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Revisions to U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service User Fees Under Consideration

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
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The ITA is seeking input from interested parties by Jan. 16 on a proposal to adjust certain user fees in light of an independent cost study that concluded that the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service is not fully covering its costs for providing services under the current fee structure, as provided in the Office of Management and Budget Circular A-25.

The ITA provides a wide range of export and investment promotion information and services to U.S. individuals and entities. The services under consideration are a subset of ITA activities that involve relatively more intensive time engagements with particular client firms. The ITA will continue to provide information and services that are less intensive and/or benefit the general public without charge. The agency is also proposing to revise the US&FCS standards related to company size for determining the fees to be charged.

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