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USTR Press Office Week Ahead: October 1-5

10/01/2012

Monday, October 1

Ambassador Kirk will meet with the World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General, Pascal Lamy.

Washington, D.C.
Closed Press

Tuesday, October 2

Ambassador Kirk will meet with the 2012 White House Fellows.

Washington, D.C.
Closed Press

Ambassador Kirk will meet with the CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America, Cary Sherman.

Washington, D.C.
Closed Press

USTR will hold a public hearing and receive testimony on the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) review of Country Practices petitions relating to Fiji, Indonesia, Ukraine, and Iraq.

Washington, D.C.
Open Press

Wednesday, October 3

Ambassador Kirk will meet with the Lesotho Minister of Trade and Industry, Cooperatives and Marketing, the Honourable Temeki Phoenix Tšolo.

Washington, D.C.
Closed Press

Ambassador Punke will represent the United States at a meeting of the WTO’s General Council.

Geneva, Switzerland
Closed Press

Ambassador Siddiqui will meet with the Mexican Undersecretary of Foreign Trade, Francisco de Rosenzweig to discuss issues pertaining to agricultural trade.

Washington, D.C.
Closed Press

Assistant USTR for the Western Hemisphere John Melle will participate in a panel discussion entitled: “The New Global Market: Combining Bilateral and Regional Free Trade Agreements” at the Toronto Global Forum.

Toronto, Ontario
Open Press

USTR will hold the annual public hearing on China’s WTO compliance and receive testimony.

Washington, D.C.
Open Press

Thursday, October 4

Ambassador Sapiro will meet with the Moroccan Ambassador to the United States, Rachad Bouhlal.

Washington, D.C.
Closed Press

Ambassador Sapiro will meet with the Mexican Undersecretary of Foreign Trade, Francisco de Rosenzweig.

Washington, D.C.
Closed Press

Ambassador Sapiro will speak at an event entitled “Panama – Business Gateway to the Americas” at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Washington, D.C.
TBD Press

Friday, October 5

Ambassador Kirk will travel to Dallas, TX to participate in a White House Business Council roundtable discussion and deliver remarks on how the Obama Administration’s trade policy grows U.S. exports and American jobs.

Dallas, TX
Open Press Remarks
For more information, contact Jeremy Sturchio at jsturchio@ustr.eop.gov.

Ambassador Kirk will tour the Navistar truck factory to meet with company officials and workers and examine the first American-made trucks set to be sold in Korea under the new U.S.-Korea trade agreement.

Dallas, TX
Open Press
For more information, contact Jeremy Sturchio at jsturchio@ustr.eop.gov.

** Additional events may be announced throughout the week.