USTR - Press Releasehttp://www.ustr.gov/node/64/205,53/10en-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-Cane2014-09-03T04:00:00United 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-texas2012-05-16T04:00:00Readout 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-a2011-12-16T05:00:00Continued 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.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2011/february/continued-progress-fifth-trans-pacific-partnershi2011-02-18T05:00:00Positive 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. http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2010/december/positive-outcome-fourth-round-trans-pacific-partn2010-12-10T05:00:00USTR 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.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2010/march/ustr-begins-tpp-talks-australia2010-03-15T04:00:00USTR 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.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2009/october/ustr-ron-kirk-and-australian-minister-trade-crean-2009-10-15T04:00:00