USTR - Press Release,329/10en-usU.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman Represents Obama Administration in Baltimore for National Manufacturing DayPresident’s lead trade adviser tours job-creating advanced manufacturing company, highlights manufacturing and exporting benefits that President Obama’s trade agenda will deliver for Maryland in discussions with workers and students Rejects the Majority of India’s Challenges to U.S. Countervailing Duties Taken to Address India’s Unfair Steel Subsidies Washington, D.C. – United States Trade Representative Michael Froman announced today that a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement panel issued a mixed result, rejecting numerous claims brought by India in a challenge against U.S. trade remedy laws and determinations issued by the Department of Commerce regarding imports of certain steel products from India. Trade Representative Ron Kirk Announces New Opportunities for Egypt – Israel Qualifying Industrial Zone Program03/03/2013’s 2013 Trade Policy Agenda Calls for Continued Progress and Bold Steps to Support Greater Economic Growth and Jobs 03/01/2013Agenda outlines comprehensive plans for 2013 to open markets for U.S. exports, enforce U.S. trade rights, and sustain American leadership in international trade Trade Organization Establishes Panel to Address U.S. Challenge to China’s Duties on Autos10/23/2012 Administration Challenges China’s Export Subsidies To Auto and Auto Parts Manufacturers in China 09/17/2012 Trade Representative Kirk Applauds Senate Finance Action to Renew AGOA's Third-Country Fabric Provision, Amend CAFTA-DR07/18/2012Washington, D.C. – United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk welcomed news of passage by the Senate Finance Committee today of key legislation that makes crucial improvements and amendments to the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), America’s trade preference program for sub-Saharan Africa, and the Central America – Dominican Republic – United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR). States Seeks to Eliminate China’s Unfair Export Restraints on Rare Earths06/27/2012Washington, D.C. – United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk announced today that the U. S. has requested the establishment of a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement panel to decide U.S. claims regarding China’s unfair export restraints on rare earths, tungsten and molybdenum. The European Union and Japan have also requested the establishment of panels on this matter today. Trade Representative Kirk Welcomes Mexico as a New Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiating Partner06/18/2012Washington, DC – President Obama announced this morning that the United States and the eight other countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement have extended an invitation to Mexico to join the TPP negotiations, pending successful conclusion of their domestic procedures. In addition to the United States, the current TPP countries are Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and South Africa Trade Minister Rob Davies Sign Agreement to Enhance Trade and Investment 06/18/2012Washington, D.C. – Today, United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk and South Africa Minister of Trade Rob Davies signed a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA). Today’s Agreement amends the TIFA signed in 1999 in order to deepen the U.S.-South Africa trade and investment relationship. The TIFA also provides a forum to address trade issues and will help enhance trade and investment relations between the two countries.