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Chandra Brown


Manufacturing Industries

The Office of Manufacturing is led by the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing, Chandra Brown


What We Do:

ITA’s DAS/MFG unit is the government’s lead advocate and ombudsman for U.S manufacturing industries and trade associations, giving them a genuine partner in identifying and capitalizing on global business opportunities. MFG industry teams collect, compile, and disseminate data on U.S. industry (including trade), provide critical advice on domestic and international trade and investment policies affecting the competiveness of U.S. industry, and undertake a program of research and analysis on manufacturing industries.

Based on this analysis and its close working relationship with U.S. industry, MFG develops strategies, policies, and programs to strengthen the competitive position of U.S. industries in the United States and world markets.


Who We Are:

Office of Energy & Environmental Industries (OEEI): OEEI covers the clean energy sector (nuclear, renewables, energy efficiency, clean coal); fossil fuels (oil, gas, coal); utilities; electric power generation, transmission, and distribution, environmental equipment and services related to waste management and water and air pollution remediation. In addition, OEEI leads MAS’ efforts on climate change issues.

Office of Transportation and Machinery (OTM): OTM covers automotive vehicles and parts; aerospace equipment including large civil aircraft, regional jets, rotorcraft, commercial space, general aviation, engines and power plants, unmanned aerial systems, maintenance, repair and overhaul, and airport infrastructure/aviation security; and industrial machinery including construction and mining equipment, metalworking equipment and machine tools, printing, publishing and converting technologies, plastics, rubber and chemical production equipment, agribusiness equipment, and food processing and packaging machinery.

Office of Health and Information Technology (OHIT):

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