STATEMENT OF CHAIRMAN DEANNA TANNER OKUN U.S. INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

"I am honored to be designated Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission by President George W. Bush. As an independent, nonpartisan agency, the Commission is in a unique position to reinforce the credibility of our trade laws, provide independent and unbiased analysis to the Administration and to the Congress, and to inform and educate the general public about trade-related issues. As the importance of trade grows not just in the United States, but in the world, the Commission must continue to adapt its mission to provide quality public service in these areas."

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