USTR - Press Releasehttp://www.ustr.gov/node/64/205,6/10en-usUnited States Wins WTO Trade Enforcement Dispute for American FarmersWTO Panel Finds Against India’s Avian Influenza Restrictions on U.S. Agricultural Productshttp://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/October/United-States-Wins-WTO-Trade-Enforcement-Dispute-for-American-Farmers2014-10-14T04:00:00United States and Brazil Reach Agreement to End WTO Cotton DisputeWashington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced that the United States and Brazil have reached agreement to settle the longstanding Cotton dispute in the World Trade Organization (WTO).  Under the terms of the agreement, Brazil will terminate the Cotton case, giving up its rights to countermeasures against U.S. trade or any further proceedings in this dispute.  Brazil has also agreed not to bring new WTO actions against U.S.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/October/United-States-and-Brazil-Reach-Agreement-to-End-WTO-Cotton-Dispute2014-10-01T04:00:00U.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-Cane2014-09-03T04:00:00U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and U.S. Representative Ron Kind Emphasize Economic Benefits of Exporting and President Obama’s Trade AgendaAmbassador Froman and Rep. Kind Tour Wisconsin Dairy Farm and Discuss Obama Administration Efforts to Unlock Economic Opportunity by Increasing Exportshttp://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/August/USTR-Froman-US-Rep-Kind-Emphasize-Economic-Benefits-Exports-POTUS-Trade-Agenda2014-08-11T04:00:00U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman Highlights Growing Minnesota Internet Exporter, What President Obama’s Trade Agenda Means for MinnesotansTop U.S. trade official meets with Minnesota small business owner to underline the benefits of historic trade agreements being negotiated by the Obama Administrationhttp://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/August/USTR-Froman-Highlights-Growing-Minnesota-Internet 2014-08-10T04:00:00U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman Promotes the Benefits of Exporting and President Obama’s Historic Trade Agenda in Des Moines, IowaTop U.S. Trade Official Meets with Farmers, Iowa State Fair-Goers, Business Leaders, and Elected Officials to Discuss Obama Administration Efforts to Grow the Middle Class Through Trade http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/August/USTR-Froman-Promotes-Benefits-Exporting-Trade-Agenda-Des-Moines2014-08-09T04:00:00U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman Leads White House “Made in Rural America Regional Forum” at Cornell College Chief United States Trade Official discusses the numerous ways President Obama’s exporting agenda will unlock economic opportunity and support jobs for Iowanshttp://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/august/us-trade-representative-michael-froman-leads-white2014-08-08T04:00:00Readout of Meeting Between United States and Japanese Trade Negotiators Regarding TPP and AgricultureWashington, D.C. – Acting Deputy USTR Wendy Cutler and Chief Agricultural Negotiator Darci Vetter held two days of meetings with Ambassador Hiroshi Oe and MAFF Director General Makoto Osawa, of Japan, regarding TPP agriculture market access issues.  They continued to make some progress in narrowing the gaps on treatment of a range of agricultural products.  Dates for the next meetings will be set in the near future, and technical experts continue to meet this week.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/August/Readout-Meeting-Btwn-US-Japanese-Trade-Negotiators-Regarding-TPP-Agriculture2014-08-06T04:00:00Readout of Meeting Between Acting Deputy USTR Wendy Cutler and Ambassador Hiroshi Oe on TPP and Agriculture Washington, D.C. – Acting Deputy USTR Wendy Cutler concluded two days of constructive meetings with Ambassador Hiroshi Oe of Japan regarding bilateral market access in the TPP.  They continued to make some progress in narrowing the gaps on treatment of a range of agricultural products.  The next meetings are planned for August 4-5 in Washington, D.C.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/July/Readout-Mtg-Btwn-Acting-Deputy-USTR-Cutler-Ambassador-Hiroshi-Oe-TPP-Agriculture2014-07-16T04:00:00Ambassador Froman Welcomes Senate Confirmation of Darci Vetter as Chief Agricultural NegotiatorWashington, D.C. – U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman welcomed the United States Senate’s vote today confirming Darci L. Vetter as the U.S. Chief Agricultural Negotiator.  President Obama nominated Vetter this January, citing her experience in numerous agriculture, trade, and diplomatic positions across several branches of the federal government – most recently as Deputy Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/July/Amb-Froman-Welcomes-Senate-Confirmation-of-Darci-Vetter-as-Chief-Ag-Negotiator2014-07-09T04:00:00