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USTR Press Office Week Ahead: December 17-21

December 14, 2012

Monday, December 17

Ambassadors Kirk and Sapiro will meet with Algerian Trade Minister Mustapha Benbada.

Washington, D.C.
Closed Press

Tuesday, December 18

Ambassador Kirk and Acting Secretary of Commerce Dr. Rebecca Blank will host a dinner to open the 23rd Session of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT).

Washington, D.C.
Closed Press

Ambassador Punke will represent the United States at the World Trade Organization’s biennial trade policy review of the United States (December 18 and 20).

Geneva, Switzerland
Closed Press

Wednesday, December 19

Ambassador Kirk and Acting Secretary Blank co-chair the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT). Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack and senior U.S. officials will participate in the small group and plenary meetings.

Washington, D.C.
Open Press Events
For more information, contact Brian Quinn at

Ambassador Kirk will give remarks at the U.S.-China Business Council Reception and Dinner in Honor of Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan.

Washington, D.C.
Open Press Remarks
For more information, contact Kate Villarreal at

Thursday, December 20

No public events.

Friday, December 21

No public events.

** Additional events may be announced throughout the week.