USTR - Press Releasehttp://www.ustr.gov/node/64/205,118,87,124,126,128,130,131,316,220/10en-usUnited States Proceeds with Labor Enforcement Case Against GuatemalaU.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman says CAFTA-DR partner has taken important steps under enforcement plan; but more progress required to meet legal obligationshttp://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/September/United-States-Proceeds-with-Labor-Enforcement-Case-Against-Guatemala2014-09-18T04:00:00U.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.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/September/USTR-Froman-Announces-FY-2015-WTO-Tariff-Rate-Quota-Allocations-for-Raw-Cane2014-09-03T04:00:00United States Maintains Labor Case Against GuatemalaWashington, D.C. – United States Trade Representative Michael Froman today announced that the dispute settlement process in the 2011 labor enforcement case brought under the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) will remain suspended for an additional four weeks as the United States reviews information provided by Guatemala concerning  legal reforms and actions to strengthen labor law enforcement in Guatemala and whether the reforms are leading to concrete improvements in Guatemalan workers’ rights.  http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/August/United-States-Maintains-Labor-Case-Against-Guatemala2014-08-25T04:00:00Ambassador 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-Rights2014-08-01T04:00:00Statement by Deputy Chief of Mission Chris Wilson at the World Trade Organization Trade Policy Review of PanamaStatement by Deputy Chief of Mission Chris Wilson at the World Trade Organization Trade Policy Review of Panama  Geneva, SwitzerlandJuly 23, 2014 *For the Record* http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/speeches/transcripts/2014/July/Statement-Deputy-Chief-of-Mission-Wilson-at-WTO-Trade-Policy-Review-Panama2014-07-23T04:00:00Joint 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 2014-01-28T05:00:00