382 International commerce (Foreign trade)

Thesaurus of International Trade Terms

"The International Trade Administration’s (ITA) Thesaurus of International Trade Terms is a controlled and structured list of words and phrases used to tag and index information found on the ITA’s websites and databases. The thesaurus covers all subjects related to international trade and foreign investment with particular emphasis on exporting, trade promotion, market access and enforcement and compliance. The thesaurus is structured into six domains or micro-thesauri:

Standard International Trade Classification

"The scope of SITC, Revision 4, remains the same as that of SITC, Revision 3, that is to say SITC, Revision 4, covers all goods classifiable in HS except for monetary gold, gold coin and current coin. All SITC, Revision 4, basic headings (except for 911.0 and 931.0) are defined in terms of HS07 subheadings. Since SITC is now recommended only for analytical purposes, there was no need - except in several special cases - to create new basic headings in SITC, Revision 4, that would be in one-to-one correspondence with the new HS07 subheadings.

U.S. Agency for International Development Thesaurus

"In addition to subject coverage, the Thesaurus contains descriptors for many USAID management concepts and for other topics of special concern to USAID. Proper names (with the exception of a few USAID program names) do not appear in the Thesaurus, nor do geographic names below the country level. The organization of the concepts in the USAID Thesaurus is not intended to reflect USAID's programmatic divisions.