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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.


Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), as amended, was enacted in 1966 and provides that any person has the right to request access to federal agency records or information. All agencies of the United States government are required to disclose records upon receiving a written request for them, except for those records that are protected from disclosure by nine exemptions. This right of access is enforceable in court.

On October 2, 1996, the Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments of 1996 (E-FOIA) was signed into law. The new law requires agencies to respond to a FOIA request within 20 working days, excluding holidays.

There is a wealth of information contained on this website about specific ITA programs and activities. If these resources do not contain the information you are seeking, then you may consider filing a FOIA request. Below are some links to assist you in the process:


Additional Information on FOIA

For additional information on the FOIA, please visit