Tuesday, 8 June 2010

CATCH THE BUZZ - Hearing On Trade Relations with China


Hearing On Trade Relations With China to be held Wednesday, June 9, 2010

From Ron Phipps: We understand a very thorough briefing has been provided for the senators who will speak.  We anticipate that a press release will be issued today and the story will be pitched to the media prior to tomorrow’s hearing.  Senator Charles Schumer will speak at 9:45 a.m. and is expected to raise the issue of honey laundering.  Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Debbie Stabenow of Michigan will also speak.



“Evaluating China’s Past and Future Role in the World Trade Organization”


Hearing CoChairs:

Chairman Daniel M. Slane and Commissioner Patrick A. Mulloy

WHAT: Public Hearing on “Evaluating China’s Past and Future Role in the World Trade Organization.” The hearing will examine the economic, political and security implications of China's entry into the WTO and China’s compliance with WTO rules.


WHEN: Wednesday, June 9, 2010, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Reservations are not required to attend – seating is available on a firstcome, firstserved basis.


WHERE: Room 562, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510.


PANEL INFO: Panelists’ bios and written statements will be available on the Commission’s Web Site at www.uscc.gov on Wednesday, June 9, 2010. A live audio feed of the hearing will be streamed on the home page of the Commission web site beginning at 9:00 am on the day of the hearing.


Panel I – Congressional Perspectives: Senator Lindsey Graham (RSC); SenatorDebbie Stabenow (DMI),Senator Sherrod Brown (DOH), Senator Chuck Schumer (DNY) Congressman Tim Murphy (RPA)


Panel II U.S. and Chinese Expectations for China’s Entry in the WTO: Mr. Alan Wm. Wolff, former Deputy U.S Trade Representative and Of Counsel at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP; Ms. Thea Lee, Deputy Chief of Staff at the AFLCIO; Mr. RobertLighthizer, for mer Deputy U.S. Trade Representative and international trade attorney

Panel III CurrentU.S.China Relations in the WTO: The Reality a Decade Later: Mr. James Bacchus, former Chairman of the Appellate Body of the WTO and shareholder at Greenberg Traurig LLP;  Mr. Clyde V. Prestowitz, President of the Economic Strategy Institute;  Dr. Oded Shenkar, professor in the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University

Panel IV Recommendations for Future U.S.China Relations within theWTO:  Mr. Terence Stewart, Managing Partner at Stewart and Stewart;  Mr. Gilbert Kaplan, President of the Committee to Support U.S . Trade Laws and Partner at King & Spalding;  and Dr. Calman Cohen, President of the Emergency Committee for American Trade.

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