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U.S.-China trade relations lecture and discussion set for Oct. 20 at NMSU

William H. Lash III, assistant secretary of commerce for market access and compliance of the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, will lead a presentation and discussion on U.S.-China trade relations at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, at New Mexico State University's Nason House, located on University Avenue across from Kinko's.


d his team work to ensure that foreign governments fully comply with the more than 250 trade agreements the United States has in effect. They also play an important role in pursuing and negotiating Trade Investment Framework and Free Trade Agreements. He is committed to the protection of U.S. investments and intellectual property rights and engages in the resolution of commercial disputes involving foreign governments.

He also chairs the department's Iraq and Afghanistan Reconstruction Task Forces, which provide information and resources to businesses interested in participating in reconstruction efforts and commerce in these two countries. In addition, Lash also serves as the United States economic commissioner to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

Lash has published more than 100 articles on a variety of business issues. He received his bachelor's degree in political science from Yale University and his law degree from Harvard University.

The event is sponsored by NMSU's Department of Economics and International Business and Center for Latin American and Border Studies.

For more information, contact Greg Bloom at 505-646-6817 or Rick Adkisson at 505-646-4988.