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What We Do

The Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs' International Communications and Information Policy division (EB/CIP), promotes expanded and improved communications and information services globally by encouraging the worldwide adoption of telecommunications and information policies that support competition, and by negotiating arrangements that aid U.S. telecommunications businesses. EB/CIP works to:

  • Open overseas markets to expand business opportunities for U.S. telecommunications and information technology companies and to create jobs at home;

  • Expand the availablility to consumers of new technologies by advancing U.S. standards in standard-setting organizations, such as the International Telecommunication Union;

  • Promote competition in telecommunications markets, liberalization of regulations, and privatization of state-owned service providers in multilateral fora such as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development;

  • Promote global infrastructure growth and competition, and resolve specific regulatory, technical, or trade issues in bilateral meetings with individual foreign governments.
  • Develop international regulatory framework that protects national security interests and encourages competition.
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