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INTERNATIONAL TRADE ADMINISTRATION

DOO 40-1: INTERNATIONAL TRADE ADMINISTRATION
Number: DOO 40-1
Effective Date: 2013-09-19

Exhibit 1: Organization Chart

Exhibit 2: Organization Chart - Accessible Text Description

SECTION 1.  PURPOSE.

.01       This Order prescribes the organization and assignment of functions within the International Trade Administration (ITA).  Department Organization Order 10-3 prescribes the functions and scope of authority of the Under Secretary for International Trade (the Under Secretary).

.02       This revision reflects:

a. The consolidation of the functional portfolios of ITA’s four Assistant Secretaries under three new organizations reporting to the following Assistant Secretary (AS) positions:  the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance; the Assistant Secretary for Industry and Analysis; and the Director General of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service and Assistant Secretary for Global Markets.  The positions of the Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, the Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing and Services, the Assistant Secretary for Market Access and Compliance, and the Assistant Secretary for Trade Promotion no longer exist as titled, but the responsibilities will be incorporated into the aforementioned positions.

b. Abolishment of the following DAS positions:  the DAS for Import Administration, the DAS for Market Access and Compliance, the DAS for Manufacturing and Services, the DAS for Trade Agreements and Compliance, and the DAS for International Operations, the DAS for Europe, and the DAS for Africa, Middle East, and South Asia;

c. Establishment of the following DAS positions:  the DAS for Enforcement and Compliance, the DAS for Industry and Analysis, the DAS for Global Markets, the DAS for China in Global Markets, and the DAS for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa in Global Markets (resulting from the consolidation of the portfolios of the DAS for Europe and the DAS for Africa, Middle East, and South Asia).

d. Realignment of the DAS for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations from Import Administration to Enforcement and Compliance, the DAS for Domestic Operations from U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service to Global Markets, the DAS for Western Hemisphere from Market Access and Compliance to Global Markets, the DAS for Asia from Market Access and Compliance to Global Markets, and the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, the Office of Public Affairs, and the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee Secretariat from the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade to the Office of the Under Secretary for International Trade;

e.  Realignment and change in position title of:  the DAS for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Policy and Negotiations from Import Administration to DAS for Policy and Negotiations in Enforcement and Compliance, the DAS for Textiles and Apparel from Import Administration to DAS for Textiles, Consumer Goods, and Materials in Industry and Analysis, the DAS for Industry Analysis from Manufacturing and Services to DAS for Trade Policy and Analysis in Industry and Analysis; and

f.  The change in position title of Chief Financial Officer and Director for Administration to the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer.

SECTION 2. ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE.

The principal organization structure and line of authority of ITA shall be as depicted in the attached organization chart (Exhibit 1).

SECTION 3. UNDER SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE.

The Under Secretary for International Trade (the Under Secretary) plans, determines, and coordinates policy; directs the International Trade Administration; and is responsible for all activities of ITA.  The Under Secretary coordinates all issues concerning international trade policy and promotion, trade law enforcement, trade agreements compliance, investment, and global competitiveness.  In the absence of the Secretary of Commerce (the Secretary), represents the Department of Commerce (the Department) on the Trade Policy Committee; as an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors of the Export- Import Bank of the United States, as chair of the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC), and, as assigned, serves on all other Secretarial-level boards, committees, or panels, of which the primary focus is international trade.  The Under Secretary has primary responsibility within Commerce for developing and implementing the President's National Export Strategy in conjunction with the TPCC.  The Under Secretary directs the development of trade policy recommendations and positions. The Office of the Under Secretary for International Trade includes the following:

.01       The Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC) Secretariat supports the Secretary as chair of the interagency TPCC, coordinates formulation and development of the National Export Strategy within ITA and with other TPCC agencies; and develops ITA strategies to promote exports to priority markets and in priority sectors;

.02       The Office of Public Affairs (OPA) advises on issues that may be of interest to the public on international trade matters; communicates to the public the ITA mission while promoting the Administration’s trade agenda; responds to inquiries directed to OPA concerning public affairs and information service matters; provides oversight for publications programs, in accordance with the provisions of DOO 20-1; provides speechwriting and scheduling services; coordinates audiovisual, exhibit, and marketing activities; and maintains liaison with the Departmental Office of Public Affairs and with the news and trade media in accordance with the provisions of DOO 15-3; and

.03       The Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs acts as a liaison between Congressional, state, and local officials, and ITA officials, in coordination with the Department’s Assistant Secretary for Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs; informs legislative and intergovernmental stakeholders about ITA services and activities resulting in increased U.S. exports and foreign market access, current international trade and investment matters and export opportunities; and advises on new trade-and-investment-related legislative initiatives. 

