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Resolve a Foreign Trade Barrier

Business Environment Trade Barriers

The Office of Trade Agreements Negotiations and Compliance (TANC)

Business Environment Trade Barriers

U.S. trade agreements increasingly contain disciplines in areas related to the overall business environment such as a corruption, investment, local content requirements, and unfair treatment by foreign competition authorities. TANC works to end trade barriers caused when foreign governments do not honor multilateral, regional, or bilateral U.S. trade agreement commitments.

Are you a U.S. Exporter facing any of the below common business environment trade barriers?

  • Different treatment for domestic vs. foreign investors
  • Bribery solicited or encountered
  • Unfair treatment in anti-trust proceedings
  • Required to produce locally or with local content
  • Restrictions on investment transfers

TANC has a team of experts ready to investigate and resolve your business environment trade barrier.

Contact TANC to report a barrier by emailing, calling 202-482-1191, or by visiting our website at