Serial No. 111-36: Operation, Impact and Future of the U.S. Preference Programs, Hearing Before the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, First Session, November 17, 2009   [open pdf - 7MB]

From the Hearing Advisory: "Preference programs provide unilateral market access to developing countries and are seen as central to U.S. trade and development policy, as well as an important foreign policy tool. Over the years, Congress has maintained active oversight of these programs, repeatedly revising and expanding them to better meet the goal of spurring economic growth and development. With two key preference programs nearing expiration in December, this hearing provides a timely opportunity to continue this critical oversight. Specifically, the hearing will focus on evaluating the operation and impact of the U.S. preference programs to date, to understand the lessons learned from the circumstances where the preference programs have been successful and to identify opportunities for improvement in areas where challenges remain." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Jim McDermott, Linda Sánchez, Elliot Engel, Tim Reif, Sandra Polaski, Mary Ott, Burnham (Bud) Philbrook, Stephen Karangizi, Cham Prasidh, David Hastings, Paul O'Brien, F. Thomás Dueñas, David Love, Jeff Vogt, William A. Reinsch, Meredith Broadbent, Margrete Strand Rangnes, David J. Steinberg, and Loren Yager.

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