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Chairman Camp Announces Hearing on President Obama’s Trade Policy Agenda with U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Second Panel on the Future of U.S. Trade Negotiations

Feb 29, 2012

Focus Of The Hearing:
The first panel of the hearing will provide an opportunity to explore with Ambassador Kirk current trade issues such as:  (1) ensuring prompt implementation of the three free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea; (2) seeking to conclude a good Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement this year; (3) considering Russia’s WTO accession; (4) improving our important trade relationship with China and addressing China’s trade barriers; (5) addressing the Obama Administration’s trade agency reorganization proposal and National Export Initiative (NEI); and (6) ensuring appropriate trade enforcement efforts.  The first and second panels will also focus on areas of potential future trade negotiations such as: (1) advancing WTO negotiations, including “post-Doha” issues at the WTO such as an international services agreement, Information Technology Agreement (ITA) expansion and a trade facilitation agreement; (2) completing Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) with China and India and exploring new BITs and investment opportunities; (3) deepening and expanding the trade and investment relationship with the European Union; and (4) establishing long-term, closer ties with important trading partners such as Latin America and India.


Hearing Advisory:

Chairman Camp Announces Hearing on  President Obama’s Trade Policy Agenda  with U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and  Second Panel on the Future of U.S. Trade Negotiations


Witnesses:


PANEL 1:


Ambassador Ron Kirk
United States Trade Representative, Office of the United States Trade Representative
Testimony

PANEL 2:

Mr. Tim Harris
President, Harris & Ford, LLC
Testimony
Truth in Testimony

Mr. Brian Krzanich
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Offer, Intel Corporation
Testimony
Truth in Testimony

Mr. James H. Quigley
Senior Partner, Deloitte & Touche, LLP
Testimony
Truth in Testimony

Mr. Alan Wolff
Of Counsel, Dewey & LeBoeuf, LLP   
Testimony
Truth in Testimony

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