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USTR Press Office Week Ahead: May 14-18, 2012

05/14/2012

Monday, May 14

Ambassador Kirk, EPA Administrator Jackson, Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack, and Secretary of Commerce Bryson will participate in the opening session of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Technology Market Summit at American University.

Washington, DC

Open Press

 

Ambassador Kirk and Secretary Solis will co-chair the Labor Advisory Committee Meeting at the Department of Labor.

Washington, DC

Closed Press

 

Ambassador Punke will represent the United States at events celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Information Technology Agreement at the World Trade Organization.

Geneva, Switzerland

Open Press Events

  

Tuesday, May 15

Ambassador Kirk will make remarks at an event celebrating World Trade Week and the entry-into-force of the U.S.-Colombia trade agreement at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Washington, DC

Open Press

 

Ambassadors Kirk and Sapiro will meet with the Swedish Minister for Trade, Dr. Ewa Björling.

Washington, DC

Closed Press

 

Ambassador Kirk will meet with the Vice Chairman of Travelers Companies, Inc., Alan Schnitzer.

Washington, DC

Closed Press

 

Ambassador Kirk will make remarks at the National Council of Textile Organizations Annual Meeting.

Washington, DC

Open Press

 

Wednesday, May 16

Ambassador Kirk will meet with the Korean Minister for Trade, Bark Tae-ho and lead the first meeting of the Joint Committee on the U.S.-Korea Trade Agreement.

Washington, DC

Closed Press

 

Ambassador Kirk will attend a dinner honoring the U.S. Ambassador to Singapore, Heng Chee Chan.

Washington, DC

Closed Press

 

Ambassador Sapiro will testify before the House Committee on Small Business regarding USTR’s efforts to support small businesses through trade negotiations and enforcement.

Washington, DC

Open Press

 

Ambassador Siddiqui will attend the Muslim American Leadership Summit hosted by Congressman Keith Ellison.

Washington, DC

Open Press

 

Chief Negotiators for the Trans-Pacific Partnership will hold a 12th Round closing press conference at the Intercontinental Hotel.

10:30 a.m. CT

Addison, TX

Open to Credentialed Press

Contact Kate Villarreal at kvillarreal@ustr.eop.gov for more information.

 

Chief Negotiator for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Barbara Weisel will give a telephone briefing for press.

11:15 a.m. CT/12:15 p.m. ET

Working journalists must RSVP to Kate Villarreal at kvillarreal@ustr.eop.gov for call-in information.

 

Thursday, May 17

Ambassador Kirk will chair a meeting of the President’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. Ambassadors Sapiro and Marantis will also participate.

Washington, DC

Closed Press

 

Ambassador Marantis will meet with the Sri Lankan Minister of External Affairs, Professor G.L. Peiris.

Washington, DC

Closed Press

 

Friday, May 18

Ambassador Kirk will meet with the New Zealand Trade Minister, Tim Groser.

Washington, DC

Closed Press

 

Ambassador Siddiqui will deliver remarks at the Washington Seminar on Food Security and Trade in the Asia-Pacific Region, hosted by the International Food and Agricultural Trade Policy Council.

Washington, DC

Open Press

 

**Additional events may be announced throughout the week.