Here are some of the stories we’ll be following this week:
Lots of foreign trade officials will be in town this week, including the chief negotiators for the TransPacific Partnership.
On Monday, US Trade Representative Michael Froman meets with Turkish Minister of Economy Safer Caglayan. In Geneva, negotiations on the Trade in Services Agreement begin and are expected to continue until the end of the week.
Tuesday, the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy sponsors an event on China trade and investment policy with several speakers from USTR. The Bipartisan Policy Center holds a discussion on Iran sanctions with Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Dan Coats.
Wednesday, USTR’s Froman meets with South African Trade Minister Rob Davies. The President’s Export Council subcommittee on export administration holds an open meeting. So does the US Export Import Bank’s advisory committee. Chief negotiators for the 12 TPP countries start to gather in Washington for a multi-day session in preparation for the upcoming Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum leaders meeting.
Thursday, the President’s Export Council meets. USTR Froman and other cabinet members will attend.
On Friday, the Cato Institute sponsors a program on the TPP. House Ways and Means Democratic trade counsel Jason Kearns participates.