USTR - Press Release Statement on the Anniversary of Rana Plaza Building Collapse in BangladeshThe text of the following statement was released by the Department of State, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the Department of Labor. Begin Text: Office Week Ahead: April 21 - 25Monday, April 21 Acting Deputy USTR Wendy Cutler will be in Tokyo, Japan, to continue TPP negotiations, focusing on agricultural market access and automobile related issues.Tokyo, JapanClosed Press      Tuesday, April 22 of Meeting between U.S. Trade Representative Froman and Japanese Minister of Economic and Fiscal Policy Akira AmariWashington, D.C. - We have spent the past several weeks working to narrow gaps with Japan.  The round we just completed was focused but difficult.  After more than 20 hours of negotiations, we continue to make progress, and we are now faced with a reasonable number of outstanding issues.  These issues are important to both sides and considerable differences remain. 2014-04-18T04:00:00Froman: Atlas Devices Exemplifies Trade's Capacity to Unlock Opportunity, Support JobsBoston – Ambassador Michael Froman joined Boston-based Atlas Devices in unveiling a factory expansion that will increase the company’s manufacturing capacity and support more jobs in Boston as a direct result of the company’s success in exporting. Office Week Ahead: April 12 - 18Saturday, April 12 Ambassador Froman will meet with Danish Minister for Trade and Development Cooperation Mogens Jensen.Washington, D.C.Closed press   Ambassador Froman will meet with Ukrainian Minister of Economic Development and Trade Pavlo Sheremeta.Washington, D.C.Closed press   Ambassador Froman will meet with Director General Guy Ryder of the International Labour Organization.Washington, D.C.Closed Press of Meeting between U.S. Trade Representative Froman, USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah, and other Donors Concerning Assistance and Coordination in Support of the WTO Trade Facilitation AgreementWashington, D.C. - U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and USAID Administrator Shah met today with Ministers, Development Banks, and other representatives to discuss donor efforts to help developing countries implement the new WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, and ensure coordination among donor entities. States Welcomes New Opportunities for U.S. Suppliers Under Revised WTO Government Procurement AgreementWashington D.C. - United States Trade Representative Froman welcomes the entry into force of the World Trade Organization (WTO) protocol amending the 1994 Government Procurement Agreement (GPA). Office Week Ahead: April 7 - 11 Monday, April 7 Acting Deputy USTR Wendy Cutler will visit Tokyo, Japan, to continue TPP negotiations related to market access and autos with Japanese counterparts.Tokyo, JapanFor press inquiries, please contact Trevor Kincaid at States and Taiwan Enhance Trade TiesWashington, D.C. – U.S. Targets Telecommunications Trade BarriersAnnual Report Highlights Cross-border Data Flows, Competition Issues,Legal Restrictions on Foreign Access, and Local Content Requirements,Other Roadblocks Faced by U.S. Telecom Suppliers and Exporters