The Department of Commerce's Enforcement and Compliance (formerly Import Administration) is responsible for coordinating multilateral subsidies enforcement efforts. The primary mission is to assist the private sector by monitoring foreign subsidies and identifying subsidies that can be remedied under the Subsidies Agreement of the World Trade Organization of which the United States is a member. To fulfill this mission, Enforcement and Compliance has created the Subsidies Enforcement Office
(SEO). The goal is to create an easily accessible one-stop shop that provides user-friendly information on foreign government subsidy practices.
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