HEARING: 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

February 29, 2012 — Hearing   
Full Committee   

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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