US Embassy Dublin
Address: Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
Phone: + 353 1 668 8777
Deputy Chief of Mission: Reece Smyth
Political/Economic Counselor: Kurt Van der Walde
Political & Economic Section: Margaret Paton
Defense Attaché: Sean Cosden
Management Officer: Jennifer McAlipine Dilem
Director of Public Affairs: Aleisha Woodward
Deputy Public Affairs Officer: Jen McAndrew
Consular Section Chief: Shannon Farrell
Senior Commercial Respresentative: Finola Cunningham
Commercial Specialist: Padraig O'Connor
Commercial Assistant: Nicola Hale
Media Specialist: John B Murphy
U.S. COMMERCIAL SERVICE UNITED STATES EMBASSY, IRELAND
The U.S. Department of Commerce's Commercial Service is the federal government's lead export promotion agency that seeks to Support American Jobs Through Increased Exports and Inward Investment. The mission of the U.S. Commercial Service encompasses:
- Export Promotion - to promote exports of goods and services from the United States, particularly by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
- Commercial Diplomacy - to protect U.S. business interests abroad
- Investment Promotion - to facilitate business investment in the UnitedStates.
Assistance is provided to U.S. companies, international buyers and inward investment clients through public and private partnerships and a global network of more than 1,400 trade and investment experts and diplomatic staff encompassing 80 U.S. and 100 offices worldwide.
At the U.S. Embassy in Dublin, the U.S. Commercial Service team promotes the export of US goods and services to Ireland and Europe, protects American business interests, and markets the attractiveness of the U.S. as an investment location to Irish investors. These professionals offer business counseling and a wide range of customized services to assist American firms in identifying opportunities and potential business partners in Ireland. They also promote Ireland as a location for U.S. firms to access the larger European marketplace and link American companies into the CS Europe network (www.export.gov/europe).
U.S. Commercial Service Dublin works in close cooperation with Irish economic development agencies as well as local chambers of commerce, industry and trade associations to further U.S. commercial success in Ireland. Through these cooperative efforts, the team offers a wide variety of services to assist US companies enter the Irish and European marketplaces including:
- Counseling of U.S. companies on doing business in Ireland
- Provision of market intelligence and export strategy guidance
- Identification of partners through matchmaking services
- Facilitation of foreign government access and advocacy
- Provides assistance to Irish companies looking to source U.S. products/services, develop joint ventures and facilitate technology transfer and licensing agreements.
SelectUSA is a federal government initiative to facilitate business investment in the United States. U.S. Commercial Service Dublin supports SelectUSA in promoting the United States as an investment location to prospective Irish investors and provides local investors and U.S. economic development organizations with counseling and advocacy/ombudsmen assistance.
American Chamber Of Commerce To The EU (Amcham EU)
AmCham EU is the key organisation representing the views of companies of American parentage committed to Europe. It has an unrivalled network of contacts and expertise. With over 600 active professionals producing around 50 position papers annually, it provides substantial input into the European legislative process. Member companies are drawn from a broad cross-section of the European business community and are typically based in most Member States of the EU. As such, AmCham EU represents some of the earliest and most committed business supporters of the European ideal and in particular, of the single market concept.
AmChams in Europe
Founded in 1963, AMCHAMS IN EUROPE (the European Council of American Chambers of Commerce) today represents the corporate interests of more than 17.000 American and European companies, based in 41 countries and employing more than 20 million people. AmChams in Europe’s member companies account for more than $ 1.1 trillion in investment on both sides of the Atlantic. Membership of AmChams in Europe is not defined by geographical borders but by the willingness and ability to contribute to the network, as well as the basic requirement of being accredited by the US Chamber of Commerce. Member Chambers of the Council are voluntary associations supported entirely by membership dues. In addition, all Member Chambers are members of the U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE and work closely with its International Division to coordinate policy and strategy.
The governing body of AmChams in Europe is the Executive Committee, which consists of the chairman, vice-chair, treasurer and four members-at-large. Key groups running the day-to-day activities include the Executive Committee and regional and policy clusters. AmChams in Europe is proud to play an integral role in the dynamic European business environment.