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NEWS RELEASE 98-011; MARCH 17, 1998 March 17, 1998
News Release 98-011
Inv. No. 332-386

MEDIA ADVISORY

March 17, 1998

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) reminds news organizations that it will hold a field hearing in connection with its factfinding investigation Macadamia Nuts: Economic and Competitive Conditions Affecting the U.S. Industry in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, on Wednesday, March 25, 1998. A tentative witness list for the hearing will be available on Wednesday, March 18, 1998.

The hearing will be held at King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel, 75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The hearing will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. on March 25, 1998. Any electronic media are requested to be in place by 8:15 a.m.

News organizations planning to cover the hearing are requested to contact ITC Public Affairs Officer Peg O'Laughlin in advance. Ms. O'Laughlin can be reached at 202-205-1819 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (EST) through Friday, March 20, 1998. ITC staff, including Ms. O'Laughlin, will be on site at the hotel as of Monday, March 23, 1998, and can be reached through the hotel at 808-329-2911.

	EVENT:    U.S. International Trade Commission field hearing in connection with its
                  factfinding investigation Macadamia Nuts: Economic and Competitive
        	  Conditions Affecting the U.S. Industry

        DATE:     Wednesday, March 25, 1998

        TIME:     8:30 a.m. (PST)

        PLACE:    King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
       		  75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
               
        CONTACT:  Peg O'Laughlin
       		  Washington (through 3/20/98):  202-205-1819 (9 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST)
       		  Hawaii (as of 3/23/98):  808-329-2911
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