Secretary of State for Trade Anne-Marie Idrac of France

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Anne-Marie Idrac President SNCFCountry: France2006 rank:3Since taking over the state-owned French railway last summer, Idrac has had a smooth ride.
Twice elected to a seat in parliament for the d�partement of Yvelines, in 1997 and 2002, and elected to the Regional Council of the Ile-de-France Region (region of Paris) in 1988, Anne-Marie Idrac has been a Vice-Chairman and later General Secretary of the Union pour la Dmocratie Franaise (UDF) political party.
Anne-Marie Idrac is appointed Secretary of State for Foreign Commerce (under Lagarde.
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Anne-Marie Idrac was born in Saint-Brieuc in 1951.
Following an initial assignment in the Economic and International Affairs Department of the Ministry of Infrastructure, where she was responsible in particular for construction and public works exports, Anne-Marie Idrac devoted most of her career as administrateur civil (senior executive) to environmental, housing, town planning and transport affairs.
As a woman considered representative of civil society, Anne-Marie Idrac was appointed minister of State for Transport, a position she held from May 1995 until June 1997 in the two governments headed by Alain Jupp.
On 12 July 2006, Anne-Marie Idrac took over from Louis Gallois, who moved on to EADS, as chairman of the SNCF, a position she held until 21 February 2008.
Idrac said it was not yet clear how these contradictions will impact on the WTO talks which have to date not addressed ways to limit countries' use of such export restrictions.
Idrac said "there is a lot of work to do" to wrap up the talks spanning all elements of international trade, including shipments of food, fuels, cars and clothes, and cross-border services such as transportation.
BRUSSELS, BelgiumEuropean Union nations have ruled out any new concessions on farm imports or subsidies at global trade talks next week, France's trade minister Anne Marie Idrac said Friday.
Speaking after she led talks between European trade ministers, Idrac said European countries agree that the 27-nation bloc "has exhausted its room for maneuver in agriculture and cannot go any further.
PARIS --French Foreign Trade Minister Anne-Marie Idrac said Monday she doesn't believe there is any chance of making headway on stalled world-trade talks before the end of the year.
In an interview on French TV station LCI, Idrac said US.
Idrac said there was a risk of protectionist policies arising from the global financial and economic turmoil, but that France is adopting a "very active, very engaged" approach to dialogue with key trading partners.
CAIRO: On her first visit to Egypt in her capacity as French Foreign Trade Minister, Anne-Marie Idrac met with Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif to discuss nuclear energy cooperation.
At a press conference Sunday at Sofitel Gezira, Idrac said “we are boosting Egyptian efforts aimed at modernizing the infrastructure, and cooperation in the field of nuclear energy figures strongly here.
Idrac said her two-day visit to Egypt will also revolve around “encouraging French small and medium size businesses to foray into the Egyptian market.
In line with French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s initiative to enhance bilateral relations with Mediterranean countries — reinforcing the decisions taken at the Barcelona Summit — Idrac is visiting Egypt, Libya and Tunisia in her first official trip following her appointment as Minister of Foreign Trade in late March.
With a delegation comprised of investors and businessmen, Idrac is promoting French SMEs’ entry into the region in diverse commercial activities.
Minister Idrac has already met the Secretary General of the GCC and will discuss matters related to this goal with the Foreign and Trade Ministers of all four countries.
Idrac is a welcome affirmation of our mutual commitment to higher levels of collaboration in areas which we believe are crucial to national development.
French Trade Minister Anne-Marie Idrac said after a meeting with EU counterparts that they agreed that the WTO talks needed a "new balance" to take better account of concessions Europe had already put on the table.