Organizations That Address Industry and Trade
As international trade's share of our national economy has grown,
the impact of both regulatory and trade policy on American business
has increased. With industries becoming more dependent on the
conditions in the global marketplace, competition has changed
from being a business concern to a national concern. As a result,
there is widespread interest in the capacity of our businesses,
our industries, and our nation to retain and broaden market share
when faced with the competition and the opportunities of international
Around the world, national governments and nonprofit organizations
have recognized the importance of promoting policies and behavior
that make their nation or their region more competitive in a global
economy. To some extent advancing the competitive prowess of one
nation's economy sharpens its edge over the competition. To a
greater extent, striving to be the best increases the productivity
and ultimately the living standards of all who compete.
The list below links to sites of organizations whose intent is
to foster a spirit of competitiveness in their industries, their
nations, or throughout the world.
Links to Web sites outside the U.S. federal government or the use of trade, firm, or corporation names within the International
Trade Administration Web sites are for the convenience of the user. Such use does not constitute an official endorsement or approval by the U.S. Commerce Department of any private sector Web site, product, or service.
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