Silverado Comments on U.S. Clean Technologies Export Competitiveness Strategy

Silverado responds to Department of Commerce request for comments on U.S. Clean Technologies Export Competitiveness Strategy.

10/19/2021 | Silverado Policy Accelerator

Silverado Policy Accelerator has responded to the Department of Commerce request for comments on the U.S. Clean Technologies Export Competitiveness Strategy.

According to the Department of Commerce, the purpose of the new strategy is as follows:

"Recognizing the vital importance of clean technologies in tackling the global climate crisis and spurring U.S. innovation and creating well-paying jobs, the Department of Commerce (DOC), in partnership with the Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate (SPEC), has made it a top priority to encourage growth and ensure U.S. innovation and competitiveness in clean technologies sectors. To that end, via this general solicitation, the International Trade Administration (ITA) is requesting public comments on clean technologies export competitiveness. This stakeholder input will inform the Department's effort to develop a 'U.S. Clean Technologies Export Competitiveness Strategy', which intends to identify key issues influencing the deployment of these goods and services, highlight potential opportunities and challenges, and identify possible actions for the DOC and federal government to take in order to foster U.S. export competitiveness in clean technologies sectors."

In its comment, Silverado underscored the necessity of developing a long-term plan to ensure the continued competitiveness of the U.S.'s clean technology industry and suggested several policy initiatives that will be essential to achieving that goal. Silverado's full comment is available for download here.

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