Tentative witness list for USITC hearing on Economic Impact of Trade Agreements

This is the tentative witness list for the November 17, 2015 United States International Trade Commission (USITC) hearing on "Economic Impact of Trade Agreements Implemented Under Trade Authorities Procedure, 2016 Report. Inv. No.: 332-555"

The August 4, 2015 USITC notice about the hearing is here.

For purposes of this report the Commission considers the trade agreements covered to include the Uruguay Round Agreements, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA – Canada and Mexico), and U.S. free trade agreements (FTAs) with Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic and five Central American countries (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua), Israel, Jordan, Korea, Morocco, Oman, Panama, Peru, and Singapore.

Here is the agenda.

As of November 9, 2015 at 4:06 p.m.
TENTATIVE CALENDAR OF PUBLIC HEARING

Those listed below are scheduled to appear as witnesses at the United States International Trade Commission’s hearing:

Subject: Economic Impact of Trade Agreements Implemented Under Trade Authorities Procedure, 2016 Report. Inv. No.: 332-555

Dates and Time: November 17, 2015 – 9:30 a.m.

Sessions will be held in connection with this investigation in the Main Hearing Room
(room 101), 500 E Street, S.W., Washington, DC.

CONGRESSIONAL APPREARANCE:
The Honorable Sander M. Levin, U.S. Representative, 9th District, Michigan

PANEL 1:
ORGANIZATION AND WITNESS: TIME ALLOCATION:

Knowledge Ecology International (“KEI”) 10 minutes
Washington, DC
James Love, Director

Union for Affordable Cancer Treatment (“UACT”) 10 minutes
Washington, DC
Manon Ress, Representative

Chambers of the United States of America 10 minutes
Washington, DC
John Murphy, Senior Vice President, International Policy

PANEL 2
ORGANIZATION AND WITNESS: TIME ALLOCATION:

International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and 10 minutes
Agricultural Implement Workers of America (“UAW”)
Washington, DC
Josh Nassar, Legislative Director

National Association of Manufacturers (“NAM”) 10 minutes
Washington, DC
Linda Dempsey, Vice President

Steel Manufacturers Association (“SMA”) 10 minutes
Washington, DC
Philip K. Bell, President

American Iron and Steel Institute (“AISI”) 10 minutes
Washington, DC
Kevin Dempsey, Senior Vice President, Public Policy and General Counsel

Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (“SOCMA”) 10 minutes
Washington, DC
Jim DeLisi, Chief Executive Officer, Fanwood Chemical and Chair of SOCMA International Trade Committee

PANEL 3:

ORGANIZATION AND WITNESS: TIME ALLOCATION:

Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United 10 minutes
Stockgrowers of America (“R-CALF USA”)
Billings, MT
Bill Bullard, Chief Executive Officer

National Pork Producers Council (“NPPC”) 10 minutes
Washington, DC
Maria C. Zieba, Manager of International Affairs

Pet Food Institute (“PFI”) 10 minutes
Washington, DC
Peter Tabor, Vice President, Regulatory and International Affairs

U.S. Grains Council 10 minutes
Washington, DC
Thomas Sleight, President and Chief Executive Officer

Blue Diamond Growers 10 minutes
Washington, DC
Trena Pilegaard, Government Affairs Director

Sweetener Users Association (“SUA”) 10 minutes
Washington, DC
Tom Earley, Consultant, Economist and Trade Policy Specialist, Agralytica

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