|Formed||January 2, 1980|
|Headquarters||1401 Constitution Ave. NW|
|Employees||1,966 (2013) |
|Annual budget||US$497 million (est. 2015)|
US$460.5 million (2014)
US$438.5 million (2013) 
|Parent agency||Department of Commerce|
The ITA's stated goals are to
This section's factual accuracy may be compromised due to out-of-date information. (July 2018)
ITA consists of three sub-units. These are: Industry and Analysis (I&A), Global Markets (GM), and Enforcement and Compliance (E&C).
The U.S. Commercial Service, through its Strategic Corporate Partnership program, has Public Private Partnership agreements with 17 private organizations, including several banks, legal and regulatory organizations, transportation and shipping organizations, event organizers, trade risk service companies and the publisher of Commercial News USA, the official export promotion magazine of the U.S. Department of Commerce, The ecommerce partner is the Federation of International Trade Associations under which the USCS contributes market research and other reports on GlobalTrade.net.
Under Secretary of Commerce
for International Trade
|Formation||January 1, 1989|
The ITA was created on January 2, 1980 and is headed by the Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade (USC(IT)), the principal adviser to the Secretary of Commerce on American imports and exports. The Under Secretary is the head of the International Trade Administration within the Commerce Department.
The Under Secretary is appointed by the President of the United States with the consent of the United States Senate. The last presidential appointee was Gilbert B. Kaplan, who was nominated by President Trump for the position of Under Secretary for International Trade on April 11, 2017, and confirmed by the Senate on March 13, 2018.
The Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade is the principal officer of the United States Department of Commerce charged with promoting American exports and assisting general international trade. As the Administrator of the International Trade Administration, the Under Secretary also sits on the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and serves as a member of the Tourism Policy Council and the National Intellectual Property Council. The Under Secretary participates in the development of United States trade policy, identifies and resolves market access and compliance issues, administers American trade laws, and undertakes a range of trade promotion and trade advocacy efforts.
Officials reporting to the USC(IT) include:
|Name||Assumed office||Left office||Appointed By|
|Robert E. Herzstein||1980||1981||Jimmy Carter|
|Lionel H. Olmer||1981||1985||Ronald Reagan|
|S. Bruce Smart||1985||1987|
|W. Allen Moore||1987||1989|
|J. Michael Farren||1989||1992||George H. W. Bush|
|Timothy Hauser (Acting)||1992||1993|
|Jeffrey Garten||1993||1995||Bill Clinton|
|Timothy Hauser (Acting)||1996||1996|
Stuart E. Eizenstat
|April 1996||June 6, 1997|
|David L. Aaron||1997||2000|
|Timothy Hauser (Acting)||2001||2001|
|Grant D. Aldonas||2001||2005||George W. Bush|
|Rhonda Keenum (Acting)||May 25, 2005||March 20, 2007|
|Timothy Hauser (Acting)||2005||2005|
|Peter Lichtenbaum (Acting)||2005||2005|
|Michelle O'Neill (Acting)||2007||2007|
Christopher A. Padilla
|December 19, 2007||January 20, 2009|
|March 29, 2010||November 2013||Barack Obama|
|Kenneth E. Hyatt (Acting)||2013||2014|
Stefan M. Selig
|June 4, 2014||June 2016|
|Kenneth E. Hyatt||2016||2018|
Gilbert B. Kaplan
|March 20, 2018||Incumbent||Donald Trump|
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