USTR - Press Releasehttp://www.ustr.gov/node/64/205,174/10en-usStatement by Ambassador Froman on the President’s Notification to Remove Certain Trade Benefits from RussiaWashington, D.C. – The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative issued the following statement concerning President Obama’s notification to remove Russia’s trade benefits under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP).http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/May/Statement-by-Amb-Froman-POTUS-Notification-to-Remove-Certain-Trade-Benefits-Russia2014-05-07T04:00:00USTR Issues First Annual Report on Russia’s WTO Compliance: Focus on ImplementationWashington, D.C. – This week the United States Trade Representative (USTR) submitted to Congress its first annual http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2013/December/First-Annual-Report-on-Russia-WTO-Compliance2013-12-20T05:00:00Acting U.S. Trade Representative Sapiro Issues Report Highlighting Russia’s World Trade Organization Compliance06/19/2013Washington, D.C. – Acting U.S. Trade Representative Miriam Sapiro announced that the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has submitted its first annual “Report on World Trade Organization (WTO) Enforcement Actions: Russia” to Congress. The Report highlights areas in which USTR has raised concerns, both bilaterally and multilaterally, about Russia’s compliance with its WTO commitments.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2013/june/amb-sapiro-russia-wto-compliance2013-06-19T04:00:00Statement by U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Russia’s Suspension of U.S. Meat Imports02/11/2013Washington, D.C. – United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk and United States Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today issued the following statement in response to Russia's suspension of U.S. meat imports: http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2013/february/amb-kirk-sec-vilsack-russia-meat-announcement2013-02-11T05:00:00U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk Hails Application of the WTO Agreement between the United States and Russia and the United States and Moldova12/21/2012http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2012/december/ustr-kirk-hails-application-wto-agreement-russia-moldova2012-12-21T05:00:00United States and Russian Federation Agree on Action Plan to Improve Intellectual Property Rights Protection12/21/2012Washington, D.C. – United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk today announced agreement between the United States and the Russian Federation (Russia) on an Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Action Plan to improve IPR protection and enforcement. The IPR Action Plan addresses priority areas including combating IPR infringement over the Internet and strengthening IPR enforcement.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2012/december/us-russia-agree-action-plan-ipr2012-12-21T05:00:00U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk Welcomes Presidential Action Extending Permanent Normal Trade Relations to Russia and Moldova12/20/2012Washington, D.C. — United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk today welcomed the proclamation, signed by President Obama, which extends permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) to Russia and Moldova. Last week, President Obama signed into law the Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal and Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012, which lifts the application of the Jackson-Vanik Amendment to Russia and Moldova and authorizes the President to extend PNTR to those countries.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2012/december/ustr-kirk-welcomes-presidential-action-pntr-russia-moldova2012-12-20T05:00:00Statement from U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk on the Signing of the Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal and Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law and Accountability Act 12/14/2012http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2012/december/amb-kirk-statement-jvpntr2012-12-14T05:00:00United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk and United States Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Call on Russia to Suspend its New Testing Requirements for U.S. Meat Exports to Russia12/08/2012Washington, D.C. - United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk and United States Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today issued the following statement in response to Russia's new requirements that U.S. beef and pork exports to Russia be tested and certified free of the feed additive ractopamine:http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2012/december/kirk-vilsack-russia-meat-statement2012-12-08T05:00:00U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk Hails Senate Vote to Extend Permanent Normal Trade Relations to Russia and Moldova12/06/2012Washington, D.C. – United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk applauded today’s vote in the United States Senate, with overwhelming bipartisan support, to end the application of Jackson-Vanik to Russia and Moldova, and authorize the President to extend Permanent Normal Trade Relations to both countries. The House of Representatives approved the same bill on November 16th by a vote of 365-46. The bill will now go to the President for signature.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2012/december/amb-kirk-hails-senate-vote-pntr-russia2012-12-05T05:00:00