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The Investment Climate Statements address market conditions, including issues critical to maintaining high standards, such as labor protections, environmental considerations, and responsible business conduct.  Topics include:  Openness to Investment, Legal and Regulatory Systems, Protection of Real and Intellectual Property Rights, Financial Sector, State-Owned Enterprises, Responsible Business Conduct, ​Climate Issues, Corruption, and Labor Policies and Practices.  Each statement provides a starting point for U.S. firms and offers a point of contact at the relevant U.S. embassy or post abroad.

A welcoming investment climate can help attract high quality, durable investment and support sustainable and inclusive economic growth.  The reports highlight those areas in which countries have improved local investment conditions, as well as remaining barriers that may hinder opportunities for U.S. companies.

Our overseas missions are working to support the ability of Americans and U.S. businesses to engage and invest in overseas markets on fair terms.  Transparent and predictable market conditions not only help attract international investors but also help spur domestic investment and contribute to long-term economic growth and development.

The Investment Climate Statements also form a chapter of the Department of Commerce’s Country Commercial Guides   and can be read together with those guides for a broad description of the investment and business environments in foreign economies.

Legal Disclaimer:  The Department of State provides the information contained in the Investment Climate Statements solely for our readers’ information.  Every effort has been made to provide accurate and complete information.  However, neither the U.S. Government nor the Department of State guarantees or assumes any legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, nor usefulness of any information disclosed in the Investment Climate Statements.

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