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USTR Press Office Week Ahead: July 16-20

07/13/2012

Monday, July 16

-No public events.

Tuesday, July 17

-Ambassador Siddiqui will travel to Brasilia, Brazil to lead the next round of consultations on the U.S.-Brazil Cotton Framework Agreement with U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Darci Vetter (July 17-19).

-Brasilia, Brazil
-Closed Press

Wednesday, July 18

-Ambassador Kirk will meet with Australian Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Minister for Trade and Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop.

-Washington, D.C.
-Closed Press

-Ambassador Kirk will receive the Distinguished Service Award and give remarks at the Washington International Trade Association (WITA) and the Washington International Trade Foundation (WITF) Annual Awards Dinner.

-Washington, D.C.
-Open Press

-Assistant USTR for Labor Lewis Karesh, Assistant USTR for South and Central Asia Michael Delaney, and representatives of the Sri Lankan government will host by video conference the first meeting of the U.S.-Sri Lanka Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) Labor Affairs Committee.

-Washington, D.C.
-Closed Press

-Ambassador Sapiro will meet with Panamanian Vice Minister for International Trade Negotiations Diana Salazar to discuss issues related to the implementation of the U.S.-Panama Trade Agreement.

-Washington, D.C.
-Closed Press

Thursday, July 19

-Ambassador Marantis will travel to Seattle, WA to give remarks at a luncheon hosted by the Washington Council on International Trade (WCIT).

-Seattle, WA
-Open Press
-Contact Kate Villarreal at kvillarreal@ustr.eop.gov for more information.

-Ambassador Kirk will meet with Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp.

-Washington, D.C.
-Closed Press

Friday, July 20

-Ambassador Kirk will travel to Pittsburgh, PA to participate in a lunch and discussion hosted by the National Foreign Trade Council.

-Pittsburgh, PA
-Open Press
-Contact Andrea Mead at amead@ustr.eop.gov for more information.

-Ambassador Kirk will tour the Pittsburgh Airport Facilities with United Steelworkers (USW) President Leo Gerard.

-Pittsburgh, PA
-Open Press
-Contact Andrea Mead at amead@ustr.eop.gov for more information.

Ambassador Kirk will participate in a roundtable discussion with USW President Gerard and local business owners.

-Pittsburgh, PA
-Closed Press

-Ambassador Sapiro will travel to Miami, Florida to highlight export opportunities created by the recently implemented U.S.-Colombia Trade Agreement.

-Miami, FL
-Open Press Events
-Contact Sarah Waller at swaller@ustr.eop.gov for more information.

-Ambassador Marantis will meet with labor, industry, and other stakeholders in Seattle on issues related to U.S. Asia-Pacific trade policy, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

-Seattle, WA
-Closed Press

** Additional events may be announced throughout the week.