- Office of Transportation & Machinery
- Office of Energy & Environment
- Office of Health & Information Technology
- Office of Finance & Insurance Industries
- Office of Digital Services Industries
- Office of Supply Chain, Professional, & Business Services
- Office of Trade & Economic Analysis
- Office of Trade Negotiations & Analysis
- Office of Standards & Investment Policy
- Office of Intellectual Property Rights
Trade Agreements Secretariat
Industry & Analysis
Industry & Analysis is led by the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Industry & Analysis, Maureen Smith
What we do:
Industry & Analysis’ (I&A) staff of industry, trade and economic analysts devise and implement international trade, investment, and export promotion strategies that strengthen the global competitiveness of U.S. industries. These initiatives unlock export, and investment opportunities for U.S. businesses by combining in-depth quantitative and qualitative analysis with ITA’s industry relationships.
We do this by representing the interests of U.S. industry in trade negotiations, advocating on behalf of industry with foreign governments, publishing research on global opportunities for U.S. industry, and executing export promotion programs. Our efforts ensure that foreign markets are open for U.S. industry, and help guide U.S. businesses toward the best export markets for their products and services. Industry & Analysis also seeks opportunities to enter into strategic public private partnerships with companies and non-profit associations to achieve mutual export and competitiveness objectives.
Who we are:
Advocates on behalf of domestic industries, and analyzes key factors affecting global markets for manufactured products to facilitate the export of U.S. goods and promote inward investment Executes comprehensive competitiveness strategies that focus the entire range of policy and promotional tools to strengthen global opportunities for U.S. manufacturers.
Assesses the global environment for service sectors, addresses foreign market trade and investment barriers, and promotes service export opportunities and inward investment. Executes comprehensive competitiveness strategies that focus the entire range of policy and promotional tools to strengthen global opportunities for U.S. service providers.
Textiles, Consumer Goods & Materials
Administers and enforces agreements and preference programs while working to ensure a fair trading environment for textile, apparel, consumer goods, and materials industries to enhance their competitiveness in international markets.
Trade Policy & Analysis
Provides data, analysis, and recommendations on policy and promotion issues affecting U.S. industry competitiveness in a global setting to maximize U.S. gains in trade negotiations. Addresses investment and standards-related market access barriers, evaluates the economic effects of regulatory programs, advances U.S. commercial interests on international intellectual property issues, and coordinates DOC input in World Trade Organization (WTO) committees and negotiations.
National Travel & Tourism Office
Creates a positive climate for growth in travel and tourism by reducing institutional barriers to tourism, administering joint marketing efforts, providing official travel and tourism statistics, and coordinating efforts across federal agencies through the Tourism Policy Council.
Engages industry in the formulation, and implementation of trade policies and programs through the administration of advisory committees composed of private sector representatives. These include the President’s Export Council (PEC), Industry Trade Advisory Center (ITAC), Manufacturing Council (MC), and Travel & Tourism Advisory Board (TTAB).
Trade Agreements Secretariat
Impartially administers the dispute settlement provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Australia, Bahrain, Dominican Republic-Central America (CAFTA-DR), Chile, Colombia, Korea, Morocco, Oman, Panama, Peru, and Singapore free trade agreements with the United States.
Supports the entry of U.S. industries into new markets by establishing domestic forums to showcase U.S. goods for foreign purchasers through the International Buyer Program (IBP), and certifying international forums to connect U.S. exporters with overseas clients through the Trade Fair Certification Program. In addition, we create opportunities for U.S. firms to meet on a one-to-one basis with foreign industry executives, and government officials to establish sales channels through the Trade Missions Program. Our Strategic Partnership Program works in conjunction with private corporations, trade associations and educational institutions to leverage combined resources to further U.S. exports.
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