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USTR Press Office Week Ahead: December 10-14

December 07, 2012


Monday, December 10

Ambassador Marantis will continue meetings with senior government officials and members of the private sector in India.

New Delhi and Chennai, India
Please contact Andrea Mead at for any press inquiries.

Ambassador Punke will represent the United States at a special meeting of the WTO General Council in Geneva that will approve the application of Tajikistan to become a Member of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Geneva, Switzerland
Closed Press

Ambassador Siddiqui will travel to Geneva for meetings to discuss agricultural trade issues at the WTO.

Geneva, Switzerland
Closed Press

Tuesday, December 11

Ambassador Kirk will give remarks about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) at a breakfast event hosted by Third Way.

Washington, D.C.
Invited Press Only Due to Space Limitations
For more information, contact Carol Guthrie at

Ambassador Kirk will travel to Atlanta, Georgia for meetings with local business leaders to discuss strengthening the economy through exports and President Obama’s balanced approach to middle class tax relief and deficit reduction.

Atlanta, Georgia
Open Press Events
For information on press opportunities, contact Kate Villarreal at

Ambassador Punke will represent the United States at a meeting of the WTO General Council in Geneva.

Geneva, Switzerland
Closed Press

Assistant USTR for Intellectual Property and Innovation Stanford McCoy will participate in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Intellectual Property (IP) Attaché Roundtable.

Washington, D.C.
Open Press

Wednesday, December 12

Ambassador Siddiqui will travel to Moscow, Russia for meetings with Russian officials and U.S. industry stakeholders to discuss agricultural trade issues.

Moscow, Russia
Closed Press

Assistant USTR and Chief Negotiator for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Barbara Weisel will participate in a press conference at the closing of Round 15 of the TPP negotiations in Auckland, New Zealand.

Auckland, New Zealand
Open Press

Thursday, December 13

No public events.

Friday, December 14

Ambassador Kirk will give remarks at the plenary meeting of the Industry Trade Advisory Committees (ITAC) at the Department of Commerce.

Washington, D.C.
Closed Press

** Additional events may be announced throughout the week.