U.S.-Mexico Agreement on Lifting of Retaliatory Measures Related to the Cross-Border Trucking Dispute
U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk announced that on July 8, 2011, Mexico is expected to reduce fifty percent of its retaliatory duties on goods exported from the United States.
The MOU was signed on July 6, 2011 in Mexico City and is available here.
Ambassador Kirk traveled to Lusaka, Zambia on June 8, 2011, for the 2011 African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum.
Ambassador Kirk traveled to Tanzania on June 6, 2011, to highlight the Obama Administration’s commitment to support Tanzania’s leadership through initiatives like the Millennium Challenge Account, the Partnership for Growth and Feed the Future. He also highlighted the important role that trade and investment can play in Tanzania’s economic growth. His visit included meetings with various government and business leaders to discuss the current and potential positive economic impact of U.S.-Tanzania trade and investment.
Ambassador Kirk traveled to Paris, France on May 25, 2011, to chair the Organization for Economic Cooperation (OECD) Trade Ministerial.
Increasing U.S. Auto Exports and Growing U.S. Auto Jobs Through the U.S. South Korea Trade Agreement
President Obama recognized that when it came to autos, the 2007 U.S.-South Korea trade agreement did not go far enough to provide new market access to U.S. auto companies and to level the playing field for U.S. auto manufacturers and workers. The new agreements signed in February 2011 make a number of important improvements:
You can find labor fact sheets for the three most resent trade agreements below.
The Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Chapter of the U.S.-South Korea trade agreement contains state-of-the-art protections spanning all types of intellectual property, and requirements to join key multilateral IPR agreements. It also contains strong enforcement provisions to ensure that American intellectual property rights are efficiently and effectively protected in South Korea.
The U.S.-South Korea trade agreement makes sure that American manufacturers of medicines and medical devices are able to compete in South Korea, based on fair, predictable, and understandable rules and regulations. At the same time, the agreement will help to promote high-quality health care and improve access to safe and effective medicines and medical devices, both patented and generic, in both countries.
Visit USTR's U.S.-Colombia trade agreement page to learn all about how the agreement will grow America's economy and support well-paying jobs.
Colombia is an important market for U.S. textiles and apparel. The U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement opens new market access opportunities for U.S.