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Former ITC Head Backs Creation of Single US Trade Agency"
Date: 1/23/2012
Written By: Journal of Commerce, By Bob Edmonson

Excerpt: A new U.S. cabinet department dedicated to trade would give the government a more complete view of trade and the national economy, said a former chairwoman of the International Trade Commission. President Obama earlier this month proposed consolidating into one department the U.S. Trade Representative, Export-Import Bank, Small Business Administration, Overseas Private Investment Corp., U.S. Trade and Development Agency, and the Commerce Department's core business and trade functions. "Reorganizing to streamline exports has become and has always been an afterthought," Paula Stern said Friday at the National Foreign Trade Council. "We were not looking at the totality of what U.S. policy should be."