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USTR Press Office Week Ahead: July 9-13

07/06/2012

Monday, July 9

Ambassador Kirk will travel to Ghana in support of the Obama Administration’s new Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) for Sub-Saharan Africa.

Accra and Tema, Ghana

July 9-14

Open Press Events

 

Ambassador Siddiqui will give remarks on the impact of agricultural trade policy on Pacific Northwest exports and jobs at the grand opening ceremony of the EGT (Export Grain Terminal) grain export facility.

Longview, Washington

Open Press

For more information, contact Kate Villarreal at kvillarreal@ustr.eop.gov

 

Tuesday, July 10

Ambassador Kirk will meet with members of the American Chamber of Commerce (Ghana).

Accra, Ghana

Closed Press

 

Ambassador Sapiro will meet with representatives from the International Dairy Foods Association.

Washington, D.C.

Closed Press

 

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Chief Negotiators will hold a closing press conference on progress made at Round 13 of the TPP Negotiations.

10:30 a.m. PT/ 1:30 p.m. ET

Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

San Diego, California

Open to Credentialed Media

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

 

Assistant USTR for Public and Media Affairs Carol Guthrie will give a telephone briefing to press following the TPP closing press conference.

11:15 a.m. PT/2:15 p.m. ET

San Diego, CA

Open to Press Only

For more information, contact Kate Villarreal at kvillarreal@ustr.eop.gov.

 

Wednesday, July 11

Ambassador Kirk will visit the USAID West Africa Trade Competitiveness Hub. Following the visit, he will hold a press availability.

Accra, Ghana

Open Press

For more information, contact Andrea Mead at amead@ustr.eop.gov.

 

Thursday, July 12

Ambassador Kirk will visit a garment production unit, the Lucky Textile Mills.

Tema, Ghana

Closed Press

 

Ambassador Kirk will visit the Cargill Cocoa Processing Facility Site.

Tema, Ghana

Closed Press

 

Ambassador Kirk will give remarks at the American Chamber of Commerce in Ghana Luncheon.

Accra, Ghana

Photospray and Open to Print Journalists

For more information, contact Andrea Mead at amead@ustr.eop.gov.

 

Ambassador Sapiro will deliver remarks at the EU-U.S. Workshop on Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). She will hold a press availability prior to the event.

Rome, Italy

Open Press

For more information, contact Kate Villarreal at kvillarreal@ustr.eop.gov.

 

Friday, July 13

Assistant USTR for Africa Florie Liser will join a U.S. Government delegation for meetings in Rwanda to discuss the new Administration Africa strategy, opportunities to increase trade and investment, and to advance a new U.S.-East African regional integration initiative.

Kigali, Rwanda

Closed Press

 

Ambassador Sapiro will meet with Italian Government officials to discuss bilateral trade issues and the High Level Working Group on Jobs and Growth (HLWG).

Rome, Italy

Closed Press

 

** Additional events may be announced throughout the week.

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