June 13,2000

Subcommitee on International Trade To Hold Hearing On Distpute Settlement And The WTO

WASHINGTON -- Senate Finance Committee Chairman William V. Roth, Jr. (R-DE) today announced that the Finance Committee Subcommittee on International Trade under the Chairmanship of Senator Grassley (R-IA), will meet on Tuesday, June 20, 2000, at 10:00 a.m., in 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building, to hear testimony regarding dispute settlement and 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.

II. A panel consisting of:

Susan Westin, Associate Director, International Relations and Trade, United States General Accounting Office, Washington, DC;

III. A panel consisting of: 

Professor John H. Jackson, University Professor, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC;

Gary Horlick, Esq., O'Melveny & Meyers, LLT, Washington, DC;

Lori Wallach, Director, Global Trade Watch, Public Citizen, Washington, D.C.

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Written Statements: Any individuals or organizations wanting to present their views on these hearings to the Committee are urged to submit a typewritten, single-spaced statement, not exceeding 10 pages in length, for inclusion in the hearing record. The date and subject of the hearing must appear on the first page of the statement. Five copies of the statement should be mailed to the Editorial Section, United States Senate, Committee on Finance, Washington, D.C. 20510, and also to David Podoff, Minority Staff Director, United States Senate, Committee on Finance, Washington, D.C. 20510. Statements must be received no later than noon on Friday, July 7, 2000. Written statements must also be submitted on diskette in a format that can be read by personal computers (plain ASCII text is preferred; other formats will be accepted -- please identify format).