Enforcement of U.S. Trade Rights
Under the National Export Initiative
Interagency Trade Enforcement Center: In February 2012, President Obama signed an Executive Order creating a new Interagency Trade Enforcement Center (ITEC) to enhance the Administration’s ability to aggressively challenge other countries’ unfair trade practices that affect U.S. exports, as well as imports into the United States.
Through vigorous enforcement of our rights under trade agreements, the Administration has ensured that more Americans saw the benefits promised by those pacts. Such vigorous enforcement helps American farmers, ranchers, manufacturers, and service providers remain globally competitive even in today’s difficult economic environment. The United States has been very active in pursuing enforcement of our trade rights under various agreements affecting a variety of sectors and industries.
Ensuring U.S. Companies See Benefits from Our Trade Agreements: For more information about how to receive government assistance getting in resolving the trade barriers or unfair situations you encounter in foreign markets, visit the Trade Compliance Center. USTR monitors and secures U.S. trade rights and benefits under international agreements using a variety of tools including consultations, negotiations, and litigation in formal dispute settlement proceedings. Visit USTR's resource center.
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