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USTR Press Week Ahead: April 29-May 3

04/29/2013

Monday, April 29

No public events.

Tuesday, April 30

Ambassador Marantis will meet with Japanese Senior Vice Minister of Cabinet Office Yasutoshi Nishimura.

Washington, D.C.
Closed Press 

Ambassador Marantis and senior Administration officials will participate in a meeting of the Export Promotion Committee and Trade Policy Coordination Committee at the Department of Commerce.

Washington, D.C.
Closed Press

Ambassador Sapiro will give remarks at a luncheon hosted by AT&T in coordination with the Spanish organization Fundación para el Análisis y los Estudios Sociales (FAES).

Washington, D.C.
Open Press
For press inquiries, please contact Andrea Mead at amead@ustr.eop.gov.

Ambassador Sapiro will meet with Spanish Secretary of State for Commerce Jaime Garcia Legaz to discuss U.S.-Spain trade relations.

Washington, D.C.
Closed Press

Ambassador Punke will represent the United States in a meeting with senior officials from several World Trade Organization (WTO) Members. The meeting will attempt to help put preparations for the WTO’s 9th Ministerial Conference back on track and toward the delivery of concrete results.

Geneva, Switzerland
Closed Press

Wednesday, May 1

Ambassador Marantis will attend a meeting with a delegation of visiting representatives from the American Chamber of Commerce in Beijing.

Washington, D.C.
Closed Press

Ambassador Marantis will give remarks at an event hosted by the Global Business Dialogue entitled: “Eleven Plus One: Japan’s Bid to Join the TPP.”

Washington, D.C.
Open Press
For press inquiries, please contact Kate Villarreal at kvillarreal@ustr.eop.gov.

Ambassador Sapiro will meet with State Secretary Anne Ruth Herkes from the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology to discuss U.S.-Germany trade relations.

Washington, D.C.
Closed Press

Assistant USTR for Europe and the Middle East Dan Mullaney will give remarks at the Representative of German Industry and Trade (RGIT) Conference.

Washington, D.C.
Open Press
For press inquiries, please contact Kate Villarreal at kvillarreal@ustr.eop.gov.

Deputy Assistant USTR for North America Daniel Watson and Director for Steel Trade Policy Jean Kemp will give remarks at the Steel Manufacturers Association Annual Members Conference.

Washington, D.C.
Open to invited press

USTR will release the annual “Special 301” Report on the adequacy and effectiveness of U.S. trading partners’ protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR).

For press inquiries, please contact Brian Quinn at bquinn@ustr.eop.gov.

Thursday, May 2

Ambassador Sapiro will travel with President Obama’s delegation to Mexico City on May 2-3. The President’s visit will focus, in part, on ways to deepen the U.S.-Mexico economic and commercial partnership.

Mexico City, Mexico
Open Press Events

Ambassador Marantis will meet with a group of International Fellows from Columbia University.

Washington, D.C.
Closed Press

Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Intellectual Property and Innovation Stan McCoy will participate in a panel discussion at the 2013 Spring Meeting of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

Seattle, WA
Open Press

Friday, May 3

No public events.

** Additional events may be announced throughout the week.