The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), Washington, has announced it testified before the U.S. International Trade Commission Oct. 14, 2015. The purpose of the testimony, presented by ISRI Chief Economist Joe Pickard, was to support recognition of recycled commodities and recycling equipment as environmental goods and to inform the commission of the benefits of tariff reduction, according to an ISRI news release.
Pickard’s testimony as prepared follows:
“I am extremely honored and pleased to represent ISRI and appear today before the U.S. International Trade Commission in support of the commission’s investigation into the probable economic effects of providing duty-free treatment for a second list of articles under the WTO’s (World Trade Organization’s) environmental goods trade negotiations.
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