THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Boston, Massachusetts)
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES TROY HAMILTON CRIBB AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR
IMPORT ADMINISTRATION, INTERNATIONAL TRADE ADMINISTRATION AT THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE President Clinton yesterday nominated Troy Hamilton Cribb as
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, International Trade Administration at the Department of Commerce.
Ms. Troy Hamilton Cribb, of Washington, D.C., has served as Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration since April. From December 1995 to April 2000, she served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles, Apparel, and Consumer Goods Industries in the International Trade Administration. In this position, Ms. Cribb oversaw programs and strategies to improve the domestic and international competitiveness of the U.S. fiber, textile, and apparel industries, as well as industries which manufacture a wide range of consumer products. Ms. Cribb also served as Chairwoman of the inter-agency Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA), which implements and enforces all U.S. textile trade agreements. Prior to joining the Department of Commerce, Ms. Cribb served as professional staff and minority counsel to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, specializing in international trade issues. She worked as a legislative assistant to Senator Ernest F. Hollings from 1988 to 1993.
Ms. Cribb received a B.S. from Northwestern University, and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
The Assistant Secretary for Import Administration is responsible for administering the U.S. anti-dumping and countervailing duty statutes (Title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended) which provide a remedy to domestic industries injured by unfairly traded imports. The Assistant Secretary also oversees Departmental activities relating to foreign trade zones and other special import programs and participates in negotiations to promote fair trade in specific industrial sectors. The Assistant Secretary for Import Administration reports to the Under Secretary for International Trade.