USTR - Press Release,110/10en-usAmbassador 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.