What we’re covering this week –
New Indian Prime Minister Modi comes to Washington this week for his first official meeting with President Obama. Meanwhile, the 7th round of negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is held all week.
● The TTIP negotiations kick off on Monday.
● Also Monday, the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America sponsors its annual Latin America forecast conference. Peruvian Trade Minister Magali Silva Velarde-
● The Council on Foreign Relations holds a live stream webcast with Indian Prime Minister Modi.
● Tuesday, the Coalition of Services Industries holds its annual Global Services Summit with speakers including US Trade Representative Michael Froman and World Trade Organization Director General Roberto Azevedo – who will be speaking via webcast.
● The US-
● Also Tuesday, the Council of the Americas sponsors a program on strengthening North American supply chains. Mexican Ambassador Eduardo Medina Mora is among the speakers.
● Wednesday, the TTIP chief negotiators hold a stakeholders briefing.
● The Center for Strategic and International Studies sponsors a program on US-
● Also Wednesday, the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion on the challenges facing the world trade system with speakers including Swedish Minister of Foreign Trade Ewa Bjorling.
● Thursday, US Trade Representative Michael Froman is scheduled to speak at a Made for Trade conference sponsored by HSBC.
● On Friday, the chief TTIP negotiators hold a closing press conference.
● The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds its annual Asia Architecture conference. USTR director for Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation affairs Edward Brzytwa is among the speakers.
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• Here’s a brief interview with the Heritage Foundation’s Foundry report with House Financial Services Chair Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-
• Here’s a brief snippet from remarks April 8 by Senate Finance Committee ranking Republican Orrin Hatch saying he is befuddled over why the President says he supports Trade Promotion Authority but doesn’t do anything about.
• Here’s Aspen Institute scholar and former Reagan Administration Assistant Secretary of Commerce speaking about with WTD on the many iterations of a US-