United States International Trade Commission

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About the agency

The United States International Trade Commission is an independent and bipartisan federal agency that provides trade expertise to both the legislative and executive branches.

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The USITC's 2015 FOIA Report states: "The United States International Trade Commission is a quasi-judicial federal agency with broad investigative responsibilities on matters of trade. As a result, the USITC collects much commercial and financial information that is confidential, and generates many documents subject to deliberative processes and other privileges. The USITC asserts FOIA’s exemptions 4 and 5 more often than it asserts the rest of the exemptions combined, in order to prevent release of privileged information and confidential information such as trade secrets."

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