National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct: Notice of Opportunity To Submit Written Comments


On June 16, 2021, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced on behalf of the Biden-Harris Administration that the Department will soon begin updating and revitalizing the United States’ National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct (NAP RBC) for U.S. businesses operating and investing abroad. This notice provides background and welcomes written comments concerning this initiative for U.S. Government agencies to take into account in developing the updated NAP RBC. Comments may concern issues addressed in the prior (2016) NAP RBC or other issues suggested as priorities.


Comments must be received May 31, 2022. Logistics for submitting comments are described below.


You may submit comments by either of the following methods:

  1. Electronic Submission: Submit all electronic public comments via the Federal Rulemaking Portal.
  1. Mail: Submit written comments to:

Office of Investment Affairs (EB/IFD/OIA), Room 4669
U.S. Department of State
2201 C St. NW
Washington, DC 20520
United States of America

Instructions: Comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period, may not be considered. All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted for public viewing on without change. All personal identifying information

(e.g., name, address, etc.), confidential business information, or otherwise sensitive information submitted voluntarily by the sender will be publicly accessible. We will accept anonymous comments (enter “N/A” in the required fields if you wish to remain anonymous).