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AGENCY:

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

ACTION:

Notice of open public hearing—April 25, 2013, Washington, DC.

SUMMARY:

Notice is hereby given of the following hearing of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

Name: William A. Reinsch, Chairman of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. The Commission is mandated by Congress to investigate, assess, and report to Congress annually on “the national security implications of the economic relationship between the United States and the People's Republic of China.” Pursuant to this mandate, the Commission will hold a public hearing in Ames, IA on April 25, 2013, “China's Agriculture Policy and U.S. Access to China's Market.”

Background: This is the fourth public hearing the Commission will hold during its 2013 report cycle to collect input from academic, industry, and government experts on national security implications of the U.S. bilateral trade and economic relationship with China. This hearing will examine China's approach to developing its agricultural sector, how that development presents opportunities and constraints for U.S. producers, and what safety and public health issues continue to plague China's agriculture and food processing industries.

The hearing will be co-chaired by Commissioners Daniel M. Slane and Michael R. Wessel. Any interested party may file a written statement by April 25, Start Printed Page 236362013, by mailing to the contact below. A portion of each panel will include a question and answer period between the Commissioners and the witnesses.

Location, Date and Time: Curtiss Hall, Room 127, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. Thursday, April 25, 2013, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Central Time. A detailed agenda for the hearing is posted to the Commission's Web site at www.uscc.gov. Also, please check our Web site for possible changes to the hearing schedule. Reservations are not required to attend the hearing.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Any member of the public seeking further information concerning the hearing should contact Reed Eckhold, 444 North Capitol Street NW., Suite 602, Washington, DC 20001; phone: 202-624-1496, or via email at reckhold@uscc.gov. Reservations are not required to attend the hearing.

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Authority: Congress created the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission in 2000 in the National Defense Authorization Act (Pub. L. 106-398), as amended by Division P of the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (Pub. L. 108-7), as amended by Public Law 109-108 (November 22, 2005).

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Dated: April 16, 2013.

Michael Danis,

Executive Director, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

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[FR Doc. 2013-09238 Filed 4-18-13; 8:45 am]

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