Welcome to the website of the U.S. Commercial Service’s Machinery, Materials & Technology (M3T) Team for U.S. manufacturers who want to export. The M3T Team's in-depth industry expertise seeks to provide up-to-date export assistance and value-added services for the exports of industrial machinery and materials in the chemicals, plastics, composites, paper/pulp, material handling, metal-working and machine tools sectors. Since exports boost the economy and greatly increase a company’s profitability, many small and medium-sized manufacturers are now exploring opportunities to increase market share outside of the U.S. The manufacturing sector in the United States has been a cornerstone of our economy for decades. To maintain this important sector of the U.S. economy, the U.S. Commercial Service provides assistance to increase the industry’s competitiveness by providing insight and research on foreign markets, programs to help U.S. firms enter new markets and services to help them find qualified business partners.
Below are links to view trade data snapshots for selected NAICS codes. Additional trade data is available through the TradeStats Express Database.
|Heartland Outreach Tour Iowa -- Defense Industry Eq., Food Processing/Packaging Eq., General Industrial Eq./Supplies, Mining Industry Eq., Process Controls - Industrial, Plastics Production Machinery, Pumps/Valves/Compressors, Renewable Energy Eq., Security/Safety Eq., Regulations|
|Pre-Register for this event|
Businesses in Iowa are invited to attend a workshop featuring access to government decisionmakers and international trade experts on the occasion of NAFTA on its 20th Anniversary. The Heartland Outreach Tour is coming to Des Moines, Iowa. Businesses and services involved in trade between Iowa and Mexico or Canada are welcome to attend this listening tour.
|Sara Hagigh, |
Deputy Director, ITA Office of North America
|Walter Bastian, |
Deputy DAS, ITA Western Hemisphere
|Patricia Cook, Des Moines|