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Comment Policy

ITA Blog Comment Policy

Version 2009.04.20

The purpose of this blog is to discuss trade related issues, events and what ITA does on a day-to-day basis from the perspective of its employees at all levels as ways of making ITA does more open to the public and business community. We encourage comments. Your ideas and concerns are important to ensure that a broad range of Americans are active and informed participants in how ITA’s work is done.

Thank you for taking the time to read this comment policy. We encourage your participation in our discussion and look forward to an active exchange of ideas.

We want to publish your comments, but we expect conversations to follow the conventions of polite discourse. Therefore, we won’t post comments that:

  • contain vulgar language, personal attacks of any kind, or offensive terms that target specific ethnic or racial groups,
  • promote services or products (non-commercial links that are relevant to the blog post or comment are acceptable),
  • are far off-topic,
  •  make unsupported accusations.

We don’t edit comments to remove objectionable content, so please ensure that your comment contains none of the above.

 Reporters are asked to contact ITA’s Office of Public Affairs through their normal channels and to refrain from submitting questions here as comments. Reporter questions will not be posted.

We recognize that the Web is a 24/7 medium and your comments are welcome at any time. However, given the need to manage federal resources, moderating and posting of comments will generally occur several times a day during regular business hours Monday through Friday. Comments submitted after hours, on weekends, or federal holidays will be read and posted as early as possible the next business day.

To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include phone numbers or email addresses in the body of your comment. Please read the privacy discussion in Frequent Questions.

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