Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs

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Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
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Bureau overview
JurisdictionExecutive branch of the United States
HeadquartersHarry S. Truman Building, Washington, D.C., United States
Employees222 (as of 2014)[1]
Annual budget$12.8 million (FY 2013)[1]
Bureau executive
Parent departmentU.S. Department of State
WebsiteOfficial Website

The Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs (EB) is a bureau of the U.S. Department of State charged with promoting economic security and prosperity at home and abroad. It reports to the Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment. The Bureau's work lies at the nexus of economic prosperity and national security. In addition, EB also addresses a range of economic issues including intellectual property rights, piracy, and counterfeiting.[2] As the single point where international economic policy tools and threads converge, EB helps to promote a coherent economic policy across the U.S. government.[3] It is headed by the Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs, Manisha Singh.


The Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs consists of the following sections:[1][3][4]

  • Commercial and Business Affairs (EB/CBA);
  • Counter Threat Finance & Sanctions (EB/TFS);
  • Economic Policy Analysis & Public Diplomacy (EB/EPPD);
  • International Communications and Information Policy (EB/CIP);
  • International Finance & Development (EB/IFD);
  • Trade Policy and Programs (EB/TPP); and
  • Transportation Affairs (EB/TRA).


  1. ^ a b c "Inspection of the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs" (PDF). Inspector General of the Department of State. February 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 1, 2018. Retrieved April 1, 2016.
  2. ^ "Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs". AllGov. Retrieved April 1, 2016.
  3. ^ a b https://www.state.gov/e/eb/
  4. ^ "1 FAM 420 Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs". Foreign Affairs Manual. February 5, 2015. Retrieved April 1, 2016.

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