Michael Froman

U.S. challenges China over export subsidies

The United States initiated consultations at the World Trade Organization over China's export subsidy system, announced U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman. Consultations are the first step at WTO.

Prospects nil for TPP deal at early November meeting

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said "we do not expect to have a final agreement" on the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact during a meeting of U.S. and Asian leaders in early November, said Kyodo news agency.

WTO rules for US over India’s livestock trade rules

The World Trade Organization agreed with U.S. complaints and ruled that India's restrictions on imports of hogs, poultry meat and chicken eggs violate world trade rules.

U.S.-Japan talks boost odds for Pacific trade pact-Froman

There is new momentum for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement among a dozen nations, as a result of last week's U.S.-Japan talks, said U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman. During a Senate Finance hearing, Froman said the talks in Tokyo "identified a path forward on agriculture and autos, two of the most challenging areas."

Senators urge more market opening by Japan

Eighteen US senators sign letter to USTR Michael Froman saying United States should press Japan to increase market access for US farm exports.