International Trade Administration

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International Trade Administration
Agency overview
Formed January 2, 1980
Headquarters Washington, D.C.
Employees 1,433 (2006)
Annual budget US$420 million (2009)
US$446 million (est. 2010)
US$534 million (est. 2011)
Agency executive Francisco "Frank" Sánchez, 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 four sub-units. These are: Import Administration (IA), Market Access and Compliance (MAC), Manufacturing and Services (MAS) and the U.S. Commercial Service (USCS).

  • Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade
    • Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Trade Promotion / Director General of the Commercial Service
      • Office of International Operations
      • Office of Domestic Operations
    • Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Manufacturing and Services
      • Office of Manufacturing
      • Office of Services
      • Office of Industrial Analysis
    • Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Market Access and Compliance
      • Office of Trade Agreements and Compliance
      • Office of Europe
      • Office of the Western Hemisphere
      • Office of Asia
      • Office of Africa, the Middle East and South Asia
    • Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration
      • Office of Duty Operations
      • Office of Duty Policy and Negotiations
      • Office of Textiles and Apparel

The U.S. Commercial Service, through its Strategic Corporate Partnership program,[1] 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[2]


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. ^ Our Partners. Retrieved on 2013-08-12.
  2. ^ partners - International trade content and service providers. Retrieved on 2013-08-12.

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