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Investment Climate Statements

Economic officers at U.S. embassies and diplomatic missions prepare these annual reports analyzing over 170 foreign markets in order to help U.S. companies make informed business decisions.

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Promoting improved investment climates worldwide

The U.S. Department of State’s Investment Climate Statements provide information on the business climates of more than 170 economies and are prepared by economic officers stationed in embassies and posts around the world. They analyze a variety of economies that are or could be markets for U.S. businesses.

Topics include Openness to Investment, Legal and Regulatory systems, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property Rights, Transparency, Performance Requirements, State-Owned Enterprises, Responsible Business Conduct, and Corruption.

These statements highlight persistent barriers to further U.S. investment. Addressing these barriers would expand high-quality, private sector-led investment in infrastructure, further women’s economic empowerment, and facilitate a healthy business environment for the digital economy.

These statements also form a chapter of the Department of Commerce’s Country Commercial Guides.

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 EB-ICS-DL@state.gov.

Spokesperson Ortagus: "On July 11, the Department of State issued the 2019 Investment Climate Statements. These reports provide country-specific information on the business climates of more than 170 countries and economies."

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