Manufacturing and Services
The Manufacturing and Services (MAS) unit of the International Trade Administration (ITA) is dedicated to enhancing the global competitiveness of U.S. industry, expanding its market access, and increasing its exports. MAS industry experts and economists perform strategic research and analysis in order to shape and implement trade policy, create conditions that encourage innovation, lower the cost of doing business, and promote U.S. economic growth.
MAS strives to:
- Support U.S. industry’s global competitiveness through critical analysis of domestic regulations, legislation, trade policy development, and negotiations.
- Ensure U.S. industry input into the interagency trade policy, regulatory, and promotion process.
- Analyze trade data and economic policy to support trade negotiations and bilateral and multilateral discussions.
- Work with industry and government agencies to reduce costs of regulation and other government policies.