CITAC Seminar:
"America's Consuming Industries and the New Global Economy"

The Willard Inter-Continental, Pierce Room
June 27, 2000
Washington, DC

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.


Jon Jenson, Precision Metalforming Association Bio
Rick Reinert, REHA Enterprises Bio
James Antunes, A.J. Antunes & Co. Bio
Brian Petty, IADC Bio
Lewis E. Leibowitz, Counsel to CITAC Bio
Erik Autor, National Retail Federation Bio


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.
  • Rick Reinert, Reha Enterprises, Inc. (distributor of German bath products)
  • William Sopko, President, Stamco Industries, Inc. (manufacturing of braking system components for automobiles and airplanes)
  • James Antunes, CEO of AJ Antunes (food equipment manufacturing)
  • Michael Carliner, Staff Vice President, National Association of Home Builders (residential construction)
  • Brian Petty, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, International Association of Drilling Contractors (oil and gas production, exploration and gathering activities)
  • Kimberly Korbel, Executive Director, American Wire Producers Association (steel wire production)
11:00 AM Panel 2 - Why Consuming Industries Matter in the Formulation of US Trade Policy
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.
  • Brink Lindsey, director of the Cato Institute's Center for Trade Policy Studies
  • Erik Autor, Vice President, International Trade Counsel, National Retail Federation

Noon Angela Ellard, Staff Director, House Ways & Means Trade Subcommittee

  • Legislative Picture





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