USTR - Press Release States Takes Final Step Toward WTO Trade Facilitation AgreementU.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman formally delivered the United States’ letter of acceptance of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement to WTO Director General Roberto Azevêdo today in Davos, Switzerland.  The delivery of the letter is the final step that the United States must take toward the entry into force of this hard won agreement that promises to improve trade efficiency and is projected to generate hundreds of billions of dollars in economic activity. Week Ahead: January 26 - 30Monday, January 26 Assistant USTR for Southeast Asia and the Pacific Barbara Weisel will travel to New York City for a TPP chief negotiators meeting.New York City, New YorkClosed pressFor press inquiries, please contact Trevor Kincaid at Ambassador Vetter will address the International Dairy Foods Association’s Trade Committee.Boca Raton, FloridaClosed Press Review of Bangladesh Recognizes Progress, Urges that More be Done on Worker Safety and RightsWashington, D.C. – A USTR-led interagency review has concluded that while Bangladesh has made progress over the last year to address fire and building safety issues in the ready-made garment (RMG) sector, further progress is needed, including to address serious worker rights issues, before reinstatement of Bangladesh’s trade benefits under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) can be considered.  President Obama suspended Bangladesh from GSP in June 2013 based on Bangladesh’s failure to meet statutory eligibility requirements related to worker rights. Week Ahead: January 18 - 23Sunday, January 18 Ambassador Froman will meet with Andres Rebolledo, Chilean Minister of Trade.Washington, D.C.Closed press   January 18-19, Ambassador Froman will travel to Mexico City to meet with Ildefonso Guajardo, Mexican Minister of Economy.Closed pressFor press inquiries, please contact Trevor Kincaid at Appellate Body Affirms U.S. Victory in Trade Enforcement Dispute Against Argentina’s Import Licensing RestrictionsWashington, D.C. – United States Trade Representative Michael Froman announced today that the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body found in favor of the United States in a dispute challenging widespread restrictions maintained by Argentina on the importation of U.S. goods.  The Appellate Body affirmed an earlier WTO panel report agreeing with the United States that Argentina’s import licensing requirement and other import restrictions breach international trade rules. Against-Argentina-Import-Licensing2015-01-15T05:00:00Press Week Ahead: January 12 - 19Monday, January 12 Ambassador Froman will travel to Lima, Peru to meet with Magali Silva, Peru’s Minister of Trade and Tourism to continue TPP negotiations.Lima, PeruClosed pressFor press inquiries, please contact Trevor Kincaid at   Tuesday, January 13 Week Ahead: January 5 - 9Monday, January 5 No public events. Tuesday, January 6 Ambassador Froman will attend the U.S.-Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue (HLED) with the Vice President.Washington, D.C.Closed press Ambassador Froman will meet with the United Mexican States’ Secretary of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal.Washington, D.C.Closed press Releases 2014 Report to Congress on China's WTO Compliance Washington D.C. - The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative presented to Congress today the 2014 annual report on China's compliance with its World Trade Organization obligations. The report is statutorily mandated by Congress and highlights the status of China's policies and practices in areas such as intellectual property rights, industrial policies, services, agriculture and transparency. Week Ahead: December 22, 2014 – January 2, 2015Monday, December 22 No public events.  Tuesday, December 23 No public events. Wednesday, December 24 No public events. Thursday, December 25 No public events. Friday, December 26 and Chinese Delegations Conclude 25th Session of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and TradeAgreement reached in several areas of importance to U.S. farmers, innovators, manufacturers and workers