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September 19, 2011  
 Vol. 5, No. 31  
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Upcoming Events
Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Renewal Pending in Congress
September 20

WITA-GWU Intensive Trade Seminar
September 22 - 23

20th General Meeting of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council
September 28 - 29

Georgetown Law's 6th Annual Academy of WTO Law & Policy
November 7 - 11

Southeast Asia NOW!
November 9 - 10

Recent Publications
by Yong-Shik Lee, Gary Horlick (eds.).

 
 

Transitions

 

Victor Mroczka 
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 
 

 

Positions Available
  

Director

Office of Enforcement Analysis, BIS


 

Upcoming Events 

Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Renewal Pending in Congress 

A brown bag lunch  

Tuesday, September 20 

 

Sponsor: 

Women In International Trade 

 

Speakers: 
Sheryl (Leanza) Ward, Yazaki North America, Inc. 
Dan Anthony, GSP Coalition Secretariat 
Behnaz Kibria, Subcommittee on Trade, House Ways & Means Committee  

 

Time:  

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

  

Venue: 

U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H Street, NW, Washington, D.C.  


Registration: 
WIIT Members:  No charge 
Non-members: $ 10   

 

For more information visit the WIIT website.  

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WITA-GWU Intensive Trade Seminar 

September 22 - 23   

 

Sponsors: 

Washington International Trade Association, and GWU International Trade and Investment Program 

 

Program:

The WITA / GWU Intensive Trade Seminar is a two-day overview of how the U.S. Government formulates and enforces trade policy.  The panels and speakers of the seminar provide unique opportunities for attendees to increase their professional knowledge base and broaden their network of contacts by learning the nuts and bolts of trade policy making.  Attendees will come away not just understanding the trade policy-making process, but just as importantly, knowing its key components and key players. 

 

Speakers: 

Michael Smart, Senate Finance Committee

Angela Ellard, House Ways and Means Committee

Dan Brinza, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

Skip Jones, U.S. Commerce Department

Jim Lyons, U.S. International Trade Commission

Phil Levy, American Enterprise Institute

Chad Bown, World Bank

Tim Punke, Monument Policy Group

Joe Hurd, Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee

Lorraine Hariton, U.S. State Department

Charles Barnett, Ex-im Bank

Allison Gatchev, OPIC

Bill Houck, Small Business Administration

Claude Fontheim, Fontheim International

Dulce Zahniser, Towpath Group

Marideth Sandler, Sandler Trade Group

 

Time:  

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

 

Venue:   

State Room, 7th Floor, Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E St. NW, Washington, DC 20052 

 

Registration:  

Embassy Staff:  Free (please register by emailing events@wita.org)  
WITA Members:  $300  
WITA Members who are full time USG or full time students:  $200 
All Non-Members:  $400  

 

For more information, or to register, visit the WITA website, or contact Lydia Li or Javiera Gallardo.   [Sept. 12, 19]  

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PECC Annual Conference 

 

The State of the Region -- 20th General Meeting of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC)  

September 28-29 

 

Sponsors:

East-West Center  

 

Program:
The United States Asia Pacific Council, a program of the East-West Center, will host the 20th General Meeting of PECC in Washington DC, September 28-29. The theme, "The State of the Region," also is the title of a special report that PECC will release at the conference that will include the latest analysis on the economic outlook for the Asia-Pacific region as well as PECC's signature region-wide survey of economic experts. The record of deliberations of this PECC General Meeting will serve both to inform current policy and to provide a critical reference for further policy research organized by PECC in 2011 and 2012 under the guidance of an eminent group of advisors from throughout the region. Delegations from nearly twenty Pacific Rim economies will be in attendance. Registration is open as long as seating remains available for both the September 28 kick-off dinner featuring Deputy USTR Demetrios Marantis and the September 29 conference (note -- dinner program is off the record). 


Speakers: 
Keynote address by Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and the Pacific Kurt Campbell  
Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Francisco J. Sanchez 
Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis (dinner program) 

Time:  
Sept. 28:   7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  
Sept. 29:   8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.    

 

Venue:  

Dolley Madison Ballroom, The Madison Hotel, 1177 15th Street, NW Washington, DC

Registration:  
For further information about the speakers, agenda, and participation, visit the event website.    [Sept. 12, 19, 26] 
 

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6th Annual WTO Academy

 

Georgetown Law's 6th Annual Academy of WTO Law & Policy

November 7-11, 2011    

 

Sponsor: 

Institute of International Economic Law, Georgetown Law 

 

Program: 

Georgetown Law's Academy of WTO Law & Policy is an intensive annual professional development seminar where participants from across the globe examine the legal obligations and policy underpinnings of the WTO and its agreements.  The agenda features prominent WTO law and policy experts, including former negotiators of the agreements at issue.  The program focuses on how the WTO operates and how it relates to national governments, and is designed to foster capacity-building and encourage active participation in the multilateral trading system.  Who attends? Attorneys, government officials, academics, policymakers and others with an interest in global trade.     

