Manufacturing Industries (MFG)

The mission of Manufacturing Industries is to advance the global competitiveness of our assigned industries through the development and execution of international trade and investment policies and promotion strategies.  MFG is comprised of three industry offices; the Office of Energy and Environmental Industries (OEEI), the Office of Transportation and Machinery (OTM), and the Office of Health and Information Technologies (OHIT).

The International Trade Administration’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing unit (MFG) is the U.S. government’s leading advocate and ombudsman for advancing the competitive position of U.S manufacturing industries in the global market. MFG industry teams generate leading-edge industry and market intelligence (including trade data), provide critical advice on international trade and investment policies affecting the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturers in the global market, and conduct in-depth, sector specific research and analysis to expand business opportunities for U.S. manufacturers in international markets.

Partnership with U.S. industry is a key to delivering results. MFG Offices collaborate with U.S. industry to help manufacturers identify and capitalize on global business opportunities. In close working relationship with U.S. companies, industry associations, and other manufacturing stakeholders, MFG develops strategies, policies, and programs to position U.S. manufacturers at the forefront of international competitiveness.


Biography of Heather Evans, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing


Office of Energy & Environmental Industries (OEEI) 

The Office of Energy and Environmental Industries (OEEI) advances U.S. competitiveness by leveraging in-depth sector expertise to coordinate public-private sector responses to the nation’s most pressing trade challenges. OEEI’s Energy Team covers fossil energy (oil, gas and coal), civil nuclear energy, renewable energy (biofuel, biomass, geothermal, hydro, solar, wind), smart grid (electricity transmission, distribution, and storage), and energy efficiency. OEEI’s Environmental Team covers technologies related to pollution prevention, air pollution control, water and wastewater treatment, remediation, as well as waste and recycling.

Office of Health and Information Technologies (OHIT) 

The Office of Health and Information Technologies (OHIT) is dedicated to increasing exports of U.S. health technologies and information technologies (IT) hardware. We do this by strengthening the global competitiveness of these industries through industry analysis, trade policy development, trade promotion, and reducing or eliminating trade barriers. The health and IT sectors are dynamic and innovative, and U.S. companies are internationally competitive across a range of legacy and emerging subsectors. Our work supports current and future industry needs by optimizing market conditions for U.S. exporters.

Office of Transportation and Machinery (OTM) 

The Office of Transportation and Machinery (OTM) provides expertise in the aerospace, automotive and machinery industries. The Aerospace Team covers aerospace equipment including large civil aircraft, regional jets, rotorcraft, commercial space, general aviation, engines and power plants, unmanned aerial systems, maintenance, repair and overhaul, and airport infrastructure/aviation security. The Automotive Team covers automotive vehicles and parts. The Machinery Team covers industrial machinery including construction and mining equipment, metalworking equipment and machine tools, printing, publishing and converting technologies, plastics, rubber and chemical production equipment, agribusiness equipment, rail equipment, and food processing and packaging machinery.