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Supply Chain Services
The lifeblood of the U.S. economy and critical to supporting U.S. global competitiveness.

Supply Chain Services

Supply chains are the lifeblood of the U.S. economy.

Transactions within global supply chains account for over 76 percent of world trade, and policies and practices that impact the configuration of supply chains can radically disrupt or redirect global trade patterns. The efficiency of U.S. supply chains is a critical factor supporting the global competitiveness of the U.S. economy as a whole. The integrity and security of these supply chains are also vital national security concerns. Emerging industry 4.0 technologies, including artificial intelligence, blockchain, and 3D printing, are radically changing the face of global supply chains, opening new and promising opportunities for U.S.-based manufacturing growth. 

Distribution services contributed $2.7 trillion to U.S. private sector GDP in 2017, representing 17.2 percent of GDP. These services also accounted for 21.1 percent of the private sector workforce, or 25 million full time employees. In addition, cross-border exports of distribution services totaled $49.4 billion, or 6.3 percent of all U.S. cross-border services exports. Top markets for U.S. cross-border distribution exports include the United Kingdom, Japan, and Germany. Logistics services represented 49.8 percent of total distribution services exports. 

The Office of Supply Chain, Professional and Business Services at ITA addresses policy and regulatory issues to ensure that U.S. supply chains are the most cost-effective, efficient, and secure in the world. 

Supply Chain News and Resources

Supply Chain: News and Resources
Stay up-to-date on recent supply chain news, key reports, and the activities of ITA's Supply Chain team.
Supply Chain News: Secretary Buttigieg and Secretary Walsh Host Roundtable with Trucking Industry
On July 8, 2021, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Labor Secretary Marty Walsh hosted a roundtable with the trucking industry about driver retention, supply chain, and safety.
Supply Chain News: America's Strong Marine Economy Vital to Building Back Better
On June 9, 2021, the U.S. Department of Commerce released a blog highlighting new statistics that illustrate the importance of the U.S. marine economy to economic growth and recovery.
Contact Our Supply Chain Experts
ITA's Supply Chain team is ready to provide expertise and guidance on a host of supply chain issues, including rail, trucking, maritime, express delivery, and air services.
Past April ACSCC Meeting

Date: April 22, 2021

Location: Virtual meeting hosted by the International Trade Administration

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Transcript

Past June ACSCC Meeting

Date: June 24, 2021

Location: Virtual meeting hosted by the International Trade Administration

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Transcript

Upcoming October ACSCC Meeting

Date: October 20-21, 2021

Location: TBA

Email the Designated Federal Officer for the ACSCC, Richard Boll, to attend.