THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON TODAY NAMES PETER S. WATSON AS CHAIR AND JANET A. NUZUM AS VICE-CHAIR OF THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION
The President today announced his intention to designate Peter S. Watson as Chair and Janet A. Nuzum as Vice-Chair of the United States International Trade Commission (ITC).
Peter Watson, of California, is currently a member of the Commission. He joined the ITC on December 17, 1991. Immediately preceding his appointment, Mr. Watson served in the White House as Director of Asian Affairs for the National Security Council.
Janet Nuzom, of Virginia, is also currently a member of the Commission. She joined the ITC on November 20, 1991. She previously served as a professional staff member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade.
The United States International Trade Commission is an independent, bipartisan, quasi-judicial agency responsible for providing objective analysis of the administration of the customs laws of the United States, as well as their fiscal and industrial effects. Specifically, the Commission studies the relationship between the rates on raw materials and finished or partially finished products, the effects of duties and any questions relative to the arrangement of schedules and classification of articles under the customs laws. The Commission is also responsible for administering U.S. trade law remedies and for determining whether a U.S. industry has been "injured" and is therefore entitled to relief under U.S. dumping or subsidy laws.