USTR.gov Headlines

Starting today we will bring you a weekly summary of the headlines coming out of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

Readout of Today’s Meeting of U.S. and Colombian Officials 3/11/2011

Today senior officials from USTR and the Colombian government continued their engagement on issues related to the pending trade agreement between the countries. They agreed to meet again in Washington, DC, within two weeks.

Opinion on Doha Round negotiations by U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk 3/11/2011
Please note new comments by United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk today on the future of the Doha Round; these can be found in an opinion piece posted on Reuters.com at the following link:
http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/03/11/moving-doha-forward-the-u-s-view/

Readout of Today’s Meeting of U.S. and Colombian Officials 3/10/2011

Today Deputy United States Trade Representative Miriam Sapiro, along with senior officials from other U.S. government agencies, met with a high-level delegation from the government of Colombia. The meeting took place at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative in Washington, DC. The officials had a productive discussion about issues related to the U.S.-Colombia trade agreement. Discussions will continue tomorrow.

U.S. to Host APEC Senior Officials Meeting 3/10/2011
The United States will be kicking off its host year for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC) with a Senior Officials Meeting this Friday and Saturday, March 11-12, in Washington, D.C. Senior Officials from each of the 21 APEC member countries will gather to discuss issues such as strengthening regional economic integration, expanding trade, promoting clean energy, and advancing regulatory cooperation and convergence.

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