Sunday, February 16, 2014

What We're Covering This Week

This is shaping up to be a busy week, that begins with a “stocktaking” meeting between the two principals on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and ends with the Agriculture Department’s annual two-day outlook conference.
Here are some of the events we’ll be following:
             ●          On Monday, US Trade Representative Michael Froman and European Trade Commissioners Karel De Gucht begin a two-day stocktaking session on the status of the TTIP talks.
             ●          Also Monday, negotiators in Geneva begin the 5th round of negotiations on the Trade in Services Agreement.
             ●         Tuesday, the EU’s De Gucht discusses the latest developments on TTIP at the Atlantic Council.
             ●          At the same time, USTR Froman is at the Center for American Progress to talk about the Administration’s trade agenda.
             ●          Wednesday, Brazilian Ambassador Mauro Vieira speaks to the World Affairs Council.
             ●          Also Wednesday, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz addresses a National Press Club luncheon.
             ●          On Thursday, the Agriculture Department kicks off its annual two-day outlook conference.  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and USTR Froman are among the speakers.
             ●          The Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection holds an open meeting Thursday afternoon.
             ●          Friday, the USDA outlook conference concludes.

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