US Trade Agreements

US Trade Agreements

NAFTA at 20
24 Jan 2014
This is the first of a two-part series looking at NAFTA’s legacy, the North American supply chain and the future of cross-border trade.
U.S. and EU flags blended together
11 Nov 2013
The European Union and the United States began a second round of free trade negotiations in Brussels today even as recent spying allegations have undermined trust between the world’s biggest commercial partners.
Shoe on money
23 Oct 2013
Footwear importers are mounting an all-out effort to convince Congress and the Obama administration that disproportionately large duties on their products are punishing both retailers and American consumers.
07 Oct 2013
The U.S. and the European Union will today attempt to agree on a new date for trans-Atlantic trade talks...
Vegetables
26 Sep 2013
The U.S. and Japan today announced that organic products certified in Japan or in the U.S. may be sold as organic in either country, starting Jan. 1, 2014.
13 Aug 2013
The U.S. and the U.S.-East African Community have agreed to launch formal negotiations on a trade facilitation agreement, according to Michael Froman, U.S. Trade Representative.
23 Jun 2013
Geoje Island in South Korea is an unlikely catalyst for major changes in how global trade is conducted. Tourists flock to its rolling tree-clad mounts to hike through the spring blossoms. But nestled among the hills in Ogpo Bay sits one of the world’s largest shipyards.
Blended image of U.S. and European Union flags
17 Jun 2013
The European Union and the U.S. officially launched far-reaching negotiations on a trans-Atlantic free trade and investment agreement today that could boost their combined economies by as much as $280 billion a year.
16 Jun 2013
Representatives from the U.S. and Indonesia have met to discuss ways to further bilateral investment between the two nations under the U.S.-Indonesia Trade and Investment Framework Agreement.
23 May 2013
Demetrios Marantis, acting U.S. trade representative, and Pwint San, Myanmar’s deputy commerce minister, have signed a trade and investment framework agreement...
21 May 2013
The U.S. and Tunisia have launched an initiative to support the development of small and medium-sized enterprises, boost trade and promote economic growth.
20 May 2013
Rebecca Blank, U.S. acting commerce secretary, has wrapped up her week-long Latin America trade mission in Panama, which highlighted the importance of the U.S.-Panama bilateral trade relationship.
16 May 2013
U.S. manufacturing and agricultural exports to Colombia are on the rise, as the trade agreement between the two nations reaches its one-year mark, according to Acting U.S. Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis.
08 May 2013
The U.S. has requested consultations with Bahrain under the labor chapter of the U.S.-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement...
01 Apr 2013
Ron Kirk, who served as the U.S. Trade Representative in the Obama administration until February 2013, has joined Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher as senior of counsel.
01 Apr 2013
The U.S. is exploring the possibility of a trade pact with the Economic Community of West African States to increase bilateral trade and investment, according to Demetrios Marantis, Acting U.S. Trade Representative.
28 Mar 2013
Jay Timmons, president and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers, has sent a letter to President Obama outlining goals for negotiations of the trade agreement with the European Union...
View of the Port of Long Beach.
27 Mar 2013
LONG BEACH, Calif. — Now that the U.S. has emerged from the economic recession, the freight transportation sector in 2013 will shift its focus to supply chain issues such as federal sequestration, truck capacity shortages and a shift in sourcing away from China, economists told the annual Pulse of the Ports conference in Long Beach Wednesday.
19 Mar 2013
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has applauded a new framework developed by the U.S. and Russia to promote bilateral trade and investment.
15 Mar 2013
Japan has announced it will seek to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the BBC reports.
14 Mar 2013
Chief negotiators at the end of the 16th round of Trans-Pacific Partnership talks reported they had achieved their goal to put the negotiations on an accelerated track...
12 Mar 2013
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is seeking proposals on whether the U.S. and Colombia should accelerate the elimination of customs duties set out in their respective tariff schedules...
08 Mar 2013
The bilateral U.S.-Iraq Trade and Investment Framework Agreement, first negotiated in 2005, is likely to enter into force later this year, providing a bilateral forum to foster greater trade and investment between the two countries.
05 Mar 2013
A group of Mexican tomato growers and the U.S. Department of Commerce have signed a new agreement that will govern the import of fresh Mexican-grown tomatoes into the U.S.
05 Mar 2013
Eleven national organizations representing dairy farmers and dairy industry workers have sent a letter to eight members of Congress urging them not to approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal without considering the impact on dairy farms and workers.
01 Mar 2013
Few disagree that a proposed free trade agreement between the European Union and the United States would be an economic b
26 Feb 2013
The U.S. Lumber Coalition is concerned by British Columbia’s recent log export policy changes, particularly a 20 percent increase in the “fee in lieu of domestic manufacturing” applied to many log exports that will take effect on...
13 Feb 2013
The retail and manufacturing industries have remarked on President Obama’s recent State of the Union address, commending his focus on job creation, while also offering a few suggestions.
13 Feb 2013
Government officials, politicians and business and industry leaders have commended the decision of the U.S. and the European Union to initiate the necessary internal procedures for the launch of...
President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address on Feb. 12, 2013.
13 Feb 2013
President Obama said the right things about investing in transportation infrastructure and removing trade barriers with Asia and Europe during his State of the Union address Tuesday.
The outlook for U.S. red meat exports is favorable in 2013, according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation.
21 Jan 2013
06 Dec 2012
Officials from the Port of Long Beach and the Panama Canal Authority have renewed a memorandum of understanding that promotes trade between Latin America and the U.S.
06 Dec 2012
President Obama is expected to sign legislation that would enact permanent normal trade relations with Russia,
04 Dec 2012
Twenty-four senators recently signed a letter to President Obama expressing support for negotiating strengthened labor rights and protections against outsourcing in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership.
14 Nov 2012
When the George W. Bush administration signed the Central America Free Trade Agreement in 2004, skeptics were assured the new pact would expand trade and foreign direct investment between the U.S. and six of the least industrialized countries in the Western Hemisphere.