USTR - Press Release,53/10en-usReadout 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. 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. Partnership (TPP) Talks Advance in Texas05/16/2012 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. Progress at Fifth Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) RoundThe United States and its TPP partners – Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam – concluded the fifth round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations in Santiago, Chile today, marking continued progress toward the goal of developing a high-standard, 21st-century trade agreement. Outcome from Fourth Round of Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States and the other Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries – Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam – concluded the fourth round of negotiations in Auckland, New Zealand today, continuing to make steady progress across the range of issues under discussion. begins TPP talks in AustraliaMelbourne, Australia - A United States negotiating team has begun the first round of talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement in Melbourne, Australia today. The 22-member team, led by Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific Barbara Weisel, will engage counterparts from Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam on creating a regional Asia-Pacific trade agreement. Ron Kirk and Australian Minister of Trade Crean Hold U.S. - Australia Free Trade Agreement Joint Commission TalksWashington, D.C. - U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk met today with Australian Minister of Trade Simon Crean to review progress under the United States - Australian Free Trade Agreement (FTA). This was the fourth review of implementation of the agreement, which went into effect in 2005. from USTR Spokesman Scott Elmore on Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)"Negotiation of an Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement continued in Washington, D.C. July 29-31. Participants in the negotiation included Australia, Canada, the European Union (represented by the European Commission and Member States, including the EU Presidency (France)), Japan, Korea, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, and the United States. Schwab and Australian Minister of Trade Hold Annual Free Trade Agreement Review Meeting