Event: U.S.-GCC Economic Relations

Published: March 9, 2012

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The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, U.S.-GCC Corporate Cooperation Committee,
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, U.S.-Bahrain Business Council,
U.S.-Qatar Business Council, U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council,
U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council, Bilateral U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce,
National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce, Arab Bankers Association of North America,
and The Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center

invite you to attend

Trade, Investment, Finance, and the Way Forward:
A Conversation on U.S.-GCC* Economic Relations
with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

(The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is comprised of Bahrain, Kuwait,
Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. – Breakfast
9:30 – 11:45 a.m. – Remarks and Questions

The Pavilion Room
The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20004
A government-issued, photo identification is necessary to enter the Ronald Reagan Building.

Participating specialists include:

Mr. L. Daniel Mullaney
Assistant Trade Representative for Europe and the Middle East,
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

Mr. Jason Buntin
Director for Europe and Middle East Affairs,
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative


Dr. John Duke Anthony
Founding President and CEO,
National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

R.S.V.P. (Acceptances Only) via email to RSVP@ncusar.org



Closed to press and “off the record.”

The program is held under the Chatham House Rule: participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.

If you have any questions you can call the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations at (202) 293-6466.


Mr. L. Daniel Mullaney is Assistant United States Trade Representative for Europe and the Middle East at the Office of the United States Trade Representative. He develops, coordinates, and implements U.S. trade policy toward the European Union and other European trading partners, Eurasia, the Middle East, and northern Africa. From 2006 to 2010, Mr. Mullaney was the Senior Trade Representative in the United States Mission to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium, where he advocated on behalf of U.S. trade interests in the various institutions of the European Union and represented USTR in the broader Brussels trade policy community. Before becoming Senior Trade Representative in Brussels, Mr. Mullaney was an attorney in USTR’s Office of General Counsel, where he led negotiations and provided legal advice for free trade and other agreements and represented the United States in dispute settlement proceedings at the World Trade Organization.

Mr. Jason Buntin is Director for Europe and Middle East Affairs at the Office of the United States Trade Representative. In that position he is responsible for coordinating U.S. trade policy related to various countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council, the European Free Trade Area and the Caucuses. Mr. Buntin is responsible for increasing U.S. engagement on trade issues with these countries, including through Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), Trade and Investment Framework Agreements (TIFAs) and other fora. Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Buntin served at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he was responsible for monitoring foreign government compliance with the WTO Agreements on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) and Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT).