The country team is responsible for:

Commercial, Economic, and Financial Affairs:

  • Advise U.S. businesses on local trade/tariff laws, government procurement policies, investment climate, economic trends, and issues of natural resources.
  • Negotiate trade and investment agreements and assist to resolve trade/investment disputes.
  • Analyze/report on macroeconomic trends, trade policies, major financial developments, and local natural resource trends and policies.
  • Promote adoption of economic policies by foreign countries which further U.S. interests.

Agricultural and Scientific Matters:

  • Promote U.S. agricultural products and report on agricultural production and markets.
  • Monitor animal and plant health issues that affect U.S. agriculture and trade.
  • Analyze/report on developments in the environment, science, technology, and health areas.

Political, Labor, and Defense Assistance Issues:

  • Analyze/report on political developments and their potential impact on U.S. interests.
  • Promote host country of foreign policy decisions which support U.S. interests.
  • Advise U.S. business executives on the local political climate.
  • Promote labor policies to support U.S. interests and report on local labor laws and practices.
  • Provide security assistance, promote defense cooperation, and advise U.S. businesses on local military issues.

Legal and Immigration Matters:

  • Advise the Ambassador and other U.S entities on criminal matters.
  • Administer immigration benefits and the laws regulating the admission of foreign-born persons (aliens) to the United States.

Development and Humanitarian Assistance:

  • Execute USAID assistance programs.
  • Provide humanitarian assistance in response to natural or man-made disasters.
  • Analyze/report on development and humanitarian issues.

Public Affairs: coordinates media, cultural, and education programs, and acts as the primary spokesperson for the Mission.

Consular Affairs: Issues visas and provides services to American citizens.

Administrative Support and Security Functions: Administer business and security operations.