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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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Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht will meet US Trade Representative Michael Froman in Washington, on 17-18 February, to take stock of progress made so far.
The warning came one day after the US trade representative's office said it had begun a legal challenge at the WTO against certain Chinese subsidies for wind power equipment manufacturers.
Algeria is a very important partner for the United States which seeks to further promote bilateral exchanges, said Monday in Algiers Paul Burkhead, the director of Commercial Affairs for Europe and the Middle East and US Trade representative. Burkhead, who is on a two-day visit to Algeria, told a news conference that the "goal of the visit is to ensure good development for trade with Algeria, considering the importance of the country." "Algeria, with its robust economy, represents a lot of opportunities for US companies, and we want to seize those opportunities."AaAaAa
US Trade Representative Susan Schwab advises the EU to permanently abolish new duties and cease controlling tariffs to deter technological advances, say published reports.
THE United States will use a World Trade Organisation procedure to clarify its ban on online gambling, a US trade representative said yesterday.
This, said the US Trade Representative office, would "provide our governments with the information necessary to stop textiles and apparel transhipments".
ITACs advise the US Trade Representative on trade policies affecting public health.
But a spokeswoman for the US Trade Representative's office in Washington said it would take "no comfort from any offer to postpone the actual payment of the launch aid' and the financing costs of Airbus would be reduced by the commitment of European governments to the project.
The US Trade Representative warned in December that the US was would not wait long before taking legal action if no progress was made in talks.
In a budget hearing at the US House of Representatives, Robert Zoellick, the US Trade Representative, reportedly said that many US companies might be reluctant to complain to Beijing directly for fear of causing problems for their own operations in China.
The announcement follows a Washington meeting between Crown Prince Shaikh Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa and US Trade Representative Robert Zoellick.