USTR - Press Releasehttp://www.ustr.gov/node/64/205,38/10en-usInteragency Trade Policy Group Holds Public Hearing on Negotiating Objectives for International Services Agreement Negotiations03/12/2013http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2013/march/tpsc-services-hearing2013-03-12T04:00:00President’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-tpa2013-03-01T05:00:00U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk Announces Agreements Between the United States and Jordan to Boost Investment and Economic Growth, Enhance Labor Cooperation 01/28/2012http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2013/january/ustr-kirk-announces-us-jordan-agreements2013-01-28T05:00:00U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk Notifies Congress of Intent to Negotiate New International Trade Agreement on Services01/15/2013http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2013/january/ustr-kirk-notifies-congress-new-itas-negotiations2013-01-15T05:00:00United States, European Union Advance Work to Promote Open, Transparent, and Non-Discriminatory Investment Policies Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States and the European Union (EU) convened a meeting of the Working Group on Investment, a dialogue of senior officials under the auspices of the Transatlantic Economic Council. The meeting was led for the United States by Assistant U.S. Trade Representatives Christine Bliss and L.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2012/october/us-eu-advance2012-10-24T04:00:00The United States and East African Community Announce Progress under Trade and Investment Partnership10/19/2012Nairobi, Kenya – The United States Government, represented by the United States Trade Representative, and the East African Community (EAC) today issued the following statement outlining further progress under the U.S.-EAC Trade and Investment Partnership:http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2012/october/us-eac-announce-progress2012-10-19T04:00:00United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk Announces Agreement with Gulf Cooperation Council to Strengthen Economic Ties, Expand Trade and Investment Relationship09/27/2012http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2012/september/ustr-kirk-announces-agreement-gcc2012-09-27T04:00:00United States Wins Dispute Over China’s Discrimination Against U.S. Financial Services Companies08/31/2012Washington, D.C. – United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk announced that today the World Trade Organization (WTO) adopted the Panel Report finding in favor of the United States in the dispute regarding China’s pervasive discrimination against U.S. suppliers of electronic payment services. The Panel issued its report on July 16, 2012. Ambassador Kirk welcomed China's decision to accept adoption of the Panel report today.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2012/august/us-wins-dispute-over-china2012-08-31T04:00:00United States Wins Electronic Payment Services Dispute with China07/16/2012Washington, D.C. – United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk announced today that the United States has prevailed in a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute regarding China’s pervasive discrimination against U.S. suppliers of electronic payment services.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2012/july/us-wins-services-dispute-with-china2012-07-16T04:00:00WTO Members Announce New Phase in Services Talks -- United States Among Robust, Diverse Group Exploring Negotiations in Geneva07/05/2012Washington, D.C. – United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk commented today on a joint statement released by a group of World Trade Organization (WTO) Members discussing an international services agreement in Geneva. The Members announced today that they intend to enter a new phase of talks toward a services agreement that they ultimately hope can provide the foundation for multilateral consensus on services liberalization.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2012/july/wto-members-announce-new-phase-in-services-talks 2012-07-05T04:00:00