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DEPARTMENTS OF COMMERCE, JUSTICE, AND
SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE DEPARTMENTS OF COMMERCE, JUSTICE, AND
STATE, THE JUDICIARY, AND RELATED AGENCIES
NEAL SMITH, Iowa, Chairman
GEORGE M. O'BRIEN, Illinois
CLARENCE E. MILLER, Ohio
JOHN EDWARD PORTER, Illinois
JOHN G. OSTHAUS and TERRY D. BEVELS, Staff Assistants
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
JAMIE L. WHITTEN, Mississippi, Chairman EDWARD P. BOLAND, Massachusetts
SILVIO O. CONTE, Massachusetts WILLIAM H. NATCHER, Kentucky
JOSEPH M. McDADE, Pennsylvania NEAL SMITH, Iowa
JACK EDWARDS, Alabama JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, New York
JOHN T. MYERS, Indiana CLARENCE D. LONG, Maryland
J. KENNETH ROBINSON, Virginia SIDNEY R. YATES, Illinois
CLARENCE E. MILLER, Ohio DAVID R. OBEY, Wisconsin
LAWRENCE COUGHLIN, Pennsylvania EDWARD R. ROYBAL, California
C. W. BILL YOUNG, Florida LOUIS STOKES, Ohio
JACK F. KEMP, New York TOM BEVILL, Alabama
RALPH REGULA, Ohio BILL CHAPPELL, JR., Florida
GEORGE M. O'BRIEN, Illinois BILL ALEXANDER, Arkansas
VIRGINIA SMITH, Nebraska JOHN P. MURTHA, Pennsylvania
ELDON RUDD, Arizona BOB TRAXLER, Michigan
CARL D. PURSELL, Michigan JOSEPH D. EARLY, Massachusetts
MICKEY EDWARDS, Oklahoma CHARLES WILSON, Texas
BOB LIVINGSTON, Louisiana LINDY (MRS. HALE) BOGGS, Louisiana BILL GREEN, New York NORMAN D. DICKS, Washington
TOM LOEFFLER, Texas MATTHEW F. McHUGH, New York
JERRY LEWIS, California WILLIAM LEHMAN, Florida
JOHN EDWARD PORTER, Illinois JACK HIGHTOWER, Texas
HAROLD ROGERS, Kentucky
KEITH F. MAINLAND, Clerk and Staff Director
DEPARTMENTS OF COMMERCE, JUSTICE, AND STATE, THE JUDICIARY AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS FOR 1984
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 1983.
ITA TRADE PROMOTION ACTIVITIES
HANS G. HOLLANDER, PRESIDENT, PHP CORP., HARRISON, N.Y.
Mr. EARLY. The meeting will come to order. Today we are going to hear from Members of Congress and from outside witnesses. There have been numerous requests of the Committee from outside witnesses and so we have had to restrict testimony times. We are going to ask everyone testifying to stay within their time limit.
The most important thing is that the information gets into the record where every Member can read the testimony, which I assure you they will, prior to the markup of the bills with which they are concerned.
Is Mr. Hans Hollander, President of PHP International, here?
We appreciate your being here. The first two witnesses are Members who are not here.
Mr. HOLLANDER. Mr. Chairman, first of all I appreciate your allowing us to be here to testify. I appreciate that very much. I hope the statements that we have issued in connection with this testimony will be put into the record by you. Mr. EARLY. We assure you they will.
Mr. HOLLANDER. Thank you, sir. Without repeating what you undoubtedly have already read, I just want to elaborate on a few points. It is most unfortunate that in these difficult times we have to be confronted with a situation where we have to compete with our own government. This competition has caused us considerable annoyance, not counting also a certain amount of monetary damage.
It is fully understandable that in any business such as we are engaged in you expect competition from the private sector, which is perfectly normal and acceptable, but when that competition comes from government, I don't think it is excusable.
We have drawn the attention of the government years ago that we were proceeding to do certain things, as I elaborated in the statement, and it apparently fell on deaf ears, despite the fact that