This D.C.-based court has nationwide jurisdiction to hear appeals in specialized cases, such as those involving patent laws and cases decided by the Court of International Trade and the Court of Federal Claims.
"We negotiate directly with foreign governments to create trade agreements, to resolve disputes, and to participate in global trade policy organizations. We also meet with governments, with business groups, with legislators and with public interest groups to gather input on trade issues and to discuss the President's trade policy positions."
The United States has trade relations with more than 75 countries around the world. Trade with countries is coordinated by regional offices. The seven regions are: Africa, Americas, China, Europe & Middle East, Japan, Korea & APEC, South and Central Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific.
"The International Trade Administration (ITA) 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."
The mission of the Commission is to (1) administer U.S. trade remedy laws; (2) provide the President, USTR, and Congress with independent analysis, information, and support ; and (3) maintain the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS). Issues such as determining import injury to U.S. industries in antidumping, countervailing duty, and global and China safeguard investigations; directing actions against unfair trade practices involving patent, trademark, and copyright infringement.