According to USITC.gov, the US International Trade Commission (USITC) investigates the effects of dumped and subsidized imports on domestic industries and conducts global safeguard investigations. The Commission also adjudicates cases involving imports that allegedly infringe intellectual property rights. Through such proceedings, the agency facilitates a rules-based international trading system. The Commission also serves as a Federal resource where trade data and other trade policy-related information are gathered and analyzed. The information and analysis are provided to the President, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), and Congress to facilitate the development of sound and informed U.S. trade policy. The Commission makes most of its information and analysis available to the public to promote understanding of international trade issues.
The stated mission of the US International Trade Commission (USITC) is to (1) administer U.S. trade remedy laws within its mandate in a fair and objective manner; (2) provide the President of the United States, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), and Congress with independent analysis, information, and support on matters of tariffs, international trade, and U.S. competitiveness; and (3) maintain the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS).
The US International Trade Commission (USITC) offers extensive information and useful resources about intellectual property law on its website: www.USITC.gov: