Industry’s Advocates on Supply Chain Issues

The Export Facilitation Services Team (EFST)in the Manufacturing and Services’ Office of Service Industries provides expert guidance on industry analysis, competitiveness, trade policy and negotiations regarding a broad variety of services industries including: express delivery, trucking, rail, maritime trade and distribution (retail, wholesale, franchising, direct marketing, and direct selling) that can make the supply chain infrastructure more competitive.

As part of the lead Commerce office for services trade policy, the EFST ensures that small, medium and large firms’ interests are conveyed during bilateral and regional trade negotiations. EFST has taken the lead in building cross-disciplinary teams to analyze the economic effects of varied regulatory and infrastructure impediments on the U.S. economy and various industry sectors.

The team is also responsible for two Industry Trade Advisory Committees, Distribution Services, and Services and Financial Services; and the newly formed Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness.

Please contact us with any questions at: supplychain@trade.gov

Bruce Harsh

Bruce Harsh

Deputy Director, Export Facilitation Services Team

Bruce.Harsh@trade.gov

202.482.4582

Russell Adise

Russell Adise

Maritime; Port and Border Security Services; Infrastructure (Architecture, Engineering, Construction Services)

Russell.Adise@trade.gov

202.482.5086

Richard Boll

Richard Boll

Transportation Services (Freight Rail & Trucking); Franchising & Direct Selling; Designated Federal Officer, ITAC-5, Distribution Services,ITAC-10, Services & Finance Industries

Richard.Boll@trade.gov

202.482.1135

Eugene Alford

Eugene Alford

Air Transport Services; Infrastructure (Architecture, Engineering, Construction Services); Express Delivery

Eugene.Alford@trade.gov

202.482.5071

John Miller

John Miller

Distribution and Supply Chain; Retailing and Direct Marketing; Cold Chain; EFST Marketing, Webpage and Newsletter development

John.Miller@trade.gov

202.482.1316