USTR - Press Releasehttp://www.ustr.gov/node/64/205,31/10en-usStatement by Ambassador Michael Froman on the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement"We are deeply disappointed that backsliding on Trade Facilitation has brought the WTO to the brink of crisis.  After long and difficult negotiations, Ministers in Bali unanimously agreed last December on a package of agreements, including the Trade Facilitation Agreement and an agreement on food stockpiling, each with its own work program and timetable.  A decision to walk away from that package would have serious ramifications on the future of the Doha Round.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/speeches/transcripts/2014/July/Statement-by-Ambassador-Froman-on-the-WTO-Trade-Facilitation-Agreement2014-07-25T04:00:00Statement by Ambassador Michael Punke at the World Trade Organization General CouncilStatement by Ambassador Michael Punke at the World Trade Organization General Council Geneva, Switzerland July 25, 2014 *As Prepared for Delivery* “This is a discussion that boils down to a simple question.  And though it is simple, the answer each one of us gives will have profound consequences.  http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/speeches/transcripts/2014/July/Statement-by-Ambassador-Punke-at-WTO-General-Council2014-07-25T04:00:00United States Wins Trade Enforcement Case for American Farmers, Proves Export-Blocking Chinese Duties Unjustified Under WTO RulesUnited States Wins Trade Enforcement Case for American Farmers, Proves Export-Blocking Chinese Duties Unjustified Under WTO Rules  http://www.ustr.gov/US-Wins-Trade-Enforcement-Case-AmericanFarmers-Proves-Export-Blocking-Chinese-Duties-Unjustified-Under-WTO-Rule2013-08-02T04:00:00Statement by Deputy U.S. Trade Representative and Ambassador to the World Trade Organization Michael Punke Regarding Today’s Meeting of Senior Officials in Geneva, Switzerland04/30/2013Geneva, Switzerland – Deputy U.S. Trade Representative and Ambassador to the World Trade Organization Michael Punke today issued the following statement with regard to the ongoing meetings of Senior Officials to discuss the future of negotiations toward an agreement at the 9th Ministerial Meeting of the WTO, set for Bali, Indonesia this December. Ambassador Punke is expressing these views of the United States to gathered senior officials throughout today’s meetings, which seek to advance talks toward a “small package” outcome at Bali. http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2013/april/amb-punke-statement-senior-officials-meeting2013-04-30T04:00:00Statement of United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk at the Close of the APEC Meeting of Ministers Related to TradeKazan, Russia - United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk issued a statement today at the close of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum's annual Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Trade. The meetings took place on June 4 and 5 in Kazan, Russia in the Republic of Tatarstan.From Ambassador Kirk:http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2012/june/ron-kirk-statement-close-apec2012-06-05T04:00:00U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk Kicks Off USTR’s 50th Anniversary Celebration05/15/2012Washington, D.C. – As part of World Trade Month, at an event to highlight the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement taking effect today, Ambassador Ron Kirk announced the beginning of USTR’s 50th anniversary celebration. He said:“World Trade Month is particularly special for me and my team, because this year we mark the 50th anniversary of the creation of USTR.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2012/may/us-trade-representative-ron-kirk-kicks-ustr’s-50th-ann2012-05-15T04:00:00Statement by Deputy United States Trade Representative Michael Punke at an Informal Session of the Trade Negotiations Committee Ambassador Michael PunkeDeputy United States Trade Representative  Informal Session of the Trade Negotiations CommitteeGeneva, SwitzerlandOctober 21, 2011**As Delivered**“I’d like to thank the Director-General for his report.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2011/october/statement-deputy-united-states-trade-representativ2011-10-21T04:00:00Statement by Ambassador Punke at the World Trade Organization Trade Negotiations Committee MeetingStatement by Ambassador PunkeDeputy United States Trade RepresentativeThe World Trade Organization Trade Negotiations Committee MeetingGeneva, SwitzerlandJuly 26, 2011* As Delivered *http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2011/july/statement-ambassador-punke-world-trade-organization-t2011-07-26T04:00:00Comment by USTR Ron Kirk regarding Doha documents Please be advised of the following comment issued today from United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk following the issuance today in Geneva, Switzerland of documents related to the Doha Round of World Trade Organization negotiations.“We look forward to studying the Doha documents that were issued today in Geneva. We remain committed to finding a productive path forward in the Doha negotiations, and believe that these new documents will help Members look at the complete picture of where things stand.”http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2011/april/comment-ustr-ron-kirk-regarding-doha-documents2011-04-21T04:00:00Ambassador Punke’s Statement on the Doha NegotiationsStatement by Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Michael PunkeU.S. Ambassador to the World Trade OrganizationTrade Negotiations CommitteeGeneva, SwitzerlandMarch 29, 2011*As Prepared for Delivery*"Thank you, Director General, and thank you for calling this timely meeting.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2011/march/ambassador-punke’s-statement-doha-negotiations2011-03-29T04:00:00