Sunday, September 8, 2013

Here's What We're Covering This Week

Here are some of the things we’ll be covering this week:

Monday – The US Trade Representative holds a public hearing on its Section 301 investigation of whether Ukraine is failing to protect intellectual property rights. On the Hill, key senators – including Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) – hold a news conference to press for action on a new five year farm bill before US farm programs expire at the end of this month. Also on Monday, the House is slated to consider the Global Investment in American Jobs Act (HR 2052).
In Geneva, the World Trade Organization General Council meets.
Tuesday – The TransPacific Partnership negotiations are the subject of a program sponsored by the Council of the Americas. New Zealand Ambassador Mike Moore and officials from the Japanese and Mexican embassies are among the speakers. Meanwhile, the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations will be discussed a two separate events. Also, the Commerce Department’s Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee holds a public meeting.
The World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Body meets in Geneva.
Wednesday – Indian barriers to US investment and financial services is the topic of a hearing before the Senate Banking subcommittee on national security and international trade and finance.
Thursday – The TPP will be a predominant topic of discussion at a day-long conference on Asia sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Friday -- Mexican Ambassador Medina Mora addresses a National Press Club news maker program.
Looks like it’s starting to get busy again...

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