Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for the Western Hemisphere, John M. Melle, visited Paraguay to participate in a Joint Commission on Trade and Investment meeting in Asuncion. This meeting was a follow up to the commitment made during the political and economic dialogue between Paraguay and the US. that took place in June 2015 in Washington, D.C. to increase cooperation on bilateral trade and investment.
Also during his stay in Paraguay, Melle met with Paraguayan authorities and civil society representatives to address issues related to the expansion of trade ties. This was a goal set by the Joint Commission on Trade and Investment between Paraguay and the United States.