U.S. Trade Representative

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U.S. Trade Representative

An official in the United States with ambassadorial rank who is responsible for conducting trade negotiations and recommending policy to the president. The trade representative reports annually on countries that do not protect intellectual property or that pursue other policies that make trades difficult. The office of the trade representative is based in Washington, D.C., with satellite offices in Geneva and Brussels.
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(40) United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement, 1 January 2004, online: Office of the United States Trade Representative <http://www.ustr.gov/trade-agreements/free-trade-agreements>.
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The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has cited the Philippines' improved labor rights violations as it concluded a review that lasted for six long years on the country's labor rights issues, which had been tied to the country's entitlement of duty-free access to the US market on some export products under the US Generalized System of Preferences (US-GSP) scheme.

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