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The Advocacy Center

The Advocacy Center Leveling the Playing Field for U.S. Businesses Competing Internationally WHO WE ARE The Advocacy Center is a unit of the Global Markets/Commercial Service (GM/CS) bureau of the International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. WHAT WE DO Based in Washington, D.C., the Advocacy Center coordinates U.S. government interagency advocacy efforts on behalf of U.S. exporters bidding on public-sector contracts with overseas governments and government agencies. We work very closely with the GM/CS network of domestic Export Assistance Centers and Commercial Offices within U.S. diplomatic missions overseas. The Advocacy Center helps to ensure that sales of U.S. products and services have the best possible chance competing abroad. Advocacy assistance is wide and varied but often involves companies that want the U.S. Government to communicate a message to foreign governments or government-owned corporations on behalf of their commercial interest, typically in a competitive bid contest.