Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance


Guidance Documents

Guidance documents lack the force and effect of law, unless expressly authorized by statute or incorporated into a contract. The Department of Commerce may not cite, use, or rely on any guidance that is not posted on or on bureau-specific web pages linked to that site, except to establish historical facts.   
Guidance Contact Information

If you wish to petition ITA to modify or withdraw any of its guidance documents, please write to:

International Trade Administration
Office of the Deputy Under Secretary – Guidance Documents
1401 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Mail Stop 3842 Washington, DC 20230

Please provide your name, organization, address, telephone number and email address. We ask that you identify the guidance document by title (if available) and describe the nature of your request. You may send any documents you believe would assist ITA in responding to your request.