International Trade Administration

International Trade Administration

Infobox Government agency
agency_name = International Trade Administration



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formed = January 2, 1980
headquarters = Washington, D.C.
employees = 1,433 (2006)
budget =
chief1_name = Christopher A. Padilla (acting)
chief1_position = Under Secretary for International Trade
parent_agency = Department of Commerce
website = [http://www.trade.gov www.trade.gov]
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The International Trade Administration (ITA) is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that promotes United States exports of nonagricultural U.S. services and goods.

The ITA's stated goals are to
# Provide practical information to help Americans select markets and products.
# Ensure that Americans have access to international markets as required by the U.S. trade agreements.
# Safeguard Americans from unfair competition from dumped and subsidized imports.

ITA consists of four sub-units. These are: Import Administration (IA), Market Access and Compliance (MAC), Manufacturing and Services (MAS) and the US Commercial Service (USCS).

The ITA was created on January 2, 1980 and is headed by the Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade. Persons who have held that office are listed below.
* 2007: Christopher A. Padilla (acting)
* 2007: Michelle O'Neill (acting)
* 2005-2007: Frank Lavin
* 2005: Peter Lichtenbaum (acting)
* 2005: Timothy Hauser (acting)
* 2005: Rhonda Kennam (acting)
* 2001-2005: Grant D. Aldonas
* 2001: Timothy Hauser (acting)
* 2000-2001: Robert LaRussa
* 1997-2000: David L. Aaron
* 1996-1997: Stuart Eizenstat
* 1996: Timothy Hauser (acting)
* 1995-1996: David Rothkopf (acting)
* 1993-1995: Jeffrey Garten
* 1992-1993: Timothy Hauser (acting)
* 1989-1992: J. Michael Farren
* 1987-1989: W. Allen Moore
* 1985-1987: S. Bruce Smart
* 1981-1985: Lionel H. Olmer
* 1980-1981: Robert E. Herzstein

ee also

* Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights
* Doha Round
* Generalized System of Preferences
* International Trade Commission
* Office of the United States Trade Representative
* United States Commercial Service
* World Trade Organization

External links

* [http://www.ita.doc.gov/ International Trade Administration website]
* [http://archives.gov/research_room/federal_records_guide/international_trade_administration_rg489.html#489.2.2| Records of the Office of Export Supply 1949-1959]
* [http://archives.gov/research_room/federal_records_guide/international_trade_administration_rg489.html#489.5.2| Records of the Export Control Investigations Staff 1948-1962]


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