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February ANSI Caucus to Feature William Primosch of NAM

New York, Jan 24, 2006

On Friday, February 3, 2006, the ANSI Caucus will feature Mr. William Primosch, senior director for international business policy in the international economic affairs department of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). Mr. Primosch will speak about the activities of NAM’s international standards and regulatory Policy working group, including the NAM Strategy on the European Union’s 2010 metric-only labeling requirement.

Mr. Primosch is responsible for representing the NAM and its member companies on international trade and business issues with the U.S. government and advancing the NAM’s trade agenda to open foreign markets and reduce trade barriers. He gives special attention to issues involving trade with China and the European Union, international standards and regulatory policy, foreign investment protection and customs facilitation. In recognition of his work on international standards, he was appointed to the U.S. Government’s Industry Trade Advisory Committee on International Standards, and serves on the ANSI Board of Directors.

Mr. Primosch joined the NAM in 2001. Prior to that, he was a career diplomat with the U.S. State Department. Over a 23-year period, he held a variety of positions in Washington and overseas dealing with international trade and business issues. In Washington, he served on the National Security Council staff under President George Bush, Sr. and President William Clinton. In the State Department, he was the Director of the European Union affairs office where he was responsible for managing U.S. trade and political policy toward the EU trade community. He has also held positions overseeing U.S. economic policy on China, Central Europe and Russia.

Sponsored by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and ANSI, the luncheon will begin at 12 noon with general networking and lunch will be served promptly at 12:30 pm. The National Press Club is located at 1529 14th St, NW, 13th Floor (Zenger Room). To RSVP, please contact Jim McCabe, consumer relations and public policy director (; 212-642-8921) by January 30, 2006.

ANSI Caucus luncheons are held on the first Friday of each month and are free to ANSI members. For more information on caucus luncheons, please contact David Karmol, ANSI vice president, public policy and government affairs (; 202-331-3610).

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