Doing Business in International Markets
Image 1 Special Representative Scott Nathan participates in a round-table with Bangladeshi entrepreneurs at the EMK Center in Dhaka, Bangladesh. State Dept Image / Apr 30, 2015 Image 2 Secretary Kerry and Special Representative Scott Nathan look over the Pacific at ships waiting to enter the Panama Canal on the margins of the Seventh Summit of the Americas. State Dept Image / Apr 10, 2015 Image 3 Special Representative Scott Nathan provides keynote remarks at the Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems Industry Day in Washington, DC. State Dept Image / Mar 23, 2015 Image 4 Special Representative Scott Nathan interviews with Youssef Al-Husseiny of ON TV around the margins of the Egypt Economic Development Conference in Sharm-el Sheikh, Egypt. State Dept Image / Mar 14, 2015 Image 5 Joining the Presidents of Guatemala and Honduras and the Vice President of El Salvador, Special Representative Scott Nathan provides keynote remarks at a meeting of the Alliance for Prosperity. More» State Dept Image / Feb 26, 2015 Image 6 Special Representative Scott Nathan and DAS Ken Handelman speak with members of the U.S. Air Force before the International Defence Exhibition & Conference in Abu Dhabi, UAE. USAF Image / Feb 23, 2015 Image 7 Special Representative Scott Nathan and Amb. Richard Olson tour the inaugural WECREATE Center in Islamabad, Pakistan. More» State Dept Image / Feb 13, 2015 Image 8 Special Representative Scott Nathan signs the U.S.-Poland Innovation Program (PLUS-IP) Statement of Intent with WBodzisBaw Duch, Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Science and Higher Education at the inaugural meeting of PLUS-IP in Los Angeles, CA. State Dept Image / Nov 17, 2014 Image 9 Special Representative Scott Nathan addresses the Mesoamerican Energy Investment Summit before President of Guatemala Otto Perez Molina to kick off the summit and discusses the challenges and opportunities for energy and finance in the Americas. State Dept Image / Nov 04, 2014 Image 10 Special Representative Scott Nathan and Defense
Security Cooperation Agency Director Joe Rixey speak with U.S. military service
members at the Farnborough International Airshow in Hampshire, England.
USAF image / Jul 16, 2014
The Office of Commercial and Business Affairs (CBA) plays a major role in coordinating trade and investment matters to support U.S. firms doing business overseas. Our mission is to engage U.S. government resources to assist and promote U.S. business interests overseas, and to ensure that private sector business concerns are fully integrated into U.S. foreign and economic policy.
CBA coordinates State Department advocacy on behalf of American businesses. We provide assistance in opening markets, leveling the playing field, protecting intellectual property rights, and resolving trade and investment disputes. CBA works with U.S. Government trade promotion partners and U.S. embassies around the world to support American businesses overseas by providing commercial information and identifying market opportunities for American firms, advocating on their behalf, engaging them via teleconference with U.S. Ambassadors overseas, and encouraging corporate social responsibility. CBA can answer your questions and provide information on important issues such as dealing with corruption and bribery in overseas markets, U.S. export controls on sensitive equipment and technologies, and business-related visas for employees, partners and clients of U.S. firms.
To advance entrepreneurship promotion abroad, Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP) works with U.S. embassies and partners to promote new programs, such as generating new angel investment networks, entrepreneurship delegations, mentoring collaborations, global celebrations, and incorporating the women’s entrepreneurship portfolio in order to promote the success of potential high growth, high impact women-owned enterprises.
President Obama’s June 2009 Cairo speech, "
A New Beginning," and the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship in April 2010, established global entrepreneurship as a vital element in our foreign economic and development policy.
CBA's GEP is a vehicle to catalyze, coordinate, and convene with both non-government partners (such as NGOs, universities, foundations and the private sector) and U.S. government programs, principally with
Department of Commerce, USAID, OPIC, SBA and the Millennium Challenge Corporation.