America enforces trade regulations
Already in mid-May the American Administration named Brad Ward, serving as assistant U.S. trade representative for monitoring and enforcement to head as Director the newly created Interagency Trade Enforcement Center (ITEC) and Constance Handley of the manufacturing and services unit of the International Trade Administration (ITA) was named deputy director
ITEC has three objectives: to co-coordinate the businesses between the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the U.S. Departments of State, Justice, Agriculture, Commerce, Homeland Security and the Treasury on enforcement of U.S. trade rights and rules under international trade agreements and the enforcement of domestic trade laws. The second objective is the co-coordination of the businesses between the USTR and other agencies with trade-related responsibilities and the U.S. intelligence community in view to the exchange of information of potential violations of international trade agreements by foreign trade partners and the third is to foster greater and broad participation in the identification and reduction or elimination of foreign trade barriers and unfair foreign trade practices.