February 25,2016

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Hatch to Hold Finance Hearing on Trade Agreement Implementation

WASHINGTON – Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) will convene a hearing on Thursday, March 3, to examine implementation of existing free trade agreements with The United States’ trade agreement partners.  The hearing, titled “Free Trade Agreement Implementation; Lessons from the Past,” will take place at 10:00 a.m. in Room 215 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.
“Now that bipartisan trade promotion authority (TPA) is back on the books, the United States can negotiate and fully consider high-standard trade agreements that can break down trade barriers and help grow our economy,” Hatch said. “In approving TPA, Congress recognized the importance of ensuring our trading partners meet the terms of our international trade agreements. This hearing will give members the opportunity to examine the degree to which our trade agreement partners have met their existing obligations and look at ways to improve the implementation of future free trade agreements considered under this important trade tool.”
The following witnesses are scheduled to testify:
·          Mr. Jim Mulhern, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Milk Producers Federation, Arlington, VA
·          Mr. Sean P. Murphy, Vice President and Counsel, International Government Affairs, Qualcomm Incorporated, San Diego, CA
·          Mr. Glenn Prickett, Chief External Affairs Office, The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA
·          Mr. Steven Tepp, President and Founder, Sentinel Worldwide, Vienna, VA
Senate Finance Committee
Hearing on Trade Agreement Implementation
215 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Thursday, March 3, 2016
10:00 a.m.
For media inquiries and additional information, including webcast and testimony details, please visit: http://finance.senate.gov/hearings.