 

Venue: 

Georgetown Law, Gewirz Building, 12th Floor, 120 F Street, NW, Washington, DC  20001 

 

Registration:

Space is limited, in order to preserve a seminar-like environment and to enhance each participant's experience.  Previous programs have sold out, so early registration is encouraged. 

 

Note:  Early bird, IGO / NGO / government and group discounts are available for registrations on or before October 10, 2011

 

For more information and to register, visit http://www.law.georgetown.edu/iielacademy/, or e-mail

iielacademy@law.georgetown.edu.   [Aug. 29, Sept. 5, 12, 19] 

 

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Southeast Asia NOW! Business Conference  
November 9 - 10 
 

Sponsors:   

U.S. Department of Commerce 
Marketing Partner: Whiteford, Taylor & Preston 
Supporting Organizations:  US-ASEAN Business Council; Maryland-DC District Export Council; Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development. 


Speakers:  
U.S. and foreign government officials, corporation and association executives comprise the roster of expert speakers.  


Time:  
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.   

 

Venue: 

Hilton BWI Airport Hotel, 1739 W. Nursery Drive, Linthicum Heights, MD  21090   

 

Registration: 
Registration Early Bird Registration: $260 (until October 1st)    

For more information contact Janee Pierre-Louis at Janee.Pierre-Louis@trade.gov, call 410-962-4539, or visit   http://export.gov/maryland/tradeevents/eg_us_md_031795.asp[Sept. 5, 12, 19] 

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Recent Publication



"Law and Development Perspective on International Trade Law,"

Yong-Shik Lee, Gary Horlick (eds.). 

 

Economic development is the most important agenda in the international trading system today, as demonstrated by the Doha Development Agenda (DDA) adopted in the current multilateral trade negotiations of the World Trade Organization (the Doha Round). This book provides a relevant discussion of major international trade law issues from the perspective of development in the following areas: general issues on international trade law and economic development; and specific law and development issues in World Trade Organization, Free Trade Agreement, and regional initiatives. Although there are publications on trade and development issues, mostly discussing developing countries, few publications deal with law and development issues of international trade law comprehensively in its key areas. This book offers an unparalleled breadth of coverage on the topic and diversity of authorship, as seventeen leading scholars contribute chapters from nine major developed and developing countries, including the United States, Canada, Japan, China (including Hong Kong), South Korea, Australia, Singapore, and Israel.   

  
To order on-line visit Amazon.com.   

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Transitions 

 

Victor Mroczka 

Director of Trade Remedies, WTO & Mulilateral Affairs

Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) 

 

Victor Mroczka was recently appointed to serve as the Director of Trade Remedies, WTO & Mulilateral Affairs at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR).  In this position, Mroczka will formulate and develop U.S. policy positions on international trade and investment issues as they relate to trade remedies, in particular antidumping and safeguards, and competition policy; participate in the formulation of negotiating positions and tactics to be taken by the U.S. government on a variety of trade issues during negotiations; prepare Congressional testimony, briefing materials, summary statements and speeches for the USTR and other senior executives; explain and defend the Administration's trade policies to foreign governments, the public, the press, and the Congress. Prior to joining USTR, Mroczka was International Trade Counsel at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP.    

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Positions Available  
 
 

Director, Office of Enforcement Analysis       

Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce

 

Description:  

Salary Range:  $119,554 - $179,700   
Series & Grade:   ES-1801-99/99  

Closing Date:  September 26, 2011 

Hiring Organization:  Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce   

Announcement No.:  BIS-OEA-2011-0007    

 

The incumbent of this position serves as the Director, Office of Enforcement Analysis (OEA), and as such administers BIS Export Enforcement intelligence analysis, foreign end use check, and other preventative enforcement programs.  The Director, OEA serves as a technical advisor to the Assistant Secretary and the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement on such matters as legislative proposals and policies as they relate to, and impact on, the implementation of the Department's Export Enforcement Program.
The incumbent directs all of the analytical and end use check functions for export enforcement through oversight of the Operational Support Division and the Intelligence Analysis Division.  This includes the mission critical subordinate organizations of the Licensing Support Unit, which handles all of the licensing determinations from the field and other Federal agencies; the Investigative Management System (IMS) Unit which manages the IMS automated case support functions; the International Programs Unit, which oversees BIS Export Control Officers in overseas locations and manages the end use check program; the Intelligence Exploitation Unit which generates investigative leads and end-use checks, and the Analytic Support Unit, which provides trend analysis, support to investigative cases and other statistical information gleaned from publicly provided leads and end-use checks. 
 
  

For more information search the USAjobs.gov website or Announcement No. BIS-OEA-2011-0007.       

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