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Open Data

Welcome to the USITC's Open Data webpage

Open data refers to publicly available data structured in a way that enables data to be discoverable and usable by end users. The Administration has taken steps to make government-held data more accessible to the public for innovation and economic growth. On May 9, 2013, the President signed an executive order that made open and machine-readable data the new default for government information. Making information about government operations more readily available and useful is core to the promise of a more efficient and transparent government. Explore our open data catalog at www.usitc.gov/data.json, which uses the common core metadata schema for federal agency open data listings.

The following data sets are currently accessible via download:

Investigation Data
  • EDIS (API, XML): Through its Electronic Document Information System (EDIS), the USITC provides an interface to extract investigation, including all investigations or investigation number or investigation and phase.

Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations Datasets

Unfair Import Investigations under Section 337
  • 337Info (JSON, XML, Excel): This dataset provides information on investigative proceedings conducted by the USITC under Section 337, which declares the infringement of certain statutory intellectual property rights and other forms of unfair competition in import trade to be unlawful practices. Most Section 337 investigations involve allegations of patent or registered trademark infringement. Other forms of unfair competition, such as misappropriation of trade secrets, trade dress infringement, passing off, false advertising, and violations of the antitrust laws, may also be asserted.

General Factfinding, Recurring Reports, and other general fact-finding Datasets

Tariff and Trade Datasets
  • USITC Trade Data / DataWeb (Web Application): DataWeb provides U.S. international trade statistics and U.S. tariff data to the public. All trade data are compiled from official data retrieved from the U.S. Bureau of the Census (an agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce).
  • Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) of the United States (API, CSV, Excel, JSON): The HTS comprises a hierarchical structure for describing all goods in trade for duty, quota, and statistical purposes. This structure is based upon the international Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS)
  • U.S. Ad Valorem Equivalent (AVE) Duties & Preference Programs, 1891-2018 (PDF)
  • Annual Tariff Data 2019 (Zipped text and XLSX files)

Other Datasets
  • Dynamic Gravity Dataset: The gravity data describes country characteristics and relationships between two trading partners. This data covers a total of 285 countries and contains more than 60 variables describing macroeconomic indicators, geographic characteristics, trade facilitation measures, cultural relationships, and institutional stability measures, In order to accurately reflect the dynamic nature of the globe, the dataset follows the formation and dissolution of countries each year and features extensive time variation in corresponding variables Gravity data files can be downloaded in CSV format. Find out more at our Gravity Portal.
    • Gravity Dataset 2005-2016
    • Gravity Dataset 1993-2004
    • Gravity Dataset 1948-1977
    • Gravity Dataset - Country & Year Coverage