ITOCHU International Inc. Washington Office

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Our Business

Policy Analysis

Building on our access to Washington, DC policymakers, government officials and think tanks, the Washington office provides timely and focused policy analysis and reporting on key business issues. Our staff continually builds and nurtures its relations with the Washington policy and government community, to ensure that we are prepared to address our clients' government relations and policy analysis needs. We serve as the ITOCHU Group’s Washington, DC liaison.

By providing information and analysis about what's happening on Capitol Hill, in the administration, and in the economy, we help ITOCHU manage its business risk and plan for future business endeavors. We issue regular publications designed to keep our clients current on policy issues that may affect business—both in the US and worldwide. In addition, we provide special reports and communications on specific issues as needed by our clients. Activities are grounded in close networking with well-placed government officials, policy think tank experts, private consultants and law firms, and other Washington-based experts.

Through these regular and targeted publications and correspondence with clients, we currently provide information on the following topics:

US Economy

Analysis of macroeconomic and sector-specific trends in the US economy, including economic forecasts, financial markets, business investment, consumer spending, retail trade, manufacturing, monetary policy, etc. Sectors covered include:

Health of the overall housing market, including new construction, remodeling, rental and ownership trends, etc.
US and North American auto manufacturing and technology trends.
Analysis of power industry trends and legislative energy developments in Washington and around the US, including federal energy policy, state policies, and trends toward new energy sources.

Domestic Policy

Presidential and congressional elections, party platforms and leadership, legislative and regulatory developments across relevant industries, etc.

Foreign Policy & Country Risk

Tracking and analysis of key regions and issues, with a focus on client-targeted risk assessment advisory services. Analysis targets the threat of conflict between the US and other countries in regional hotspots around the world.

Sanctions Policy

Tracking and analysis of US sanctions policy with focus on at-risk countries such as Iran, Russia, China, North Korea, Venezuela, Sudan, etc.


Tracking and analysis of US trade policy, including bilateral and regional trade agreements, trade legislation in the US Congress and the use of trade remedies.

US-Japan Relations

Intelligence and analysis from the White House, Congress and think tank experts on key issues and trends in the bilateral security, economic, and diplomatic relationship.

Business Development

Utilizing our special location in the nation’s capital, the Washington office provides comprehensive business development support. The Washington staff is constantly looking for new business opportunities for the benefit of the ITOCHU business group. Our extensive network of business, advisory and governmental contacts in the nation’s capital provides us with unique exposure to a range of interesting business opportunities in a number of industries such as information technology, fintech, healthcare, energy, and other industrial and emerging technologies.

Our research expertise enables us to provide customized market and competitive analysis to help our clients make informed business decisions. Our advisory services include company due diligence, regulatory information, emerging technologies and market trends as well as direct investment opportunities, venture capital opportunities, joint ventures, and product development and distribution. While we specialize in business opportunities located around the Washington region, we have provided services on a nationwide basis.

Nuclear Fuel Business

The Washington office is also home to the Nuclear Fuel Department from the Metals & Mining Division of ITOCHU Group. The trading team is responsible for nuclear fuel trading activities for North America, South America and Europe. It counts top tier US utility companies among its customer base and has access to a wide range of short-term and long-term sources of supply. The department is part of one of the leading nuclear fuel trading operations in the world. The department is also responsible for developing new business opportunities in the nuclear power supply chain.