USTR - Press Release,38/10en-usAmbassador Froman Announces Solar Project in Burma; Increases Capacity for InvestmentNaypyitaw, Burma - United States Trade Representative Michael Froman led a signing ceremony today where he announced the first-ever solar energy project in Burma's Mandalay region. This project will increase Burma's capacity to provide stable energy to its people and attract investment that will help the country grow its economy. United States and the Economic Community of West African States Sign Trade and Investment Framework AgreementWashington, D.C. – During President Obama’s historic U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the largest event any American President has held with African heads of state and government, United States Trade Representative Michael Froman announced today that the United States has signed a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).  This TIFA will provide a mechanism for expanding trade and investment both between the United States and the 15 EC 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