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Commercial Diplomacy

CBA serves as the focal point for the Department's outreach to the U.S. business community and has primary responsibility in the Department for developing, analyzing, and coordinating efforts to vigorously support and facilitate U.S. business interests abroad.

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Working closely with the Department’s regional bureaus, other U.S. Government agencies, and Congress to promote support for U.S. businesses abroad, the Commercial and Business Affairs division provides assistance to U.S. firms seeking help with business problems abroad by coordinating the Department’s advocacy efforts on behalf of U.S. companies, connecting American firms to resources at U.S. embassies, and identifying commercial information and market opportunities for the U.S. business community.

Emily Shaffer in the Office of Intellectual Property Enforcement (IPE) joined colleagues from the State Department and other agencies on the U.S. delegation to the World Intellectual Property Organization General Assembly in October 2017. State Dept Image / Oct 01, 2017

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