USTR Michael Froman to Visit Brussels, Geneva, En Route to Indonesia Trade Ministerials

Ambassador will give major addresses in EU capitals, engage with Asia-Pacific ministers in advance of APEC, TPP Leaders’ Meetings

Media Advisory
United States Trade Repesentative
Washington, D.C.

September 25, 2013

United States Trade Representative Michael Froman will travel to Europe and Asia next week to address several major trade priorities of the Obama Administration, including the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP), negotiations at the World Trade Organization (WTO), participation in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Brussels, Belgium – September 30, 2013
In Brussels, Ambassador Froman will meet with officials from the European Commission and Parliament, and give a major T-TIP related address (separate advisory to follow).   For general information, visit www.ustr.gov/ttip.

Geneva, Switzerland – October 1, 2013
In Geneva, Ambassador Froman will give the keynote address at the WTO Public Forum (click here for more information) and will also meet with WTO Director General Roberto Azevedo and various WTO partner officials.

Bali, Indonesia – October 3 – 8, 2013
In Bali, Ambassador Froman will participate in meetings of trade and economic ministers from the 21 APEC economies in advance of the APEC Leaders’ meetings.     He will also engage intensively with his fellow ministers of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, prior to a meeting of the TPP Leaders on the margins of the APEC Forum.   For general information, visit http://www.ustr.gov/countries-regions/japan-korea-apec/apec and www.ustr.gov/tpp.

Additional details on media opportunities and other activities will be made available in the coming days.    Working media wishing to request interviews should contact Sophia Madril at smadril@ustr.eop.gov.

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