"America's Consuming Industries and the New Global Economy"
The Willard Inter-Continental, Pierce Room
June 27, 2000
CITAC hosted a seminar on June 27 in Washington, DC, to discuss the importance of imports to the U.S. economy. Panelists featured business owners who have been adversely affected by U.S. dumping orders, sanctions, and other restrictions on imports. The seminar was concluded by Angela Ellard, Staff Director of the House Ways & Means Trade Subcommittee -- Ellard discussed the outlook on legislation that is important to U.S. importers.
Below are the prepared remarks of some of the participants, and the agenda for the seminar.
8:30 AM Light breakfast 9:00 AM Introduction and Welcome
Jon Jenson, CITAC President and Chairman of the Precision Metalforming Association
9:15 AM Panel 1 - Consuming Industries: The Neglected Victims of US Trade Policy
Moderator: Greg Rushford, the Rushford Report
American victims of US dumping, countervailing duty, safeguard laws and other restrictions on imports discuss how these measures have impacted their businesses and industries.
Moderator: Peter Watson, partner Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam & Roberts and former chairman of the US International Trade Commission Experts analyze the importance of imports to US economic growth and how current US trade laws fail to consider consuming industries adequately.
Noon Angela Ellard, Staff Director, House Ways & Means Trade Subcommittee