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International Trade and Development

International trade and development

General

▶Agencies

Agriculture Dept. (USDA), Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, 1400 Independence Ave. S.W., MS 1001, 20250; (202) 720-3111. Vacant, Under Secretary.

Web, www.fas.usda.gov

Leads on trade policy and international agriculture issues domestically and abroad; facilitates foreign market access and promotes opportunities for U.S. agriculture through trade programs and high-level government negotiations. Oversees the Foreign Agricultural Service and coordinates U.S. participation in the Codex Alimentarius Commission.

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) (Treasury Dept.), International Affairs Division, 1310 G St. N.W., Box 12, 20005; (202) 453-2260. Fax, (202) 453-2970. Karen E. Welch, Director.

General email, iad@ttb.gov

Web, www.ttb.gov/offices/international-affairs-division

Works with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and federal executive departments to facilitate the import/ export trade in beverage and industrial alcohol. ...

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