RIT Hosts Public Hearing on Impact of Trade with China on New York Economy

Congressional advisory commission seeks community input on U.S.-China policy

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The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission will conduct a public hearing entitled “The Impact of Trade with China on New York State and Opportunities for Economic Growth” at Rochester Institute of Technology July 23.

The forum will include expert testimony and public input and is being co-chaired by commission members Patrick Mulloy, assistant secretary of Commerce in the Clinton administration, and Dennis Shea, assistant secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President George W. Bush.

Hearing topics include: the positive and negative effects of competition with China; the impact of U.S.-China policies on major industries in the region; efforts by New York state government to deal with the adverse effects of international trade competition; efforts to stimulate the local economy and a discussion of potential growth industries in New York.

The event will be from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. at RIT’s Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies facility. Public participation is invited during an open-microphone period at the conclusion of the afternoon session beginning at 4 p.m. Sign-up for the public comment period will take place on the morning of July 23 beginning at 8:45 a.m. and will be on a first come, first served basis. Each individual or group making an oral presentation will be limited to a total of 5 minutes.

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission was created in 2000 and advises Congress on issues related to U.S.-China relations and public policies and their impact on U.S. economic and security concerns.