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Manufacturing and Services (MAS) is dedicated to strengthening the export competitiveness of U.S. industry, expanding its access to overseas markets, and increasing exports. MAS undertakes industry economic and trade policy analysis, shapes U.S. trade policy, participates in trade negotiations, and evaluates the impact of international economic and regulatory policies that could undermine the ability of U.S. manufacturers and service industries to compete in global markets. MAS works with other U.S. Government agencies in developing a public policy environment that advances U.S. competitiveness.
The Office of Manufacturing and the Office of Services consists of industry analysts covering the leading sectors of the U.S. economy. The Office of Industry Analysis performs economic and statistical analysis to support U.S. export competitiveness and evaluates industry recommendations for trade negotiations to expand access to overseas markets.
Under the Standards Initiative, MAS coordinates trade-related standards activities across ITA, the Department, and other U.S. Government agencies and seeks to remove standards-related trade barriers. MAS manages the Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) which provides matching partnerships to non-profit organizations that demonstrate an ability to increase U.S. exports of manufactured goods and services.MAS develops and implements sector specific export strategies designed to achieve President Obama’s goal of doubling U.S. exports by 2015 and increasing U.S. jobs. MAS works closely with industry stakeholders and other U.S. government agencies to ensure that export promotion and policy tools are focused on U.S. industry exports in a strategic framework.
MAS facilitates formal private sector advice to policymakers through an advisory committee program that includes the Industry Trade Advisory Committees , the Travel and Tourism Advisory Board, the Manufacturing Council and the President's Export Council.
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