The Office of Industry Analysis plays a role in the negotiation and analysis of trade agreements in both multilateral negotiations, such as the WTO, and bilateral negotiations, such as free trade agreements.
Free Trade Agreements
IAN staff in the Office of Trade Policy Analysis participate trade agreement negotiations and analysis in three areas: industrial goods market access, government procurement and rules of origin. In addition, OTPA and the Office of Trade and Industry Information analyze the potential effects of new trade agreements and produce sector-specific reports highlighting the new market access trade agreements will provide to U.S. exporters. Finally, the Office of Competition and Economic Analysis analyzes the impact third-party trade agreements have on the competitiveness of U.S. industry.
Industrial Goods Market Access
OTPA serves as the International Trade administration’s principal technical expert on industrial tariffs in bilateral and multilateral negotiations. In this capacity, OTPA:
Rules of Origin
OTPA serves as the ITA expert on product-specific rules of origin. In bilateral negotiations, OTPA:
OTPA serves as the International Trade Administration's principal policy advisor procurement market access negotiations. In multilateral and bilateral negotiations, OTPA:
The Office of Industry Analysis conducts various analyses on bilateral and multilateral agreements to assess their impact on U.S. industry.
For more information please contact: Justin Hoffmann