UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION
500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436
Phone, 202-205-2000. Internet, http://www.usitc.gov.
Chairman Stephen Koplan
Vice Chairman Deanna Tanner Okun
Commissioners Shara L. Aranoff, Jennifer A. Hillman, Charlotte R. Lane, Daniel R. Pearson
Administrative Law Judges Robert L. Barton, Jr., Charles E. Bullock, Sidney Harris, Paul J. Luckern
Director, Office of Administration/Chief Stephen McLaughlin
Deputy Chief Information Officer Pamela C. Dyson
Director, Office of Economics Robert B. Koopman
Director, Office of External Relations Lyn M. Schlitt
Congressional Relations Officer Nancy M. Carman
Public Affairs Officer Margaret M. O'Laughlin
Trade Remedy Assistance Program John J. Greer
Director, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Jacqueline A. Waters
Director, Office of Industries Karen Laney-Cummings
Division Chief, Agriculture and Cathy L. Jabara
Division Chief, Natural Resources (vacancy)
Division Chief, Chemicals and Dennis Rapkins
Division Chief, Advanced Technology Michael Anderson
Division Chief, Services Richard W. Brown
Director, Office of Investigations Robert G. Carpenter
Director, Office of Operations Robert Rogowsky
Director, Office of Tariff Affairs and Trade David Beck, Acting
Director, Office of Unfair Import Investigations Lynn Levine
General Counsel James M. Lyons
Inspector General Jean Smith, Acting
Secretary Marilyn R. Abbott
The United States International Trade Commission furnishes studies, reports, and recommendations involving international trade and tariffs to the President, the U.S.
Trade Representative, and congressional committees. The Commission also conducts a variety of investigations pertaining to international trade relief.
The United States International Trade Commission is an independent agency created by act of September 8, 1916 (39 Stat. 795), and originally named the United States Tariff Commission. The name was changed to the United States International Trade Commission by section
171 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2231).
Six Commissioners are appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate for 9-year terms, unless appointed to fill an unexpired term. The Chairman and Vice Chairman are designated by the President for 2-year terms, and succeeding Chairmen may not be of the same political party. The Chairman generally is responsible for the administration of the Commission. Not more than three Commissioners may be members of the same political party (19 U.S.C. 1330).
The Commission performs a number of functions pursuant to the statutes referred to above. Under the Tariff Act of 1930, the Commission is given broad powers of investigation relating to the customs laws of the United States and foreign countries; the volume of importation in comparison with domestic production and consumption; the conditions...