Wednesday, June 9, 2010

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


(Please click on the link above to access pdf files to speakers' bios and testimonies.)

June 9, 2010

Hearing on “Evaluating China’s Past and Future Role in the World Trade Organization”
Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Room 562, Dirksen Senate Office Building

First Street and Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20510

Hearing Co-Chairs: Chairman Daniel M. Slane and Commissioner Patrick A. Mulloy

Commissioners’ Opening Remarks

Opening Statement of Chairman Daniel M. Slane (HTML) (PDF)

Opening statement of Commissioner Patrick A. Mulloy (HTML) (PDF)

Panel I (9:15 am – 10:00 am)
Congressional Perspectives

* Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
* Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)
* Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
* Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY)

Panel II (10:00 am – 11:30 am)
U.S. and Chinese Expectations for China’s Entry in the WTO

* Mr. Alan Wm. Wolff, former Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, Of Counsel, Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, Washington, DC (HTML) (PDF)
* Ms. Thea Lee, Deputy Chief of Staff, AFL-CIO, Washington, DC (HTML) (PDF)
* Mr. Robert Lighthizer, former Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, international trade attorney, Washington, DC (HTML) (PDF)

Panel III (11:45 am – 1:15 am)
Current U.S.-China Relations in the WTO: The Reality a Decade Later

* Mr. James Bacchus, former chairman of the Appellate Body of the WTO, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Washington, DC (HTML) (PDF)
* Mr. Clyde V. Prestowitz, President, Economic Strategy Institute, Washington, DC (HTML) (PDF)
* Dr. Oded Shenkar, Professor, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (HTML) (PDF)

Panel IV (2:30 pm – 4:00 pm)
Recommendations for Future U.S.-China Relations within the WTO

* Mr. Terence Stewart, Managing Partner, Stewart and Stewart, Washington, DC (PDF)
* Mr. Gilbert Kaplan, President, Committee to Support U. S. Trade Laws, Partner, King & Spalding, Washington, DC (HTML) (PDF)
* Dr. Calman J. Cohen, President, Emergency Committee for American Trade, Washington, DC (HTML) (PDF)


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