Hearing: Issues to be Addressed at the Hong Kong Ministerial Conference of the Doha Round of the World Trade Organization's Trade Expansion Negotiations

Hearing Transcript: 

December 8, 2005

Room 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building Senate Banking Committee (5th Floor)
1st and Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20510

Co-Chairs: Commissioners George Becker and June Teufel Dreyer



  • Opening statement of Chairman Richard D’Amato [Remarks]
  • Opening statement of Michael Wessel [Remarks]
  • Opening statement of June Teufel Dreyer [Remarks]

9:00 - 10:00am The Doha Agenda and China

  • Mr. Myron Brilliant, Vice President, East Asia, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, DC [Testimony]

10:00 - 11:00 am WTO International Trade Law Issues

  • Mr. Terence Stewart, Managing Partner, Stewart and Stewart Law Offices, Washington, DC [Testimony]
  • Mr. Robert Lighthizer, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates, Washington, DC [Testimony(PDF Slides)

11:00 - Noon Impact on U.S. Industry

  • Ms. Thea Lee, Policy Director, AFL-CIO, Washington, DC [Testimony]
  • Ms. Lisa Schroeter, Chair, NAM Trade Working Group, Washington, DC