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Led efforts to enact into federal law tariff relief for high-quality fabrics required by Hickey-Freeman to ensure adequate supplies and competitive prices for the Rochester-based suit manufacturer.
Voted for the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), which is benefiting Rochester's many exporting firms.
Led 218 Members of Congress in calling on the Government of Japan to live up to its promises to open Japanese markets to American exports of film, photographic paper and other products. Congresswoman Slaughter continues to work for full access to Japan's markets for American film, photographic paper and other products.
Stood up for FMC Corporation and asked the Secretary of Commerce to stop unfair dumping practices that the Chinese were employing.
Pushed for a hard stance in the Doha Round of trade negotiations to not grant tariff concessions on US imports of fiber optics without securing reciprocal market access.
Introduced legislation to extend the temporary duty reductions and suspensions on wool products.
Supports legislation to deter the smuggling of tobacco products into the United States.
Supported additional pressure be put on the EU to abide by the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Information Technology Agreement (ITA). Rep. Slaughter fought to protect U.S. products that are covered by the ITA from unfair tariffs by the EU.
Assisted area companies in lowering trade barriers here and abroad, including:
• Bausch & Lomb
• Harris Corporation
• Lapp Industries
• Minor Shoe
• Redcom Laboratories
• Terry Bicycles
• Kaufman Shoes