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Content provided by the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
11.110 Trade Development

FEDERAL AGENCY:

INTERNATIONAL TRADE ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

AUTHORIZATION:

15 U.S.C. 1512; 19 U.S.C. 1202, 2031, 2354.
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To foster the competitiveness and growth of U.S. industries and promote their increased participation in international markets.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Advisory Services and Counseling.
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

To serve as the Federal Government source of industry-specific expertise, advocacy on behalf of American companies for major overseas contracts, negotiation and enforcement of bilateral and multilateral trade agreements, industry competitiveness analysis and trade promotion assistance; for use by the business community, Federal program managers and policy-makers.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:   Any business, public official, civic organization or private citizen may request information in person, by letter, by telephone or via the Internet (http://www.doc.ita.gov/itahome.html).

Beneficiary Eligibility:   Any business, public official, civic organization or private citizen may request information in person, by letter or telephone.

Credentials/Documentation:   None.

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APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Pre-application Coordination:   Not applicable. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Application Procedure:   Not applicable.

Award Procedure:   Not applicable.

Deadlines:   Not applicable.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:   Not applicable.

Appeals:   Not applicable.

Renewals:   Not applicable.

ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:   Not applicable.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:   Not applicable.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:   None.

Audits:   In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133 (Revised, June 24, 1997), recipients that are States, Local Governments, Non-profit 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.

Records:   None.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification:   13-1250-0-1-376.

Obligations:   (Operations and Administration) FY 01 $62,395,000; FY 02 est $67,369,000; and FY 03 est $58,270,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  
Not applicable.

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
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; advocacy on behalf of U.S. bidders for foreign procurement projects; export promotion events and foreign market information.

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

Periodic reports on U.S. international competitiveness, U.S. manufactures trade, U.S. international direct investment and other international economic topics.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:   Local Department of Commerce field offices are listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office:  
Hugh Richardson 14th & Constitution Ave. N.W. Room 20023 , Washington, District of Columbia 20230 Email: Hugh.Richardson@trade.gov Phone: 202-482-1616 Fax: 202-482-4921

Web Site Address:  
http://www.export.gov/

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Not applicable.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

Not applicable.

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