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 the Electronic Document Information System (EDIS), the USITC provides an interface to extract investigation information, including investigation number and investigation phase.

  • IDS (HTML, JSON): This page provides an interface to extract a wide variety of metadata for the investigations conducted by the United States International Trade Commission. More specifically, for each investigation, this page provides the following types of meta data (if applicable): general, schedule, participant and witness list, Commerce Order, Remedial Order, and/or Commission and Commissioner Vote information. Links to relevant documents within EDIS, posted on the Federal Register, and posted within the IDS application may also be available

  • New Investigation Requests (HTML): Provides information about new investigation requests received within the last 365 days.

  • Commission Adequacy Determinations (HTML): This page lists adequacy determinations since February 2018. Read more about Adequacy Determinations.

Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations Datasets

Unfair Import Investigations under Section 337

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

Staff Seminar and Publications

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): This dataset shows U.S. imports for consumption, duties collected, and ratio of duties to value from 1891 to 2018. It also shows U.S. imports for consumption under tariff preference programs from 1976 to 2018.

  • Annual Tariff Data 2019 (TXT, XLSX): U.S. tariff data for products at the HTS8 level. This data includes tariffs rates, effective dates, and tariff rates for specific import programs.

  • U.S. Import Monitoring Tool (Web Application): A web-based tool that allow users to monitor changes in U.S. imports for consumption for the latest eight quarters.

  • U.S.-Sub-Saharan Africa Trade Data (HTML): A summary of imports for consumption from and Sub-Saharan African countries under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and Generalized System of Preferences (GSP).

  • Tariff Programs (HTML): This application lists all US Tariff Programs and the countries participating in each program.

  • Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) Archive (HTML): This page shows editions of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States Annotated (HTSA) from 1989 (the first year of publication) to the present.

  • TiVA Portal (HTML): This portal serves as a platform for hosting TiVA research databases, tools, and output produced by the Commission staff and/or in collaboration with external researchers and organizations.
    • APEC TiVA data (ZIP): In 2013, the APEC economic leaders agreed upon a global value chains (GVC) framework that would initiate APEC’s strategic work in creating an enabling environment for GVC development and cooperation. Over time this framework encouraged the creation of a TiVA database for the APEC region—an initiative that was officially kicked off by China and the United States in 2014.

Gravity Portal
  • Dynamic Gravity Dataset (DGD): The gravity data describes country characteristics and relationships between two trading partners. This data covers the period between 1948 and 2019 and contains 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.

  • Domestic and International Common Language Database (DICL): The database contains index measures of linguistic similarity both domestically and internationally. The domestic measures capture linguistic similarities present among populations within a single country while the international indexes capture language similarities between two different countries. The indexes reflect three aspects of language: common official languages, common native languages, and linguistic proximity across languages. This database has many uses, such as in in models of bilateral flows—including FDI, migration, and international trade—as well as in regional or country level analyses.

  • International Trade and Production Database for Estimation (ITPD-E): The database contains consistent data on international and domestic trade at the industry level covering agriculture, mining, energy, manufacturing, and services. The ITPD-E is constructed using reported administrative data and intentionally does not include information estimated by statistical techniques, which makes the ITPD-E well suited for estimation of economic models, such as the gravity model of trade.

Other Datasets