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UNITED STATES NEGOTIATING OBJECTIVES FOR

THE WTO SEATTLE MINISTERIAL MEETING

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Printed for the use of the Committee on Ways and Means

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 2000

65-092 CC

COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS

BILL ARCHER, Texas, Chairman PHILIP M. CRANE, Illinois

CHARLES B. RANGEL, New York BILL THOMAS, California

FORTNEY PETE STARK, California E. CLAY SHAW, JR., Florida

ROBERT T. MATSUI, California NANCY L. JOHNSON, Connecticut

WILLIAM J. COYNE, Pennsylvania AMO HOUGHTON, New York

SANDER M. LEVIN, Michigan WALLY HERGER, California

BENJAMIN L. CARDIN, Maryland JIM MCCRERY, Louisiana

JIM MCDERMOTT, Washington DAVE CAMP, Michigan

GERALD D. KLECZKA, Wisconsin JIM RAMSTAD, Minnesota

JOHN LEWIS, Georgia JIM NUSSLE, Iowa

RICHARD E. NEAL, Massachusetts SAM JOHNSON, Texas

MICHAEL R. MCNULTY, New York JENNIFER DUNN, Washington

WILLIAM J. JEFFERSON, Louisiana MAC COLLINS, Georgia

JOHN S. TANNER, Tennessee ROB PORTMAN, Ohio

XAVIER BECERRA, California PHILIP S. ENGLISH, Pennsylvania

KAREN L. THURMAN, Florida
WES WATKINS, Oklahoma

LLOYD DOGGETT, Texas
J.D. HAYWORTH, Arizona
JERRY WELLER, Illinois
KENNY HULSHOF, Missouri
SCOTT MCINNIS, Colorado
RON LEWIS, Kentucky
MARK FOLEY, Florida

A.L. SINGLETON, Chief of Staff
JANICE Mays, Minority Chief Counsel

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SUBCOMMITTEE ON TRADE

PHILIP M. CRANE, Mlinois, Chairman BILL THOMAS, California

SANDER M. LEVIN, Michigan E. CLAY SHAW, JR., Florida

CHARLES B. RANGEL, New York AMO HOUGHTON, New York

RICHARD E. NEAL, Massachusetts DAVE CAMP, Michigan

MICHAEL R. MCNULTY, New York JIM RAMSTAD, Minnesota

WILLIAM J. JEFFERSON, Louisiana
JENNIFER DUNN, Washington

XAVIER BECERRA, California
WALLY HERGER, California
JIM NUSSLE, Iowa

Pursuant to clause 2(e)(4) of Rule XI of the Rules of the House, public hearing records of the Committee on Ways and Means are also published in electronic form. The printed hearing record remains the official version. Because electronic submissions are used to prepare both printed and electronic versions of the hearing record, the process of converting between various electronic formats may introduce unintentional errors or omissions. Such occurrences are inherent in the current publication process and should diminish as the process is further refined.

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Ambrose, Kathleen A., Chemical Manufacturers Association

American Council of Life Insurance, Charles Lake

American Family Life Assurance Company Japan, Charles Lake

American Farm Bureau Federation, Dean Kleckner

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations,

David Smith

American Forest & Paper Association, John Dillon

Arizona Department of Agriculture, Sheldon R. Jones

American Insurance Association, Charles Lake

Becerra, Hon. Xavier, a Representative in Congress from the State of Cali-

fornia

Cargill, Incorporated, Ernest S. Micek

Chemical Manufacturers Association, Kathleen A. Ambrose

Chiquita Brands International, Inc., Steven G. Warshaw

Chubb Corporation, Dean R. O'Hare

Coalition of Service Industries, Dean R. O'Hare

Dawson, Rhett, Information Technology Industry Council

Dillon, John, International Paper, and the American Forest & Paper Associa-

tion

Emergency Committee for American Trade, Ernest S. Micek

Health Insurance Association of America, Charles Lake

Information Technology Industry Council, Rhett Dawson

International Insurance Council, Charles Lake

International Paper, John Dillon

Jones, Sheldon R., Arizona Department of Agriculture

Kleckner, Dean, American Farm Bureau Federation

Lake, Charles, American Family Life Assurance Company Japan, the Amer-

ican Council of Life Insurance, America Insurance Association, Health In-

surance Association of America, International Insurance Council, and Rein-

surance Association of America

Lambert, Charles D., National Cattlemen's Beef Association

Micek, Ernest S., Cargill, Incorporated and the Emergency Committee for

American Trade

Miller, Hon. Dan, a Representative in Congress from the State of Florida

National Association of Manufacturers, William Weiller

National Cattlemen's Beef Association, Charles D. Lambert

National Wildlife Federation, Mark Van Putten

O'Hare, Dean R., Chubb Corporation, and Coalition of Service Industries

President's Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations, John E.

