June 13,2016

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Hatch to Hold Finance Hearing on Counterfeit Goods & Opportunities for Small Business Exporters in the Digital Age

WASHINGTON – Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) will convene a hearing on Wednesday, June 15, to examine opportunities and challenges for American businesses in the digital age.  The hearing, titled “Challenges and Opportunities for U.S. Business in the Digital Age,” will take place at 2:00 p.m. in Room 215 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

“A 21st century global economy provides both great opportunities and challenges for American manufacturers and businesses that are unique to a digital marketplace,” Hatch said. “We need to do all we can to ensure American businesses have the tools they need to succeed in the digital economy. With this hearing, members will examine problems facing businesses, including the importation of counterfeit goods, as well as explore opportunities the digital marketplace presents for small businesses.”

The following witnesses are scheduled to testify:

•          Mr. Bruce Foucart, Assistant Director, United States National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center, U.S. Immigration and Customs     Enforcement, United States Department of Homeland Security, Arlington, VA
•          Mr. Norman T. Schenk, Vice President, Global Customs Policy & Public Affairs, UPS, Washington, DC
•          Mr. Tom Triggs, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer, Belkin International, Inc., Playa Vista, CA
Senate Finance Committee
Hearing on Counterfeit Goods & Opportunities for Small Business Exporters in the Digital Age
215 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

2:00 p.m.

For media inquiries and additional information, including webcast and testimony details, please visit: http://finance.senate.gov/hearings.