SECTION 4.  DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE.

The Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade (the Deputy Under Secretary) is the deputy to the Under Secretary and performs such duties as the Under Secretary may assign; performs the functions of the Under Secretary in the latter’s absence or disability or in the event of a vacancy in that office. The Deputy Under Secretary is responsible for the day-to-day management of ITA and represents ITA within and outside the Department at major meetings and fora. The Office of the Deputy Under Secretary includes:

.01       The Office of the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer.  The Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (CFAO) is the principal advisor to the Under Secretary and the Deputy Under Secretary on financial and management policy for ITA.  Specifically, the CFAO:

a. Formulates, presents and executes the ITA budget; administers financial and budgetary controls; provides accounting services and maintains ITA's integrated accounting system, including financial reporting and financial internal controls; prepares budget and accounting reports; and prepares formal financial statements in conformance with the Chief Financial Officers Act and other Office of Management and Budget requirements;

b. Develops ITA's strategic plan and multi-year performance measures in accordance with the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010; leads ITA’s enterprise risk management efforts; provides ITA management with advice on evaluating programs, program alternatives, workforce structure and development needs as they relate to ITA strategic priorities; provides leadership in the development and application of improved methods to analyze ITA programs; and evaluates ITA’s strategic human capital needs to support development and implementation of workforce development plans and initiatives; and

c. Conducts organizational management studies; develops and administers ITA's internal control program in accordance with the Federal Managers Financial Integrity Act of 1982; administers organizational directives, records, forms, files, correspondence, reports, travel, and property management functions for ITA; serves as the ITA liaison to the Government Accountability Office and the Office of the Inspector General; administers the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act of 1974; assures the availability, quality and cost effectiveness of centrally-provided administrative services; manages the ITA safety and security programs; and serves as the ITA liaison with Department counterpart offices for management, evaluation and administrative support services.

.02       The Office of the Chief Information Officer.  The Chief Information Officer (CIO) is the principal advisor to the Under Secretary and Deputy Under Secretary on information technology (IT) resources management and policy for ITA.  Specifically, the CIO develops and coordinates ITA's strategic information technology plan and operational IT plans; establishes and administers IT policies, procedures, and standards; plans and manages the enterprise IT architecture; provides and supports the IT infrastructure; reviews and approves IT systems development and acquisitions; approves and coordinates the development and deployment of ITA's world-wide IT systems and applications; provides help desk support; manages enterprise-wide information management activities, including support for Internet and World Wide Web activities; ensures that all federal IT mandates are implemented within ITA; operates the Telecommunications Center for the Department, which provides telephone operator services and transmission and distribution of cable traffic; coordinates IT security activities and Federal Information Security Management Act requirements.  The CIO actively participates on the Department’s CIO Council and works with the Department’s CIO on corporate issues, priorities, and technology solutions.

SECTION 5.  DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE U.S. AND FOREIGN COMMERCIAL SERVICE AND ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR GLOBAL MARKETS.

The Director General of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service and Assistant Secretary for Global Markets (the Director General) directs the activities of the Global Markets unit (GM) and:

a. Provides strategic direction for the establishment and execution of programs to promote U.S. exports, particularly by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs);

b.Directs the development and implementation of integrated export promotion and commercial diplomacy strategies by market and region to expand market access and increase U.S. exports worldwide;

c. Provides strategic management oversight for a network of trade professionals located across the United States and around the world responsible for U.S. firms’ entry into foreign markets and expansion of exports, and promotes investment in the United States;

d. Leads bilateral and regional trade policy development and negotiations for ITA with respect to matters within the scope of GM regional responsibilities;

e. Directs programs and coordinates federal efforts to promote and facilitate business investment in the United States;

f. Provides strategic direction for the development and implementation of programs to identify market- and/or regional-specific trade barriers and address them;

g. Provides strategic direction for the management of government-to-government and government activities to foster business-to-business bilateral and regional commercial engagement;

h. Directs programs to assist U.S. firms to compete successfully for foreign procurements and  coordinates U.S. Government advocacy resources and authority; and

i. Coordinates with the Under Secretary for Industry and Security on export administration matters and defense trade advocacy.

