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Regional Department of Economic Affairs

Regional Department of Economic Affairs

Published on November 14, 2007
4101 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 944-6000
Fax: (202) 944-6336
Head of Department
Philippe BOUYOUX



The Embassy’s Department of Economic Affairs is responsible for monitoring and analyzing, on behalf of the French authorities, the situation and policies relating to economic, industrial, financial, commercial and agricultural issues in the United States. The Department also acts, as needed, as a liaison office on the same issues between the US authorities and their French counterparts.

The Department of Economic Affairs is part of the international network of the Treasury of the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Employment. It works closely with other departments in the embassy and with the Agency for International Development of French Companies (UBIFRANCE) and with IFA (Invest in France Agency) which promotes foreign investment in France.


The Department of Economic Affairs has three operating units:

-  The Agricultural Division
Agricultural Counselor: Christophe MALVEZIN
+1 202 944 6320

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Our favorite websites :
Department of Agriculture

The two remaining units are under the authority of :
Stéphane PAILLAUD, Deputy Head and Financial Counselor
+1 202 944 6385

- The Economic and Trade Division with a “Trade Policy and Legal Affairs Unit” and a “Sectoral Policies Unit”
Head of Division : Emmanuelle IVANOV-DURAND
+1 202 944 6317

Monthly publication
US trade and Economic News (in French)
Archives (in French)

Our favorite websites :
Department of Commerce
Bureau of Economic Analysis
Brookings Institution
US Trade Representative
US Chamber of Commerce

- The Macroeconomics and Finance Division
Head of Division : Aurélien FORTIN
+1 202 944 6386

Weekly publication
Washington Wall Street Watch (in French)
How to receive it?

Our favorite websites :
Congressional Budget Office
Office for Management and Budget
American Entreprise Institute
Peterson Institute for International Economics
US Department of the Treasury
The Federal Reserve

The service to French companies interested in the American market is now provided by UBIFRANCE which has four offices in the United States (New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta). Companies should contact these offices directly.

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