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USTR Press Week Ahead: March 10-15

03/08/2013

Sunday, March 10

Ambassador Marantis will lead an interagency delegation to Taiwan for meetings of the U.S.-Taiwan Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) Council. On Sunday, he will participate in a press conference with Taiwanese Vice Minister of Economics Cho Shih-Chao.

Taipei, Taiwan
For information on press opportunities, please contact Kate Villarreal at kvillarreal@ustr.eop.gov.

Monday, March 11

Ambassadors Kirk and Sapiro will meet with Irish Minister for Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation Mr. Richard Bruton, regarding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

Washington, D.C.
Closed Press

Ambassador Sapiro will deliver remarks at the Business Forward National Export Initiative (NEI) Anniversary Roundtable.

Washington, D.C.
Closed Press 

Tuesday, March 12

Ambassadors Kirk and Sapiro will participate in the President’s Export Council (PEC) Meeting.

Washington, D.C.
Closed Press, Live Webcast
For more information, please contact Kate Villarreal at kvillarreal@ustr.eop.gov.

USTR will host a public hearing on the Obama Administration's intent to enter into negotiations for an International Services Agreement.
Washington, D.C.

Open Press
For more information, please contact Brian Quinn at bquinn@ustr.eop.gov.

Wednesday, March 13

Ambassador Sapiro will meet with a delegation of Southern California's business and civic leaders. The group includes corporate CEOs and senior level executives, non-profit leaders and local elected officials.

Washington, D.C.
Closed Press

Assistant USTR for Southeast Asia and the Pacific and TPP Chief Negotiator Barbara Weisel will participate in a TPP briefing in Singapore.

Singapore
Open Press

Deputy Assistant United States Trade Representative for South and Central Asian Affairs Mara Burr will discuss U.S.-Uzbekistan trade relations, and Director for Central Asia Laurie Curry will discuss U.S.-Turkmenistan trade relations as part of the Energy, Trade and Development Forum at the Turkic American Convention.

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

Thursday, March 14

Ambassador Sapiro will meet with Spanish Ambassador to the United States Ramón Gil-Casares, to discuss issues relating to intellectual property rights.

Washington, D.C.
Closed Press

Friday, March 15

No public events.

** Additional events may be announced throughout the week.