USTR - Press Releasehttp://www.ustr.gov/node/64/205,36/10en-usUnited 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 obligationshttp://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/September/United-States-Proceeds-with-Labor-Enforcement-Case-Against-Guatemala2014-09-18T04:00:00U.S 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 Statementhttp://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/August/US-and-Myanmar-Agree-to-Develop-New-Initiative-to-Promote-Labor-Rights2014-08-28T04:00:00United 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.  http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/August/United-States-Maintains-Labor-Case-Against-Guatemala2014-08-25T04:00:00Ambassador Froman Travels to Guatemala to Continue Push for Enforcement of Worker RightsGuatemala City, Guatemala – As part of USTR’s efforts to ensure the full implementation of the labor provisions under  the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR), U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman today traveled to Guatemala to meet with government ministers and congressional, labor and business leaders after meeting with Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina in Washington, D.C. last week.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/August/Ambassador-Froman-Travels-Guatemala-Continue-Push-for-Enforcement-Worker-Rights2014-08-01T04:00:00The United States and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Hold a Labor Subcommittee Meeting Under the U.S.-Jordan Free Trade AgreementAmman, Jordan – Government officials from the United States and Jordan convened the Labor Subcommittee under the United States-Jordan free trade agreement. The Subcommittee works to promote labor rights and enhance technical cooperation on labor matters, such as respect for labor rights and improving working conditions for foreign workers in Jordan’s growing garment sector.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/July/US-Jordan-hold-Labor-Subcommittee-Meeting-Under-US-Jordan-FTA2014-07-02T04:00:00President Obama removes Swaziland, reinstates Madagascar for AGOA BenefitsPresident Obama reinstated Madagascar’s eligibility for African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) benefits, effective immediately, and withdrew Swaziland’s AGOA eligibility, effective January 1, 2015.  Madagascar Madagascar was removed from AGOA on January 1, 2010 following a 2009 coup d’état.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/June/President-Obama-removes-Swaziland-reinstates-Madagascar-for-AGOA-Benefits2014-06-26T04:00:00American Jobs, Manufacturing and Agricultural Exports on the Rise as U.S.-Colombia Trade Agreement Marks Two YearsAmerican Jobs, Manufacturing and Agricultural Exports on the Rise as U.S.-Colombia Trade Agreement Marks Two Years Goods Exports to Colombia up 30 percent compared to 2011http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/May/American-Jobs-Manufacturing-Agricultural-Exports-Rise-US-Colombia-FTA-Two-Year2014-05-15T04:00:00United States Keeps In Place Labor Case Against GuatemalaUSTR Froman says CAFTA-DR partner has taken steps under enforcement plan; but progress is not sufficient to close the case.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/April/United-States-Keeps-In-Place-Labor-Case-Against-Guatemala2014-04-25T04:00:00Readout of Meeting between U.S. Trade Representative Froman and Guatemalan Labor and Trade MinistersWashington, D.C. - U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez met today with Guatemalan Trade Minister Sergio de la Torre and Guatemalan Labor Minister Carlos Contreras to discuss the implementation of the Labor Enforcement Plan signed between the two countries. http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/March/Readout-of-meeting-between-USTR-Froman-and-Guatemalan-Labor-and-Trade-Ministers2014-03-06T05:00:00United States and Panama Hold Inaugural Meeting of the Labor Affairs Council under the U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion AgreementPanama City, Panama – Government officials from the United States and Panama this week convened the inaugural meeting of the Labor Affairs Council (LAC) under the U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement.  The Council works to promote labor rights and enhance technical cooperation on labor matters, such as labor inspections and subcontracting arrangements.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/January/US-Panama-Hold-Inaugural-Meeting-of-Labor-Affairs-Council-under-US-Panama-TPA 2014-01-28T05:00:00