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 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 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 States and Tunisia Launch Small Business Initiative to Strengthen Economic Growth and Integration05/20/2013 United States Explores New Opportunity to Boost Trade and Investment with West Africa03/29/2013Washington, D.C. – Acting United States Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis announced today that the United States is exploring the possibility of a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The announcement came during a visit to Washington, D.C. of President Koroma of Sierra Leone, President Sall of Senegal, President Joyce Banda of Malawi, and Prime Minister Neves of Cape Verde. Sierra Leone, Senegal, and Cape Verde are all ECOWAS Member States. States of America and the Republic of Iraq Announce Progress on Entry into Force of Trade and Investment Framework Agreement03/06/2013Baghdad – The United States and Iraq today announced that the bilateral United States-Iraq Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA), first negotiated in 2005, is likely to enter into force later this year, providing a bilateral forum devoted to fostering greater trade and investment between our two countries. The announcement follows the Iraq Council of Representatives’ recent ratification of the TIFA text and bilateral meetings in Baghdad this week.