This post originally appeared on the Department of Commerce blog.
One way the International Trade Administration (ITA) supports U.S. exporters is through specific teams of specialists who focus on specific industry sectors.
From marine technology, to health care, to automobile manufacturing, ITA offers export support in a variety of sectors.
To promote professional development and to make sure our specialists stay on top of the latest business trends and opportunities, our teams come together to share lessons learned, study best practices, and discuss ways their industry is changing.
This month, the Environmental Technology team did just that.
Their week-long conference included various seminars which built on existing knowledge of export policies and emerging environmental technologies. These conferences benefit exporters because they keep the commercial service specialists up to date on the latest and greatest in their industry. The main focus of this year’s training sessions was ways the team can address pollution issues related to water, air, and soil, and to learn about new recycling technologies.
Other ways ITA supports environmental technology exporters are through programs such as;
- Environmental Technologies Resource Guide is a great reference for U.S. envirotech exporters with market research for 32 different coutries. It includes market overviews, best prospects, and key trade events.
- Environmental Solutions Exporter Portal is a database to help environmental technology exporters get all the information they need to grow their businesses and expand to global markets.
The environmental sector is a large and growing industry. Environmental technologies make up a $735 billion global market with U.S. exports currently comprising about $45 billion of this market. Therefore there is much growth potential for U.S. envirotech exporters.
Industry-specific offices are just one of the ways ITA constantly works to make exporting easier for American businesses.