June 13, 2001
News Release 01-086


The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) will hold a public forum next week to gather the public's views concerning electronic filing and document maintenance.

The ITC, an independent, nonpartisan, quasi-judicial federal agency, will host the forum on Wednesday, June 20, 2001, in the Main Hearing Room at the ITC Building, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC. The forum will begin at 10 a.m.

The Commission is investigating issues involved with permitting persons to file some documents with the agency electronically. The agency is seeking feedback on the kinds of features users would find helpful in an electronic system, the kinds of technical difficulties that might arise in connection with such a system, and how the agency might implement such a system.

The forum is open to the public and registration is not required to attend.

Written comments may be submitted as well and should be addressed to the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Written comments must be filed no later than July 6, 2001.

Further details on the information being solicited are available in a Federal Register notice, issued on May 17, 2001, that can be accessed on the ITC's Internet site at www.usitc.gov. The notice is posted on the homepage in the New and Notable area or can be accessed directly at http://www.usitc.gov/sec/i0517y2.htm. For further information, contact Marilyn Abbott at 202-205-2799.

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