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Economic and Political Section

The Embassy's Economic and Political Section is staffed by officers from the U.S. Department of State.

Political officers analyze political developments and their potential impact on U.S. interests
promote adoption by the host country of foreign policy decisions which support U.S. interests
and advise U.S. business executives on the local political climate.
Economic officers
Advise U.S. businesses on the local investment climate and economic trends
negotiate trade and investment agreements to open markets and level the playing field
analyze and report on macroeconomic trends and trade policies and their potential impact on U.S. interests;
and promote adoption of economic policies by foreign countries which further U.S. interests.
Science and Technology Cooperation (S&T): Resource officers counsel U.S. businesses on issues of natural resources--including minerals, oil, and gas and energy--and analyze and report on local natural resource trends and trade policies and their potential impact on U.S. interests.
Environment, Science, and Technology (EST) officers analyze and report on EST developments and their potential impact on U.S. policies and programs.
U.S. - Chile Environmental and Science and Technology Cooperation Issues
Supporting Free Trade and Environmental Protection 
Chile's Economy and Commerce
Dataweb, from the U.S. International Trade Commission - Trade and commercial statistics.
Chilean Foreign Investment Committee - Investment statistics and information.
Amcham - Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce.

Political Officers

  • analyze political developments and their potential impact on U.S. interests,
  • promote adoption by the host country of foreign policy decisions which support U.S. interests,
  • and advise U.S. business executives on the local political climate.

Economic Officers

  • Advise U.S. businesses on the local investment climate and economic trends,
  • negotiate trade and investment agreements to open markets and level the playing field,
  • analyze and report on macroeconomic trends and trade policies and their potential impact on U.S. interests,
  • and promote adoption of economic policies by foreign countries which further U.S. interests.


Science and Technology Cooperation (S&T): resource officers counsel U.S. businesses on issues of natural resources--including minerals, oil, and gas and energy--and analyze and report on local natural resource trends and trade policies and their potential impact on U.S. interests.

Environment, Science, and Technology (EST) officers analyze and report on EST developments and their potential impact on U.S. policies and programs.

Contact IPR Related-Issues

  • U.S. Embassy in Santiago's Contact for IPR-Related Issues
    Alexander Bryan
    Economic/Political Officer
    U.S. Embassy in Santiago, Chile
    E-Mail: bryanat@state.gov