Strengthen America's Economic Reach and Positive Economic Impact
Illustrative Indicator for the Number of State Department High-level Commercial Advocacy Efforts
to Support U.S. Export of Goods and Service
There are two strategic objectives for this Strategic Goal. One is to Expand Access to Future Markets, Investment, and Trade. The Department of State has two performance goals under this objective, one of which is: By September 30, 2017, using 2013 baseline data, support increased exports of U.S. goods and services by: (1) doubling appropriate commercial advocacy for U.S. businesses by ambassadors and Assistant Secretary or higher officials; and (2) increasing the number of international students studying in the United States by an average of five percent per year. Strategies to achieve this performance goal include formal trade agreements, setting international standards that enable fair competition and allow for a transparent trade environment, and working level collaboration to create demand for U.S. products and services. One way the Department of State measures progress toward achieving this goal is by tracking the number of State Department high-level commercial advocacy efforts that support U.S. export of goods and services. By FY 2015, the Department of State had already exceeded its 2017 target to double high-level advocacy efforts from the 2013 baseline. State plans to review the out-year targets and determine any adjustments. Above are actual results and projected targets for this indicator.