On February 18, 2022, the European Union requested consultations with China with regard to measures that allegedly adversely affect the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights.

The European Union claimed that the measures at issue appear to be inconsistent with:

•    Articles 1.1, 28.1, 28.2, 41.1, and 44.1 of the TRIPS Agreement; and

•    Section 2(A)(2) of China's Accession Protocol.

The European Union also claimed that:

WASHINGTON, DC – The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) today issued a letter to signatories of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (“TPP”) that the United States has formally withdrawn from the agreement per guidance from the President of the United States. The letter emphasizes the commitment of the United States to free and fair trade, and encourages future discussions on “measures designed to promote more efficient markets and higher levels of economic growth.”

November 15, 2016

March 14, 2016

February 26, 2016

Washington, D.C. - Today, the Office of the United States Trade Representative announced that it has requested the Government of Peru to verify that a 2015 timber shipment exported to the United States from Peru complied with all applicable Peruvian laws and regulations. This is the first such verification request under the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (PTPA), which entered into force in 2009.

November 18, 2015

Washington, D.C. - The fifth meeting of the United States - Peru Free Trade Commission (hereinafter the “Commission”) took place on November 12, 2015 in Washington, D.C.  The Commission is responsible for overseeing implementation and further elaboration of the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (hereinafter the “Agreement”).  John Melle, Assistant United States Trade Representative for the Western Hemisphere, led the United States delegation, and Edgar Vásquez, Vice Minister of Foreign Trade led the Peruvian delegation.  The following Join

October 20, 2014