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International Trade Administration
The International Trade Administration (ITA) 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

ITA MISSION

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.

ITA VISION

Foster economic growth and prosperity through global trade.

ITA VALUES

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

Leadership and Organization

Joseph C. Semsar
Joseph C. Semsar
Acting Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade
Office of the Undersecretary
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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

Asia

Europe

China

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 70 international offices, 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 & Analysis’ industry, trade, and economic experts produce the world’s most innovative, high-quality, in-depth trade analysis and develop strategies that define the future of international trade, investment, and export promotion.
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 Import Monitoring and Analysis licensing program and the Enhanced Global Steel Trade Monitor.