USTR - Press Release,83,219/10en-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. Guidance Energizes Negotiators' Work During 19th Round of TPP NegotiationsMinisterial Guidance Energizes Negotiators' Work During 19th Round of TPP NegotiationsBandar Seri Begawan, Brunei – Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiators intensified their work this week to close gaps between them as directed by their Ministers, who met last week in Brunei Darussalam to discuss possible landing zones on remaining sensitive and challenging issues and sequencing of issues in the final talks. Press Statement TPP Ministerial Meeting Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei DarussalamJoint Press Statement TPP Ministerial Meeting Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei DarussalamBrunei, Darussalam – The ministers of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries have met jointly and bilaterally on August 22 and 23, 2013 to consider how to address key outstanding issues as negotiations toward a comprehensive, high-standard regional trade and investment agreement enter the final stage. 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. States and Chile Hold Sixth Meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council under the U.S.-Chile Trade Agreement01/10/2013 Partnership (TPP) Talks Advance in Texas05/16/2012 and USDA Announce U.S. Beef and Beef Products Gain Greater Access to ChileWashington, D.C. –U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that U.S. producers are now eligible to ship a larger array of U.S. beef and beef products to Chile. The market opening in Chile follows months of bilateral meetings between officials from the Chilean government, USTR and the USDA. President Obama and Ambassador Kirk recently visited Chile to meet with Chilean leaders to discuss how the United States can create jobs in America by deepening our economic relationship and expanding exports to South America. 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. States and Chile hold Fifth Meeting of the FTA Environmental Affairs CouncilWashington, D.C. - On Wednesday, January 20, 2010, representatives of the United States and the Government of Chile convened the fifth meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council (EAC) of the U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Mark Linscott, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Environment and Natural Resources, co-chaired with Daniel Reifsnyder, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Environment and Sustainable Development, the EAC meeting for the United States. The U.S. by David P. Shark on the WTO Trade Policy Review of ChileGeneva, Switzerland - Thank you, Chair. The United States warmly welcomes the delegation of Chile, led by Ministry of External Relations Director of Multilateral Affairs Ana Novik and Ambassador Matus, to this, the fourth Trade Policy Review of Chile. We would first like to recognize the excellent work of the Secretariat and the Government of Chile in compiling the reports before us. They thoroughly detail Chile's key trade policy objectives since its last review in 2003, and they give us a more complete picture of Chilean policies affecting trade.