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:
- 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.
- Petitions and Complaints (HTML): This page provides information about recent petitions and complaints filed with the USITC. After the institution of an investigation, related information may be found in Federal Register notices.
- Commission Adequacy Determinations (HTML): This page lists adequacy determinations since February 2018. Read more about Adequacy Determinations.
- Sunset Review Database (HTML): This page provides general and schedule information concerning the Commission's Five-Year Reviews, as well as links to relevant Federal Register notices and useful Commission publications and resources. We also offer an external link to the Department of Commerce's Sunset Reviews internet site.
- Five Year Sunset Reviews Service List (HTML): This page shows the public and confidential service lists for its Import Injury investigations.
- Service Lists: Safeguards (HTML): This page shows the public and confidential service lists for its Import Injury investigations.
- Import Injury Investigations (HTML): This page shows a listing of active Import Injury Investigations.
- 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.
- Section 337 Statistics (HTML):
- Average Length of Investigations
- Identification and Number of Cases Delegating Public Interest
- Number of Active Exclusion Orders
- Number of Cases in which a Determination Is Made on the Merits by Fiscal Year (Update Quarterly)
- Number of Cases in which Violation Is Found/Year
- Number of New, Completed, and Active Investigations by Fiscal Year
- Number of Patents Asserted in New Section 337 Investigations
- Number of Respondents/Investigation (% over the years)
- Number of Section 337 Investigations Brought by NPEs
- Remedial Orders Issued (GEOs, LEOs, and CDOs) by Fiscal Year
- Settlement Rate Data
- Technology Types of Accused Products in New Filings (% over the years)
- Types of Unfair Acts Alleged in Active Investigations by Fiscal Year
- Outstanding Section 337 Exclusion Orders (HTML)
- Trade Shifts: This report is the
Commission’s annual examination of trends in U.S. merchandise trade and describes the overall changes in
U.S. trade during the report year, particularly within 10 industry sectors.
- Trade Shifts 2021 Release Date: June 2022
- Trade Shifts 2020 Release Date: November 2021
- Trade Shifts 2019 Release Date: August 2020
- Trade Shifts 2018 Release Date: December 2019
- Economic Impact of
Trade Agreements Implemented under Trade Authorities Procedures, 2021 Report, inv. No. TPA 105-008
(ZIP): The report includes quantitative analysis of the economic impact of in-scope U.S. trade agreements on
various aspects of the U.S. economy. These data include programming code and data sufficient to replicate
the analysis described in the report. Release Date: June 2021
- Impacts of the Agreements on Barriers to Cross-border Trade in Goods
- Impacts of the Agreements on Barriers to Cross-border Trade in Services
- Economy-Wide Model: Decomposition by Labor Type
- Effect of Specific Services Provisions on Trade in Services
- Effects of Intellectual Property Rights Provisions on Goods and Services Trade
- Effects of Digital Trade Provisions on Services Trade
- Seafood Obtained via Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing: U.S. Imports and Economic Impact on U.S. Commercial Fisheries (XLSX): This dataset was prepared to allow users to manipulate some of the U.S. IUU import estimate data presented in the Seafood Obtained via IUU Fishing report. Release Date: February 2021
- COVID-19 Related Goods: U.S. Imports and Tariffs (Update) (XLSX): This dataset is an update of the “COVID-19 Related Goods: U.S. Imports and Tariffs” dataset. The dataset identifies imported goods related to the response to COVID-19, their source countries, tariff classifications, and applicable rates of duty. Release Date: December 2020
- COVID-19 Related Goods: U.S. Imports and Tariffs (XLSX): The dataset identifies imported goods related to the response to COVID-19, their source countries, tariff classifications, and applicable rates of duty. Release Date: May 2020
- Shifts in U.S. Merchandise Trade Dataset: The dataset shows U.S. imports and exports by sector and digest with detail by product and countries.
- Year in Trade 2018 Dataset (XLSX); ReadMe (PDF) Release Date: October 2019
- Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act Modeling Tool (XLSX) Release Date: September 2019
- Source data for U.S. Trade and Investment with Sub-Saharan Africa: Recent Developments (CSV): The data were used to perform gravity modeling analyses for U.S. Trade and Investment with Sub-Saharan Africa: Recent Developments.
- U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement: Likely Impact on the U.S. Economy and on Specific Industry Sectors, Inv. TPA-105-003. Release Date: February 2019
- U.S. Trade and Investment with Sub-Saharan Africa: Recent Trends and New Developments, Inv. 332-571. Release Date: March 2020
- American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act, (Investigation No. 332-565) Interactive Data Table (HTML): The data were used to analyze groups of similar or like products included in the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act of 2018 (MTB Act of 2018). Release Date: October 2019
- Textile and Apparel Imports from China: Statistical Reports (Inv. No. 322-501) instituted
The Committee on Ways and Means of the United States House of Representatives, and under the authority of section 332 of the Tariff Act of 1930, requested that the USITC provide the Committee with statistical reports on the volume, value, unit value, and import market share of certain textile and apparel imports from China.
- 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.
- 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.
- PE Modeling Portal (HTML): This site offers industry-specific, partial equilibrium (PE) modeling tools that can be used to simulate the economic impact of changes in trade policies.
- Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) Petitions Preliminary and Final Report Data Files: These data were taken from the Commission’s preliminary and final reports on miscellaneous tariff bill petitions.
- Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS): The Commission views employee engagement and an inclusive work environment as critical to mission accomplishment. Each year, the USITC conducts an in-depth analysis of the results of the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey and uses those results to make the Commission a better place to work.
- Commission Notices (HTML): Federal Register notices are Commission public notices regarding investigations, solicitations for public comment, and questionnaires.
- FOIA Document Logs (XLS):
- FOIA Reading Room (XLSM, XML, and JSON): The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) often receives repeated requests for certain records. The E-FOIA Amendments of 1996 require that frequently requested materials be included in the "reading room" section of agency Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) page(s) because they are likely to be subject to subsequent requests and may be of assistance to the public.