Fostering U.S. Global Competitiveness
by Combating Unfair Foreign Subsidies.
IA's Subsidies Enforcement Office is Here to Help
What are Unfair Foreign Subsidies and How Do They Affect American Companies and Workers?
Under the Administration's National Export Initiative (NEI), U.S. companies--large and small--are increasingly selling American-made products in markets across the globe. When selling overseas, many companies find themselves at a disadvantage to foreign competitors who benefit unfairly from financial assistance from foreign governments. Such "subsidies" can take many forms, including:
What is the Subsidies Enforcement Office and What Can It Do for You?
ITA's Import Administration (IA) knows that U.S. exporters, manufacturers and workers can be highly successful in diverse industries and overseas markets when they can compete on a level playing field. However, it is clear that not all foreign companies or governments always play by internationally accepted rules. IA's Subsidies Enforcement Office (SEO) is committed to confronting foreign government subsidies and related trade barriers that impede U.S. companies' and workers' ability to expand into and compete fairly in these crucial markets. With a variety of resources and tools at its disposal, the SEO provides:
What Other Remedies Are Available To Combat Unfair Foreign Subsidies?
In addition to the SEO services noted above, under the U.S. trade remedy laws and international trade rules if a foreign subsidy meets certain conditions, the U.S. government could take the following steps, where appropriate:
What is the Next Step?
Contact the SEO if you believe subsidized imports are harming your company or foreign subsidies are impeding your ability to export and compete abroad. SEO experts can evaluate the situation to determine what tools under U.S. law and international trade rules are available to effectively address the problem. Working together we can combat harmful foreign subsidies, to ensure that high quality, export-related jobs in the United States are created and preserved.