The following resources will assist you in finding information relating to foreign direct investment.
Last Updated: Jun 10, 2014
- Doing Business Reports Series
The Doing Business report series includes annual reports going back to 2004, a wide variety of subnational studies, and a number of special reports dealing with regions or topics. Use the tabs to read report summaries and to download. Additional country and regional reports can be downloaded below.
- Investment Climate Statements
Investment Climate Statements provide a thorough description of the overseas environments in which U.S. investors must operate. The statements cover general characteristics, such as openness to foreign investment and treatment of foreign investors, as well as details about procedures for licensing and similar administrative matters.
- International Market Research Library
Locate reports on the business climate of other countries to assess Foreign Direct Investment opportunities.
- Information for Exporters of U.S. Goods and Services (U.S. Dept. of Commerce)
Whether you are a U.S. company looking to make your first export sale or expand to additional markets, or an international company looking to purchase products/services from the United States or find additional U.S. suppliers, we offer the expertise you need to connect with lucrative opportunities.
Countrywatch provides information on all of the worlds recognized nations. Information on topics such as political conditions, political stability, economic conditions, and investment climate are available.
- Department of State Background Notes
Background Notes include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations.
- Current Travel Alerts - Department of State
Travel Alerts are issued to disseminate information about short-term conditions, either transnational or within a particular country, that pose significant risks to the security of U.S. citizens. Natural disasters, terrorist attacks, coups, anniversaries of terrorist events, election-related demonstrations or violence, and high-profile events such as international conferences or regional sports events are examples of conditions that might generate a Travel Alert.
- Current Travel Warnings - Department of State
Travel Warnings are issued when long-term, protracted conditions that make a country dangerous or unstable lead the State Department to recommend that Americans avoid or consider the risk of travel to that country. A Travel Warning is also issued when the U.S. Government's ability to assist American citizens is constrained due to the closure of an embassy or consulate or because of a drawdown of its staff.