USTR - Press Release,37/10en-usGSP Action Plan Review Finds More Needs to be Done to Improve Worker Rights and Worker Safety in Bangladesh Washington, D.C. – An interagency review led by the Office of the U.S. 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. by U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman on Expiration of the Generalized System of Preferences ProgramSTATEMENT BY U.S. TRADE REPRESENTATIVE MICHAEL FROMAN Trade Representative Michael Froman Comments on President’s Decision to Suspend GSP Benefits for BangladeshWashington, D.C. – United States Trade Representative Michael Froman issued the following statement on President Obama’s decision, set out in a proclamation released today, to suspend the eligibility of Bangladesh for tariff benefits under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program: Trade Representative Froman Announces Outcome of Generalized System of Preferences Review Washington, D.C. – United States Trade Representative Michael Froman announced today the outcome of the Obama Administration’s 2012 Annual Review under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program. GSP is a 37-year-old trade preference program under which the United States provides duty-free treatment to many imports from developing countries.’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 U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk Comments on Important Changes to Preference Programs for Developing Nations12/20/2012  Presidential Proclamation Makes South Sudan Eligible to Receive Benefits, Addresses Eligibility of Other Countries under AGOA and GSP 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). and Sri Lanka Launch New Mechanism for Discussion of Labor Issues07/18/2012 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-ann2012-05-15T04:00:00