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International Cooperation

Export Promotion at EPA

EPA is utilizing our expertise to protect the environment and support economic growth by promoting the export of U.S. environmental solutions.
In 2015, the global market for environmental technologies goods and services was an estimated $1.05 trillion. The United States environmental technologies industry exported $51.2 billion in goods and services. These exports offer 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 environmental goods and services also translates into more jobs and economic activity at home. The industry supports an estimated 1.6 million U.S. jobs.
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 our environmental technology export strategy to help create American jobs in the growing environmental industry by promoting international awareness of U.S. environmental solutions.

Online Resources

The U.S. Environmental Solutions Toolkit is a user-friendly database that highlights scientific analysis, regulatory structures, and some examples of U.S. companies offering relevant solutions.  It is configured to be read on a variety of mobile devices and includes a translation feature so relevant EPA information can be accessed in Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Chinese.  These features allow for increased flexibility of use and global accessibility.   

The Top Markets Report (PDF) (143 pp, 2.4 MB, About PDFsupports the efforts of the U.S. Environmental Export Initiative (EEI) by identifying and ranking export markets where focusing finite government resources will have the greatest impact in terms of increasing commercial opportunity for U.S. companies. The EEI is a sector-specific effort within NEINext, the federal government’s export promotion platform, which addresses the unique role environmental export promotion plays in advancing the economic, environmental, sustainable development, and diplomatic goals of the United States.  Led by the International Trade Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the EEI is a government-wide initiative that leverages EPA’s world-renowned regulatory and scientific expertise on solving challenging environmental problems with ITA and other U.S. Government agencies’ trade policy, promotion, and finance capabilities.

The Environmental Solutions Exporter Portal was developed in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Commerce and with the support of other federal agency partners.  It includes information about government programs, events, and analysis to support the export of U.S. environmental solutions.



For more information on EPA’s export promotion efforts, contact:
Glenn Harrington
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Office of International and Tribal Affairs (2650R)
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20460
(202) 564-6600