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Broadbent to Chair International Trade Commission, Pinkert Named Vice Chair

Thursday, June 19, 2014
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The International Trade Commission has announced that for the term June 17, 2014, through June 16, 2016, President Obama has designated Meredith M. Broadbent as ITC chair and Dean A. Pinkert as vice chair.

Broadbent has served as an ITC commissioner since September 2012, prior to which she held the William M. Scholl Chair in International Business at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Earlier in her career she served as assistant U.S. trade representative for industry, market access and telecommunications and as a trade advisor at the Global Business Dialogue. She also served on the staff of the House Ways and Means Committee, where she drafted and managed major portions of legislation on China, trade promotion authority and the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act, and its trade subcommittee, where she was instrumental in the development and House passage of the implementing bills for NAFTA and the Uruguay Round agreement.

Pinkert was sworn in as an ITC commissioner in February 2007 for a term expiring Dec. 16, 2015. Prior to this he was a senior attorney in the Office of the Chief Counsel for Import Administration at the Department of Commerce, where his work included serving as liaison with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, counsel to the foreign-trade zone program, advisor to USTR in various trade negotiations, and litigation counsel in antidumping and countervailing duty matters before domestic and international tribunals. He also served as trade and judiciary counsel to Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.V.

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