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MEDIA ADVISORY - Details on Portland Field Hearing (including Witness List)

March 8, 2010
News Release 10-021
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819
MEDIA ADVISORY - Details on Portland Field Hearing (including Witness List)

The 6 Commissioners of the U.S. International Trade Commission will be in Portland, OR, on Friday, March 12, 2010, for a public hearing concerning the challenges and opportunities faced by small and medium-sized businesses that export their products and/or services.

The hearing is open to the media and the public.

The hearing will be held at the Holiday Inn Portland Airport, 8439 N. E. Columbia Blvd., Portland, OR, beginning at 9:30 a.m.; The Commissioners will hear from a wide range of West Coast businesses at the hearing.  A witness list for the hearing is attached.

The information gathered at the hearing will be used by the USITC to prepare two reports for the U.S. Trade Representative, the President’s cabinet-level trade advisor. The reports will look at the characteristics of small and medium-sized businesses that export goods and services, the impediments they face and strategies to overcome these constraints, and benefits of increased export opportunities.

The USTR expressly asked the USITC to gather information for these reports directly from SME exporters and SMEs with an interest in exporting in addition to its standard investigative activities.

Media interested in covering the hearing are asked to contact Peg O’Laughlin at 202-309-5836.

  • EVENT: U.S. International Trade Commission public hearing on the export experiences of small and medium-sized enterprises

  • WHEN: Friday, March 12, 2010, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

  • WHERE: Holiday Inn Portland Airport
    8439 N. E. Columbia Blvd. Portland, OR 97220

  • CONTACT: Peg O’Laughlin
    Affairs Officer, USITC

The witness list can be found by visiting the following URL:

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