USTR - Fact Sheet,32/10en-usStanding Up for Workers: Ensuring that the Benefits of Trade are Broadly-SharedProtection of worker rights is one of the highest priorities of the Obama Administration’s trade agenda.  From bringing the first-ever labor case under a free trade agreement, to working with Burma on a new labor rights initiative, to developing roadmaps to address serious worker rights concerns in Bangladesh and Swaziland, to negotiating the highest-ever labor standards with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) countries, which represent nearly two-thirds of the global economy, the Obama Administration is taking unprecedented st SHEET: Trade Enforcement – Leveling the Playing Field for U.S. Workers and EmployersTrade Enforcement – Leveling the Playing Field for U.S. Workers and EmployersA Top Priority President Obama has made trade enforcement a top priority for U.S. trade policy.  The Administration has worked to hold trading partners to account for trade agreement obligations and has vigorously enforced the rules-based trading system to stand up for American workers, families, farmers and businesses.–Leveling-the-Playing-Field-for-US-Workers-and-Employers2014-06-25T04:00:00FACT SHEET: Trade, Illegal Wildlife Trafficking, and National Security TRADE PROTECTS AMERICAN JOBS AND AMERICAN FAMILIES. The United States has negotiated trade agreements that protect American innovation and demand high standards for goods. The Obama Administration has made clear that we will go to the mat for our businesses and families. 2014-06-16T04:00:00FACT SHEET: WTO Case Challenging Chinese Antidumping and Countervailing duties on Certain American-Made AutomobilesMay 23, 2014 What is this case about? SHEET: Values Driving U.S. Trade PolicyThe Obama Administration is committed to a trade policy that provides new opportunities for workers and that supports economic growth by opening markets, enforcing our agreements, and leveling the playing field for our workers.  The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP), and other negotiations offer new opportunities to advance this agenda, consistent with American interests and American values, including putting labor and environmental protections at the core of trade policy and protecting and promoting innovation. Sheet: Successes in Reducing Technical Barriers to Trade to Open Markets for American Exports04/01/2013SUCCESSES IN REDUCING TECHNICAL BARRIERS TO TRADE TO OPEN MARKETS FOR AMERICAN EXPORTS Sheet: WTO Case Challenging Chinese SubsidiesWhat Chinese Policies are at Issue?• China appears to be providing export subsidies that are prohibited by the World Trade Organization (WTO) to its auto and auto parts industries.• The subsidies being challenged are provided to auto and auto-parts manufacturers in China that meet certain export performance requirements and that are located in government-designated regions known as “export bases.” Appellate Body Confirms Landmark Decision Against $18 Billion in European Subsidies to AirbusIn findings announced on May 18, 2011, the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body found in favor of the United States in the European Union’s appeal of a WTO Panel’s findings that launch aid and other subsidies provided by European countries to Airbus over the last four decades caused adverse effects to the interests of U.S. businesses and workers.Here are key findings confirmed by the WTO Appellate Body:Launch Aid – $15 billion Unfair Trade Practices, Winning at the WTO: Key Findings Against European Subsidies to AirbusFIGHTING UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES, WINNING AT THE WTO: KEY FINDINGS AGAINST EUROPEAN SUBSIDIES TO AIRBUSIn findings announced on June 30, 2010, a dispute settlement panel at the World Trade Organization ruled in favor of the United States on a case claiming that launch aid and other subsidies provided by European countries to the Airbus aircraft company over the last four decades caused adverse effects to the interests of U.S. businesses and workers. Here are key findings of the WTO panel: Markets Open: Successes In Reducing Technical Barriers To American ExportsKEEPING MARKETS OPEN: SUCCESSES IN REDUCING TECHNICAL BARRIERS TO AMERICAN EXPORTS A new USTR report on key technical barriers that American exporters face includes information about USTR's 2009 successes in breaking down these barriers around the world.  Key USTR progress in breaking down technical barriers to trade includes: CHINA: INTERNET FILTERING SOFTWARE AND MEDICAL DEVICES