THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES GEORGE CHAO-CHI CHU AS A MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY
COMMITTEE ON TRADE POLICY NEGOTIATIONS
President Clinton today announced his intent to appoint George Chao-Chi Chu as a member of the Advisory Committee on Trade Policy Negotiations.
Mr. George Chao-Chi Chu, of San Francisco, California, is the founder and President of San Francisco-based Da Tung International Group, Inc., an international business and investment group with particular focus on China. In 1978, he founded Da Tung Commercial Trading Company, the sole importer of all Taiwanese wines and certain Chinese wines and beers to North America. The company became a leading exporter of U.S. manufactured beverage production line equipment and related machinery to a variety of Asian countries. Today, Mr. Chu has developed Da Tung Commercial Trading Company into an international holding company with headquarters in Beijing, Taipei, Hong Kong and other Asian cities.
Mr. Chu received degrees in Politics and Mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley.
The Advisory Committee on Trade Policy Negotiations is charged with providing overall policy advice on matters concerning objectives and bargaining positions before entering into a trade agreement, the operation of any trade agreement once entered into, and other matters arising in connection with the trade policy of the United States. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative provides staff and administrative support for the Committee.