USTR - Fact Sheet 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: Colorado Small Business and Jobs Supported by ExportsSmall businesses that export grow faster, add jobs faster and pay higher wages than small businesses in the same sector that serve purely domestic markets.  Today, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman toured Epic Brewery in Denver, Colorado, one of approximately 4,900 Colorado small businesses supporting jobs in the state by selling to customers around the world. Epic Brewery has a production facility in Denver and makes over 40 different types of craft beers. 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: The Second Anniversary of the U.S.-Colombia Trade AgreementTwo years after the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement went into force on May 15, 2012, the agreement continues to make good on its promise of supporting the growth of American jobs; increasing U.S. exports for manufacturers, farmers and ranchers; and enhancing U.S. competitiveness. SHEET: Successes in Reducing Technical Barriers to Trade to Open Markets for American Exports Standards-related measures can be an effective and efficient means of achieving legitimate commercial and policy objectives.  But when such measures are overly burdensome, discriminatory, or otherwise inappropriate, they can hamper U.S. exports and create unwarranted technical barriers to trade.  In 2013, the Obama Administration opened markets by resolving unwarranted technical barriers to trade that applied to a wide range of safe, quality products, including manufactured goods and agricultural products. SHEET: 2014 National Trade Estimate Report Major DevelopmentsThe National Trade Estimate Report provides an inventory of the most important foreign barriers affecting U.S. exports of goods and services, foreign direct investment by U.S. persons, and protection of intellectual property rights.  Such an inventory enhances awareness of these trade restrictions and facilitates negotiations aimed at reducing or eliminating these barriers.  The report covers significant barriers, whether they are consistent or inconsistent with international trading rules. SHEET: Obama Administration Removes Barriers to Food and Agriculture Exports In 2013, the Obama Administration opened markets worldwide by resolving unwarranted sanitary (human and animal health) and phytosanitary (plant health) barriers to the exportation of a wide range of food and agricultural products.  While each country should implement necessary measures to protect human, animal, and plant health, some countries impose arbitrary import restrictions to protect their products from foreign competition.  Expanding U.S. 2014-03-31T04:00:00FACT SHEET: U.S.-Korea Agreement 2nd AnniversaryTWO YEARS OF ENHANCED OPPORTUNITIES:  THE U.S.-KOREA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT Objectives, U.S. Benefits In the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: A Detailed ViewIn June 2013, President Obama, European Council President Van Rompuy and European Commission President Barroso announced that the United States and the European Union (EU) would launch negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) agreement.  The T-TIP is intended to be an ambitious and comprehensive trade agreement that significantly expands trade and investment between the United States and the EU, increases economic growth, jobs, and international competitiveness, and addresses global issues of common concern.