USTR - Press Release,38/10en-usReadout of Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) negotiations Negotiators on the Trade in Services Agreement have concluded this week’s meetings in Geneva, Switzerland.  The fourth round of TISA talks was positive and productive, with participants expecting to table offers by the end of this month.  Additionally, the draft text of the agreement was further stabilized with the removal of all brackets concerning the “negative list” approach.  U.S. negotiators look forward to further work on this important agreement. Trade Policy Group Holds Public Hearing on Negotiating Objectives for International Services Agreement Negotiations03/12/2013’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 Trade Representative Ron Kirk Announces Agreements Between the United States and Jordan to Boost Investment and Economic Growth, Enhance Labor Cooperation 01/28/2012 Trade Representative Ron Kirk Notifies Congress of Intent to Negotiate New International Trade Agreement on Services01/15/2013 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. 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: States Trade Representative Ron Kirk Announces Agreement with Gulf Cooperation Council to Strengthen Economic Ties, Expand Trade and Investment Relationship09/27/2012 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. 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.