Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Renewal Pending in Congress
A brown bag lunch
Tuesday, September 20
Women In International Trade
Sheryl (Leanza) Ward, Yazaki North America, Inc.
Dan Anthony, GSP Coalition Secretariat
Behnaz Kibria, Subcommittee on Trade, House Ways & Means Committee
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H Street, NW, Washington, D.C.
WIIT Members: No charge
Non-members: $ 10
For more information visit the WIIT website.
WITA-GWU Intensive Trade Seminar
September 22 - 23
Washington International Trade Association, and GWU International Trade and Investment 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.
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
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
State Room, 7th Floor, Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E St. NW, Washington, DC 20052
Embassy Staff: Free (please register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.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]
The State of the Region -- 20th General Meeting of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC)
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).
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)
Sept. 28: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sept. 29: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Dolley Madison Ballroom, The Madison Hotel, 1177 15th Street, NW Washington, DC
For further information about the speakers, agenda, and participation, visit the event website. [Sept. 12, 19, 26]
Georgetown Law's 6th Annual Academy of WTO Law & Policy
November 7-11, 2011
Institute of International Economic Law, Georgetown Law
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.
Georgetown Law, Gewirz Building, 12th Floor, 120 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
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
email@example.com. [Aug. 29, Sept. 5, 12, 19]
Southeast Asia NOW! Business Conference
November 9 - 10
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.
U.S. and foreign government officials, corporation and association executives comprise the roster of expert speakers.
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hilton BWI Airport Hotel, 1739 W. Nursery Drive, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
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]
"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.
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.
Director, Office of Enforcement Analysis
Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce
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.