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 Stefan M. Selig, Under Secretary for International Trade
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.


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 Domestic Operations
      • Office of China
      • Office of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
      • Office of Asia
      • Office of the Western Hemisphere
      • SelectUSA
      • Advocacy Center
    • Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Analysis
      • Office of Manufacturing
      • Office of Services
      • Office of Trade Policy and Analysis
      • Office of Textiles, Consumer Goods, and Materials
      • National Travel and Tourism Office
      • Office of Trade Programs and Strategic Partnerships
    • 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[edit]


  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.

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