More than 20 experts on U.S. trade policy will gather at Brigham Young University Jan. 13-14 to discuss "The 1988 Omnibus Trade Bill: Issues and Perspectives."

The conference will feature speeches from key officials involved in the U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement, which became effective Jan. 1. The agreement calls for the removal of most trade barriers between the two countries over the next 10 years.The conference, which is open to the public, will begin Friday at 8:30 a.m. in 303 Clark Law Building with an opening address by Paul Freedenberg, undersecretary for export administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.

Those wishing to attend the conference can register in 303 Clark Building shortly before the first session begins.

Ambassador Alan F. Holmer, deputy U.S. trade representative, will give an overview of the trade bill and explain its significance to world trade in the conference's keynote address at 7:30 p.m. Friday in 205 Clark Building.

The conference will conclude Saturday with sessions from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in 303 Clark Building.