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Impacts of a Trade War with China

The Washington International Trade Association (WITA)

Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 11:15 AM (EDT)

 Impacts of a Trade War with China

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 Impacts of a Trade War with China

Second Event in WITA's China Mini Series

Thursday, May 17th

9:00 AM - 11:15 AM 


 
Armchair Discussion Featuring

Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA), Co-Chair of the U.S. - China Working Group
 

With: 
 
Former Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA), Capitaol Counsel LLC
 

 
Followed by an Expert Panel
 
Former Rep. Cal Dooley, President & CEO, American Chemistry Council 
 
Dean Garfield, President & CEO, Information Technology Industry Council

 Julia K. Hughes, President, United States Fashion Industry Association

Scott Paul, President, Alliance for American Manufacturing
 
Thomas N. SleightPresident & CEO, US Grains Council
 
Moderated By:
 
Erin Ennis, Senior Vice President, US-China Business Council
 

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Former Congressman Charles Boustany, Jr., M.D., is a partner at Capitol Counsel LLC, where he focuses on health care, tax, and trade issues. Dr. Boustany joined Capitol Counsel at the beginning of 2017 after over a decade of service in the U.S. House of Representatives. He served Louisiana’s 7th district from 2005-2013 and the 3rd district from 2013-2017, following the elimination of Louisiana’s 7th district. Dr. Boustany served on the influential House Ways and Means Committee and was Chairman of the Subcommittee on Tax Policy.  Boustany was a co-founder of the Friends of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Caucus, co-founder of the House Doctors Caucus, and a co-chair of the bipartisan U.S.-China Working Group.

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Former Congressman Cal Dooley is President and CEO of the American Chemistry Council (ACC). Prior to joining ACC, Dooley served as President and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA). He took over leadership of GMA after serving as President and CEO of the Food Products Association (FPA), which merged with GMA in January 2007.  In Congress, Dooley represented the 20th District of California as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1991 to 2004. He served on the House Agriculture Committee, as well as the House Resources Committee.

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Dean Garfield is President & CEO, Information Technology Industry Council. Under Dean’s leadership, ITI has defined the tech agenda for global policymakers, expanded its membership and influence, and launched a foundation that serves as the preeminent thought leader on innovation. ITI has deepened its expertise on core issues — from trade and new market development to taxes, from cloud computing to core standards. During Garfield’s tenure, ITI’s advocacy experts have helped to achieve critical legislative victories in the U.S. and internationally, knocking down barriers to innovation, strengthening America’s economic competitiveness, and advancing sustainable technologies that will be at the heart of 21st century innovation. 

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Julia K. Hughes is President of the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA), which represents brands, retailers, importers, and wholesalers based in the United States and doing business globally. She represents the industry in front of the U.S. government as well as international governments and stakeholders, explaining how fashion companies create high quality jobs in the United States and economic opportunities around the world. Julie served as the first President and is one of the founders of the Washington Chapter of Women in International Trade (WIIT) and is one of the founders of the WIIT Charitable Trust. She also was the first President of the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT).  She also is a member of the International Women’s Forum.

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Congressman Rick Larsen represents the Second Congressional District of Washington state, and serves on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the House Armed Services Committee.  Rick is the co-chair of the bipartisan U.S.-China Working Group, which educates Members of Congress about U.S.-China issues through meetings and briefings with academic, business and political leaders from the United States and China. China is the largest and most rapidly growing export market for Washington state. Forty percent of all jobs in Washington state are tied to trade, and from 2000 to 2009, Washington state exports to China grew by 379 percent. Rick has visited China nine times.

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Scott N. Paul is President of the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM), a partnership established in 2007 by some of America’s leading manufacturers and the United Steelworkers union. Scott and AAM have worked to make American manufacturing and “Made in America” top-of-mind concerns for voters and our national leaders through effective advocacy and data-driven research.

Location:

The Rotunda

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest

Washington, DC 20004 


 If you are Hill staff and wish to attend, please email Diego Anez danez@wita.org

WITA has a 48-hour cancellation policy. Any cancellations made within 48 hours of this event will be charged to cover costs.

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The Rotunda
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20004

Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 11:15 AM (EDT)


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