The International Trade Administration (ITA) is the lead unit for trade in the Department of Commerce. It promotes world trade and strengthens U.S. exports of manufactured goods, non-agricultural commodities and services. The ITA designs and implements U.S. foreign trade and economic policies and monitors market access and compliance with U.S. international trade agreements.
Commercial officers abroad promote U.S. exports and support the interests of American companies in project bidding and trade disputes. U.S. Export Assistance Centers are located in major metropolitan areas throughout the United States. They are one-stop shops ready to provide small- or medium-sized business with local export assistance.
ITA’s operation is divided into three units: Global Markets, Industry & Analysis, and Enforcement and Compliance.
The Bureau of Industry and Security is at the cutting edge of many challenging and important issues involving the country’s security upon all fronts: national, economic, cyber and homeland. The Bureau aims to protect and promote the United States in the global economy.