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Advocacy

Compete for foreign government procurements with U.S. Government support

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) Advocacy Center leads U.S. Government interagency engagement on behalf of U.S. companies pursuing foreign governments procurement opportunities, making it possible for U.S. companies to pursue and win government contracts.

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Tool Snapshot
  • Partner agency: U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC)

  • Provides: Advocacy assistance for foreign government procurements

  • Eligibility: U.S. businesses competing against foreign firms for international government procurements opportunities overseas

How Advocacy Can Help

The Advocacy Center coordinates the actions of 14 U.S. Government agencies to help U.S. companies to win foreign government contracts across the globe. We work with your company to pursue foreign government contracts when you are competing against foreign firms. Advocacy assistance is provided to U.S. businesses of all types and sizes, but you must apply and qualify to receive advocacy services.

Advocacy assistance may involve:

  • Meetings between key foreign decision-makers and high-ranking U.S. Government (USG) officials
  • Direct support from USG officials stationed abroad
  • Letters to foreign decision-makers
  • Coordinated action by USG agencies

Businesses are encouraged to contact the Advocacy Center early in their pursuits to determine potential assistance.

Watch this informational video to learn more about foreign procurement and how your company can strategize to win more foreign business.