.01       The Deputy Director General of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service is the deputy to the Director General, performs such duties as the Director General may assign, performs the functions of the Director General in the latter’s absence or disability or in the event of a vacancy in that office. As the Senior Foreign Service member in the Agency, the Deputy Director General is responsible for the day-to-day management of GM; represents GM within and outside the Department at major meetings and fora; serves as a senior policy advisor to the Under Secretary and Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade; advises the Director General on GM’s strategic direction and organizational management and policy issues; directs the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Global Markets; and with the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Global Markets, develops and manages a country and regional commercial planning process that informs GM’s strategic direction. The Deputy Director General:

a. Directs GM strategy, operations, and performance through strategic and operational planning, resource planning and allocation, management of cost recovery policy and programs, participation in the Interagency Cooperative Administrative Support System, and internal control, program and management reviews;

b. Develops and administers, in coordination with the Departmental Office of Human Resources Management and the Department of State, human capital programs for GM Foreign Service and Locally Employed Staff, including workforce planning, recruitment and placement, performance management, employee development and training, classification, equal employment opportunity, employee and labor relations, promotions, career planning and separations; and serves as a liaison with the Department of State on Foreign Service human resource issues; and

c. Provides Foreign Service human capital services to other units of the Department through memoranda of understanding.

.02       The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Global Markets (DAS for GM) manages the day-to-day operations of GM’s regional units; represents GM within and outside the Department at major meetings and fora; advises the Director General and Deputy Director General on GM programs and regional trade, policy, and investment issues;  establishes program priorities; manages a country planning process with the Deputy Director General that establishes export promotion, commercial diplomacy, investment promotion, and market access strategies and priorities; and serves as senior advisor to the Under Secretary and Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade on the analysis, formulation and implementation of U.S. international commercial policies of a bilateral or regional nature to expand U.S. exports. The DAS for GM:

a .Develops and manages a country and regional commercial planning process in alignment with GM strategic direction and oversees the execution of such strategies at GM foreign and domestic field offices;

b. Oversees a system of overseas posts located in commercial centers throughout the world that: support and carry out trade promotion activities that connect U.S. firms to export opportunities; advocate for U.S. commercial interests abroad; develop on-the-ground market and commercial intelligence; promote and facilitate business investment in the United States; and work to remove barriers to U.S. exports;

c. Oversees a system of U.S. Export Assistance Centers (USEACs) located in commercial centers throughout the United States that: counsel export-ready firms on export strategies and opportunities; conduct export outreach; and work  with state and local public and private sector organizations to support a coordinated national export infrastructure;

d. Oversees programs that provide commercial advocacy assistance, support business investment, and foster organizational knowledge development as it relates to mission execution, including identifying, collecting, creating, and disseminating knowledge to U.S. companies and ITA employees;

e. Coordinates with the Under Secretary for Industry and Security for execution of pre-license checks and post-shipment verifications, and for provision of information and general guidance on U.S. export control laws and Export Administration regulations at GM posts overseas through a memorandum of agreement; and

f. Directs the regional Deputy Assistant Secretaries.

.03       Regional Deputy Assistant Secretaries:

a. There are four regional Deputy Assistant Secretaries covering ITA’s international presence (DAS for China, DAS for Asia, DAS for Western Hemisphere, and DAS for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa), and one covering the U.S. field (DAS for Domestic Operations).

b. For each international region, the Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) serves as senior advisor to the Director General, the Deputy Director General, the DAS for GM, and other senior Department officials on matters concerning international economic, trade, investment, and commercial policy agreements and programs with respect to their region, and:

