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The Advocacy Center

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Our mission is to coordinate U.S. Government resources
and authority in order to level the playing field on behalf
of U.S. business interests as they compete against foreign firms for specific international contracts or other U.S.
export opportunities. In doing so, the Advocacy Center helps create and retain U.S. jobs through exports.
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Exporting today means more than just selling a product or service at a competitive price. It also means dealing with foreign governments. The Advocacy Center helps to ensure that sales of U.S. products and services have the best possible chance competing abroad. In short, we are your advocates! In pursuing foreign business opportunities, we encourage you and your company to contact us early and often!


The Advocacy Center also has Commercial Service liaisons to five Multilateral Development Banks (World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Africa Development Bank and Asia Development Bank) to assist U.S. firms and advocate on their behalf when they compete for Bank tenders. The liaisons counsel U.S. companies on how to work with the Banks and advocate on procurement and contracting issues to ensure fair and equal treatment for U.S. companies.


Read the Advocacy Center Brochure!


Contact Information

U.S. Department of Commerce
The Advocacy Center
14th Street & Constitution
Avenue, NW, Rm. 3814-A
Washington, DC 20230
Office No.: (202) 482-3896
Fax No.: (202) 482-3508