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Office of Transportation and Machinery
The Office of Transportation and Machinery’s Aerospace Team covers a full spectrum of aerospace products, including aircraft parts, general aviation aircraft, rotorcraft, business jets and large civil aircraft. We also work on issues relating to the commercial space sector, including launch vehicles and satellites.
The Aerospace Team undertakes industry analysis, contributes to U.S. trade policy development, participates in trade negotiations, organizes trade capacity building programs, and evaluates the impact of domestic and international economic and regulatory policies on the aerospace industry. The team works with other Department of Commerce units and U.S. agencies in developing a public policy environment that advances U.S. competitiveness at home and abroad.
A key to the successful efforts of our team is our strong working relationship with trade associations and individual companies within our sectors.
Please contact us regarding any competitiveness issues your company or trade association might have.
What We Do For You:
Promote U.S. policies that encourage the competitiveness of the aerospace industry such as the 2010 National Space Policy
Seek to ensure that U.S. regulations and activities do not adversely impact U.S. industry competitiveness
Develop and recommend U.S. policy positions for multilateral and bilateral discussions related to the aerospace industry that ensure U.S. companies are safeguarded from unfair trading practices (e.g. TTIP, WTO and the OECD)
Provide information, trade data, and industry analysis to the U.S. business community, policy makers, and trade negotiators
Maintain close liaison with U.S. aerospace firms to learn about their priorities and mutually develop programs to advance their success in international markets
Provide export assistance, including advocacy and business counseling, to help aerospace companies enter new markets, increase market share, and resolve specific market obstacles
Participate as members of sector-specific trade negotiating teams (e.g. OECD finance groups, sector-specific WTO Dispute Settlement activities)
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