Office of the Chief Counsel for International Commerce (OCC-IC)

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202-482-0937

Fax: 

202-482-2111

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Chief Counsel for International Commerce

About Office of the Chief Counsel for International Commerce

Office Description

 The Office of the Chief Counsel for International Commerce (OCC-IC) provides legal support to the Department of Commerce, particularly the Department's International Trade Administration (ITA)  and to ITA’s Enforcement and Compliance, Global Markets, and Industry and Analysis.  (Legal services for ITA’s Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance are also provided by the Office of the Chief Counsel for Trade Enforcement and Compliance.)  The mission of ITA is to “create prosperity by strengthening the competitiveness of U.S. industry, promoting trade and investment, and ensuring fair trade and compliance with trade laws and agreements.”  OCC-IC’s functions include the following: 

Provision of Legal Advice

OCC-IC provides legal counsel with respect to ITA’s statutory, regulatory, and programmatic authorities, including:

Negotiation and Enforcement of Trade Agreements

OCC-IC actively participates in the negotiation and enforcement of a variety of international agreements, including:

International Trade and Investment Law

OCC-IC provides advice to ITA on laws, regulations, international agreements, and commercial practices in the United States and foreign countries affecting trade and investment, including those regarding:

Litigation

OCC-IC works closely with the Department of Justice and other agencies with respect to litigation relevant to ITA’s mission and responsibilities to which the U.S. government is a party or in which the U.S. government may otherwise express a view.  OCC-IC also works with the Department of State and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representation on international dispute settlement impacting U.S. commercial interests.

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