USTR - Press Releasehttp://www.ustr.gov/node/64/205,47/10en-usJoint Media Statement of USTR and the ASEAN Economic Ministers - Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar28 August 2014, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/August/aem-ustr-joint-statement2014-08-28T04:00:00U.S. Trade Representative Kirk Concludes Successful Visit to MalaysiaKuala Lumpur, Malaysia - United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk concluded his visit to Malaysia today by meeting with Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak. Ambassador Kirk and Prime Minister Najib discussed the bilateral trade and investment relationship between the United States and Malaysia, as well as our countries' common interests as members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the 9-country initiative toward a high-standard trade agreement that will have its twelfth round of negotiations in the U.S. city of Dallas, Texas next month.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2012/april/us-trade-representative-kirk-concludes-successful-vi2012-04-24T04:00:00Readout of Bilateral Meeting Between USTR Ron Kirk and Australian Trade Minister Craig EmersonUnited States Trade Representative Ron Kirk met with Australian Trade Minister Craig Emerson today in Geneva, Switzerland, on the margins of the 8th WTO Ministerial Conference. During the meeting, Ambassador Kirk expressed appreciation to Minister Emerson for Australia's commitment to a strong WTO and its constructive approach to the Doha Round of world trade negotiations, and for Australia’s leadership in fighting protectionist measures in global trade.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2011/december/readout-bilateral-meeting-between-ustr-ron-kirk-a2011-12-16T05:00:00United States, Philippines Sign Trade Facilitation ProtocolMeaningful Step in Elevating Trade Tieshttp://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2010/december/united-states-philippines-sign-trade-facilitation2011-11-13T05:00:00Ambassador Kirk Meets with Philippine Trade Secretary Domingo to Promote U.S.-Philippines Trade and InvestmentWASHINGTON, D.C. – United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk met today with Philippine Secretary of Trade and Industry Gregory Domingo to discuss bilateral, regional, and multilateral trade issues and to open a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) meeting, which will last through Friday. The Philippines is a key market in Southeast Asia for U.S. exporters of goods, services, and agricultural products. Two-way goods trade between the United States and Philippines totaled $15 billion in 2010. U.S.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2011/september/ambassador-kirk-meets-philippine-trade-secretary2011-09-21T04:00:00Ambassador Kirk, Minister Pangestu Meet Under Trade DialogueWASHINGTON, D.C. – Today United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk held a wide-ranging discussion today with Indonesian Minister of Trade Mari Pangestu under the U.S.-Indonesia Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA). The two ministers discussed bilateral, regional and multilateral trade issues, including the importance of expanding cooperation on APEC issues prior to the Leaders’ Summit in November. With respect to the bilateral relationship, they welcomed the rapid increase in bilateral goods trade last year to an all-time high of $23 billion.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2011/september/ambassador-kirk-minister-pangestu-meet-under-tra2011-09-19T04:00:00Final readout of Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations in Chicago, ILToday at the eighth round of Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations in Chicago, IL, two remaining negotiating groups held talks on non-conforming measures and trade remedies.The round concludes today after 10 days of intensive and fruitful talks. This has been a productive round with progress made toward the goal of concluding an ambitious, 21st-century agreement that will enhance trade and investment among the TPP partner countries and support economic growth and development and support the creation and retention of jobs.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2011/september/final-readout-trans-pacific-partnership-negotiat2011-09-15T04:00:00Wednesday, September 14 at the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations in Chicago, ILToday at the eighth round of Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations in Chicago, IL, a number of negotiating groups held talks on issues including horizontal issues, competition, non-conforming measures, and trade remedies.The Chicago round of TPP talks is expected to conclude tomorrow, when chief negotiators expect to receive reports from the remaining negotiating groups.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2011/september/wednesday-september-14-trans-pacific-partnership2011-09-14T04:00:00Tuesday, September 13 at the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations in Chicago, ILToday at the eighth round of Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations in Chicago, IL, a number of negotiating groups held talks on issues including horizontal issues, labor, rules of origin, competition, non-conforming measures, intellectual property rights, and capacity building. The Chicago round of TPP talks is expected to conclude on September 15.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2011/september/tuesday-september-13-trans-pacific-partnership-n2011-09-13T04:00:00Monday, September 12 at the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations in Chicago, ILToday at the eighth round of Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations in Chicago, IL, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative issued a white paper outlining a new USTR strategic initiative entitled “Trade Enhancing Access to Medicines (TEAM).” TEAM is designed to deploy the tools of trade policy to promote trade and reduce obstacles to access to both innovative and generic medicines, while supporting the innovation that is vital to developing new medicines and achieving other medical breakthroughs. The paper can be found here.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2011/september/monday-september-12-trans-pacific-partnership-ne2011-09-12T04:00:00