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Wiley Rein Partner Tim Brightbill Appointed to Serve on an Industry Trade Advisory Committee

March 14, 2007

Timothy C. Brightbill, a partner in Wiley Rein’s International Trade Practice, has been appointed to serve on an Industry Trade Advisory Committee (ITAC), a group that advises the Administration and government policy makers on trade negotiations.  Jointly administered by the Department of Commerce and the United States Trade Representative (USTR), the ITACs—representative of the manufacturing and services sectors of the U.S. economy—provide a public-private forum to ensure that industry has a voice in formulating the country’s trade policy.  Mr. Brightbill will be a member of ITAC-10, which oversees services and finance industries.

ITACs were established under the Trade Act of 1974 to ensure that trade negotiators were consulting with the private sector during negotiations.  Policy makers rely on ITAC trade advisors to identify trade barriers and to provide advice on key objectives and bargaining positions for multilateral, bilateral, and regional trade negotiations, as well as other trade-related policy matters.