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Federal Agencies to Hold Virtual Hearings on Seasonal and Perishable Produce

08/11/2020

Washington, DC – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross will deliver opening remarks on Thursday, August 13, 2020, at the first of two virtual hearings to discuss foreign trade practices that may be harming American growers of seasonal and perishable produce.  Additional representatives from USTR, USDA, and DOC will be present and will hear from interested persons on how the Trump Administration can support these producers and redress any unfair harm.  A second virtual hearing on this matter is scheduled for Thursday, August 20, 2020.

Background:
USTR, USDA, and DOC announced last month that they will convene two virtual hearings at which officials from the federal agencies will hear from interested persons on how the Trump Administration can support these producers and redress any unfair harm.  The hearings, which were originally scheduled to take place in Florida and Georgia in April, will take place virtually in light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.  

The virtual hearings are scheduled for the following dates:
(1)    August 13, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. EDT
(2)    August 20, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. EDT

To view the live recording of the hearing, visit USTR’s website here. The livestream will be made available on August 13.

Click here to view the hearing schedule and list of participants on August 13.  Additional information regarding the August 20 hearing will be made available closer to that date.

The Federal Register notice regarding the hearings can be viewed here.

NOTE:  Full transcripts of the hearings will be posted online after the hearings.

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