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ITA Under Secretary Announces Resignation

September 09, 2013

Under Secretary of the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA), Francisco Sánchez, announced his resignation last week after working with the ITA for the past four years.  President Barack Obama appointed Sánchez to the position in 2009, and since he has directed a multitude of programs with emphasis on export promotion.  Additionally, Sánchez has worked on building and strengthening trans-Atlantic relationships by advancing dialogues between the U.S. and Brazil, Turkey, and Indonesia.

In his resignation email to all ITA employees, released by an ITA spokeswoman, Sánchez stated that he does not plan to resign immediately, as he will continue to strengthen export initiatives and private sector competitiveness.  Sánchez also commented on Twitter, "After 4 years at ITA, I have decided it's time to move on. I will return to the private sector later this fall."

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