The Office of Foreign Investment and National Security manages the Department’s responsibilities as a statutory member of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), an organization made up of nine Federal agencies and chaired by the Department of Treasury. This committee is responsible for reviewing certain transactions involving foreign investment in the United States and certain real estate transactions, in order to determine their potential impact on the country’s national security. For more information about CFIUS, please refer to the CFIUS Annual Report.

The Office also assists United States’ allies, including 27 of the European Union’s members, in developing more effective foreign investment screening capabilities to protect mutual national security interests and deter malign influence by countries of concern.