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USTR

(Daily News)
April 21, 2009

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and European Union Trade Commissioner Catherine Ashton are scheduled to speak by telephone tonight (April 21) to discuss the possibility of settling a decade-old dispute over U.S. beef exports to the EU market, according to informed sources.


(Text Document)
April 20, 2009

(Daily News)
April 20, 2009

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said today (April 20) in a press conference that, acting on a mandate from President Obama, he will "immediately" begin developing an action plan, in consultation with the Colombia government, for moving the Colombia free trade agreement through Congress.


(Daily News)
April 20, 2009

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk today (April 20) said he believes that problems that have been flagged by President Obama regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) can be fixed without reopening the text of the trade deal. Obama has identified labor rights and the environment provisions as needing to be fixed.


(Daily News)
April 20, 2009

At the request of President Obama, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk met with Colombian President Alvaro Uribe and the country’s Finance Minister this weekend to work on outstanding issues, including violence against labor leaders, which have blocked consideration of the bilateral free trade agreement, according to White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.


(Inside U.S. Trade)
April 17, 2009

Officials from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative were in Peru this week to examine how sweeping reforms to Peru's forestry laws made under the free trade agreement with the U.S. are taking root and whether they are being implemented consistent with Peru's obligations under the FTA, according to a U.S. trade official.

(Inside U.S. Trade)
April 17, 2009

Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Danny Sepulveda has refocused the office of congressional affairs in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to allow a more effective interaction between USTR and members of Congress and their staffs.

(Inside U.S. Trade)
April 17, 2009

President Obama on April 14 named three former Clinton officials to his administration in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Export-Import Bank.

(Inside U.S. Trade)
April 17, 2009

In an April 14 letter to House Energy and Commerce Committee and Science and Technology Committee Republicans, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk stated that the administration does not support at this time border measures or any other specific methods to prevent the movement of jobs and production offshore in the event the U.S. imposes a cap-and-trade carbon control system.

(Text Document)
April 16, 2009

(Text Document)
April 16, 2009

(Daily News)
April 15, 2009

President Obama late yesterday (April 14) named three former Clinton officials to his administration in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Export-Import Bank.


(Daily News)
April 15, 2009

In this April 14 letter to House Energy and Commerce Committee and Science and Technology Committee Republicans, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk this week stated that the administration does not support at this time border measures or any other specific methods to prevent the movement of jobs and production offshore in the event the U.S. imposes a cap-and-trade carbon control system.


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