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Our Mission

Every day, the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs (EB) works to create jobs at home, boost economic opportunities overseas, and make America more secure. We promote a strong American economy by ensuring a level-playing field for American companies doing business around the world and attracting foreign investors to create jobs in America. Economics has become the indispensable foreign policy tool of our time, enabling us to build relationships through trade and break down enforce sanctions against terrorists, human rights abusers, and corrupt officials. Everything we do is to ensure that the United States remains the world’s strongest and most dynamic economy.

Economic security is national security. Acting Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Manisha Singh and Assistant Secretary for International Organizations Kevin Moley recognized USOECD and U.S. Embassy France Economic Officers as key members of the U.S. economic team promoting American jobs & businesses during their recent visit to Paris. USOECD Photo / Mar 27, 2019

Policy Issues

Business, Entrepreneurship, & Responsible Business Conduct

Helps U.S. businesses and entrepreneurs pursue opportunities abroad and promotes responsible business conduct.

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Advancing the Digital Economy

Investment Relationships, Development Finance, & Monetary Affairs

Protects U.S. national security while promoting balanced investment relationships, fostering sustainable development, and supporting international financial stability to create prosperity and growth in the United States and abroad.

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Economic Sanctions, Countering Terrorist Financing, Anti-Money Laundering, & Conflict Minerals

Develops and implements sanctions and counter-threat finance policies to counter risks to national security posed by particular activities, groups, and countries.

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International Trade Policy Advice & Safe, Secure, Efficient Global Transportation

Represents the State Department in international trade and policy discussions and provides trade, agricultural, and intellectual property rights protection expertise on foreign policy issues. Leads U.S. government efforts to ensure safe, secure, efficient aviation and maritime transportation networks worldwide.

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