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Diplomacy in Action


Country Commercial Guides: A comprehensive look at countries' commercial environments, prepared annually by U.S. embassies with the assistance of several U.S. government agencies.

Fiscal Transparency: Annual reviews assessing whether governments meet minimum requirements of fiscal transparency, including having budget documents that are publicly available, substantially complete, and generally reliable. The report also assesses the transparency of processes for awarding government contracts and licenses for natural resource extraction.

Investment Climate Statements: Country-specific information and assessments prepared annually by U.S. embassies and diplomatic missions abroad on investment laws and practices in countries around the world.

Special 301: Annual review of the global state of intellectual property rights (IPR) protection and enforcement.


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