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HEARING: Chairman Camp Announces Hearing on Russia’s Accession to the World Trade Organization and Granting Russia Permanent Normal Trade Relations

1100 Longworth House Office Building at 9:30 AM
June 20, 2012 — Hearing   

Focus Of The Hearing:
The focus of the hearing will be the significant opportunities presented upon Russia’s accession to the WTO and commercial areas requiring continued attention, such as enforcement of IPR and Russian SPS standards relating to U.S. agriculture exports.  The hearing will also explore the impact on U.S. employers, workers, farmers, and ranchers if Congress does not grant Russia PNTR and they are unable to obtain the benefits of Russia’s membership.  In addition, the hearing will provide an opportunity for addressing Members’ non-commercial concerns regarding Russia.

Witness List:

Panel 1:

Ambassador Ron Kirk
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Ambassador William Burns
Deputy Secretary, United States Department of State

Panel 2:

Mr. Doug Oberhelman
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Caterpillar Inc. (on behalf of The Business Roundtable and the National Association of Manufacturers)
(Truth in Testimony)

Mr. Wayne H. Wood
President, Michigan Farm Bureau
(Truth in Testimony)

Mr. Michael Rae
President, Argus Ltd.
(Truth in Testimony)

Mr. James P. Mackin
Senior Vice President and President, Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management, Medtronic, Inc.
(Truth in Testimony)


SUBCOMMITTEE: Full Committee