The Embassy's Economic Section is responsible for monitoring and managing the full range of economic relations between the U.S. and Italy.
The section interacts with the Italian government on bilateral and international economic policy issues; reports on developments in the Italian economy; facilitates U.S. exports to, and investment in, Italy; and provides advocacy on behalf of U.S. business operating in Italy.
Specific issues handled by the Economic Section include:
- Bilateral and Multilateral Trade
- Civil Aviation
- Development Assistance
- Economic Reporting
- Electronic Commerce and the Internet
- Export Controls and Economic Sanctions
- Finance and Banking
- Intellectual Property Rights Protection
Transatlantic Trade and Investment
Intellectual Property Rights
The process through which new ideas are generated and successfully introduced in the marketplace — is a primary driver of U.S. economic growth and national competitiveness. Likewise, U.S. companies’ use of trademarks to distinguish their goods and services from those of competitors represents an additional support for innovation, enabling firms to capture market share, which contributes to growth in our economy. The granting and protection of intellectual property rights is vital to promoting innovation and creativity and is an essential element of our free-enterprise, market-based system. For more information follow this link: www.iprcenter.gov/referral