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Federal Agencies to Hold Second Virtual Hearing on Seasonal and Perishable Produce

August 18, 2020

Washington, DC -- The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Department of Commerce will hold the second of two virtual hearings on Thursday, August 20 to discuss foreign trade practices that may be harming American growers of seasonal and perishable produce.  U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will deliver opening remarks, and officials from each agency will hear from interested persons on how the Trump Administration can support these producers and redress any unfair harm.  The first virtual hearing was held on August 13. 

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 second virtual hearing is scheduled for August 20, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. EDT.

The hearing is open to the public, and a link to watch the hearing will be available on USTR’s website here on August 20.

Click here to view the hearing schedule and list of participants on August 20.

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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