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CEA Applauds Selection Of Deanna Tanner Okun As Deputy U.S. Trade Representative


The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today applauded President Bush’s nomination of U.S. International Trade Commissioner Deanna Tanner Okun to serve as Deputy U.S. Trade Representative.

“Commissioner Okun’s eight years as a U.S. International Trade Commissioner have given her valuable insight into the importance of trade to our economy. Many American jobs are created in the consumer electronics industry because companies have been able to expand through overseas sales,” said Gary Shapiro, CEA president and CEO. “I know Commissioner Okun will get right to work on advocating a pro-growth trade agenda in 2008. In her capacity at the U.S. ITC, Commissioner Okun’s background speaks for itself. Her experience as a Senate aide and attorney only bolster that experience. I urge the Senate to move quickly on her nomination, and hope to work with Commissioner Okun to reject protectionism and advance free trade.”

About CEA:
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $148 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,200 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also sponsors and manages the International CES - Where Entertainment, Technology and Business Converge. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at
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