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  • Submitted on 16 July 2013

    China FlagThe Chinese economy is roughly half that of the United States with a comparable land mass. Following more than three decades of economic growth, fueling an industrial and urban boom, China claims 171 cities with populations of 1 million or more, while the U.S. has nine such cities.

  • Submitted on 12 July 2013

    BrazilCharacterized by large and well-developed agricultural, mining, manufacturing, and service sectors, Brazil's economy outweighs that of all other South American countries, and Brazil is expanding its presence in world markets. In 2011, the U.S. was Brazil’s largest source of imports followed by China, Argentina, Germany, and South Korea. U.S. merchandise exports to Brazil in 2011 were US $42.9 billion, and U.S. imports from Brazil were US $31.3 billion.

  • Submitted on 12 July 2013

    Australia Australia has proven to be an appealing and profitable market for American companies for many years. It offers very few barriers to entry, a familiar legal and corporate framework, and a sophisticated – yet straightforward business culture.

    While it is important to understand and appreciate Australia’s cultural differences, the long and successful history of American firms in Australia suggests that other U.S. companies will also find this market to be rewarding and attractive.

  • Submitted on 24 June 2013

    MBDA is pleased to announce that in support of the Department of Commerce's Doing Business in Africa Campaign, MBDA is launching a Doing Business in Africa webpage.

  • Submitted on 03 May 2013

    WebinarAre you looking to expand into the global marketplace?

    Are you considering exporting?

    Exporting is a great way to increase your sales and competitiveness, especially since 95 percent of your potential consumers live outside of the United States.

    If you want to learn more, register for the Go Global Webinar Series. The series provides you the resources necessary to expand into new markets and be a successful exporter.

    All webinars start at 1:00 p.m. EST

  • Submitted on 21 February 2013

    Brazil, Colombia, Panama Trade MissionMay 12-18, 2013

    Grow your Infrastructure Sales in Latin America

    The U.S. Secretary of Commerce will lead an Infrastructure Business Development Mission to Brazil, Colombia and Panama that will highlight export opportunities for U.S. businesses in a broad range of infrastructure related sectors: project management and engineering services (including construction, architecture and design); transportation (including road/highways, railways, airports and intelligent transportation systems); energy (including distribution, transmission and smart grid); and safety and security. This mission advances the 2010 launch of President Obama’s National Export Initiative, which aims to double U.S. exports by the end of 2014, supporting economic and job growth.

    An Incredible Business Opportunity

    While a number of U.S. companies have been successful in Latin America, the U.S. Department of Commerce recognizes that some companies need assistance negotiating the foreign markets to take advantage of the great opportunities that exist. The mission will assist U.S. businesses in initiating or expanding exports to region by making business-to-business introductions, providing market access information, and facilitating access to government decision makers.

  • Submitted on 22 October 2012

    Zambia is a politically stable, multi-party democracy, rich in natural resources. Zambia has a population of approximately 13 million with a growing middle class, particularly in urban areas. Its relatively open economy has averaged more than six percent real GDP growth over the past eight years and was ranked one of the fastest growing economies in the world in a recent report by The Economist magazine.

  • Submitted on 26 July 2012

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    Minority Business are More Likely to Export

    Exporting is good for American business, good for American workers and good for American jobs. Ninety-five percent (95%) of the world’s customers lie outside the United States and Minority Business Development Agency is committed to working with U.S. companies to help American-made goods and services succeed in the global market.

    Minority businesses have a competitive advantage in global trade based on their cultural ties, language skills and nimbleness. Today, the importance of minority-owned businesses as a key component of U.S. international trade has never been greater.  Learn More.

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    Use the map to find out more about each countries' economy and market condition and access business insight reports or the list below.

    Australia  |  Brazil China  |  Colombia  |  Gabon  |  India  |  Mexico  |  South Africa  |  South Korea  |  Turkey  |  Zambia

     

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Between 2002 and 2007, minority-owned firms outpaced the growth of non-minority firms in gross receipts, employment, and number of firms. Minority firms are an engine of job creation.
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