USTR - Press Releasehttp://www.ustr.gov/node/64/205,11,12,320/10en-usReadout of U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman’s Meeting with Mexico’s Secretary of Economy Ildefonso GuajardoMexico City, Mexico – U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman met this week with Mexican Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo on the margins of the first meeting of the U.S.-Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue (HLED) in Mexico City. Their meeting focused on next steps necessary to bring the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations to a successful conclusion. They both reiterated their commitment to achieving a high-standard, comprehensive agreement this year, which is the goal agreed to by President Obama, President Pena Nieto and other TPP Leaders.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2013/september/Readout-Froman-Guajardo-meeting2013-09-23T04:00:00Readout of TPP Call with U.S. StakeholdersSeptember 9, 2013This afternoon, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman reached out to a broad cross-section of stakeholders to join him on a call to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. As U.S. negotiators press forward to complete a high-standard trade agreement that levels the playing field for U.S. workers and businesses in Asia-Pacific trade, Ambassador Froman set the stage for a deeper level of engagement with these and other stakeholders in the weeks and months ahead.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2013/august/Readout-TPP-Call-US-Stakeholders2013-09-09T04:00:00Ministerial Guidance Energizes Negotiators' Work During 19th Round of TPP NegotiationsMinisterial Guidance Energizes Negotiators' Work During 19th Round of TPP NegotiationsBandar Seri Begawan, Brunei – Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiators intensified their work this week to close gaps between them as directed by their Ministers, who met last week in Brunei Darussalam to discuss possible landing zones on remaining sensitive and challenging issues and sequencing of issues in the final talks.http://www.ustr.gov/19th-TPP-Round-Summary2013-08-30T04:00:00Joint Press Statement TPP Ministerial Meeting Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei DarussalamJoint Press Statement TPP Ministerial Meeting Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei DarussalamBrunei, Darussalam – The ministers of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries have met jointly and bilaterally on August 22 and 23, 2013 to consider how to address key outstanding issues as negotiations toward a comprehensive, high-standard regional trade and investment agreement enter the final stage.   http://www.ustr.gov/Joint-Press-Statement-TPP-Ministerial-Brunei2013-08-23T04:00:00New U.S. Proposal on Tobacco Regulation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership                 New U.S. Proposal on Tobacco Regulation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership  The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) today posted a fact sheet, available at USTR’s website here, outlining a new proposal related to the handling of tobacco regulation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement.http://www.ustr.gov/New-Proposal-Tobacco-Regulation-Trans-Pacific-Partnership2013-08-22T04:00:00Readout of the Meeting Between United States Trade Representative Michael Froman and Canadian Minister of International Trade Ed FastReadout of the Meeting Between United States Trade Representative Michael Froman and Canadian Minister of International Trade Ed Fasthttp://www.ustr.gov/readout-meeting-between-united-states-trade-representative-michael-froman-and-canadian-minister-inte2013-06-25T04:00:00United States Requests WTO Panel in Case Against Argentina’s Widespread Use of Import Restrictions12/06/2012http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2012/december/us-requests-wto-panel-argentina-ir2012-12-06T05:00:00Statement of U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk Welcoming Mexico’s New Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo VillarrealWashington, D.C. - United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk today issued a statement of congratulations and welcome to Mexico’s new Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal on the occasion of the inauguration of new Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2012/december/amb-kirk-statement-guajardo-villarreal2012-12-03T05:00:00Statement by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative in Response to Decision in Third Softwood Lumber Arbitration07/18/2012Washington, D.C. – Today, the Office of the United States Trade Representative issued the following statement regarding a decision in the third softwood lumber arbitration dispute brought by the United States against Canada:http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2012/july/ustr-statement-response-softwood-lumber-arbitration2012-07-18T04:00:00U.S. Trade Representative Kirk Welcomes Canada as a New Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiating Partner06/19/2012Washington, D.C. – President Obama announced today that the United States and the eight other countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement have extended an invitation to Canada to join the TPP negotiations, pending successful conclusion of domestic procedures. In addition to the United States, the current TPP countries are Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2012/june/ustr-kirk-welcomes-canada-as-new-tpp-partner2012-06-19T04:00:00