October 18,1999

Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on WTO Ministerial Meeting

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 Charles E. Grassley (R-IA), will meet on Thursday, October 21, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. in 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building to hear testimony on United States trade negotiating objectives for services at the Seattle WTO ministerial meeting.

The following witnesses are expected to appear:

I. A panel consisting of:

The Honorable David L. Aaron, Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade, Department of Commerce; Washington, D.C.

The Honorable Susan G. Esserman, Deputy United States Trade Representative; Washington, D.C.

II A panel consisting of:

Stuart J. Brahs, Vice President, Federal Government Relations, The Principal Financial Group; Washington, D.C.

Catherine L. Mann, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Institute for International Economics; Washington, D.C.

J. Robert Vastine, President, Coalition of Service Industries; Washington, D.C.