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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.
Department of Commerce Publishes Text of IPEF Supply Chain Agreement
On September 7, the U.S. Department of Commerce made publicly available the text of the proposed landmark Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) Supply Chain Agreement.
2023 Innovations in Freight Data Workshop
From September 19-21, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine will host the 2023 Innovations in Freight Data Workshop, organized by the Transportation Research Board.
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.
Upcoming October ACSCC Meeting

Date: October 25, 2023

Location: Hybrid - Department of Commerce Library/Zoom

Past August ACSCC Meeting

Date: August 22, 2023

Location: Virtual meeting hosted by the International Trade Administration

Meeting Recording

Meeting Agenda

Past February ACSCC Meeting

Date: February 15, 2023

Location: Virtual meeting hosted by the International Trade Administration

Meeting Recording

Meeting Agenda