International Trade Administration - This is the
specific group within the U.S. Department of Commerce that is responsible for promoting
U.S. exports. They provide a number of services including business counseling for U.S.
companies exploring exporting. They have strategically located U.S. Export Assistance
Centers, 83 domestic Commercial Service Offices and 134 Overseas Offices and commercial
centers in 69 countries.
U.S. Trade Representative - Responsible for developing
and coordinating U.S. international trade, commodity, and direct investment policy, and
leading or directing negotiations with other countries on such matters.