February 17,2000

Committee to Hold Hearing on the U.S.-China Bilateral Trade Agreement

WASHINGTON -- Senate Finance Committee Chairman William V. Roth, Jr. (R-DE) today announced the Committee will meet on Wednesday February 23, 2000 at 9:30 a.m. in room 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building to hear testimony on the U.S.-China bilateral trade agreement on China's accession to the World Trade Organization.

The following witnesses are expected to appear before the Committee:

I. A panel consisting of:

The Honorable Charlene Barshefsky, United States Trade Representative; Washington, D.C.

The Honorable William M. Daley, Secretary Of Commerce; Washington, D.C.

II. A panel consisting of:

William D. "Doug" Ellis, Chairman, Southern Mills Inc.; Union City, GA

Christopher B. Galvin, CEO, Motorola, Inc.; Schaumburg, IL

Jeffrey M. Swain, President and COO, Townsends, Inc.; Wilmington, DE

Steve Van Andell, Chairman, Amway Corporation; Ada, MI