The Office of Industry’s Market Access section develops and
trade policy on industrial and consumer goods in the World Trade Organization
(WTO) in concert with USTR’s Office of WTO Affairs. The goal of the Market Access section is
to create new market access opportunities abroad and level the playing field for
American workers, manufacturers, and companies.
focus of these efforts is the ongoing non-agricultural market access (NAMA)
negotiations that are part of the larger WTO
Round of negotiations launched in 2001.
The aim of the NAMA negotiations is to reduce tariffs and eliminate
non-tariff barriers (NTBs) on all industrial and consumer goods. The Market Access section also has the
lead on all industrial market access negotiations for countries that are in the
process of acceding to the WTO.
Currently, there are over 30 countries in the accession
are links to documents relevant to the WTO NAMA negotiations, official
submissions to the WTO, general fact sheets and a list of countries currently in
accession to the WTO.