1. Develops and implements policies and programs that increase U.S. commercial opportunities in foreign markets through trade promotion, bilateral and regional trade policy development and implementation, business counseling and planning, market intelligence, business matchmaking, removing trade barriers, commercial diplomacy and advocacy, and support for trade and investment strategies; supports promotion and facilitation of business investment in the United States; and serves as a focal point within the Department for dealing with bilateral and regional international economic, investment and commercial trade issues related to the GM mission;

2. Administers a network of overseas posts located in commercial centers throughout the region that plans and executes a comprehensive export promotion and commercial diplomacy program;

3. Advises on the formulation of Departmental positions on bilateral and regional economic, commercial, and trade policy issues;

4. Monitors economic and commercial developments and maintains in-depth commercial and economic expertise on individual countries and the region to formulate and implement country- and region-specific market access and promotion strategies that increase opportunities for U.S. companies in foreign markets;

c. The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Domestic Operations serves as a senior advisor to the Director General, the Deputy Director General, the DAS for GM, and other senior Department officials on trade and commercial issues arising from the U.S. export community, and:

1. Administers a network of domestic field offices located in commercial centers throughout the United States that serves as an integrated resource of export assistance services in the United States to assist U.S. firms in entering or expanding their presence in overseas markets, including counseling, market intelligence, business matchmaking, outreach, and trade events; and

2. Works with state and local public and private sector organizations to support a coordinated national export infrastructure.

SECTION 6.   ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ENFORCEMENT AND COMPLIANCE.

The Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance (E&C) directs the activities of E&C, and:

a. Works with U.S. companies and workers to ensure their full access to trade remedy laws and enforcement and compliance services;

b. Exercises the functions of the “Secretary” and “administering authority” under U.S. Antidumping Duty (AD) and Countervailing Duty (CVD) laws within the meaning of Section 303 and Title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended;

c. Coordinates the formulation and implementation of U.S. AD/CVD policies and programs;

d. Ensures the proper administration of AD/CVD laws, including the expeditious conduct of investigations and reviews, the administration of AD/CVD findings and orders, the issuance of instructions directing the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect duties under those findings and orders, and the administration of AD/CVD suspension agreements and other related bilateral and multilateral trade agreements;

e. Works with program counsel in litigation defending actions taken by the Department under the AD/CVD laws and other laws;

f. Conducts negotiations with foreign manufacturers or governments to suspend AD/CVD investigations or address other unfair trade practices and trade barriers, where appropriate;

g. Makes subsidies determinations on articles of cheese subject to an in-quota rate of duty;

h. Represents U.S. commercial interests in certain bilateral, multilateral, and regional trade and investment negotiations and oversees formulation and implementation of policies related to a wide range of areas covered by trade agreement disciplines, as well as areas where agreement disciplines are still being created.

i. Monitors and ensures compliance with certain trade arrangements with foreign governments;

j. Administers the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis program;

k. Supports the Interagency Trade Enforcement Center (ITEC), pursuant to Executive Order 13601 of February 28, 2012;

l. Administers the Foreign Trade Zones program and acts as alternate for the Secretary of Commerce on the Foreign Trade Zones Board in all matters, except grants of authority to establish new zones;

m. Recommends, in conjunction with the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), remedial action to the President through the Under Secretary and the Secretary after a finding by BIS that imports threaten to impair the national security; and

n. Administers the program governing duty-free importation under the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) Florence Agreement and the Department's responsibilities pertaining to watch assembly and jewelry manufacturing industries.

The Assistant Secretary carries out these functions through the following Deputy Assistant Secretaries:

.01       The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance manages the day-to-day operations of E&C; oversees the E&C strategic direction, program planning, and resource allocation process; represents E&C within and outside the Department at major meetings and fora; advises the Assistant Secretary on program and policy issues; assumes the functions of the Assistant Secretary in the latter’s absence or disability or in the event of a vacancy in that office; and serves as a senior policy advisor to the Under Secretary and Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade.

