Key Business Links

U.S. Government Resources

Department of State

Department of Commerce
To drive U.S. competitiveness in the global marketplace, the Department of Commerce works to strengthen the international economic position of the United States and facilitates global trade by opening up new markets for U.S. goods and services.

Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) Middle East and North Africa
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is responsible for developing and coordinating U.S. international trade, commodity, and direct investment policy, and overseeing negotiations with other countries.  The head of USTR is the U.S. Trade Representative, a Cabinet member who serves as the president’s principal trade advisor, negotiator, and spokesperson on trade issues.

Business USA
Business USA is a centralized, one-stop platform that allows business to quickly access with relevant information and services. Federal agencies have partnered with state and local business organizations to support the growth of U.S. businesses.

Export.gov
Export.gov brings together resources from across the U.S. government to assist American businesses in planning their international sales strategies and succeed in today’s global marketplace.

Export-Import Bank of the United States
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) is the official export credit agency of the United States. Ex-Im Bank’s mission is to assist in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets. Ex-Im Bank enables U.S. companies — large and small — to turn export opportunities into real sales that help to maintain and create U.S. jobs and contribute to a stronger national economy.

National IPR Center
The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) stands at the forefront of the U.S. government’s response to global intellectual property (IP) theft.

Overseas Private Investment Corporation
The U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has operated in Hungary since October 1989, offering U.S. investors financing through direct loans or guarantees, political risk insurance, and capital for private equity funds.  OPIC helps U.S. companies compete in new markets and developing countries when traditional lending and financing is not available.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
The U.S. Small Business Administration provides support to U.S. small businesses and small-business owners across the nation through capital (loans), access to federal contracts, and counseling.

Department of Agriculture – Foreign Agricultural Service
The primary objective of the Foreign Agricultural Service is to facilitate trade in U.S. food, agricultural, forestry and beverage products.

Other Resources

The American Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AmChams)
AmChams advance the interests of American business overseas.  They are voluntary associations of American companies and individuals doing business in a particular country, as well as firms and individuals of that country who operate in the U.S.  Currently, 115 AmChams in 102 countries are affiliated with U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

United Arab Emirates Resources