September 9, 2009
News Release 09-069
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819


Shara L. Aranoff, Chairman of the United States International Trade Commission (USITC), announced today that Catherine B. DeFilippo has been designated Director of the agency's Office of Investigations.

DeFilippo will direct the planning and conduct of the USITC's import injury investigations under the antidumping and countervailing duty provisions of the Tariff Act of 1930, the global and China safeguard provisions of the Trade Act of 1974, and other import injury statutes.

DeFilippo has served as the Chief of the Applied Economics Division in the Commission's Office of Economics since 2001. In that role, she directed and led the office's work in assessing pricing and the conditions of competition in the U.S. markets for products involved in the Commission's import injury investigations. From 2000-2001, she served as a senior economist in the office of Commissioner Deanna Tanner Okun. Prior to that, she worked in the USITC's Office of Economics from 1986 to 2000, first as an economist, then as an international economist in the Investigation Support Division, and finally as a senior international economist in the Applied Economics Division.

DeFilippo holds a master of business administration degree with an emphasis on international business and economics from the University of Maryland and a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Boston College. She resides in Potomac, Maryland, with her husband and two children.

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) is an independent, nonpartisan, factfinding federal agency that makes determinations concerning the impact of imports and their potential injury on domestic companies. The USITC staff includes experts who analyze virtually every commodity imported into the United States. The USITC provides data on international trade to the President, Congress, other federal agencies, and the public.