Manufacturing and Services
To foster the competitiveness and growth of U.S. industries and promote their increased participation in international markets.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of Commerce
Office: International Trade Administration
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Advisory Services and Counseling.
This program included regular statistical reports; economic studies on current policy issues, such as international trade and industry competitiveness and the impact of Government regulations on industry; forecasts of industry/sector output, cost trends, and their general economic condition; information on industry structure, operations and technological developments.
15 U.S.C. 1512; 19 U.S.C. 1202, 2031, 2354.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Any business, public official, civic organization or private citizen may request information in person, by letter, by telephone or via the Internet (http://www.trade.gov).
Any business, public official, civic organization or private citizen may request information in person, by letter or telephone.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Not applicable. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
To serve as the Federal Government source of industry-specific expertise, negotiation and enforcement of bilateral and multilateral trade agreements, and industry and trade competitive analysis; for use by the business community, Federal program managers and policy-makers.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), recipients that are States, Local Governments, Nonprofit Organizations (to include Hospitals), and Institutions of Higher Learning shall be subject to the audit requirements contained in the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996 (31 U.S.C. 7501-7507). Commercial organizations shall be subject to the audit requirements as stipulated in the award document.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Local Department of Commerce field offices are listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. Inquiries should be directed to Manufacturing, (202) 482-1872; Aerospace and Automotive Affairs, (202) 482-0554; Energy, Environment and Materials, (202)482-5225; Health and Consumer Goods, (202) 482-1176; Materials and Machinery, (202) 482-0575; Technology and Electronic Commerce, (202) 482-0216; Service Industries, (202) 482-3575; Travel and Tourism Industries, (202) 482-0140; Finance, (202) 482-3277; Export Trading Company Affairs, (202) 482-5131; Industry Analysis (202) 482-5145; Advisory Analysis, (202) 482-5145; Advisory Committees, (202) 482-4501; and Planning, Coordination and Management, (202) 482-4921.
(Operations and Administration) FY 07 $47,328,000; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Periodic reports on U.S. domestic and international competitiveness, U.S. manufactures and services trade, U.S. international direct investment and other international economic topics.
Examples of Funded Projects