ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 66
JAY S. HAMMOND
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
April 16, 1981
In accordance with Article III, Section 1 of the Alaska Constitution
and AS 44.19.145(c), the Alaska International Trade Commission
is hereby created in the Department of Commerce and Economic
The purpose of the commission is to stimulate and assist the
interaction and coordination of trade and finance between Alaska
and foreign trading parties which will enhance and encourage
development opportunities beneficial to Alaska.
In the performance of its duties, the commission shall:
1. Seek and encourage export trade promotion and foreign investment
in Alaska in cooperation with private enterprise and the Department
of Commerce and Economic Development program for international
2. Advise the governor, foreign industries, and the Alaska
business community of potential investment opportunities and
possible business relationships;
3. Work with or represent business groups wishing to investigate
commercial aims or interests by assisting with contacts and arrangements,
put into communication interested parties and, in general, increase
the exchange of dialogue between foreign business groups and
Alaska business groups;
4. Assist in making an exchange of industrial technicians,
specialists, and experts to the Alaska and foreign business communities
and interested business groups.
The chairman of the commission is the commissioner of the
Department of Commerce and Economic Development. Members of
the commission representing business, industry, finance and state
government are appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the
governor. The director of the Division of Special Industrial
Development serves as secretary to the commission. Staff support
shall be provided by the department.
Members of the commission receive no salary for their service
on the commission, but are entitled to per diem and travel expenses
authorized by law for boards and commissions.
This order takes effect immediately.
DATED this 16th day of April, 1981 in Juneau, Alaska.
S/S Jay S. Hammond
Jay S. Hammond