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International Trade Administration

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International Trade Administration
Agency overview
Formed January 2, 1980
Headquarters 1401 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, D.C.
Employees 1,966 (2013) [1]
Annual budget US$497 million (est. 2015)
US$460.5 million (2014)
US$438.5 million (2013) [1]
Agency executive
Parent agency Department of Commerce

The International Trade Administration (ITA) is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that promotes United States exports of nonagricultural U.S. services and goods.


  • Duties 1
  • Organization 2
  • Leadership 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


The ITA's stated goals are to

  1. Provide practical information to help Americans select markets and products.
  2. Ensure that Americans have access to international markets as required by the U.S. trade agreements.
  3. Safeguard Americans from unfair competition from dumped and subsidized imports.


ITA consists of three sub-units. These are: Industry and Analysis (I&A), Global Markets (GM), and Enforcement and Compliance (E&C).

  • Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade
    • Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Global Markets and Director General of the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service
      • Office of Strategic Planning
      • Deputy Director General of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service
        • Office of Foreign Service and Human Capital
        • Office of Budget
        • Business Information Technology Office
        • Office of Administrative Services
      • Deputy Assistant Secretary for Global Markets
      • Office of Domestic Operations
      • Office of China
      • Office of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
      • Office of Asia
      • Office of the Western Hemisphere
      • Advocacy Center
    • Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Analysis
      • Office of Manufacturing
        • Office of Transportation and Machinery
        • Office of Energy and Environment
        • Office of Health & Information Technology
      • Office of Services
        • Office of Finance & Insurance Industries
        • Office of Digital Services Industries
        • Office of Supply Chain, Professional, & Business Services
      • Office of Trade Policy and Analysis
        • Office of Trade & Economic Analysis
        • Office of Trade Negotiations & Analysis
        • Office of Standards & Investment Policy
        • Office of Intellectual Property Rights
      • Office of Textiles, Consumer Goods, and Materials
        • Office of Consumer Goods
        • Office of Textiles & Apparel
        • Office of Materials Industries
      • National Travel and Tourism Office
        • Office of Travel and Tourism Industries
      • Office of Advisory Committees and Industry Outreach
      • Office of Trade Programs and Strategic Partnerships
      • Office of Planning, Coordination, and Management
      • Trade Agreement Secretariat
    • Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Enforcement and Compliance
      • Office of Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties Operations
      • Office of Policy and Negotiations

The U.S. Commercial Service, through its Strategic Corporate Partnership program,[2] has Public Private Partnership agreements with 17 private organizations, including several banks, legal and regulatory organizations, transportation and shipping organizations, event organizers, trade risk service companies and the publisher of Commercial News USA, the official export promotion magazine of the U.S. Department of Commerce, The ecommerce partner is the Federation of International Trade Associations under which the USCS contributes market research and other reports on[3]


The ITA was created on January 2, 1980 and is headed by the Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade. Persons who have held that office are listed below.

See also


  1. ^ a b ITA 2015 Budget Estimates Retrieved on 2014-08-01.
  2. ^ Our Partners. Retrieved on 2013-08-12.
  3. ^ partners - International trade content and service providers. Retrieved on 2013-08-12.

External links

  • International Trade Administration website
  • International Trade Administration in the Federal Register
  • Records of the Office of Export Supply 1949-1959
  • Records of the Export Control Investigations Staff 1948-1962
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