.02       The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations oversees the proper administration of AD/CVD laws, which include: 

a. Evaluation of petitions received and conduct of investigations under the AD/CVD laws;

b. Conduct of administrative, new shipper and sunset reviews, and scope and anti-circumvention inquiries, of existing AD/CVD findings and orders;

c. Analyses which will form the basis of recommendations regarding the disposition of individual AD/CVD proceedings;

d. Serving as primary contact points with the U.S. International Trade Commission on matters pertaining to administration of AD/CVD proceedings;

e. Convening of public hearings involving interested parties when requested in the course of an AD/CVD proceeding;

f. Preparation and issuance of instructions, and serving as the E&C liaison, to the U.S. Customs Service regarding the enforcement of AD/CVD laws and the collection of AD/CVD duties;

g. Recommendations of revocation, termination or extension of AD/CVD orders and findings; and

h. Publishing determinations and the results of reviews in the Federal Register. 

.03       The Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Policy and Negotiations advises the Assistant Secretary for E&C on policy and negotiations for E&C and represents the Assistant Secretary for E&C or other agency officials, as appropriate in domestic, interagency, and international fora; and:

a. Conducts negotiations regarding possible suspension of AD/CVD investigations and other negotiations resulting from AD/CVD cases or issues; administers certain trade agreements pursuant to arrangements with foreign governments in specified areas; consults with foreign governments to discuss related monitoring and enforcement issues; and recommends revocation, termination or extension of AD/CVD suspension agreements;

b. Oversees formulation and implementation of policies governing the Department's administration of the AD/CVD and subsidies enforcement statutes; in consultation with program counsel and the DAS for AD/CVD Operations, ensures the uniform application of statutory and regulatory provisions of AD/CVD laws and regulations; monitors foreign subsidies practices and maintains a public library of such subsidies; identifies instances of subsidization which might be remedied under the provisions of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and represents ITA at the relevant WTO Committees;

c. Represents U.S. commercial interests in certain bilateral, multilateral and regional trade and investment negotiations and formulates and implements of policies related to a wide range of areas covered by trade agreement disciplines, as well as areas where agreement disciplines are still being created;

d. Implements and monitors certain multilateral trade and investment negotiations; and monitors, investigates, evaluates and works to secure foreign compliance with multilateral trade agreements including, as appropriate, supporting and working with the Interagency Trade Enforcement Center;

e. Oversees monitoring of trade remedy actions taken by foreign governments and provision of support and advocacy assistance to U.S. exporters confronting foreign trade remedy actions;

f. Oversees outreach and counseling activities for U.S. industries and workers seeking access to U.S. AD/CVD laws as well as industries and firms affected by foreign government-imposed market access barriers ; and

g. Oversees provision of accounting support for AD/CVD investigations, suspension agreements, and subsidies enforcement activities.   

SECTION 7.  ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INDUSTRY AND ANALYSIS.

The Assistant Secretary for Industry and Analysis (I&A) directs the activities of I&A, and:

a. Carries out programs to strengthen U.S. industry competitiveness through: analysis of export and investment opportunities for U.S. industries; assessment of the impact of government actions on and advocating for U.S. industries; and developing strategies to address systemic challenges faced by U.S. industry to expand exports and promote investment opportunities;

b. Establishes and manages programs to expand export opportunities for U.S. industries, including on a sectoral basis, leveraging industry and economic expertise and knowledge; 

c. Represents U.S. commercial interests in certain bilateral, regional, multilateral, and sector-specific trade negotiations and oversees the formulation and implementation of policies governing the relevant areas;

d. Develops and implements programs to identify and address sector-specific trade barriers;

e. Develops and implements sector-specific export promotion strategies to expand market access and increase U.S. exports;

f. Establishes program partnerships with U.S. industry, trade associations, and other entities to jointly promote industry exports;

g. Administers trade arrangements with foreign governments in certain goods and service areas;

h. Oversees the Chairmanship of the interagency Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements and administration of textile provisions of trade agreements and legislated trade preference programs;

i. Oversees the administration of the North American Free Trade Agreement and other free trade Secretariats;

j. Coordinates the Department's participation on the interagency Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States and represents the Department as an ex officio member of the Board of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, as requested by the Under Secretary;

k. Coordinates the federal implementation of a national travel and tourism policy and serves as a point of contact for travel and tourism issues within the federal government, with foreign governments and with state and local governments, U.S. industry, and other stakeholders, and oversees work required to implement the National Travel and Tourism Strategy;

l. Administers the Advisory Committees program to seek advice from the public and private sector on trade policy, export expansion, manufacturing competitiveness, and travel and tourism issues;

m. Administers the Market Development Cooperator Program and congressionally mandated grants; and

n.  Administers Commerce-specific provisions of the Travel Promotion Act of 2009 and the Export Trading Company Act of 1982.

