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Resolve a Foreign Trade Barrier

Government Influence Trade Barriers

The Office of Trade Agreements Negotiations and Compliance (TANC)

Government Influence Trade Barriers

U.S. trade agreements ensure that foreign governments conduct covered procurements/tenders fairly and impartially, and don’t grant unfair advantages to state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in the commercial marketplace. TANC works to end trade barriers caused when foreign governments do not honor multilateral, regional, or bilateral U.S. trade agreement commitments.

Are you a U.S. Exporter facing any of the below common Government Influence Trade Barriers?

  • Blocked from bidding on foreign government contracts
  • Inappropriate technical or experience requirements in tenders
  • Mandatory local sourcing rules
  • State-owned Competitors receiving preferential treatments or benefits

TANC has a team of experts ready to investigate and resolve your government influence trade barrier.

Contact TANC to report a barrier by emailing, calling 202-482-1191, or by visiting our website at