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Supply Chain Services
The lifeblood of the U.S. economy and critical to supporting U.S. global competitiveness.

Supply Chain Services

Supply chains are the lifeblood of the U.S. economy.

Transactions within global supply chains account for over 76 percent of world trade, and policies and practices that impact the configuration of supply chains can radically disrupt or redirect global trade patterns. The efficiency of U.S. supply chains is a critical factor supporting the global competitiveness of the U.S. economy as a whole. The integrity and security of these supply chains are also vital national security concerns. Emerging industry 4.0 technologies, including artificial intelligence, blockchain, and 3D printing, are radically changing the face of global supply chains, opening new and promising opportunities for U.S.-based manufacturing growth. 

Distribution services contributed $2.7 trillion to U.S. private sector GDP in 2017, representing 17.2 percent of GDP. These services also accounted for 21.1 percent of the private sector workforce, or 25 million full time employees. In addition, cross-border exports of distribution services totaled $49.4 billion, or 6.3 percent of all U.S. cross-border services exports. Top markets for U.S. cross-border distribution exports include the United Kingdom, Japan, and Germany. Logistics services represented 49.8 percent of total distribution services exports. 

The Office of Supply Chain, Professional and Business Services at ITA addresses policy and regulatory issues to ensure that U.S. supply chains are the most cost-effective, efficient, and secure in the world. 

Supply Chain News and Resources

Supply Chain: News and Resources
Stay up-to-date on recent supply chain news, key reports, and the activities of ITA's Supply Chain team.
Supply Chain Report: Cold Chain Services
On August 10, ITA's Supply Chain Team published a new report on Cold Chain Services, examining trends, challenges, and opportunities in the industry, particularly amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
Supply Chain Blog Post: Supply Chain Sustainability - An Opportunity for U.S. Businesses
On July 29, ITA's Supply Chain Team published a blog post focused on the importance of environmental sustainability to strong and resilient supply chain services and on opportunities and initiatives related to supply chain sustainability.
Contact Our Supply Chain Experts
ITA's Supply Chain team is ready to provide expertise and guidance on a host of supply chain issues, including rail, trucking, maritime, express delivery, and air services.
Supply Chain Support: Microelectronics Early Alert System
Is your business affected by the ongoing semiconductor shortage challenge? We want to hear from you. Notify us about a potential disruption in your supply chain.
Upcoming October ACSCC Meeting

Date: October 12, 2022

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Date: June 29, 2022

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Date: January 20, 2022

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