USTR - Press Release,40/10en-usUSTR Targets Telecommunications Trade BarriersAnnual Report Highlights Cross-border Data Flows, Competition Issues,Legal Restrictions on Foreign Access, and Local Content Requirements,Other Roadblocks Faced by U.S. Telecom Suppliers and Exporters Froman Expresses U.S. Disappointment at Halt of Information Technology Agreement Talks07/17/2013Washington, D.C. - United States Trade Representative Michael Froman issued a statement today following the suspension of negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland, toward an expanded Information Technology Agreement at the World Trade Organization. From Ambassador Froman: Targets Telecommunications Trade Barriers04/03/2013Annual Report Highlights Local Content Requirements, Other Roadblocks Faced by U.S. Telecom Exporters’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 States and Morocco Reach Agreement on Trade Facilitation, Joint Investment Principles and Joint Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Principles12/07/2012 United States-Israel Telecommunications Agreement Eases Way for U.S. Exports10/15/2012 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. 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-ann2012-05-15T04:00:00New U.S.-Mexico Telecommunications Agreement Will Ease Burdens on U.S. ManufacturersParis, France – United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Mexican Secretary of Economy Bruno Ferrari today signed an agreement that will ease burdens on U.S. companies, especially smaller manufacturers, seeking to export telecommunications products to Mexico, while maintaining our high levels of safety protection and facilitating cross-border trade.