PRESS RELEASE 10 (Revised)

January 18, 2000
For additional information contact:
Kathy Michels, 202-624-1409
US Trade Deficit Review Commission


Dallas, Texas

Purpose: To take testimony on: "U.S. Participation in NAFTA" and "U.S.-Latin American Trade"

(WASHINGTON, DC) -- The Trade Deficit Review Commission will hold its fourth field hearing on Friday, January 21, 2000, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The hearing will be held in the 2nd Floor Auditorium of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, 2200 North Pearl, Dallas, TX 75201. The hearing will cover U.S. Participation in NAFTA and U.S.-Latin American Trade, in the causes and consequences of the U.S. trade deficit. Testimony will be taken from leading experts in business and finance, Federal and state government officials, academia, and the public.

Public participation is invited. There will be an open-mike session for public comment at the conclusion of the afternoon session. Sign-up for the open-mike session will take place in the afternoon and will be on a first come first served basis.

The Dallas Federal Reserve Bank is a secure facility. Everyone entering the facility must abide by security procedures and is required to have picture identification.

The schedule follows:

Morning Session (9:00 am to 12:30 pm)

The Chair: The Honorable Carla A. Hills, Commissioner

  • Trade Practices, Policies, and Perspectives

  • (9:00 to 9:30)-  Robert D. McTeer, Jr., The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
    (9:30 to 10:00)  -  Donald J. Carty, AMR Corporation, Dallas, TX

    Panel 1: (10:00 to 11:30) -- Research on Trade and Its Impact

       -   Edward E. Leamer, University of California at Los Angeles, CA
       -   Joseph A. McKinney, Baylor University, Waco, TX
       -   Bernard Weinstein, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
       -   Lucinda Vargas, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, El Paso Branch

    Panel 2: (11:30 to 12:30) -- The Interaction of Trade and Investment

       -   Mustafa Mohatarem, General Motors Corporation, Detroit, MI
       -   Enrique A. MacGregor, Deloitte and Touche, LLP, Dallas, TX

Afternoon Session (2:00 to 5:30 pm)

The Chair: The Honorable Carla A. Hills, Commissioner

  • US Participation in NAFTA

  • Panel 3: (2:00 to 3:30) -- Trade, Economic Development, and Labor Markets

       -   Mike Sheridan, Texas Workforce Commission, Austin, TX
       -   Alphonso Onate Laborde, Commission for Labor Cooperation, Dallas, TX
       -   Jorge Garces, Mexico and Border Affairs, Texas Secretary of State, Austin, TX
       -   Banner Stewart, Texas Department of Economic Development, Austin, TX

    Panel 4: (11:30 to 12:30) -- The Interaction of Trade and Investment

       -   Gregg Cooke, Environmental Protection Agency, Dallas TX
       -   Stephen Mumme, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO
       -   Peter Silva, Border Environmental Cooperation Commission, El Paso, TX
       -   Victor Miramontes, North American Development Bank, San Antonio, TX

  • Public Participation -- Open Mike (5:00-5:30)