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Ambassador Sapiro Meets with French Officials and Local Industry Leaders in Paris

Today Deputy United States Trade Representative Miriam Sapiro met with officials in the French Prime Minister's office and the Ministry of Economy in Paris, France. Ambassador Sapiro delivered a strong message of support for an ambitious and balanced conclusion to the Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations. She also underscored common areas of interest between France and the United States, and called for closer cooperation in multilateral fora between the two longtime trading partners. Ambassador Sapiro discussed with French officials common challenges in enhancing the impact of trade on economic growth and job creation.

During a lunch hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce and attended by representatives of firms in the information technology sector (including AT&T, Verizon, Ebay France, and Alcatel-Lucent), Ambassador Sapiro listened to industry views and answered questions on net neutrality, telecommunications market access, intellectual property rights, and data privacy.

Ambassador Sapiro also met with Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Secretary General Angel Gurria, stressing again the U.S. commitment to a successful conclusion of the Doha Round and the need for the round to achieve significant new market access for all core areas.

Ambassador Sapiro and Secretry General Angel Gurria
Ambassador Sapiro with OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria.

Ambassador Sapiro at AMCHAM in Paris
Ambassador Sapiro meets with Industry Leaders at the American Chamber of Commerce in Paris.