Office of Industry Engagement

OIE provides strategic leadership for cross-cutting public-partnership programs, external digital strategy & engagement, and top market reports.

Specifically, OIE consists of the Office of Advisory Committees and Industry Outreach, the Market Development Cooperator Program, the Office of Strategic Partnerships, the Top Markets Report Program, as well as I&A’s efforts on digital engagement and external communications. 

Industry Trade Advisory Committees

The Industry Trade Advisory Committees (ITACs) are a unique public-private partnership jointly managed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Office of United States Trade Representative (USTR) that engages business leaders in formulating U.S. trade policy.

Market Development Cooperator Program

Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) awards include financial and technical assistance from the International Trade Administration (ITA) to support projects that help U.S. companies to compete in international markets. An MDCP award establishes a partnership between ITA and non-profit industry groups such as trade associations and standards-developing organizations.

Strategic Partnership Program

Recognizing the importance of collaboration and partnership for international business success, the International Trade Administration (ITA) launched the Strategic Partnership Program. By working with trade associations, private corporations, chambers of commerce, government entities, and other organizations that share ITA’s goals and objectives, ITA is better able to achieve its mission of enhancing America’s global competitiveness.

Top Markets Report Series

The International Trade Administration’s Top Markets Reports Series is meant to help exporters determine their next export market by comparing opportunities across borders. Each report ranks future export opportunities within a particular industry based on a sector-specific methodology. The reports provide a detailed assessment of the competitiveness landscape within a sector, as well as the opportunities and challenges facing U.S. exporters in key markets.