Here are some of the events we’ll be following this week:
● Monday, the US Chamber of Commerce sponsors a luncheon for Egyptian Deputy Prime Minister Bahaa-Eldin who will talk about the state of his country’s economy, along with other issues.
● Also Monday, US Export-Import Bank President Fred Hochberg participates in a video conference briefing for the press arranged by the Foreign Press Center.
● In Geneva, a round of negotiations on the Trade in Services Agreement begin. The talks are slated to last through November 9.
● On Tuesday, former World Trade Organization Director General Pascal Lamy puts in an appearance at the Brookings Institution, for a program on global challenges.
● Wednesday, Acting Deputy US Trade Representative Wendy Cutler – who is chief US negotiator in ongoing bilateral negotiations with Japan being conducted in parallel to the TransPacific Partnership negotiations – speaks at a Peterson Institute for International Economic program. She is joined by Norihiko Ishiguro, vice president of international affairs for Japan’s MITI.
● The Farm Foundation Forum sponsors a program on the status of the 2013 Farm Bill.
● Also Wednesday, European Union Ambassador Joao Vale de Almeida discusses the TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership at the American University Washington College of Law.
● On Thursday, Women in International Trade hosts a Commerce Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia Craig Allen for a program on the commercial relationship with Asia.
● Friday, the inter-agency Trade Policy Staff Committee holds a public hearing in preparation for USTR’s annual report to Congress on China’s compliance with its WTO commitments;
● Taiwan Ambassador Pu-Tsung King discusses bilateral relations at a George Washington University program.
● The US Chamber’s Global Intellectual Property Center holds a global IP summit.
See you there!