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Press Office Week Ahead for January 22-28, 2012

Monday, January 23

Ambassador Kirk will meet with the Canadian Minister of International Trade, Ed Fast, concerning softwood lumber

Washington, D.C.

Open Press – Photographers Only

Working photographers should contact Matthew Lawrence at mlawrence@ustr.eop.gov to RSVP

Ambassador Sapiro will host a meeting of the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) Free Trade Commission

Miami, Florida

Closed Press

Tuesday, January 24

Ambassadors Kirk and Sapiro will meet with the United Arab Emirates Minister of Foreign Trade, Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi

Washington, D.C.

Closed Press

Ambassador Kirk will attend President Obama’s State of the Union Address

Washington, D.C.

Open Press

Please contact Matthew Lawrence at mlawrence@ustr.eop.gov for more information

The Office of the United States Trade Representative will convene a two-day public hearing on several worker rights-related country practices petitions under the U.S. Generalized System of Preference (GSP)

Washington, D.C.

Open Press

Please contact Matthew Lawrence at mlawrence@ustr.eop.gov for more information. NOTE: electronic media coverage is not permitted.

Wednesday, January 25

Ambassador Sapiro will meet with the Danish Ambassador to the United States, Peter Taksoe-Jensen

Washington, D.C.

Closed Press

Thursday, January 26

Ambassadors Kirk and Punke will be in Davos, Switzerland for the 2012 World Economic Forum (WEF)

Davos, Switzerland

Open Press Events

Please contact Matthew Lawrence at mlawrence@ustr.eop.gov for more information

Ambassador Siddiqui will deliver remarks at a conference hosted by the Food and Drug Law Institute

Washington, D.C.

Open Press

Please contact Matthew Lawrence at mlawrence@ustr.eop.gov for more information

Friday, January 27

Ambassador Marantis will attend a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Business Coalition and TPP Ambassadors luncheon at the residence of the Australian Ambassador

Washington, D.C.

Closed Press

**Additional events may be announced throughout the week.