Meredith Broadbent, a Republican from Virginia, was sworn in as a commissioner of the U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday.
Nominated to the ITC by President Obama on Nov. 8, 2011, she was confirmed by the Senate on Aug. 2, 2012. She will fill the commission term expiring on June 16, 2017.
Broadbent held the William M. Scholl Chair in International Business at the Center for Strategic and International Studies from October 2010 until her appointment.
From 2003 to 2008, she served as assistant U.S. trade representative for industry, market access, and telecommunications. In that position, she was responsible for developing U.S. policy that affected trade in industrial goods, telecommunications, and e-commerce. She led the U.S. negotiating team for the Doha Round negotiations to reduce tariff and non-tariff barriers on industrial goods and successfully concluded a plurilateral trade agreement with the European Union, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. Broadbent also directed an administration initiative to reform the Generalized System of Preferences program for developing countries.
From 2009 to 2010, she was a trade advisor at the Global Business Dialogue, a multinational business association focused on international trade and investment issues.
Earlier in her career, Broadbent served as a senior member on the Republican staff of the House Ways and Means Committee.