USTR - Press Release,32/10en-usJoint Statement of the Labor Affairs Council Peru-United States Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA)Joint Statement of the Labor Affairs Council Peru-United States Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA) Lima, PeruOctober 17, 2014 Readout of Meeting Convened by Ambassador Froman to Build International Support for the Myanmar Initiative to Promote Fundamental Labor Rights and PracticesWashington, DC – On Friday, October 10th, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman brought together representatives of the U.S. government, Myanmar and other international governments, the International Labor Organization, the World Bank, and the International Finance Corporation to help build support for a joint U.S.-Myanmar initiative to improve labor conditions in Myanmar.  The labor initiative was announced during Ambassador Froman's visit to Myanmar, the first by a U.S. Trade Representative, in August. Begins Special 301 Report Out-of-Cycle Review of India Washington, DC – In the 2014 Special 301 Report published in April, USTR called for renewed and intensive engagement on intellectual property (IP) issues with the Government of India, announcing that the United States would “redouble our efforts to seek constructive engagement that will both improve IP protection and enforcement in India and support India’s efforts to achieve a ‘decade of innovation’ and advance its legitimate public policy goals, including access to affordable medicines.”  USTR also announced that we would initiate an Out-of-Cycle Review (OCR 2014-10-14T04:00:00United States Wins WTO Trade Enforcement Dispute for American FarmersWTO Panel Finds Against India’s Avian Influenza Restrictions on U.S. Agricultural Products States and Brazil Reach Agreement to End WTO Cotton DisputeWashington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced that the United States and Brazil have reached agreement to settle the longstanding Cotton dispute in the World Trade Organization (WTO).  Under the terms of the agreement, Brazil will terminate the Cotton case, giving up its rights to countermeasures against U.S. trade or any further proceedings in this dispute.  Brazil has also agreed not to bring new WTO actions against U.S. 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 obligations Trade Representative Michael Froman Joins the Coalition for Green Trade in Support of Negotiations on the Environmental Goods AgreementWashington, DC – U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman came to Capitol Hill today and joined the Coalition for Green Trade, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), and House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) in support of the launch of negotiations for the WTO Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA). Ambassador Froman highlighted the benefits this deal will deliver in terms of protecting the global environment and unlocking economic opportunity for American workers and businesses. and Myanmar Agree to Develop New Initiative to Promote Labor RightsYangon, Myanmar –Today the United States and Myanmar issued the following Joint Statement regarding the development of a new initiative to promote fundamental labor rights and practices in Myanmar. Ambassador Michael Froman, the first U.S. Trade Representative to visit Myanmar, is in the country in conjunction with the ASEAN Economic Ministers meetings.Joint Statement 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. States Prevails in WTO Trade Enforcement Dispute Against Argentina’s Import Licensing Restrictions United States Prevails in WTO Trade Enforcement Dispute Against Argentina’s Import Licensing RestrictionsFACT SHEET: Trade Enforcement – Leveling the Playing Field for U.S. Workers and Employers 2014-08-22T04:00:00