Pepper

Procter & Gamble Company, John E. Pepper

Purafil, Inc., William Weiller

Regula, Hon. Ralph, a Representative

in Congress from the State of Ohio

Reinsurance Association of America, Charles Lake

Sandler, Gilbert Lee, Sandler Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., and the Washington

International Insurance Company

Smith, David, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Orga-

nizations

Van Putten, Mark, National Wildlife Federation

Warshaw, Steven G., Chiquita Brands International, Inc.

Washington International Insurance Company, Gilbert Lee Sandler

Page

Weiller, William, Purafil, Inc., and the National Association of Manufactur

ers

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184 187

189 195 199

204 213 219

221

Weller, Hon. Jerry, a Representative in Congress from the State of Ilinois

SUBMISSIONS FOR THE RECORD
Ad Hoc WTO Round Processed Food Coalition: Bestfoods, Campbell Soup,

ConAgra, General Mills, Herbalife International, J.R. Simplot Co., Lamb-
Weston, National Food Processors Association, National Potato Council,
Nestle USA, Oregon Potato Commission, Pepperidge Farm, PepsiCo, Pet
Food Institute, Procter & Gamble, Ralston Purina, Tricon Global Res-
taurants, Welch's, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, John F. McDermid, joint

letter
Aluminum Association, Inc., statement and attachment
American Crop Protection Association; American Forest and Paper Associa-

tion; American Plastics Council; Biotechnology Industry Organization;
Chemical Manufacturers Association; Chemical Specialties Manufacturers
Association; Coalition for Truth in Environmental Marketing Information;
National Association of Manufacturers; National Fisheries Institute; Na-
tional Foreign Trade Council; Soap and Detergent Association, New York,
NY; and U.S. Council for International Business, New York, NY; joint

statement and attachments
American Free Trade Association, Miami, FL, statement
American Iron and Steel Institute, statement
American Lands Alliance, Antonia Juhasz and Faith Campbell, statement

and attachments
American Sugar Alliance, James Wm. Johnson, Jr., joint statement
American Textile Manufacturers Institute, statement and attachments
Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, Inc., Arlington, VA,

statement and attachment
Black, Edward J., Computer & Communications Industry Association, and

Pro Trade Group, joint statement
Boyd, Robert T., Torrington Company, Torrington, CT, statement
Brown, Larry R., Timken Company, Canton, OH, letter
Bunden, Kenichi, Floral Trade Council, Haslett, MI, statement
Business Roundtable, statement
Business Software Alliance, Robert W. Holleymann II, statement
Campbell, Faith, American Lands Alliance, statement and attachments
Center for International Environmental Law, David R. Downes; National

Wildlife Federation, Jake Caldwell; Sierra Club, San Francisco, CA, Dan
Seligman; World Wildlife Fund, David Schorr; Friends of the Earth, Andrea
Durbin; Natural Resources Defense Council, Justin Ward; Greenpeace USA,
Scott Paul; Defenders of Wildlife, and Community Nutrition Institute, Rina
Rodriguez; American Lands Alliance, Antonia Juhasz; Consumer's Choice
Council, Cameron Griffith; Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund, San Francisco,
CA, Martin Wagner; Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Min-
neapolis, MN, Kristin Dawkins; and Pacific Environment and Resources

Center, Oakland, CA, Doug Norlen; joint letter and attachment
Center for Science in the Public Interest, Benjamin Cohen, statement
Chocolate Manufacturers Association, McLean, VA, Stephen G. Lodge, joint

statement
Cohen, Benjamin, Center for Science in the Public Interest, statement
Computer & Communications Industry Association, Edward J. Black, joint

statement
Consumer Federation of America, Arthur S. Jaeger, statement
Crawford, Bob, Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services,

Tallahassee, FL, statement and attachments
DaimlerChrysler Corporation, statement
Defenders of Wildlife, statement
Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, Inc., statement
Dresser-Rand Company, The Woodlands,

TX, statement
Federal Express Corporation, Memphis, TN, M. Rush O'Keefe, Jr., statement.
Floral Trade Council, Haslett, MI, Kenichi Bunden, statement
Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, Tallahassee, FL,

