USTR Ron Kirk will be a keynote speaker at the CBP annual trade symposium

18-Mar-2011 | News-Press Release

WASHINGTON— United States Trade
Representative (USTR) Ron Kirk will be the luncheon keynote speaker April 13 at
the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) annual trade symposium.
Ambassador Kirk serves as the President’s principal trade advisor, negotiator and
spokesperson on trade issues, leading USTR in developing trade policies that
are proactive, responsible, and more responsive to American families' interests
- recognizing that trade can be a job-supporting pillar of economic recovery in
the United States and around the world.

trade symposium will be held April 13 – 14 at the Ronald Reagan Building and
International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. As an alternative to
on-site attendance, CBP is offering a live webcast of the symposium events for
a fee of $150. Registration for webcast participation must be made online
This includes two days of broadcast and historical access to recorded sessions
for a period of time after the event so that registrants can view the symposium
sessions at their leisure.

year marks the 11-year anniversary of the CBP trade symposium. The general
theme is

Together to Strengthen Economic Competitiveness
. For the latest
information on symposium events, visit the CBP web site at

for special needs should be addressed to

of the press interested in covering the trade symposium should contact the CBP
Office of Public Affairs at


U.S. Customs and Border
Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland
Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's
borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping
terrorists and terriost weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of
U.S. laws.

of Public Affairs

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Contact: CBP Public Affairs

(202) 344-1780

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