UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION
500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436
Phone, 202-205-2000. Internet, www.usitc.gov.
Chairman Deanna Tanner Okun
Vice Chairman Jennifer A. Hillman
Commissioners Stephen Koplan, Marcia E. Miller, (2 vacancies)
Administrative Law Judges Charles E. Bullock, Sidney Harris, Paul J. Luckern, Delbert Terrill
Director, Office of Administration/Chief Stephen McLaughlin
Deputy Chief Information Officer for Dennis Szymanski
Deputy Chief Information Officer for Martin Smith
Director, Office of Economics Robert B. Koopman
Director, Office of External Relations Daniel F. Leahy
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 M. Vern Simpson, Jr.
Division Chief, Agriculture and Cathy L. Jabara
Division Chief, Minerals, Metals, Larry L. Brookhart
Machinery, and Miscellaneous Manufactures
Division Chief, Energy, Chemicals, John J. Gersic
Division Chief, Electronics and Sylvia McDonough
Division Chief, Services and Richard W. Brown
Director, Office of Investigations Robert G. Carpenter
Director, Office of Operations Robert Rogowsky
Director, Office of Tariff Affairs and Trade Eugene A. Rosengarden
Director, Office of Unfair Import Investigations Lynn Levine
General Counsel Lyn M. Schlitt
Inspector General Kenneth F. Clarke
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 customslaws of the United States and foreign countries; the volume of importation in...