The International Trade Data Users held its recent conference “Changes in Measuring Trade and Maintaining U.S. Competitiveness”, on June 19-20 in New York at the Baruch College Weissman Center for International Business.
Mr. Irving A. Williamson, recently appointed a Commissioner to the U.S. International Trade Commission, was the keynote luncheon speaker. View his presentation and comments using the links from the Conference Agenda (above). He previously served as Deputy General Counsel at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative from 1993 to 1998 and for seven years headed his own international trade law consulting firm which worked on a number of development assistance projects in Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
The newly established Office of Technology Evaluation at the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) discussed how they analyze the effects of export regulations on the competitiveness of U.S. products worldwide. The Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Division presented updates on U.S. trade products and their recent studies.
Additional topics at the conference included the current state of identifying inland origins and destinations of international cargo within the U.S., a summary of data improvement requests to government agencies, and a discussion of trade data needs by conference participants.
For additional information on the ITDU contact Alvis Pauga, Executive Director, at [email protected]