Cartel Members Use Trade Association As A Cover For Conspiracy Meetings

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MARCH 10, 1994



Segment 3 - March 10, 1994, Maui, Hawaii - Video Tape

 CHAUDRET:           It has to be sent.  Each, each Working Party minutes has to be sent.  WILSON:             (ui) if we need to be (ui).  YAMAMOTO:           (ui).  MIMOTO:             (ui).       WILSON:             I have this (ui) this, this (ui).  MIMOTO:             With, uh, name of the participants for the meeting...  CHAUDRET:           Yeah.  MIMOTO:             would be recorded...  CHAUDRET:           Yeah.  MIMOTO:             too?       CHAUDRET:           Yeah.  MIMOTO:             So uh, if we use this, uh, plenary meeting as a cover, then our name is                     on the, uh, minutes of the meeting.   CHAUDRET:           As it is here.  MIMOTO:             Yes.  WILSON:             (ui)  MIMOTO:             Many commercial people and some technical people.  WILSON:             Right.  MIMOTO:             And we have to really discuss the real matter.  WILSON:             Yeah.  Absolutely.  MIMOTO:             On maybe next day we will have a price talk?  WILSON:             That's right.  CHAUDRET:           Yeah.  MIMOTO:             Uh, but our name will-will be on.  WHITACRE:           It'll be on you-It'll be on you...  MIMOTO:             This is, uh, purpose of The Association or...  WILSON:             Right.  MIMOTO:             This is uh...  WHITACRE:           Be on (ui).  MIMOTO:             This just a waste.  CHAUDRET:           (ui)  WHITACRE:           (ui)  MIMOTO:             (ui)  CHAUDRET:           At least we meet, there is, we meet officially.  We set, we agree.  And                     then we recognize that we met officially.  That's it or to discuss these,                     uh, specific, uh, topics.  MIMOTO:             Not entirely.  CHAUDRET:           Otherwise, if you have an inquiry of the, I don't know the, uh, EC (ui)...        (Several talk at once - ui).  CHAUDRET:           how to justify in, uh, in Brussels?  WILSON:             No (ui) first.  No, it's not fair.  CHAUDRET:           Or Paris or, we can meet anywhere, it can be...  WHITACRE:           It'd be unusual.  WILSON:             It'd be unusual, but I...       (Laughter).  WHITACRE:           I think the direction of The Association is good.  I'm really concerned                     about the names, how they'd be on the...  MIMOTO:             Yeah.  WHITACRE:           agenda.  MIMOTO:             Yeah.  WILSON:             What you're doing, uh, early terms is you're setting up a brand new                     Association.  That's what you're doing.  So it's a perfect cover.  Now,                     2 years down the road or a y-year down the road or 9 months down                     the road, you'll admit you don't want it, but that kinda cover.  But right                     now, it's perfect cover.  It's perfect.  YAMAMOTO:           Yes.  

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