Ambassadors Kirk and Marantis Meet With EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee
United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Deputy United States Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis met today with members of the Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee (TEPAC). They were joined by Environmental Policy Agency administrator, Lisa Jackson as the group discussed trade issues with regard to the environment.
TEPAC, ahigh-level advisory committee, is currently comprised of 23 individuals with diverse experience in environmental affairs. The Committee’s agenda for today included a summary of the latest Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations in San Francisco, a discussion of the current status of the World Trade Organization Doha Round talks, climate change developments and USTR’s expectations for the 2011 APEC meetings, including the trade ministers’ meeting in Big Sky, Montana.
The Committee had a good exchange on all of these issues and others, such as Peru’s implementation of obligations under the U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.