Sunday, November 10, 2013
What We're Covering This Week
This is a week for crucial meetings at the World Trade Organization in Geneva as countries try to pull together a package of deliverables for next month’s ministerial in Bali. Meanwhile, the next round of negotiations on the TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership takes place in Brussels.
Here in Washington, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker gives a major address to lay out her priorities for the department.
Here are some of the events we’ll be following:
● Monday, the recently-concluded Canada-European Union trade agreement is discussed by chief negotiator for Quebec Pierre Marc Johnson at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
● The latest TTIP round begins in Brussels.
● On Tuesday, negotiators on the TransPacific Partnership begin an intersessional on rules of origin.
● Tuesday is the day for a crucial WTO Trade Negotiations Committee meeting in Geneva on the status of the Bali package.
● On Wednesday, the House Foreign Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the status of US-Iran nuclear negotiations.
● The Senate Commerce Committee holds a hearing on manufacturing with Commerce Secretary Pritzker.
● The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a conference on commercial innovation, with speakers including Assistant US Trade Representative for Intellectual Property and Innovation Stanford McCoy.
● On Thursday, Commerce’s Pritzker gives what is being billed as a major address on her priorities for the department.
● Also on Thursday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack talks Farm Bill and other issues at an event sponsored by Politico.
● On Friday, the Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection holds a public meeting.
See you there!