The Assistant Secretary carries out these functions through the following Deputy Assistant Secretaries:

.01       The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Industry and Analysis (DAS for I&A) is the deputy to the Assistant Secretary and performs such duties as the Assistant Secretary may assign; performs the functions of the Assistant Secretary in the latter’s absence or disability or in the event of a vacancy in that office. The DAS for I&A is responsible for the day-to-day management of I&A; oversees the I&A strategic direction, program planning and resource allocation process; represents I&A within and outside the Department at major meetings and fora; advises the Assistant Secretary on I&A’s strategic direction and organizational policy issues; and serves as a senior policy advisor to the Under Secretary and Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade.

.02       The industry Deputy Assistant Secretaries.

a. There are three I&A Deputy Assistant Secretaries: the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services, and the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles, Consumer Goods, and Materials. Each serve as senior advisors to the Assistant Secretary for I&A and the DAS for I&A, and other senior Department officials on matters concerning international economic, trade, investment, and commercial issues with respect to their sectors, and perform the following functions:

1. Analyzes trends, identifies key factors affecting global competitiveness and barriers to industry exports and investment, and prepares strategic plans to strengthen the international competitiveness of U.S. industry, improve U.S. industry’s access to foreign markets, and increase U.S. exports;

2. Monitors economic and commercial developments and maintains in-depth commercial and economic expertise on specific sectors to formulate sector-specific market access and promotion strategies that increase opportunities for U.S. industry in foreign markets;

3. Seeks and evaluates industry positions on international trade issues, and provides objective analysis of these issues to ITA, Department of Commerce, and interagency policy makers as a basis for representing U.S. commercial interests in international fora;

4. Identifies industry-specific foreign market barriers and develop and implement programs to improve access by U.S. industry exporters in those sectors;

5. Provides support for the interagency trade policy process; monitors and participates in international consultations and negotiations of multilateral, regional, and bilateral trade agreements;

6. Formulates Departmental positions on multilateral, bilateral, and regional economic, commercial and trade policy issues with respect to certain sectors;

7. Administers trade arrangements with foreign governments in certain goods or services areas;

8. Formulates strategies and positions on U.S. and foreign economic and commercial policies affecting the international competiveness of industries and sectors internationally; and

9. Develops and provides to U.S. businesses information and assistance on U.S. rights and opportunities under multilateral and other trade agreements.

.03       The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Trade Policy & Analysis:

a. Advises senior ITA and Departmental officials on the analysis, formulation, and implementation of U.S. trade and economic policies to improve competitiveness for U.S. companies;

b. Serves as the primary source of trade and economic data and analysis within the International Trade Administration to ensure ready access to objective cross-sectoral trade and industry analysis that will enable well informed policy and trade promotion decisions;

c. Undertakes policy and economic analysis of trade issues affecting a broad range of U.S. industries  to develop U.S. trade negotiations strategies and positions;  

d. Addresses market access barriers in certain areas by focusing on U.S. and international policy and development of disciplines and standards;

e. Represents ITA and the Department in interagency and international fora on issues relating to competitiveness and implementation of U.S. trade laws including retaliation lists under Section 301 of the 1974 Trade Act, miscellaneous tariff bills, the Generalized System of Preferences,  as serves as the Commerce Department coordinator on Section 337 actions and for Special 301;

f. Assists U.S. companies by monitoring, evaluating, and addressing market access and compliance barriers in certain areas;

g. Evaluates the impact of U.S. and international policies on the competitiveness of U.S. industries, including U.S. regulations that substantially impact exports;

h. Coordinates the Department's participation in the interagency Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS); and

i. Conducts reviews and analysis and, as appropriate, issue export certificates of review pursuant to the Export Trading Company Act of 1982.

SECTION 8.  EFFECT ON OTHER ORDERS.

This Order supersedes Department Organization Order 40-1, dated November 7, 2012.

Signed by: Under Secretary for International Trade

Approved by: Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration

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