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Fight Unfair Foreign Trade Subsidies

Fight Unfair Foreign Trade Subsidies

Subsidies Enforcement Office Is Here for You

The SEO is an integral part of the International Trade Administration.

We work to ensure a level global playing field for U.S. businesses by actively addressing unfair foreign government subsidies through countervailing duty (CVD) investigations, petition counseling, advocacy, monitoring and analysis, and direct intervention with foreign governments on behalf of U.S. producers and exporters.

The SEO also provides access to informational resources useful to U.S. businesses seeking to understand the distorting role that unfair foreign subsidies play in the global trade environment. 

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Report on Unfair Foreign Subsidies to Seasonal and Perishable Products
Commerce has established a new formal channel for stakeholders to provide information related to unfair subsidies for foreign producers and exporters of seasonal and perishable products, including those in Mexico.
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Subsidy Programs Library
This library is an easily accessible one-stop shop that provides information on foreign government subsidy practices.
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WTO Subsidies Agreement
The United States relies on the disciplines and tools provided under the Subsidies Agreement to challenge and remedy the harm caused to U.S. industries, workers and exporters caused by trade-distorting foreign government subsidies.
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Subsidy Reports to Congress
ITA submits an annual report to Congress describing the activities and actions taken by the Office of United States Trade Representative and the U.S. Department of Commerce to address trade-distortion by foreign government.
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Statutory Import Programs
UNESCO experts meeting in Florence (It. Firenze), Italy in the early 1950s adopted the terms of an international agreement to promote international understanding and peace by lowering barriers to the exchange of cultural, scientific and educational materials, most importantly by waiving tariffs on such materials.