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Interview with AUCC Chairperson Carolyn Lamm Before 2012 Uzbekistan-US Annual Business Forum
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The Office of the United States Trade Representative releases President Trump’s 2017 Trade Policy Agenda
The 2017 Agenda outlines the new Administration's four trade priorities: promoting U.S. sovereignty, enforcing U.S. trade laws, leveraging American economic strength to expand our goods and services exports, and protecting U.S. intellectual property rights.
USTR leads development and implementation of the President's Trade Policy Agenda, which it provides with the Annual Report on trade developments. To read both, pleaseclick here.
7. South and Central Asia [Abstract]
Communicating the Importance of Ensuring Women's Economic Empowerment through Trade and Investment Agreements in Central and South Asia
In 2016, the United States continued to work with partner governments in the region, the private sector, think tanks, the media, and U.S. Embassies to effectively explain the economic importance of empowering women entrepreneurs and business owners to better take advantage of trade and investment opportunities. USTR worked to fully implement the 2014 Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with the governments of Pakistan and Kazakhstan on Women's Economic Empowerment, and initiated discussions with a number of other South Asian countries on negotiating similar MOUs.
Advancing U.S. Engagement with Central Asia
USTR's historic support for WTO membership for the Central Asian countries helped facilitate Kazakhstan attaining WTO membership in 2015. Support for WTO accession of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan continued.
For 2017, USTR plans to review accession issues for these two countries, especially considering that there is a new Uzbek government in place. Also, the United States-Central Asia TIFA Council meeting convened in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, with the five Central Asian countries - Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan - as Members, plus Afghanistan as an Observer. We hope to convene the next TIFA Council meeting in the fall of 2017 and will focus on actions to boost regional economic cooperation and connectivity; customs issues; women's economic empowerment; energy trade; and, country-specific trade/investment issues, via Bilateral Working Group consultations with each of the TIFA Parties.
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