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In April 2017, IAS President Charles Blum appeared on “Arizona Energy Crossroads,” a program hosted by Ari-SEIA Executive Director Lucy Mason.  They discussed how the Arizona solar community might more effectively advocate for public policies.  The discussion was aired on the K-JAZZ Public Radio Network across Northern Arizona. Click here to listen to the radio.


IAS seeks to promote sound, mutually beneficial investment and commercial ties between American and foreign parties. We have focused on the special challenges encountered in emerging markets and increasingly have focused on the energy sector.
IAS devises and implements strategies for influencing public policy, while promoting a deeper understanding and more favorable image of clients. Our work has been recognized by the American Society of Association Executives and is based on: solid substantive expertise on the issues; extensive contacts in the industry, the media and government; and broad experience in public speaking and public testimony.
Issue advocacy is often best served through coalitions of like-minded groups. IAS participated in numerous coalitions and, when necessary, helped to organize and lead new ones.
IAS focuses on regulatory problem solving with respect to U.S. trade agencies, Customs and Border Protection, Justice (antitrust), and Treasury. Our activities in this area involve analytical support on economic, political, and legal issues arising in trade law investigations; assessment of the impact of currency, trade, tax, regulatory, technological, market, and political developments on clients’ interests, and creative solutions to public policy issues.
IAS helps foster cross-border industry cooperation by organizing international study missions for businesses, industry associations, and investors.
Accurate information and sound understanding are the only basis for informed advocacy. From its founding, IAS has been dedicated to improving understanding of the multilateral trading system, US trade policy, and the full range of factors affecting global competitiveness. IAS’s latest venture The AFV Insider, launched in late 2011, is a unique web-based data service and quarterly publication covering the emerging alternative fuel vehicle sector.

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