T05:00:00Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Marantis Hails Advances in the U.S.-Rwanda Bilateral Trade and Investment RelationshipWashington, D.C. – Deputy United States Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis today hosted trade talks with a Rwandan delegation led by Minister of Trade and Industry François Kanimba. The talks were held under the U.S.-Rwanda Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA), which provides a high-level forum for advancing a cooperative partnership on bilateral trade and investment issues.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2011/november/deputy-us-trade-representative-marantis-hails-adv2011-12-01T05:00:00United States and Rwanda Review Progress on Bilateral Trade and InvestmentKigali, Rwanda - U.S. and Rwandan officials met in the Rwandan capital today to review progress in deepening their partnership on trade and investment under the United States-Rwanda Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA). This was the third meeting of the United State-Rwanda TIFA Council, which provides a high-level forum for advancing cooperation on bilateral trade and investment issues.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2009/april/united-states-and-rwanda-review-progress-bilateral-t2009-04-16T04:00:00