USTR - Fact Sheethttp://www.ustr.gov/node/64/206,42/10en-usFact Sheet: United States to Negotiate Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with the European Union02/13/2013In his State of the Union address on February 12, 2013, the President announced that the Administration plans to notify Congress of its intent to launch negotiations on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with the European Union (EU).The President’s decision recognizes that the U.S.-EU economic relationship is already the world’s largest, accounting for one third of total goods and services trade and nearly half of global economic output.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/fact-sheets/2013/february/US-EU-TTIP2013-02-13T05:00:00FACT SHEET: Transparency and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Overview of Trade NegotiationsUnder the U.S. Constitution, the President is responsible for conducting U.S. foreign relations, including by negotiating and concluding trade and investment agreements with other governments. By delegation from the President and by statute, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has primary responsibility for developing and coordinating U.S. trade policy and for leading trade and investment negotiations on behalf of the United States. USTR acts with the advice of the interagency trade policy organization.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/fact-sheets/2012/june/transparency-and-the-tpp2012-06-26T04:00:00FACT SHEET: Urgent Need to Extend AGOA's Third-Country Fabric Provision and Implement CAFTA-DR Textileand Apparel ProvisionsThe United States is committed to boosting trade with African and Latin American nations through the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), our trade preference program for sub-Saharan Africa and our Central America – Dominican Republic – United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR). The urgent changes needed to AGOA and CAFTA-DR would build on two key U.S.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/fact-sheets/2012/may/TCH2012-05-09T04:00:00GSP and ATPA: Critical to the United States(Updated 2/16/11)http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/fact-sheets/2011/gsp-and-atpa-critical-united-states2011-02-07T05:00:00GSP: Critical to the United States and Developing CountriesThe U.S. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) is a program designed to promote economic growth in the developing world by providing preferential duty-free entry for about 4,800 products from 131 designated beneficiary countries and territories. GSP was instituted on January 1, 1976 by the Trade Act of 1974. Unless extended by Congress, GSP will expire on December 31, 2009.GSP Creates American Jobs and Keeps U.S. Companies Competitivehttp://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/fact-sheets/2009/december/gsp-critical-united-states-and-developing-countries2009-12-21T05:00:00Highlights of Trade Capacity Building Initiatives in Support of U.S.-CAFTA Negotiationshttp://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/fact-sheets/archives/2003/january/highlights-trade-capacity-building-initiativ2003-01-08T00:00:00