Ambassador Sapiro travels to Paris for annual meeting of OECD

On Friday, Deputy United States Trade Representative Miriam Sapiro concluded a two-day trip to Paris, France, where she attended the annual Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Ministerial Conference Meeting (MCM).

Amb. Sapiro OECD

Ambassador Sapiro at the OECD

Ambassador Sapiro represented the U.S. Government at the OECD MCM’s Trade Session, which provided an opportunity for Trade Ministers from around the world to discuss actions that they can take, individually and together, to open markets further and support global economic recovery. In her remarks before the Trade Session, Ambassador Sapiro said that “Collectively, to generate sustained economic growth, development and employment, we need to remain vigilant in ensuring a global trading system that is rules-based and embodied by a dynamic WTO.” She also expressed the United States’ continued support for the successful completion of the Doha Round, stressing that this must include meaningful contributions of all key WTO members – developed and advanced developing countries alike.

Deputy Secretary of State Jacob Lew, U.S. Ambassador to the OECD Karen Kornbluh,

and Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Sapiro between meetings at the OECD


While in Paris, Ambassador Sapiro met with trade officials from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, France, Israel, Korea, New Zealand, and Switzerland. These meetings provided Ambassador Sapiro with the opportunity to engage key trading partners on a broad range of issues of mutual interest.

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