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WATCH EXECS MEET NATION'S LEGISLATORS New tax structures, import streamlining and tougher anticounterfeiting legislation were topics discussed by speakers at the American Watch Association Conclave, held May 23-24 in Washington, D.C. More than 100 watch company executives and guests attended an evening dinner and a day of discussion with top U.S. lawmakers. U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah was the keynote speaker at the AWA dinner. He explained proposals to phase out the U.S. Department of Commerce and to add officers to battle counterfeiters. U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney spoke about her efforts to enact tougher anticounterfeiting legislation. Other speakers included Roderick DeArment, former deputy secretary of labor; Eugene Ludwig, comptroller of currency and former AWA Washington counsel; Jim Clark, a chief tax writer for the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee; J
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