USTR - Press Releasehttp://www.ustr.gov/node/64/205,6/10en-usU.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-Negotiator2014-07-09T04:00:00USTR Announces Reallocation of Unused FY 2014 World Trade Organization Tariff-Rate Quota Volume for Raw Cane SugarWashington, D.C. -- The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) today announced country-specific reallocations of the fiscal year (FY) 2014 in-quota quantity of the World Trade Organization (WTO) tariff-rate quota (TRQ) for imported raw cane sugar. 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/July/USTR-Announce-Reallocation-Unused-2014-WTO-TariffRate-Quota-Volume-Raw-Cane-Sugar2014-07-03T04:00:00United States and Korea Streamline Organic Trade WASHINGTON, D.C. – Organic processed products certified in the United States or Korea can now be labeled as organic in either country.  This will allow American organic farmers, processors, and businesses greater access to Korea’s growing market for organic products.  The arrangement between the two nations will take effect on July 1, 2014.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/July/United-States-and-Korea-Streamline-Organic-Trade 2014-07-01T04:00:00USDA and USTR Name New Members To Agricultural Trade Advisory CommitteesAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman today announced the appointment of 19 additional members to six agricultural trade advisory committees.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2014/June/USDA-and-USTR-Name-New-Members-To-Agricultural-Trade-Advisory-Committees2014-06-26T04:00:00