Sunday, December 8, 2013

Here's What We're Covering This Week

What We’re Covering This Week......

This week begins with a crucial meeting of trade ministers from the 12 TransPacific Partnership countries, who are racing to meet the goal of largely completing the trade pact by the end of this year.
             ●          On Monday, TPP trade ministers continue their meeting, which began over the weekend.  The meeting is expected to conclude Tuesday.
             ●          Tuesday, the House Foreign Affairs Committee hears from Secretary of State Kerry about the status of nuclear talks with Iran.  Expects lots of questions about whether US sanctions should be tightened.
             ●          The Atlantic Council sponsors a program on the other big trade negotiation taking place – the TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.  Sen. Christopher Murphy speaks.
             ●          Also on Tuesday, the Commerce Department’s Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee meets.
             ●          The American Enterprise Institute sponsors a discussion on Congress’ role in trade and the TransPacific Partnership with speakers including Sen. Jeff Flake.
             ●          Wednesday, the Washington International Trade Association sponsors a program on global supply chains and social responsibility.  Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Business and Economic Affairs Robert Manogue is among the speakers.
             ●          The Senate Finance subcommittee on international trade, customs and global competitiveness holds a hearing on the digital trade agenda.
             ●          Also Wednesday, the East West Center sponsors a program on the US-Korea relationship with speakers including Reps. David Reichert and Mike Honda.
             ●          Deputy US Trade Representative Miriam Sapiro discusses TTIP at a forum sponsored by the Foreign Policy Group.
             ●          On Thursday, the Practising Law Institute holds its annual export controls seminar.
             ●          The Senate Banking Committee holds a hearing on the nuclear agreement with Iran, with a panel of Administration officials.
             ●          The Center for Strategic and International Studies sponsors a program on Korea’s recently-stated interest in joining the TPP, with Korean Ambassador Ahn Ho-Young and Acting Deputy USTR Wendy Cutler.
             ●          Friday, the President’s Export Council subcommittee on export administration holds an open meeting by teleconference.
             ●          US and European Union farm policy is the subject of a discussion sponsored by the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.  EU agriculture official Tassos Haniotis and Agriculture Chief Economist Joe Glauber speak.

See you there!

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