USTR - Press Releasehttp://www.ustr.gov/node/64/205,37/10en-usStatement by U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman on Expiration of the Generalized System of Preferences ProgramSTATEMENT BY U.S. TRADE REPRESENTATIVE MICHAEL FROMANhttp://www.ustr.gov/STATEMENT-BY-USTR-MICHAEL-FROMAN-ON-EXPIRATION-OF-THE-GSP-PROGRAM2013-07-31T04:00:00U.S. 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:http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2013/june/michael-froman-gsp-bangladesh2013-06-27T04:00:00U.S. 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.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2013/june/gsp-review-outcome2013-06-27T04:00:00President’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 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 GSPhttp://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2012/december/ustr-kirk-comments-on-preference-programs2012-12-20T05:00:00U.S. 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).http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2012/july/kirk-applauds-senate-action-agoa-tcf-cafta2012-07-18T04:00:00U.S. and Sri Lanka Launch New Mechanism for Discussion of Labor Issues07/18/2012http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2012/july/us-sri-lanka-new-mechanism-labor2012-07-18T04:00:00U.S. 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.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2012/may/us-trade-representative-ron-kirk-kicks-ustr’s-50th-ann2012-05-15T04:00:00USTR Announces Outcome of Generalized System of Preferences ReviewWashington, D.C. – United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk announced today the outcome of the Obama Administration’s 2010 Annual Review under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program. Congress created the GSP program in the Trade Act of 1974 to help developing countries expand their economies by allowing certain goods to be imported to the United States duty-free.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2011/december/ustr-announces-outcome-generalized-system-prefere2011-12-29T05:00:00Ambassador Kirk Announces Results of Annual Presidential African Growth and Opportunity Act Eligibility ReviewWashington, D.C. – Today, Ambassador Kirk announced President Obama’s decision to designate 40 sub-Saharan African countries as eligible for AGOA benefits in 2012. During this year’s review process, the President determined that all of the countries currently eligible for trade preferences and other benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) would remain eligible and that no new countries would be added as AGOA beneficiaries.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2011/december/ambassador-kirk-announces-results-annual-presiden2011-12-29T05:00:00