THE Governor, Mr Chris Patten, plans to visit Washington in late April or early May to lobby the United States President, Mr Bill Clinton, for renewal of China's Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status. ''The programme has yet to be finalised,'' said the Governor's spokesman, Mr Kerry McGlynn. Mr Patten is expected to state Hongkong's concern that putting pressure on China by withdrawing the MFN status would hurt the territory. According to government estimates, the loss of the MFN status by China would cost Hongkong up to 70,000 jobs and up to three percentage points of annual GDP growth. The Government also calculated it would cost US consumers US$14 billion (HK$108.24 billion), while retaliation by China would risk more than 150,000 American jobs and US$6 billion worth of investment in US exports to China. Mr Patten's plan to visit the US last month did not work out as Mr Clinton was unable to meet him. Instead, Mr Clinton met British Prime Minister, Mr John Major, and threw his support behind proposals for greater democracy in Hongkong. It is understood a meeting with Mr Patten was raised by Mr Major. Mr Patten is likely to meet the leader of the Democrats in the Senate, Mr George Mitchell, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Tom Foley, and a leading supporter of China MFN, Senator Max Baucus. A speech at the prestigious National Press Club is also being planned, as well as TV interviews on major US networks.