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    Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Gilbert Kaplan is hosting a fact-finding mission with members of the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA). Under Secretary Kaplan is joined by representatives from 14 PAC-DBIA member firms and officials from 11 U.S. government agencies as they travel throughout Ethiopia, Kenya, Côte d’Ivoire, and Ghana.

    PACDBIA Will visit Ethiopia, Kenya, Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana
  • Six Years in a Row: U.S. Seen as the World's Top Business Destination

    The United States has, for an incredible sixth year in a row, topped A.T. Kearney’s Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index, an annual ranking of CEO and investor confidence in global markets. That unmistakable confidence has spoken again, and the latest report extends the United States’ winning streak into 2018.

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  • The Verdict is In: The SelectUSA Investment Summit Delivers Results for Business Investors

    The SelectUSA Investment Summit brings the worlds of foreign direct investment (FDI) and economic development together—all under one roof. Attendees will hear from senior U.S. government officials and Cabinet secretaries, executives from some of the world’s top companies, and economic thought leaders at the forefront of a changing global economy.

    Particpants at past SelectUSA Summit sitting at a table
  • Ready to Grow Your International Business? Find the Right Market with Video Series

    Has your company sold to customers in one or two countries? Congratulations, this is a great foundation for tapping into the international marketplace like many small and medium-sized U.S. businesses. The U.S. Commercial Service can help you grow and find even greater success.

  • Success Story

    The LaMotte Company, of Chestertown, Maryland, has been manufacturing water testing equipment since 1919 – making it one of the earliest, and one of the longest-standing, manufacturers of such equipment in America. The company often uses ITA's U.S. Commercial Service programs such as the Gold Key Service to find new international distributors.

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