Doing Business in USA

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  • www.SBA.gov - Official website of the United States Small Business Administration. Web site’s focus is on small and medium-sized business, but much of the information is applicable to businesses of all sizes.
  • Insourcing - President Obama has put forward new ways to encourage American companies to seize this opportunity to increase investment here at home and bring jobs back to America.
  • Federal Laws and Regulations - Links and guides to help business owners understand their federal regulatory requirements.
  • LocationUSA is a guide for international companies looking to invest or establish operations within the United States. Location USA provides practical advice and guidance about facilities deployment, labor force skills, taxes and incentives, and more.
  • State and Local Regulations - Step-by-step instructions for complying with state and local regulations when starting or running a business.

Private Sector Business Guides

International Trade and Investment

  • BuyUSA.GOV is the U.S. Government's Commercial Service portal for companies wishing to locate U.S. Suppliers.  The site leads to separate areas for each listed country.  Each country page provides information on potential U.S. suppliers, suitable U.S. trade shows to visit, special programs, and local contacts.
  • www.Export.gov – The U.S. Government’s Official Export Assistance Portal. Find free export counseling, market research, trade leads, solve trade problems, and trade finance assistance.
  • Webinars on the Basics of Exporting
  • Import Assistance and Information – The U.S. Customs and Border Protection within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is the lead agency in enforcing regulations regarding the importation of your potential shipment and charging the appropriate duties and taxes.  U.S. Customs handles all importing related questions and issues associated with bringing products into the United States.
  • Import Tariff Schedule - For information regarding import tariffs consult with the U.S. International Trade Commission  web site and click on "Tariff Schedule." Local Customs Offices an also be contacted for import information. The country of origin of the goods ultimately determines which rate should be used for the importation. A comprehensive listing of U.S. Customs offices and contacts is available on the U.S. Customs  website.
  • Organization for International Investment
  • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

 

Agency Micro-sites

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