Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Division Changes Name, Looks Toward Revamp of Processes
The Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Division announced a number of organizational changes recently, the first step in what it calls a multi-phase effort to “streamline and consolidate our processes within the economic area.” Subsequent changes will focus on re-engineering the division’s processes.
As part of the organizational changes, the FTD has been renamed the International Trade Management Division, which will continue to support the trade community in using the Automated Export System and understanding the Foreign Trade Regulations. The AES Branch will now be known as the Data Collection Branch; the Regulations, Outreach and Education Branch has become the Trade Regulations Branch; and the Trade Outreach Branch has been formed to support training and education for the trade community. While the ITMD will continue providing support for trade-related data, the Commodity Analysis Branch and the Data Dissemination Branch have moved to the Economic Indicators Division and are now known as the Micro-Analysis and Macro-Analysis Branch, respectively.