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USTR Press Week Ahead: April 1-6

March 29, 2013


Monday, April 1

USTR will deliver three reports to Congress: The National Trade Estimate (NTE) Report on Foreign Trade Barriers, The Report on Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Barriers to Trade and The Report on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT).

Washington, D.C.
Information on press opportunities to follow on Monday morning.

Tuesday, April 2

Ambassador Siddiqui will deliver open press remarks on the 2013 agricultural trade agenda at a meeting of the California State Board of Food and Agriculture in Sacramento, California. He will also participate in a closed press roundtable discussion hosted by the California Farm Bureau.

Sacramento, California
Open Press Remarks
For press inquiries, please contact Andrea Mead at

Wednesday, April 3

Ambassador Marantis will attend a lunch in honor of visiting Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Washington, D.C.
Closed Press

USTR will release the Section 1377 Review on Compliance with Telecommunications Trade Agreements.

Washington, D.C.
For press inquiries, please contact Kate Villarreal at

Thursday, April 4

Director of Environment and Natural Resources Sarah Stewart will participate in the public session of the Forest Sector Governance Subcommittee and the working-level Environmental Cooperation Commission under the U.S.-Peru trade agreement in Lima, Peru.

Lima, Peru
Open Press
For press inquiries, please contact Kate Villarreal at

Friday, April 5

No public events.

Saturday, April 6

Assistant USTR for African Affairs Florie Liser will participate in a panel discussion entitled: “Africa Rising: Changing Dynamics in U.S.-Africa Relations” at Harvard University’s Ninth Annual Black Policy Conference.

Boston, Massachusetts
For press inquiries, please contact Kate Villarreal at

** Additional events may be announced throughout the week.