USTR - Press Release,42/10en-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. and Myanmar Agree to Develop New Initiative to Promote Labor RightsYangon, Myanmar –Today the United States and Myanmar issued the following Joint Statement regarding the development of a new initiative to promote fundamental labor rights and practices in Myanmar. Ambassador Michael Froman, the first U.S. Trade Representative to visit Myanmar, is in the country in conjunction with the ASEAN Economic Ministers meetings.Joint Statement by Ambassador Michael Froman on the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement"We are deeply disappointed that backsliding on Trade Facilitation has brought the WTO to the brink of crisis.  After long and difficult negotiations, Ministers in Bali unanimously agreed last December on a package of agreements, including the Trade Facilitation Agreement and an agreement on food stockpiling, each with its own work program and timetable.  A decision to walk away from that package would have serious ramifications on the future of the Doha Round. by Ambassador Michael Punke at the World Trade Organization General CouncilStatement by Ambassador Michael Punke at the World Trade Organization General Council Geneva, Switzerland July 25, 2014 *As Prepared for Delivery* “This is a discussion that boils down to a simple question.  And though it is simple, the answer each one of us gives will have profound consequences. Illegal Wildlife Trafficking Incorporated in Trade Agenda New York, NY – U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and Rep. Gregory Meeks (NY-5) today toured facilities at John F. Kennedy International Airport that serve to keep trade safe and help combat illegal trafficking in wildlife. of Meeting between U.S. Trade Representative Froman, USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah, and other Donors Concerning Assistance and Coordination in Support of the WTO Trade Facilitation AgreementWashington, D.C. - U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and USAID Administrator Shah met today with Ministers, Development Banks, and other representatives to discuss donor efforts to help developing countries implement the new WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, and ensure coordination among donor entities. Trade Representative Froman Welcomes New Move to Streamline Trade for American Workers and BusinessesExecutive Order Will Simplify Export, Import Processes for U.S. Firms by U.S. Ambassador to the World Trade Organization Michael Punke at the WTO Trade Policy Review of TongaStatement by U.S. Ambassador to the World Trade Organization Michael Punke at the WTO Trade Policy Review of TongaWorld Trade OrganizationGeneva, SwitzerlandFebruary 11 , 2014 *As Prepared for Delivery* Michael Froman Concludes First Visit to Africa as U.S. Trade Representative Travel with President, Additional Meetings Highlight Obama Administration’s Commitment to Enhance Trade and Investment with the Continent States and Burma Sign Trade and Investment Framework Agreement05/21/2013