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Economic Section

Economic Section

The Embassy's Economic Section is responsible for monitoring and managing the full range of economic relations between the U.S. and the United Arab Emirates. The section works with the UAE government on bilateral and international economic policy issues, reports on developments in the UAE economy and trade and investment policies, promotes the adoption of economic policies favorable to free trade and open markets, and provides advocacy on behalf of U.S. businesses in the United Arab Emirates. Specific issues handled by the Economic Section include:

  • Implementing the economic pillar of the Middle East Partnership Initiative (including Middle East Free Trade Area issues and the Partnership for Financial Excellence).
  • Advocating on behalf of American companies in the United Arab Emirates.
  • Reporting to the State Department on oil and gas issues, the macroeconomic situation, finance and banking, economic reform, and other issues. 
  • Working to improve bilateral trade with the UAE, including through the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement Council. 
  • Working with the UAE government and U.S. businesses to ensure that U.S. intellectual property is protected.

For additional economic information and statistics, please visit the following U.S. government agencies' websites:

U.S. Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Data on U.S. consumer and producer prices and employment.

U.S. Census Bureau
Data on bilateral trade flows between the U.S. and other countries, including the United Arab Emirates.

U.S. Department of Commerce: Bureau of Economic Analysis
Information on economic growth, GDP, personal income, balance of payments, and direct investment.

U.S. Department of State. Office of International Information Programs
Information on international economic issues, and U.S. foreign policy.

U.S. Department of State. Office of International Information Programs Economy and Trade.
General information on the U.S. economy, trade and business.

Chief, Economic Section 971-2-414-2444
Fax: 971-2-414-2639