The International Trade Administration (ITA), part of the Department of Commerce, 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.  ITA supports President Obama’s recovery agenda and the National Export Initiative to sustain economic growth and support American jobs.

The ITA manages the Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP), which is providing support for the U.S. Maritime Technology Export Initiative.

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