USTR - Press Release,34/10en-usPresident’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 and Georgia Convene High-Level Dialogue to Discuss Strengthening Bilateral Trade and Investment Relations05/29/2012Washington, D.C. – The U.S.-Georgia High-Level Dialogue on Trade and Investment met today, convened by Deputy United States Trade Representative Miriam Sapiro, and Chief Advisor to the Prime Minister of Georgia Tamar Kovziridze. The officials discussed a range of options for increasing bilateral trade and investment, including the possibility of a free trade agreement, an updated investment agreement, and other measures that could facilitate trade and investment. 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.’s-50th-ann2012-05-15T04:00:00United States Welcomes Formal Adoption of GPA RevisionWashington, DC – United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk has welcomed the formal adoption today by the Parties to the WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) of the outcome of the negotiations to revise the GPA. Ambassador Michael Punke represented the United States in Geneva today. The results of the GPA negotiations had been approved at the Ministerial-level meeting of the WTO Committee on Government Procurement in December 2011, subject only to technical verification and legal review. States Welcomes Opportunities for U.S. Suppliers Under Newly Revised WTO Government Procurement AgreementWashington, DC – Today at the 8th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO), United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk welcomed the conclusion of the revision of the WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) that will provide new opportunities for U.S. suppliers of goods and services to secure government procurement contracts in numerous additional markets in WTO Member economies., Canada Sign Agreement on Government ProcurementWashington, D.C. - United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk today signed a U.S.-Canada agreement on government procurement. The agreement was signed this week in Canada by Canadian Minister of International Trade Peter Van Loan. The new procurement agreement provides for permanent U.S. access to Canadian provincial and territorial procurement contracts in accordance with the World Trade Organization (WTO) Government Procurement Agreement (GPA). joint statement on government procurementThe United States and Canada have reached a tentative agreement on government procurement. The agreement is subject to completion of our respective domestic approval processes. This agreement has two major elements. First, it includes permanent and reciprocal commitments under the World Trade Organization (WTO) Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) with respect to provincial, territorial and state procurement. In addition, the agreement provides for additional, reciprocal guarantees of access on a temporary basis: comments on US-Canada procurement agreementUSTR: AGREEMENT WOULD GIVE AMERICAN SUPPLIERS NEW ACCESS TO CANADIAN PROCUREMENT CONTRACTSTentative deal would address government procurement concerns between U.S., Canadawith long-sought access to contracts in Canadian provinces and territories Ron Kirk Applauds Taiwan's Accession to the WTO Agreement On Government ProcurementWashington, D.C. - U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk today congratulated Taiwan on its accession to the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA). Today, Taiwan, which participates in the WTO as the separate customs territory of Taiwan, Pengu, Kinmen and Matsu, or "Chinese Taipei," became the 41st member of the GPA.