The USITC is headed by six Commissioners who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. No more than three Commissioners may be of any one political party. Currently three Democrats and one Republican serve as Commissioners.

The Commissioners serve overlapping terms of nine years each, with a new term beginning every 18 months. The Chairman and Vice Chairman are designated by the President from among the current Commissioners for two-year terms. The Chairman and Vice Chairman must be from different political parties, and the Chairman cannot be from the same political party as the preceding Chairman.

The USITC staff of about 365 individuals includes international trade analysts (investigators and experts in particular industries), international economists, attorneys, and technical support personnel.

The current Commissioners of the USITC are:

Rhonda K. Schmidtlein

Chairman
Rhonda K. (Schnare) Schmidtlein, a Democrat of Missouri, is the Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC). She became Chairman…
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David S. Johanson

Commissioner
David S. Johanson, a Republican from Texas, was nominated to the USITC by President Barack Obama on April 8, 2011, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate…
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Jason E. Kearns

Commissioner
Jason E. Kearns, a Democrat of Colorado, was nominated to the USITC by President Barack Obama on January 17, 2017; renominated by President Donald…
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Amy A. Karpel

Commissioner
Amy A. Karpel, a Democrat of Washington State, was nominated to the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) by President Donald J. Trump on…
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