Through its Trade Developer Portal, the International Trade Administration (ITA) provides APIs to data intended for public use and dissemination. Trade experts from ITA and from Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC) agencies produce the wide spectrum of data provided by these APIs. Developers who work with trade and exporting information will find this data particularly useful as it originates from authoritative, federal government sources.
We publish these APIs to help developers access information on exporting that they can then make available to businesses, which is a core tenet of the ITA. The APIs also conform to the Open Data Policy that advances the management of Government information as an asset. The policy directs agencies to “Collect or create information in a way that supports downstream information processing and dissemination activities,” which has four requirements:
In addition to meeting these requirements we include additional documentation and support through this developer portal:
In addition to publishing a growing number of datasets, ITA is using the datasets to populate its own Web sites. ITA will be publishing new datasets on an ongoing basis to help developers help exporters, and to expand the breadth of information available on trade.gov and export.gov.
Developers have a wealth of opportunities to turn ITA’s trade information into useful and valuable applications for exporters. Immediate ideas for using the trade information include:
The International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, manages this global trade site to provide access to ITA information on promoting trade and investment, strengthening the competitiveness of U.S. industry, and ensuring fair trade and compliance with trade laws and agreements. External links to other Internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views or privacy policies contained therein.