Leadership of the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
Acting Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment
Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs: Manisha Singh
Manisha Singh was designated Acting Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment and Privacy Shield Ombudsperson on September 28, 2018. The Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs is responsible for overseeing work on international trade and investment policy; international finance, development, and debt policy; economic sanctions and combating terrorist financing; international energy security policy; international telecommunications and transportation policies; support for U.S. businesses, and economic policy analysis, public diplomacy and private sector outreach.
|International Communications & Information Policy -- CIP
Deputy Assistant Secretary: Robert L. Strayer
The office of International Communications and Information Policy coordinates U.S. policy, leads U.S. participation at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and spearheads the U.S. Government's successful and focused diplomacy to ensure the complete freedom of the internet from restrictions by any country or organization. CIP helps protect the integrity of the U.S. Global Positioning System and guard against ICT key infrastructure vulnerability in undersea cables and satellites.
The Office of Commercial and Business Affairs plays a major role in coordinating trade and investment matters in support of U.S. firms doing business
overseas. CBA and the Department of State work with our U.S Government trade promotion partners and our U.S. embassies around the world to support American businesses overseas by providing commercial information, identifying market opportunities for American firms, and advocating on their behalf. In addition to State Department advocacy, CBA also can provide assistance in opening markets, leveling the playing field, protecting intellectual property and resolving trade and investment disputes.
|Office of Economic Policy Analysis & Public Diplomacy -- EPPD
Office Director: Nan Fife
The Office of Economic Policy Analysis and Public Diplomacy works to promote economic policies that support growth by analyzing the effectiveness of current U.S. policies, engaging the private sector in policy planning and development, and by evaluating policy implications of emerging, cross-cutting economic issues. EPPD supports and promotes U.S economic policies through public diplomacy efforts including sustained outreach to media, other government entities, non-governmental organizations, business and civic groups, and educational institutions; and by promoting effective cooperation with Members of Congress and their staff on international economic issues. EPPD also manages the Secretary's Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE), the Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy (ACIEP), and supports the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
|International Finance & Development -- IFD
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary: Roland de Marcellus
IFD advances sustainable economic growth and development abroad by enhancing investment climates, fostering modern and well-regulated global financial markets, and helping countries reduce debt burdens and recover from financial crises. IFD coordinates with the international financial institutions (IFIs), other multilateral bodies, and other U.S. agencies -- including the Millennium Challenge Corporation -- to ensure that a strategic framework for assistance is in place to promote sound and sustainable economic growth.
|Counter Threat Finance and Sanctions -- TFS
Deputy Assistant Secretary: David Peyman
Counter Threat Finance and Sanctions (TFS) coordinates efforts to create, modify, or terminate unilateral sanctions regimes as appropriate to the changing international situation; develops strategies for implementing specific aspects of sanctions regimes; builds international support for combating terrorist finance; combats the use of conflict diamonds and conflict minerals to finance rebellions against legitimate governments, including by managing U.S. participation in the Kimberley Process; provides foreign policy guidance on specific commercial business, export, import, and general licensing issues to the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control and the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security; and coordinates domestic and international efforts to disrupt and dismantle the Somali pirate enterprise, including their financial networks.
Trade Policy & Negotiations -- TPN
Deputy Assistant Secretary: Peter Haas
Trade Policy and Negotiations (TPN) advances U.S. trade policy objectives by opening new export opportunities for American businesses, farmers, ranchers and workers through global, regional and bilateral trade initiatives - including free trade agreements (FTAs) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). In partnership with agencies across the federal government, TPN professionals and staff work to maximize the benefits of open markets for global economic development, address and resolve trade disputes, and improve access for U.S. goods and services abroad.
|Transportation Affairs -- TRA
Deputy Assistant Secretary: Hugo Yon
TRA leads the negotiation of U.S. commercial air services agreements, including “Open Skies” air transport agreements, and works to ensure effective implementation of those agreements. TRA also develops and coordinates policy on international civil aviation and commercial maritime transport issues, including safety and security and environmental protection.