USTR - Press Releasehttp://www.ustr.gov/node/64/205,53,47,217/10en-usU.S. Trade Representative Froman Announces FY 2015 WTO Tariff-Rate Quota Allocations for Raw Cane Sugar, Refined and Specialty Sugar and Sugar-Containing ProductsWashington, D.C. – United States Trade Representative Michael Froman today announced the country-specific and first-come, first-served in-quota allocations under the tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) on imported raw cane sugar, refined and specialty sugar and sugar-containing products for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 (October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015). TRQs allow countries to export specified quantities of a product to the United States at a relatively low tariff, but subject all imports of the product above a pre-determined threshold to a higher tariff.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/September/USTR-Froman-Announces-FY-2015-WTO-Tariff-Rate-Quota-Allocations-for-Raw-Cane2014-09-03T04:00:00Joint 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-statement2014-08-28T04:00:00United States Prevails in WTO Trade Enforcement Dispute Against Argentina’s Import Licensing Restrictions United States Prevails in WTO Trade Enforcement Dispute Against Argentina’s Import Licensing RestrictionsFACT SHEET: Trade Enforcement – Leveling the Playing Field for U.S. Workers and Employers http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/August/US-Prevails-in-WTO-Dispute-Against-Argentinas-Import-Licensing-Restrictions 2014-08-22T04:00:00Readout of TPP Call with U.S. StakeholdersSeptember 9, 2013This afternoon, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman reached out to a broad cross-section of stakeholders to join him on a call to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. As U.S. negotiators press forward to complete a high-standard trade agreement that levels the playing field for U.S. workers and businesses in Asia-Pacific trade, Ambassador Froman set the stage for a deeper level of engagement with these and other stakeholders in the weeks and months ahead.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2013/august/Readout-TPP-Call-US-Stakeholders2013-09-09T04:00:00New U.S. Proposal on Tobacco Regulation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership                 New U.S. Proposal on Tobacco Regulation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership  The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) today posted a fact sheet, available at USTR’s website here, outlining a new proposal related to the handling of tobacco regulation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement.http://www.ustr.gov/New-Proposal-Tobacco-Regulation-Trans-Pacific-Partnership2013-08-22T04:00:00Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Talks Advance in Texas05/16/2012http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2012/may/trans-pacific-partnership-tpp-talks-advance-texas2012-05-16T04:00:00U.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-secretary2011-09-21T04:00:00