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Partner with ITA
The International Trade Administration partners with U.S. industry, trade associations and other entities to strengthen the competitiveness of U.S. industry and jointly promote industry exports.

Partner with ITA

Strategic Partnership Program

ITA partners with trade associations, private corporations, chambers of commerce, government entities, and other organizations to:

  • Grow the U.S. exporter base;
  • Support U.S. jobs at wages 13 to 18% higher than non-exporting firms;
  • Target our products and services to the needs of American businesses; and
  • Increase awareness of the benefits of international trade and foreign direct investment to the U.S. economy.

Market Development Cooperator Program

Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) financial assistance awards go to trade associations and other non-profit industry groups.  The ultimate beneficiaries of MDCP-funded projects are individual U.S. businesses and the U.S. workers they employ. 

The average Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) project lasts over three years and generates over $96 million in exports, or about $32 million per year. Each project creates or sustains 178 U.S. jobs per year!

Federal Advisory Committees

Advisory Committees help ITA develop comprehensive trade policies that address systemic challenges faced by U.S. industry to expand exports and promote investment opportunities; identify and address sector-specific trade barriers; and jointly promote industry exports.

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.

Trade Event Partnership Program

ITA partners with trade show organizers and U.S. Pavilion organizers to promote U.S. company interests at trade shows around the globe and in all industries.