The Department of Commerce fosters and promotes the nation's economic development and technological advancement through vigilance in international trade policy, domestic business policy and growth, and promoting economic progress at all levels.
This program included regular statistical reports; economic studies on current policy issues, such as international trade and industry competitiveness and the impact of Government regulations on industry; forecasts of industry/sector output, cost trends, and their general economic condition; information on industry structure, operations and technological developments.
Uses and Use Restrictions
To serve as the Federal Government source of industry-specific expertise, negotiation and enforcement of bilateral and multilateral trade agreements, and industry and trade competitive analysis; for use by the business community, Federal program managers and policy-makers.
Any business, public official, civic organization or private citizen may request information in person, by letter, by telephone or via the Internet (http://www.trade.gov).
Any business, public official, civic organization or private citizen may request information in person, by letter or telephone.
Aplication and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
15 U.S.C. 1512; 19 U.S.C. 1202, 2031, 2354.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Post Assistance Requirements
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), recipients that are States, Local Governments, Nonprofit Organizations (to include Hospitals), and Institutions of Higher Learning shall be subject to the audit requirements contained in the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996 (31 U.S.C. 7501-7507). Commercial organizations shall be subject to the audit requirements as stipulated in the award document.
(Operations and Administration) FY 07 $47,328,000; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Periodic reports on U.S. domestic and international competitiveness, U.S. manufactures and services trade, U.S. international direct investment and other international economic topics.
Regional or Local Office
Local Department of Commerce field offices are listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. Inquiries should be directed to Manufacturing, (202) 482-1872; Aerospace and Automotive Affairs, (202) 482-0554; Energy, Environment and Materials, (202)482-5225; Health and Consumer Goods, (202) 482-1176; Materials and Machinery, (202) 482-0575; Technology and Electronic Commerce, (202) 482-0216; Service Industries, (202) 482-3575; Travel and Tourism Industries, (202) 482-0140; Finance, (202) 482-3277; Export Trading Company Affairs, (202) 482-5131; Industry Analysis (202) 482-5145; Advisory Analysis, (202) 482-5145; Advisory Committees, (202) 482-4501; and Planning, Coordination and Management, (202) 482-4921.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
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