Trade Subcommittee Chairman Blumenauer Announces a Subcommittee Hearing on U.S.-Japan Trade Agreements
House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee Chairman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) announced today that the Subcommittee is holding a hearing titled “U.S.-Japan Trade Agreements.” This hearing will focus on two agreements the United States and Japan signed in October 2019 and prospects for a second phase of negotiations for a bilateral agreement to cover trade in a comprehensive manner. The hearing will take place on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 10:00 AM in room 2020 Rayburn House Office Building.
In view of the limited time available to hear witnesses, oral testimony at this hearing will be from invited witnesses only. However, any individual or organization not scheduled for an oral appearance may submit a written statement for consideration by the Committee and for inclusion in the printed record of the hearing.
DETAILS FOR SUBMISSION OF WRITTEN COMMENTS:
Please Note: Any person(s) and/or organization(s) wishing to submit written comments for the hearing record must follow the appropriate link on the hearing page of the Committee website and complete the informational forms. From the Committee homepage, http://waysandmeans.house.gov, select “Hearings.” Select the hearing for which you would like to make a submission, and click on the link entitled, “Click here to provide a submission for the record.” Once you have followed the online instructions, submit all requested information. ATTACH your submission as a Word document, in compliance with the formatting requirements listed below, by the close of business on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. For questions, or if you encounter technical problems, please call (202) 225-3625.
The Committee relies on electronic submissions for printing the official hearing record. As always, submissions will be included in the record according to the discretion of the Committee. The Committee will not alter the content of your submission but reserves the right to format it according to guidelines. Any submission provided to the Committee by a witness, any materials submitted for the printed record, and any written comments in response to a request for written comments must conform to the guidelines listed below. Any submission not in compliance with these guidelines will not be printed but will be maintained in the Committee files for review and use by the Committee.
All submissions and supplementary materials must be submitted in a single document via email, provided in Word format, and must not exceed a total of 10 pages. Witnesses and submitters are advised that the Committee relies on electronic submissions for printing the official hearing record.
All submissions must include a list of all clients, persons and/or organizations on whose behalf the witness appears. The name, company, address, telephone, and fax numbers of each witness must be included in the body of the email. Please exclude any personal identifiable information in the attached submission.
Failure to follow the formatting requirements may result in the exclusion of a submission. All submissions for the record are final.
The Committee seeks to make its facilities and events accessible to persons with disabilities. If you require accommodations, please call (202) 225-3625 or submit a request via email to WMDem.Submission@mail.house.gov in advance of the event (four business days’ notice is requested). Questions regarding accommodation needs in general (including availability of Committee materials in alternative formats) may be directed to the Committee as noted above.
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