printable banner

U.S. Department of State - Great Seal

U.S. Department of State

Diplomacy in Action

Investment Climate Statements

About the Investment Climate Statements

Investment Climate Statements provide country-specific information and assessments prepared by U.S. embassies and diplomatic missions abroad on investment laws and practices in those countries and other areas. Click here to view the 2016 Investment Climate Statements in a new, more interactive format.

The statements cover a breadth of topics that can help U.S. investors make informed investment decisions, including:

  • Market barriers
  • Business risk
  • Legal and regulatory system
  • Dispute resolution
  • Corruption
  • Political violence
  • Labor issues
  • Intellectual property rights
  • And much more

These statements are also included as Chapter 6 in the Department of Commerce’s Country Commercial Guides, which can be found on the U.S. Department of Commerce's website.

For more information on the investment climate in a specific economy, you can reach out to the point of contact identified at the end of each report.

For all other inquiries, or to provide suggestions on how to improve the Investment Climate Statements, please contact the Office of Investment Affairs at the U.S. Department of State at We appreciate your comments.


Do you already have an account on one of these sites? Click the logo to sign in and create your own customized State Department page. Want to learn more? Check out our FAQ!

OpenID is a service that allows you to sign in to many different websites using a single identity. Find out more about OpenID and how to get an OpenID-enabled account.