USTR - Press Releasehttp://www.ustr.gov/node/64/205,41/10en-usPresident’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 Applauds Congressional Renewal of AGOA’S Third-Country Fabric Provision, Amendments to CAFTA-DR08/02/2012Washington, D.C. – Today, United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk applauded news of a welcomed and long-awaited vote by both the House and Senate to make critical amendments to the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and the Central America – Dominican Republic – United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR).http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2012/august/kirk-applauds-agoa-caftadr-renewal2012-08-02T04:00:00U.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. Trade Representative Ron Kirk Concludes Three Day Visit to Ghana Focused on Promoting Jobs and Economic Growth on Both Sides of the Atlantic07/13/2012http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2012/july/ustr-kirk-concludes-three-day-visit-to-ghana2012-07-13T04:00:00U.S. Trade Representative Kirk Applauds Congress’s Agreement To Advance Urgent AGOA, CAFTA-DR Changes06/21/2012Washington, D.C. – United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk today welcomed news of an agreement in Congress to advance legislation making critical updates and improvements 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/june/kirk-applauds-agreement-to-advance-agoa-caftadr2012-06-21T04:00:00U.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-ann2012-05-15T04:00:00New Online Tool will Support American Jobs in the Textile Industry, Enhances Trade and Investment in the United States, Central America, and the CaribbeanUSTR launches new online tool at annual MAGIC textile trade showhttp://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2011/august/new-online-tool-will-support-american-jobs-textile2011-08-23T04:00:00Dominican Republic - Central America - United States Free Trade Agreement to Promote U.S. and Regional Jobs through Textile and Apparel SectorWashington, D.C. – On February 23, the Office of the United States Trade Representative announced a number of changes to the Dominican Republic – Central America – United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) at the Free Trade Commission meeting in San Salvador, El Salvador in order to promote U.S. and regional jobs and export opportunities. These changes will advance regional trade and economic integration in the textile and apparel sector, which is very important to regional production and employment.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2011/march/dominican-republic-central-america-united-states-fre2011-03-02T05:00:00Ambassador Kirk Welcomes Bill To Expand Haiti's Trade PreferencesWashington, D.C. - Today United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk welcomed introduction by the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees of a bill to expand and extend trade benefits available to Haiti, increasing Haiti’s duty-free access to the U.S. market for certain Haitian-made apparel and other articles.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2010/april/ambassador-kirk-welcomes-bill-expand-haitis-trade-pr2010-04-28T04:00:00USTR Ron Kirk Joined By Apparel Industry Leaders As USTR Announces Plus One For Haiti Program At MAGIC Marketplace In Las Vegas, NevadaLas Vegas, N.V. - During a visit to the MAGIC Marketplace textile and apparel trade event in Las Vegas, NV, Ambassador Ron Kirk was joined by Haitian apparel manufacturer Richard Coles of Multitex, President of the U.S. Association of Importers of Textiles and Apparel (USA-ITA) Julia K. Hughes, Jerry Cook, Vice President of Government and Trade Relations for Hanesbrands, Inc., and Senior Director at GAP Mark D'Sa as Ambassador Kirk announced a new initiative to assist post-earthquake recovery efforts in Haiti.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2010/february/ustr-ron-kirk-joined-apparel-industry-leaders-ust2010-02-16T05:00:00