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USTR Press Week Ahead: May 13-17

Monday, May 13 

Deputy Assistant USTR for Central and South Asian Affairs Mara Burr will discuss U.S.-Afghanistan trade and investment opportunities at a roundtable organized by the Afghan Trusted Network.

Washington, D.C.
Open to Invited Press Only

Tuesday, May 14

Ambassador Marantis will host a meeting of the Intergovernmental Policy Advisory Committee (IGPAC) via conference call.

Washington, D.C.
Closed Press

Ambassador Sapiro will meet with senior representatives from Underwriters Laboratories to discuss the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement (TTIP).

Washington, D.C.
Closed Press

Assistant USTR for Japan, Korea and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Affairs Wendy Cutler will give remarks at an Asia-Pacific Economic Integration Seminar organized by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO).

Washington, D.C.
Open Press
For more information, please contact CSIS at (202) 887-0200.

Wednesday, May 15

Ambassador Marantis will participate in a moderated discussion with European Union head of delegation to the United States Ambassador João Vale de Almeida as the kickoff to a series of discussions on the TTIP organized by the Washington International Trade Association (WITA).

Washington, D.C.
Closed Press

USTR officials will participate in the 17th round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement negotiations from May 15-24th.

Lima, Peru
For more information, please contact Carol Guthrie at cguthrie@ustr.eop.gov. 

Thursday, May 16

Ambassador Sapiro will deliver remarks on the one-year anniversary of the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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

Ambassador Siddiqui will travel to Omaha, Nebraska where he will host a roundtable discussion with agricultural commodity groups, producers, and other stakeholders hosted by the Nebraska State Department of Agriculture and Farm Credit Services of America.

Omaha, Nebraska
Open Press
For press inquiries, please contact Kate Villarreal at kvillarreal@ustr.eop.gov.

Assistant USTR for Public and Media Affairs Carol Guthrie will give remarks on U.S. trade policy in a global market to students in the Brookings Executive Education program at the Brookings Institution.

Washington, D.C.
Closed Press

Deputy Assistant USTR for Small Business Christina Sevilla will speak to the National Association of Professional Asian American Women on trade opportunities for small business.

Washington DC
Open to Invited Press Only

Friday, May 17 

Ambassador Siddiqui will deliver remarks on the 2013 agricultural trade agenda at the Midwest International Trade Association (MITA) Conference.

Omaha, Nebraska
Open Press
For more information, please contact MITA at (402) 596-1210.

** Additional events may be announced throughout the week.