Roundtable Discussion with U.S. Congressional Staffdel on IPR and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Everett Eissenstat, Chief International Trade Counsel at United States Senate Finance Committee (SFC)

Venue : Stamford American Auditorium (AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, #23-03 Shaw Centre)

Date : August 12, 2016

Time : 8:15 AM - 10:00 AM

Price : $0.00

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AmCham Singapore and the US-ASEAN Business Council are pleased to invite you to a special roundtable discussion on Friday, August 12, with a U.S. Congressional staff delegation led by
Everett Eissenstat, Chief International Trade Counsel at United States Senate Finance Committee (SFC) (bio below).  Members of the delegation will include SFC Staff Director Christopher Campbell,  SFC Policy  Director Jay Khosla,  SFC International Trade Counsel Shane Warren, and SFC International Trade Counsel Douglas Petersen.

The focus of discussion will be IPR and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.  The Senate Finance Committee has a key role in the TPP's approval.  We look forward to seeing you at this important and timely meeting.  Space is limited, so please register soon.

About the Speaker

Everett Eissenstat
Chief International Trade Counsel
United States Senate Finance Committee

Mr. Eissenstat provides policy analysis and strategic advice on international trade and economic matters before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance. His responsibilities include trade agreement implementation, trade agreement monitoring and compliance, customs authorization, preferential trade arrangements, trade remedies, and sanctions policy. He
  also conceptualizes and implements legislative and negotiating strategies to advance specific policy goals. A primary focus is promoting innovation, including through strong protection of U.S. intellectual property rights.

Major professional achievements include: negotiation and approval of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015, which renewed Trade Promotion Authority (TPA); the Trade Adjustment Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2015, which renewed Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) programs for workers, firms, and farmers; the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015, which renewed the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), and extended trade preferences for Haiti; and the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, which authorized the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Service (CBP) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), streamlined CBP and strengthened U.S. trade enforcement programs.

He also conducts oversight over U.S. international trade policy and government agencies, including international trade negotiations such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP), negotiations under the auspices of the World Trade Organization (WTO), and the Trade and Investment Services Agreement (TISA).

Previous positions include service as USTR's Assistant Trade Representive for the Americas (2006-2011) and Legislative Director for Representative Jim Kolbe (R-AZ) (1996-2001).

Mr. Eissenstat earned his undergraduate degree at Oklahoma State, a Master of Arts in Latin American Studies at the University of Texas, and a JD from the University of Oklahoma.

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