Category Archives: Office of U.S. Trade Representatives

U.S. Negotiations Across the Pacific and Atlantic In Your Backyard

The United States’ efforts to increase exports, boost productivity and gain additional access to foreign markets has resulted in its entry into two large region-wide free trade negotiations. Per the request of one of ITE’s readers, this post will provide … Continue reading

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End to Antigua-US Gambling Services Dispute In Sight?

Last year, I published a piece titled, Small States and Compliance Bargaining in the WTO: An analysis of the Antigua-US Gambling Services Case. The article highlights the ability of  a small Caribbean country, Antigua and Barbuda (referred to as Antigua), to successfully challenge … Continue reading

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Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement: A Very Brief Guide

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The United States and the European Union will enter into trade talks this summer as a  part of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement. As the third and final part of the series on U.S.-EU trade relations in … Continue reading

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US-EU Trade in Historical Perspective: Kennedy and Nixon

In his 2013 State of the Union Address, U.S. President Barack Obama announced that the United States would enter into trade talks with the European Union. Talks for the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement are expected to begin by … Continue reading

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Japan to Join Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

Japan has announced today that it will enter into the Tran-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations thus, becoming the 12th country to join. The TPP already consists of 11 other countries: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United … Continue reading

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