Economic and Financial Affairs

U.S. financial markets and regulations

The division closely follows U.S. financial markets and their regulations, macroeconomics, as well as monetary and fiscal policies and covers issues such as agricultural, environmental and competition policies as well as development cooperation.



With the enactment of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), the United States wishes to ensure that all accounts held abroad by U.S. taxpayers can actually be taxed. On February 14, 2013, Switzerland and the United States signed the FATCA agreement.