Export Promotion at EPA
EPA is utilizing our expertise to protect the environment and improve our economy by promoting the export of U.S. environmental solutions.
In 2010, the United States environmental technologies industry had $312 billion in revenue, employed 1.7 million Americans, included 61,000 small businesses, and enjoyed an estimated international trade surplus. (Environmental Business International)
This industry offers great potential gains in environmental quality and human health in other parts of the world, particularly in countries whose economies are developing or in transition. The export of these environmental goods and services also translates into more jobs and economic activity at home.
EPA is working with other federal agencies, environmental technologies trade associations, and global stakeholders to weave its analyses of critical environmental issues into U.S. export promotion infrastructure. This is part of a new environmental technology export strategy to help create American jobs in the growing environmental industry. This strategy was launched by EPA Administrator Jackson and Department of Commerce Secretary John E. Bryson at EPA’s first Technology Market Summit in May 2012. This initiative will promote American environmental technology, products and services in the global marketplace.
"When it comes to technology that conserves resources and protects the environment, America leads the rest of the world by a mile. This is largely thanks to the value Americans place on environmental protection and to the innovation of our entrepreneurs,” said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson.
One early product of EPA export promotion strategy is the new Environmental Solutions Exporter Portal. Developed in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Commerce and with the support of other federal agency partners, the portal features information about government efforts to support the export of U.S. environmental solutions, and highlights U.S. companies offering environmental solutions identified by EPA analyses.
The portal was introduced by Administrator Jackson and Department of Commerce Under Secretary for International Trade Francisco J. Sanchez, at the annual conference of the Water Environment Federation (WEFTEC) in October 2012.
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For more information on EPA’s export promotion efforts, contact:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Office of International and Tribal Affairs (2650R)
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20460