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USTR Press Week Ahead: February 23-March 1

02/22/2013

Saturday, February 23

Ambassador Marantis will deliver keynote remarks at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation’s Winter Innovation Policy Retreat.

Miami, Florida
Closed Press

Monday, February 25

Ambassador Kirk will attend President Obama’s meeting with the National Governors Association (NGA).

Washington, D.C.
Closed Press

Ambassador Sapiro will meet with Colombian Vice Minister for Trade Gabriel Duque regarding the U.S.-Colombia trade agreement.

Washington, D.C.
Closed Press

Ambassador Punke will represent the United States at a meeting of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) General Council.

Geneva, Switzerland
Closed Press

Ambassador Siddiqui will meet with representatives of the Dutch meat industry to discuss bilateral trade in meat and meat products between the United States and the European Union.

Washington, D.C.
Closed Press

Tuesday, February 26

Ambassador Sapiro will meet with David Swail, President and CEO of McGraw-Hill Ryerson, regarding Canada’s copyright laws and participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations.

Washington, D.C.
Closed Press

Ambassador Siddiqui will deliver remarks on agricultural trade issues at the National Potato Council’s D.C. Fly-In meeting.

Washington, D.C.
Closed Press

Wednesday, February 27

Ambassador Marantis and Afghan Minister of Commerce Dr. Anwar-ul-Haq Ahady will co-chair the seventh meeting of the U.S.-Afghanistan Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) Council Meeting.

Washington, D.C.
Open Press for Opening Remarks Only
For more information, contact Brian Quinn at bquinn@ustr.eop.gov

Thursday, February 28

Ambassador Sapiro will meet with members of the Trade Association Liaison Council (TALC) and the Manufacturing Action Council (MAC).

Washington, D.C.
Closed Press

Ambassador Siddiqui will meet with representatives of the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association regarding trade issues related to U.S. beef exports.

Washington, D.C.
Closed Press 

USTR will hold a Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) public hearing on product cases involving Ecuador, Egypt and Brazil.

Washington, D.C.
Open Press
For more information, contact Kate Villarreal at kvillarreal@ustr.eop.gov 

Friday, March 1

No public events.

** Additional events may be announced throughout the week.