USTR - Press Releasehttp://www.ustr.gov/node/64/205,36/10en-usReadout 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-Ministers2014-03-06T05:00:00A Values-Driven Trade Policy: Remarks by Ambassador Froman at the Center for American ProgressA VALUES-DRIVEN TRADE POLICYU.S. TRADE REPRESENTATIVE MICHAEL FROMANFEBRUARY 18, 2014 “Thank you, Neera, for that introduction.  Thank you for all of your work, in government and here at CAP, that has contributed so much to progressive economic policies that have improved the well-being of millions of Americans.  And thank you for hosting me here today.     http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/February/A-Values-Driven-Trade-Policy_Remarks-by-USTR-Froman-at-Center-for-American-P 2014-02-18T05:00:00United 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 2014-01-28T05:00:00United States Continues to Press Guatemala on Enforcement of Worker RightsUSTR Froman says CAFTA partner has taken steps under enforcement settlement; implementation is now criticalhttp://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2013/October/US-Guatemala-enforcement-worker-rights2013-10-28T04:00:00Statement by the U.S. Government on Labor Rights and Factory Safety in Bangladesh07/19/2013The following is a joint statement from the Office of the United States Trade Representative, the Department of Labor, and the State Department:Today, the United States is outlining next steps in a longstanding effort to address in a meaningful way worker safety problems in Bangladesh – the severity of which were exemplified in the tragedies of the November 2012 Tazreen Fashions factory fire and the April 2013 Rana Plaza building collapse – and, more broadly, the ability of Bangladeshi workers to exercise their full range of labor rights.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2013/july/usg-statement-labor-rights-factory-safety2013-07-19T04:00:00United States and Colombia Hold Inaugural Meeting of the Labor Affairs Council under the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement06/05/2013http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2013/june/us-colombia-lac-usctpa2013-06-05T04:00:00United States Seeks to Protect Worker Rights under U.S.-Bahrain Trade Agreement05/07/2013http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2013/may/us-bahrain-worker-rights2013-05-07T04:00:00Acting U.S. Trade Representative Marantis and Acting Labor Secretary Harris Announce Groundbreaking Labor Rights Enforcement Agreement with Guatemala 04/11/2013http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2013/april/marantis-harris-labor-enforcement-guatemala2013-04-11T04:00:00United States and Korea Hold First Meeting of the Labor Affairs Council under the United States-Korea Trade Agreement03/19/2013Washington, D.C. – Yesterday and today, government officials from the United States and Korea convened the first meeting of the Labor Affairs Council (LAC) under the United States-Korea trade agreement. Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Labor Affairs Lewis Karesh and U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Acting Deputy Undersecretary for International Affairs Carol Pier represented the United States on the LAC. The U.S. delegation also included other representatives from USTR, the Department of Labor, and the Department of State.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2013/march/US-Korea-LAC-meeting2013-03-19T04:00:00President’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 tradehttp://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2013/march/presidents-2013-tpa2013-03-01T05:00:00