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Do You Use Trade and Tariff Data? The USITC Wants to Hear from You!

Posted May 15, 2014

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) is exploring the types of trade and tariff data that the trade community wants and how users prefer to get it.

The USITC, an independent, nonpartisan, quasi-judicial federal agency, has issued a survey to identify the kinds of trade and tariff data users seek, the formats they prefer, and the methods of delivery they want.

Among the topics the USITC is seeking user input on are:

  • WHO you go to when you need trade or tariff data (government? trade associations?)
  • HOW you prefer to get trade and tariff data (computer? tablets? smart phone?)
  • HOW you prefer to see trade and tariff data (tables? graphs?)
  • WHY you don't use trade and tariff data, if you don't (too hard to find? too complex?)

“The data world is changing fast, and we know we need to keep up,” said David Lundy, who manages the distribution of certain trade and tariff information for the USITC. “This survey will give us the information we need to better meet the needs and expectations of the trade community when it comes to us for trade and tariff data.”

The survey can be found at: http://www.usitc.gov/tradesurvey

Responses will be accepted until June 30, 2014.

Questions about the survey should be directed to David Lundy at david.lundy@usitc.gov.