What we’re covering this week –
The focus this week is on Africa as things gear up for the first-
● On Monday, President Obama kicks off two weeks of Africa-
● The US-
● Tuesday and Wednesday, the Commerce Department holds its annual export controls update conference.
● The House Ways and Means trade subcommittee holds a hearing on US-
● Also Tuesday, US Trade Representative Michael Froman discusses AGOA and US trade policy toward Africa at a program sponsored by the Brookings Institution.
● AGOA is on the agenda at a program sponsored by the Washington Society for International Development. Assistant USTR Florizelle Liser is among the speakers.
● Also Tuesday, the House Oversight economic growth, job creation and regulatory affairs subcommittee holds a hearing on allegations of corruption at the US Export-
● The Senate Finance subcommittee on international trade, customs and global competition holds a hearing on the US-
● Wednesday, the Senate Finance Committee holds a hearing on AGOA.
● Thursday, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan addresses the National Press Club.
● The Atlantic Council sponsors a program on the upcoming US-
● On Friday, Congo President Denis Sassou-
● Also Friday, the 2014 AGOA Civil Society forum is held.
Click the highlighted text to hear snippets from WTD’s straight talk.
• Here’s a brief interview with the Heritage Foundation’s Foundry report with House Financial Services Chair Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-
• Here’s a brief snippet from remarks April 8 by Senate Finance Committee ranking Republican Orrin Hatch saying he is befuddled over why the President says he supports Trade Promotion Authority but doesn’t do anything about.
• Here’s Aspen Institute scholar and former Reagan Administration Assistant Secretary of Commerce speaking about with WTD on the many iterations of a US-