For Immediate Release: July 1, 2013
Contact: Tim Truman (202) 482-3809
Environmental Solutions Toolkit Links U.S. Firms with International Customers
New Interactive Resource Highlights U.S. Environmental Technologies and Services Providers
WASHINGTON – Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Francisco Sánchez today announced the launch of an interactive online buyer’s guide that connects U.S. providers of environmental technologies and services to potential clients across the globe. The U.S. Environmental Solutions Toolkit (Toolkit), a joint venture between the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), offers users an all-encompassing approach to solving specific environmental issues.
“By linking environmental regulations and research with technology providers, the Toolkit is a one-stop shop for implementing a U.S. solutions model for a variety of environmental problems,” Sánchez said. “This product was the genesis of cooperation between the U.S. government and the private sector and will foster export opportunities and job creation in the U.S. environmental industry while advancing environmental protection goals around the globe.”
The Toolkit will serve foreign buyers of environmental technologies by helping them identify EPA-regulated solutions for specific environmental issues, understand the science and standards of those remedies, and offering a list of U.S. technology and service providers to resolve their issues.
The new tool is part of ITA’s Environmental Export Initiative aimed at promoting American environmental technology in the global marketplace and advancing the President’s National Export Initiative by developing export opportunities.
The United States is the global leader in the environmental technologies and services sector, generating approximately $312 billion in annual revenues and employing nearly 1.7 million workers.For more information or to participate in the Toolkit, please visit https://new.export.gov/envirotech/toolkit, or contact the Environmental Export Initiative at Envirotech@trade.gov.
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