NFTC Lunch with James Bacchus

Date: 1/29/04

The National Foreign Trade Council

invites you to

“Open Doors for Open Trade:

Shining Light on WTO Dispute Settlement”

A Luncheon Address and Discussion with


Former Chairman and Member of the Worldwide Appellate Body
of the World Trade Organization (WTO),
Chairman, Global Trade Practice Group, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Former Member of Congress from Florida

In his first public speech in the United States since completing his eight years on the Appellate Body of the WTO, James Bacchus will address the “confidentiality” of dispute settlement proceedings, the admissibility of amicus curiae briefs, and a number of other issues he was unable to address publicly while serving on the Appellate Body.

For the past eight years, Bacchus has served as one of the seven members of the worldwide Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland, and is the only person who has served the maximum allowable eight years. Throughout that time, Bacchus was the only American on the Appellate Body. He was twice elected as Chairman by his colleagues.

In the first decade of the WTO, the Appellate Body has heard and judged sixty appeals in international trade disputes. These disputes have involved billions of dollars in trade annually relating to goods, services, and intellectual property ranging from apples and bananas, to automobiles and airplanes, to semiconductors and supercomputers, to textiles and pharmaceuticals, and, most recently, to steel, as well as the FSC/ETI controversy and the Byrd Amendment.

Thursday, January 29, 2004
12:15 to 2:00 P.M.
(Registration from 12 noon )
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, Washington,

Free to NFTC Members; $65 to non-NFTC Members
RSVP by Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Please RSVP by faxing this completed attached registration form to Vivian Myers at (202) 452-8160. Make checks payable to “National Foreign Trade Counciland send to NFTC, 1625 K Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20001. Payment must be received by January 27 . Questions? Call Chuck Dittrich at 202-887-0278.

Registration Form