USTR - Speech,329/10en-usDeputy USTR Ambassador Demetrios Marantis 2012 AGOA Forum Closing Ceremony RemarksRemarks by Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Demetrios MarantisUnited States Department of StateWashington, DCJune 15, 2012*As Prepared for Delivery*"Good afternoon, by United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk at The Brookings Institution on The African Growth and Opportunity Act Remarks by U.S. Trade Representative Ron KirkThe Brookings InstitutionWashington, DCJune 13, 2012*As Prepared for Delivery* by Ambassador Ron Kirk at the Consumer Electronics ShowRemarks by Ambassador Ron Kirk The Consumer Electronics ShowLas Vegas, NevadaJanury 8, 2011* As Prepared for Delivery * “Thank you, Gary. It’s wonderful to be here at CES. I had the opportunity to walk the show floor earlier today, and the future is really on full display. Kirk Announces WTO Case Against China Over Export Restraints on Raw MaterialsOffice of the United States Trade RepresentativeJune 30, 2009Washington, D.C. *AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY*Now more than ever, trade is essential to keeping America's economy afloat.97 percent of America's exporters are the small and medium sized enterprises that employ millions upon millions of our citizens.