Meeting with Chris Wilson, AUSTR, Europe & the Middle East

Date: 12/9/08

Please join us on Tuesday, December 9, 2:00-3:00pm at NFTC, 1625 K Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC, to meet newly appointed AUSTR for Europe and the Middle East Chris Wilson and his team for a discussion on the development of trade negotiation priorities in the Middle East and recommendations for the new Administration.

Pursuing trade liberalization and initiatives to better integrate countries of the Middle East into the global economy and increase U.S. market access in the region is likely to be a priority of a new Administration, whether it’s done through continuation of the MEFTA Initiative or through other means. This meeting is for USTR to hear from business on priority issues and concerns as they set their agenda for the coming year.  Please give some thought to what your company or associations priorities are in the region to add to the discussion.  AUSTR Wilson comes to the position with valuable experience in USTR.

Since joining USTR in 2000, Christopher Wilson has also worked on intellectual property rights trade policy, issues related to Central America and the Caribbean, and he spent four years representing USTR at the United States Mission to the European Union in Brussels.  In the latter position, he helped coordinate the extensive trade policy relationship between the United States and the European Union.

Christopher Wilson spent five years as a private consultant on trade policy issues from 1995-2000.  He served as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer with the Department of State from 1987-1995, with assignments in Africa and Southeast Asia.  He also worked at the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration in the mid-1980’s, where he focused on trade policy relations with Mexico. He holds a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.
Please RSVP Chuck Dittrich,  if you will attend the meeting.