USTR - Fact Sheet,33/10en-usFACT SHEET: WTO Environmental Goods Agreement: Promoting Made-in-America Clean Technology Exports, Green Growth and Jobs“And I'm directing my administration to launch negotiations toward global free trade in environmental goods and services, including clean energy technology, to help more countries skip past the dirty phase of development and join a global low-carbon economy.” -President Barack Obama, 6/25/2013 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. List of Environmental Goods: Promoting Exports, Creating Jobs, and Advancing Green Growth and Sustainable DevelopmentOn September 9, 2012, Leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) agreed on a list of environmental goods on which, according to their 2011 pledge, they will cut tariffs to five percent or less by 2015. This marks the first time that trade negotiations have produced such a list of environmental goods for tariff cuts. This historic outcome will make a significant contribution to the Obama Administration’s goals to increase exports and jobs, as well as its strong commitment to promoting green growth and sustainable development. in the U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion AgreementThe environment chapter of the U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement (the “Agreement”) contains groundbreaking elements that were first outlined on May 10, 2007, in a bipartisan, Congressional-Executive accord to incorporate high environmental standards into America’s trade agreements. Under the Agreement, the Panamanian government will be held to the same level of accountability for meeting environmental commitments as it is for meeting all other commitments from market access to intellectual property protection.