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Business Resources

Direct Line for American Businesses

Direct Line lets U.S. businesses hear directly from our ambassadors and our economic and commercial experts at over 260 embassies and consulates in over 190 countries. Our staffs are trained to identify promising market sectors and to help U.S. exporters capitalize on new opportunities.

Federal Business Resources

CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES 
Find federal government contracting opportunities that might be right for your business using this official database.

REPORT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (IP) THEFT 
Report violations of intellectual property rights, including counterfeiting.

OVERSEAS SECURITY ADVISORY COUNCIL 
Access crime and safety reports, OSAC analyses, and travel advisories to protect your overseas business interests.

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DEFENSE TRADE CONTROLS
Read export regulations, export your goods/services, or get help from the DDTC.

EXPORT SOLUTIONS 
Learn how to export, connect with foreign buyers, handle trade challenges, and expand operations in new markets.

WORK WITH USAID 
Work with us to find innovative and cost-effective solutions to pressing global challenges.

Doing Business with State

DEPARTMENT OF STATE SPEAKER REQUEST
Have a State Department official speak at your event.

OFFICE OF COMMERCIAL BUSINESS AFFAIRS
Find support for your business abroad and resources for engaging in responsible business conduct.

DIVISION FOR TRADE POLICY AND NEGOTIATIONS
Learn how we work with partners to open new markets, resolve trade disputes, and promote agricultural innovation.

OFFICE OF SMALL AND DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS UTILIZATION
Discover assistance and support for businesses seeking to tap into the worldwide resources of the Department.

OFFICE OF THE PROCUREMENT EXECUTIVE
Support our mission by providing contract or acquisition services.

OFFICE OF GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS
Work with us to find creative and sustainable solutions to meet diplomacy and development challenges around the world.

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