Full Committee Hearing


Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Senate Dirksen 419 Presiding: Senator Isakson
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1. International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, adopted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on November 3, 2001, and signed by the United States on November 1, 2002 (Treaty Doc. 110-19).

2. The Convention on the Law Applicable to Certain Rights in Respect of Securities Held with an Intermediary, done at The Hague on July 5, 2006, and signed by the United States on that same day (Treaty Doc. 112-6).


Panel One

  1. The Honorable Judith G. Garber
    Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
    U.S. Department of State
    Washington , D.C.
  2. Mr. John J. Kim
    Assistant Legal Adviser for Private International Law
    U.S. Department of State
    Washington , D.C.

Panel Two

  1. Mr. John Schoenecker
    Director Intellectual Property
    HM.Clause on behalf of American Seed Trade Association
    Davis , CA
  2. Mr. Edwin E. Smith
    Law Offices of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP
    Boston , MA

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