USTR - Press Release,110/10en-usU.S. Trade Representative Froman Announces FY 2015 WTO Tariff-Rate Quota Allocations for Raw Cane Sugar, Refined and Specialty Sugar and Sugar-Containing ProductsWashington, D.C. – United States Trade Representative Michael Froman today announced the country-specific and first-come, first-served in-quota allocations under the tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) on imported raw cane sugar, refined and specialty sugar and sugar-containing products for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 (October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015). TRQs allow countries to export specified quantities of a product to the United States at a relatively low tariff, but subject all imports of the product above a pre-determined threshold to a higher tariff. Ron Kirk Announces United-States Mauritius Trade Principles for Information and Communication Technology Services06/18/2012 States and Mauritius Launch Investment Treaty Talks Nairobi, Kenya - U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced today that the United States and Mauritius will begin formal negotiations toward a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) that would strengthen investor protections and encourage the continuation of market-oriented economic reforms in Mauritius. Ambassador Kirk and Secretary Clinton announced the launch of the BIT negotiations during the African Growth and Opportunity Act Forum in Nairobi, Kenya. States and Mauritius Strengthen Cooperation on Trade and Investment Pointe Aux Piments, Mauritius - U.S. and Mauritian officials met in this Indian Ocean island nation today to review progress in implementing a workplan developed under the United States-Mauritius Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA). This was the third meeting of the high-level TIFA Council created under the 2006 agreement.