USTR - Press Releasehttp://www.ustr.gov/node/64/205,36/10en-usThe 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 2014-01-28T05:00:00United 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-rights2013-05-07T04:00:00