Hearing: Bilateral Trade Policies and Issues Between the United States and China

Hearing Transcript: 

August 2, 2001



Room 124, Dirksen Senate Office Building

1st & Constitution Avenue, NE

Washington, DC


AGENDA

8:00-9:15 -- China and the US Steel Industry

Leo W. Gerard, International President, United Steelworkers of America; Thomas J. Usher, Chairman & CEO USX Corp.



9:30-11:30 -- Administration Perspectives/ Bilateral Trade and WTO Issues/Adequacy of Enforcement Laws Related to Imported Goods

Peter Davidson, General Counsel, United States Trade Representative; Charles W. Winwood, Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs Service; and Donald Shruhan, Deputy Asst. Commissioner, Intl. Affairs, U.S. Customs Service; and Gordon Chang, Attorney and Author, The Coming Collapse of China



11:30-1:30 -- Aircraft/ Aerospace / Automobiles-Auto Parts Issues:(Relocation of Trade Jobs, Market Penetration and Technology Transfer)

Robert Thayer, Executive Council Member/General Vice President, Intl. Assoc. of Machinists/Aerospace Workers (IAM); General John W. Douglass, President/CEO, Aerospace Industries Assoc.; Steve Beckman, Asst. Dir. Govt. & Intl. Affairs Dept, UAW



2:00-3:00 -- Agricultural Trade Issues

Robbin S. Johnson, Sr. Vice President, Director of Corporate Affairs, Cargill, Inc.; Henry Jo Von Tungeln, Vice Chairman & Farmer, Natl. Assoc. of Wheat Growers; Dwain Ford, First Vice President, American Soybean Assoc.; Chuck Lambert, Chief Economist, National Cattlemanís Beef Association



3:30-5:00 -- Computer Electronics/Telecom Issues

Ed Fire, President, International Union of Electrical Workers; David McCurdy, President, Electronics Industry Alliance; Merritt Todd Cooke, Jr., Chief, Commercial Section, American Institute In Taiwan