David S. Johanson, Chairman of the United States International Trade Commission (USITC), has announced that Nannette M. Christ has been designated Director, Office of Investigations, at the USITC.
Christ will direct the planning and conduct of the USITC’s import injury investigations under the antidumping and countervailing duty provisions of the Tariff Act of 1930, the global safeguard provisions of the Trade Act of 1974, and other import injury statutes.
Christ has served as Chief of the Applied Economics Division in the USITC’s Office of Economics since 2010. In that role, she directed the development of expert economic input and analysis for the Commission’s antidumping/countervailing duty, global safeguard, and other trade remedy investigations.
Christ was Acting Director of the Office of Economics for multiple periods during 2012-2014. From 2001-2010, she was an International Trade Economist in the Office of Economics’ Country Regional Analysis Division, where she led numerous multidisciplinary teams of economists, industry analysts, attorneys, and administrative staff as a project leader on complex, high-profile Commission studies.
Christ was awarded the Commissioners’ Award for Exceptional Service, the highest honor that can be conferred on a USITC employee, in 2007.
Prior to coming to the USITC, Christ was a business analyst with Mercer Management Consulting in Washington, DC, and a paralegal supervisor with the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division’s Civil Task Force.
Christ holds a master of arts degree in international economics and African studies from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor of arts degree in social studies from Harvard/Radcliffe College.
The USITC is an independent, nonpartisan, factfinding federal agency. The agency investigates and makes determinations in proceedings involving imports claimed to injure a domestic industry or violate U.S. intellectual property rights; provides independent analysis and information on tariffs, trade, and competitiveness to the President and the Congress; and maintains the U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule.