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International Trade Administration
The International Trade Administration strengthens the competitiveness of U.S. industry, promotes trade and investment, and ensures fair trade through the rigorous enforcement of our trade laws and agreements. ITA works to improve the global business environment and helps U.S. organizations compete at home and abroad.

About Us


Create prosperity by strengthening the international competitiveness of U.S. industry, promoting trade and investment, and ensuring fair trade and compliance with trade laws and agreements.


Foster economic growth and prosperity through global trade.


  • High standards of personal integrity and professional excellence
  • Mutual respect and teamwork
  • Creativity and individual initiative

Leadership and Organization

The International Trade Administration is led by the Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade. Learn more about ITA's executive leadership team.
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ITA Senior Staff
Senior Leadership and Information
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ITA Structure and Organization

Office Locations

United States


Middle East and Africa

Western Hemisphere



Our Lines of Business

Global Markets
Global Markets assists and advocates for U.S. businesses in international markets to foster U.S. economic prosperity. Utilizing our network of trade promotion and policy professionals located in more than 100 U.S. Commercial Service offices nationwide and in more than 75 international markets, Global Markets promotes U.S. exports, especially among small and medium-sized enterprises; advances and protects U.S. commercial interests overseas; and attracts inward investment into the United States.
Industry and Analysis
Industry and Analysis trade and industry experts produce the world’s most innovative, high-quality, in-depth trade analyses and develop strategies that define the future of international trade, investment, supply chains, and export promotion. I&A makes data, analytical tools, and market intelligence easily accessible to external decision-makers in the private sector and in government. I&A also works directly with the private sector to create programs and design policies that help U.S. firms compete in a global marketplace.
Enforcement and Compliance
Enforcement and Compliance ensures a level playing field for U.S. industries by defending against unfair trade and ensuring compliance with existing trade agreements. E&C also administers the Foreign Trade Zones program, the Steel and Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis licensing programs and the Enhanced Global Steel Trade Monitor.