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International Trade Administration

Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230

202-482-3917
http://www.trade.gov

UNDER SECRETARY, INTERNATIONAL TRADE Kenneth E. Hyatt, Acting
Deputy Under Secretary, International Trade Thomas McGinty, Acting

Assistant Secretary, Enforcement and Compliance Paul Piquado
Assistant Secretary, Global Markets / Director General of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service Arun M. Kumar
Assistant Secretary, Industry and Analysis Marcus D. Jadotte

The International Trade Administration (ITA) was established on January 2, 1980, by the Secretary of Commerce to promote world trade and to strengthen the international trade and investment position of the United States.

The International Trade Administration (ITA) was established on January 2, 1980, by the Secretary of Commerce to promote world trade and to strengthen the international trade and investment position of the United States. The Under Secretary for International Trade heads the ITA, coordinating all issues concerning trade promotion, international commercial policy, market access, and trade law enforcement. The Administration is responsible for U.S. Government nonagricultural trade operations, and it supports the U.S. Trade Representative's efforts to negotiate trade policy.

http://www.trade.gov/about.asp

Enforcement / Compliance

The Office of Enforcement and Compliance defends American industry against injurious and unfair trade practices by administering U.S. antidumping and countervailing duty trade laws. The Office also ensures the proper administration of foreign trade zones and advises the Secretary on establishment of new ones; oversees the administration of the Department's textiles program; and administers programs governing watch assemblies and other statutory import programs.

http://www.trade.gov/enforcement

Global Markets

The Global Markets unit assists and advocates for U.S. businesses in international markets. Relying on a network of trade promotion and policy professionals located in over 70 countries and 100 U.S. locations, the unit promotes U.S. exports, especially those of small and medium-sized enterprises; advances and protects U.S. commercial interests overseas; and attracts investment from abroad into the United States.

http://www.trade.gov/markets

Industry / Analysis

The Manufacturing and Services unit advises on domestic and international trade and investment policies affecting the competitiveness of U.S. industry. It also researches and analyzes manufacturing and services. Based on this analysis and interaction with U.S. industry, the unit Secretary develops strategies, policies, and programs to strengthen U.S. industry competitiveness domestically and globally. The unit manages an integrated program that includes industry and economic analysis, trade policy development and multilateral, regional, and bilateral trade agreements for manufactured goods and services; administers trade arrangements with foreign governments in product and service areas; and develops and provides business information and assistance to the United States on its rights and opportunities under multilateral and other agreements.

http://www.trade.gov/industry

Sources of Information

Data

Trade data and export and import statistics are available online.

http://www.trade.gov/data.asp

Employment

For information on career opportunities, visit the "Jobs" Web page.

http://www.trade.gov/jobs

Publications

The ITA has an online bookstore.

http://www.trade.gov/publications
http://www.trade.gov/contact.asp

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