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US Trade Policy

US Trade Policy 2009

Obama’s statements on trade

Obama’s pre-election foreign policy

Statements and Releases by USTR and government officials on TPP
Letter to President Obama from 54 representatives urging a new direction on trade talks (26 February 2009)

Letter to President Obama from 45 representatives urging continuation of TPP negotiations (10 March 2009)

The Trade Reform, Accountability, Development and Employment (TRADE) Act
The TRADE Act was reintroduced for the 2009-2010 US Congressional legislative session on 24 June 2009 by Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Maine) with 106 original cosponsors. It was backed by a letter of support from over 350 US-based civil society organisations. A summary of the TRADE Act is available here.

The 2009 National Trade Estimate on Foreign Trade Barriers (official publication of the USTR office. Includes 'hit list' dossiers on all TPP negotiator countries)

Full list of submissions received on the Proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement


USTR: USTR Begins TPP Talks In Australia (15 March 2010)

Ask The Ambassador: Trade with New Zealand, Trans-Pacific Partnership (15 March 2010)
USTR TPP Negotiations Update: Day Two (16 March 2010)
USTR TPP Negotiations Update: Day Three (17 March 2010)

USTR TPP Negotiations Update: Day Four (18 March 2010)

USTR: USTR Negotiators Report Successful First Round of Trans-Pacific Partnership Talks (19 March 2010)
USTR: Remarks by Ambassador Ron Kirk at the US Chamber of Commerce for World Trade Week (18 May 2010)
USTR World Trade Week Event: USTR's TPP Online Chat (21 May 2010)

Readout on Day One of San Fran TPP talks (14 June 2010)
Readout on Day Two of San Fran TPP talks (15 June 2010)
Readout on Day Three of San Fran TPP talks (16 June 2010)
Readout on Day Four of San Fran TPP talks (17 June 2010)

USTR Update on Brunei TPP talks (7 October 2010)

USTR Update on Brunei TPP talks: Part Two (8 October 2010)

USTR: Speech by Ron Kirk to National Bureau of Asian Research on TPP and APEC (31 March 2011)

Letter by Senators Sherrod Brown and Jon Kyl to President Obama urging strong regulation of state-owned enterprises in TPP (8 August 2011)

Letter by Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro to USTR urging strong food security measures in TPP (7 September 2011)

Letter to USTR by 35 senators urging strong IPR protection of biologics in TPP (12 September 2011)

USTR: Trade Enhancing Access To Medicines (12 September 2011)

Senate Speech by Senator Bernie Sanders on Unfettered Free Trade (October 12 2011)

House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committee letters to USTR urging Japan's exclusion as negotiating partner (November 8 2011)

Letter from Senator Carl Levin to President Obama urging Japan's exclusion from TPP (November 9 2011)

Press Briefing by Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs Mike Froman on APEC and TPP (November 12 2011)

Press Briefing by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest and CEOs of Johnson & Johnson, Caterpillar, and Google on APEC and TPP (November 12 2011)

Readout by the Press Secretary of President Barack Obama's meeting with Prime Minister Noda of Japan (November 12 2011)

Remarks by President Obama in meeting with TPP leaders (November 12 2011)

USTR Statement on Announcements from Mexico or Canada Regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership (November 13 2011)

Proposed Amendment by Senator Ron Wyden on TPP Transparency (March 2012)

Activist Links

The US (P4/TPP) on bilaterals.org
Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch

Forum on Democracy and Trade
Online petition on White House site to end TPPA negotiations (November 25 2011)

Business Links

Emergency Committee for American Trade
US Chamber of Commerce
Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce
US National Council of Textile Organisations (NCTO)
Coalition of Service Industries
Grocery Manufacturers of America (GMA)
International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA)
National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC)



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