General Economic Policy Unit
The Embassy's Economic Section is responsible for monitoring and managing the full range of economic relations between the U.S. and the United Kingdom. It is comprised of the General Economic Policy Unit and the Environment, Science, Technology & Health Unit.
The General Economic Policy Unit provides U.S. government agencies in Washington, D.C. and other embassies with accurate, timely, first-hand information and expert analysis on current economic and financial developments in the U.K. The unit also supports visiting U.S. government delegations and maintains regular contact with a variety of British government institutions, American and British business organizations, think-tanks, and non-governmental organizations. The unit serves as an advocate for U.S. economic and business interests in the U.K. and works to explain U.S. economic policies and financial regulations to U.K. audiences.
The U.S. and U.K. enjoy a high degree of cooperation on a broad spectrum of issues. Specific issues handled by the General Economic Policy Unit include:
- Aviation and Aerospace
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Development Financing
- Energy, Oil and Gas
- Financial Services and Financial Regulation
- Intellectual Property
- Investment and Investment Disputes
- Labor Affairs
- Macroeconomic Trends
- Telecommunications Policies
- Terrorist Financing
- Trade Agreements and the World Trade Organization
Economy-related articles of interest can be found on our Current Issues : Economy pages.