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COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS
AL ULLMAN, Oregon Chairman DAN ROSTENKOWSKI, ļllinois
BARBER B. CONABLE, JR., New York CLES: A. VANIK, Ohio
JOHN J. DUNCAN, Tennessee
BILL ARCHER, Texas
GUY VANDER JAGT, Michigan J. J. PICKLE, Texas
PHILIP M. CRANE, Ilinois CHARLES B. RANGEL, New York
BILL FRENZEL, Minnesota WILLIAM R. COTTER, Connecticut
JAMES G. MARTIN, North Carolina FORTNEY H. (PETE) STARK, California L. A. (SKIP) BAFALIS, Florida JAMES R. JONES, Oklahoma
RICHARD T. SCHULZE, Pennsylvania ANDY JACOBS, JR., Indiana
BILL GRADISON, Ohio JOSEPH L. FISHER, Virginia
JOHN H. ROUSSELOT, California HAROLD FORD, Tennessee
W. HENSON MOORE, Louisiana
John M MARTIN, Jr., Chief Counsel
SUBCOMMITTEE ON TRADE
CHARLES A. VANIK, Ohio, Chairman SAM M. GIBBONS, Florida
GUY VANDER JAGT, Michigan DAN ROSTENKOWSKI, Illinois
BILL ARCHER, Texas JAMES R. JONES, Oklahoma
BILL FRENZEL, Minnesota JOSEPH L. FISHER, Virginia
JAMES G. MARTIN, North Carolina KEN HOLLAND, South Carolina
L. A. (SKIP) BAFALIS, Florida ED JENKINS, Georgia
RICHARD T. SCHULZE, Pennsylvania THOMASITY DOWNEY, New York
W. HENSON MOORE, Louisiana
David B. ROHR, Professional Staff
Press release of Tuesday, August 19, 1980, announcing hearing.
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., Thomas Skornia, Mike Gadbaw, and Paul
Brodhead, Hon. William M., a Representative in Congress from the State of
National Cattlemen's Association, Sam Washburn, letter....
North Carolina, statement ..
TRADE WITH JAPAN
TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 1980*
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met at 10 a.m. pursuant to notice, in room 1100, Longworth House Office Building, Hon. Charles A. Vanik (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding. [Press release announcing the hearing follows:]
(Press release of Aug. 19, 1980)
CHAIRMAN CHARLES A. VANIK, (D., OHIO), SUBCOMMITTEE ON TRADE, COMMITTEE ON
WAYS AND MEANS ANNOUNCES HEARING ON H. CON. RES. 376 RELATIVE TO JAPANUNITED STATES TRADE; ON H. CON. RES. 383, DISAPPROVING THE PRESIDENT'S DETERMINATION TO DENY IMPORT RELIEF ON LEATHER WEARING APPAREL; AND ON CERTAIN TARIFF AND TRADE BILLS, TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 1980
The Honorable Charles A. Vanik (D., Ohio), Chairman, Subcommittee on Trade, U.S. House of Representatives, today announced that the Subcommittee on Trade will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, August 26 on H. Con. Res. 376, introduced by Mr. Vanik, relative to Japan-United States trade. Administration and private sector appearances on H. Con. Res. 376 will be limited to witnesses specifically invited by the subcommittee.
In addition to the nontariff barrier and investment issues mentioned in the resolution, the subcommittee is especially interested in receiving information on the United States-Japanese negotiations relating to the MTN agreement on Government procurement (NTT-issue), recent trends in Japanese auto exports, and ideas for long-range improvement in United States-Japan trade relations (such as the work of the Wise Men's Group).
Following testimony on H. Con. Res. 376, the subcommittee will receive testimony on H. Con. Res. 383, introduced by Mr. Shannon, to disapprove the determination by the President not to provide import relief for the leather wearing apparel industry. On January 24, 1980, the U.S. International Trade Commission unanimously reported to the President that coats and jackets of leather were being imported in such increased quantities as to be a substantial cause of serious injury, or the threat thereof, to the domestic industry and recommended an increase in the rate of duty on such imports (not valued over $150 each) to 25 percent ad valorem in the 1st year; 20 percent ad valorem in the 2d year; and 15 percent ad valorem in the 3d year. On March 24, the President decided to deny import relief to the industry as not in the national economic interest. Passage of the disapproval resolution would implement the ITC's original recommendation.
Finally, testimony will be heard on the following four tariff and trade bills:
H.R. 7709, (Mr. Jones of Oklahoma; Mr. Evans of the Virgin Islands). To amend the tariff schedules of the United States to increase the quantity of cigarettes that may be accorded duty-free treatment if acquired in insular possessions and entered by returning U.S residents.
• The August 26 hearing covered a number of issues (as per the press release). The Japan portion of the hearing is printed here. Other issues discussed on the 26th are printed elsewhere.