Deputy Assistant USTR for Small Business Christina Sevilla convened Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Working Groups with Chile and Peru to discuss cooperation through the Obama Administration's Small Business Network of the Americas, which links U.S. Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) with counterpart centers in countries throughout the Hemisphere to expand trade opportunities, share best practices in SME development, and help more small businesses take advantage of U.S. trade agreements.
This month, officials from the United States and Oman held bilateral environmental meetings in Muscat, Oman and convened an open session with members of the public on June 5 – World Environment Day – contributing to the global effort to encourage worldwide awareness and action for the environment. The meetings included a review of progress in implementing commitments under the Environment Chapter of the United States–Oman Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the establishment of an updated work plan for environmental cooperation intended to assist Oman to implement its FTA commitments.
An unprecedented emphasis on leveling the playing field for American workers and businesses
U.S. officials urged more than 30 governments to address the problem of global excess steel capacity at a key international meeting earlier this month. Government policies that create or maintain excess steelmaking capacity can hurt American steel producers and workers. The United States was joined by Canada and Mexico in calling attention to policies that distort trade, harm the environment, and threaten the most efficient steel producers in every market.
Eighty Years After the Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act: A legacy of creating jobs, promoting growth, and strengthening the middle class
Today marks the 80th anniversary of the Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act (RTAA), a new approach to trade policy passed by the New Deal Congress and signed into law by President Franklin D.Featured Information Featured Media: <a href="http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/blog/2014/June/Eighty-years-of-the-Reciprocal-Trade-Agreements-Act"><img src="http://www.ustr.gov/sites/default/files/RTAA-feature-2_0.jpg" /></a>
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) held a public hearing on World Environment Day, Thursday, June 5, to gather comments and input on U.S.