USTR - Press Releasehttp://www.ustr.gov/node/64/205,118,87,124,126,128,130,131,316,220/10en-usAmbassador Froman Travels to Guatemala to Continue Push for Enforcement of Worker RightsGuatemala City, Guatemala – As part of USTR’s efforts to ensure the full implementation of the labor provisions under  the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR), U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman today traveled to Guatemala to meet with government ministers and congressional, labor and business leaders after meeting with Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina in Washington, D.C. last week.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/August/Ambassador-Froman-Travels-Guatemala-Continue-Push-for-Enforcement-Worker-Rights2014-08-01T04:00:00Joint 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 2014-05-29T04:00:00United States Keeps In Place Labor Case Against GuatemalaUSTR Froman says CAFTA-DR partner has taken steps under enforcement plan; but progress is not sufficient to close the case.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/April/United-States-Keeps-In-Place-Labor-Case-Against-Guatemala2014-04-25T04:00:00USTR announces results of Out-of-Cycle-Review of El SalvadorWashington, DC.  – The Office of the United States Trade Representative today announced the results of its Out-of-Cycle Review (OCR) of El Salvador. http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/March/USTR-announces-Out-of-Cycle-Review-results-for-El-Salvador2014-03-17T04:00:00Readout of Meeting between U.S. Trade Representative Froman and Guatemalan Labor and Trade MinistersWashington, D.C. - U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez met today with Guatemalan Trade Minister Sergio de la Torre and Guatemalan Labor Minister Carlos Contreras to discuss the implementation of the Labor Enforcement Plan signed between the two countries. http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/March/Readout-of-meeting-between-USTR-Froman-and-Guatemalan-Labor-and-Trade-Ministers2014-03-06T05:00:00United 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 2014-01-28T05:00:00United States and Caribbean Community Forge Stronger RelationshipBilateral Trade, Intellectual Property, E-Commerce, Regulatory Cooperation Discussed at First Meeting under the U.S.-CARICOM Trade and Investment Framework Agreementhttp://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2013/November/US-CARICOM-TIFA2013-11-15T05:00:00American 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-year2013-10-31T04:00:00United States Continues to Press Guatemala on Enforcement of Worker RightsUSTR Froman says CAFTA partner has taken steps under enforcement settlement; implementation is now criticalhttp://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2013/October/US-Guatemala-enforcement-worker-rights2013-10-28T04:00:00Acting 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