Research market conditions, opportunities, regulations, and customs in your target country.
The United States International Trade Administration (ITA) produces Country Commercial Guides for over 125 countries. Find market conditions, investment opportunities, regulations, and business customs in reports written by market experts from U.S. Embassies.
The Country Commercial Guides have many parts. Start with the survey of "Doing Business in..."
Familiarize yourself with a country’s export potential with these 5 minute videos that cover entry into the market, leading sectors, culture, and consumer profiles. Interviews with in-country trade experts offer tips on doing business in 20 countries that are leading destinations for U.S. exports including: Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Germany, Peru, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Vietnam.
Choose a country and open the "Economy Overview" report for a summary of the findings.
Examine the chart measuring the "Biggest Obstacles for Firms".
Use the Data Visualization tools to compare and chart data.
there are two ways to search. Use "Select an Economy (Country)" to find reports and ratings of the business environment in 190 countries. These annual reports focus on regulatory aspects of doing business.
Choose "Select a Topic" to find reporting on starting a business, getting credit, enforcing contracts and other aspects of doing business.
Use Passport's Business Dynamics report for an analysis of finance,tax policy, infrastructure, innovation & technology, government regulations and the labor market in a country.
Business Dynamics Report - Euromonitor's analysis of operating risk, access to finance,tax policy, infrastructure, innovation & technology, government regulations and the labor market in 52 countries including the U.S. Integrates data from the World Bank, IMF, OECD, Eurostat, and the ILO. Includes rankings from these organizations and others that measure ease of doing business, corruption, rule of law, terrorism, global competitiveness and economic freedom.