Bob Crawford, statement and attachments
Grocery Manufacturers of America, Mary Sophos, statement
Harvey, Pharis J., International Labor Rights Fund, statement
Hatano, Daryl, Semiconductor Industry Association, statement
Holleymann, Robert W., II, Business Software Alliance, statement
Intellectual Property Committee, statement

264 353 349 284 228 245 204

248 257

259 257

264 267

287 268 270 272 275 279 284

287 291 298 343 245 293

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259

184

314

IBC, Inc., John F. McDermid, joint letter

International Labor Rights Fund, Pharis J. Harvey, statement

International Mass Retail Association, Arlington, VA, statement

ITT Industries, White Plains, NY, Wingate Lloyd, joint statement

J.C. Penney Company, Inc., and National Retail Federation, joint statement

Jaeger, Arthur S., Consumer Federation of America, statement

Johnson, James m., Jr., United States Beet Sugar Association, and Amer-

ican Sugar Alliance, joint statement

Judge, Steve, Securities Industry Association, statement and attachments

Juhasz, Antonia, American Lands Alliance, joint statement and attachments

Labor/Industry Coalition for International Trade, statement

Libbey Inc., Toledo, OH, Arthur H. Smith, statement

Lloyd, Wingate, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and ITT Industries, White

Plains, NY, joint statement

Lodge, Stephen G., National Confectioners Association, and Chocolate Manu-

facturers Association, McLean, VA, joint statement
McDermid, John F., IBC, Inc., and Ad Hoc WTO Round Processed Food

Coalition: Bestfoods, Campbell Soup, ConAgra, General Mills, Herbalife
International, J.R. Simplot Co., Lamb-Weston, National Food Processors
Association, National Potato Council, Nestle USA, Oregon Potato Commis-
sion, Pepperidge Farm, PepsiCo, Pet Food Institute, Procter & Gamble,
Ralston Purina, Tricon Global Restaurants, Welch's, and Wm. Wrigley Jr.

Company, joint letter

Micron Technology, Inc., Boise, ID, statement

National Confectioners Association, McLean, VA, Stephen G. Lodge, joint

statement

National Retail Federation, and J.C. Penney Company, Inc., joint statement

North Dakota Durum Wheat Farmers: Jerome Anderson, Ross, ND; Marshall

Craft, Stanley, ND; Louis Kuster, Stanley, ND; and Curt Trulson, Ross,

ND, statement

O'Keefe, M. Rush, Jr., Federal Express Corporation, Memphis, TN, statement

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, statement

PPG Industries, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, statement

Pro Trade Group, Edward J. Black, joint statement

Quinn, Hon. Jack, a Representative in Congress from the State of New

York, statement

Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund (R-CALF), Columbus, MT: Midland

Bull Test, Columbus, MT, Leo R. McDonnell, Jr.; Sullivan Kelley Farm,

Meeker, CO, Kathleen S. Kelley; R-CALF, Columbus, MT, John Lockie;

R-CALF, Miles City, MT, Jack McNamee; Herried Livestock Market, Inc.,

Herreid, SD, Herman Schumacher; Open Spear Ranch, Melville, MT, Den-

nis McDonald; R-CALF, Melville, MT, Bill Donald; R-CALF, Big Timber,

MT, Chuck Rein; and R CALF, Columbus, MT, John Patterson;

joint state-

ment

Rubber and Plastic Footwear Manufacturers Association, statement and at-

tachment

Safe Alternatives for our Forest Environment, Hayfork, CA, Bill Welsch,

letter

Securities Industry Association, Steve Judge, statement and attachments

Semiconductor Industry Association, Daryl Hatano, statement

Smith, Arthur H., Libbey Inc., Toledo, OH, statement

Sophos, Mary, Grocery Manufacturers of America, statement

Timken Company, Canton, OH, Larry R. Brown, letter

Torrington Company, Torrington, CT, Robert T. Boyd, statement

U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Wingate Lloyd, joint statement

U.S. Integrated Carbon Steel Producers: Bethlehem Steel Corp., U.S. Steel

Group, LTV Steel Co., Ispat Inland Inc., and National Steel Corp., joint

statement

United States Beet Sugar Association, James Wm. Johnson, Jr., joint state-

ment

U.S. Virgin Islands, Government of:

Statement

Belair Watch Corporation, Hampden Watch Company, Inc., Progress

Watch Co., Unitime Industries, Inc.,

and Tropex, Inc., Joint statement .

Welsch, Bill, Safe Alternatives for our Forest Environment, Hayfork, CA,

letter

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