How can I find out about investment practices in a certain country?

Country Commercial Guides (CCG) examine each country's trade regulations and investment practices, and present a comprehensive look at the commercial environment in various countries through economic, political, and market analyses. Most CCGs are available free of charge through the Market Research Library. At the webpage, from within the text of that page, click on "Market Research Library." Then select the desired country in the <country> field and “country commercial guide” in the <report type> field of the search engine, click "Go."

Investment Climate Statements and other information on investment in foreign countries are often available on the Internet websites of individual U.S. embassies and consulates. These websites can be accessed through

For further assistance, please contact the Trade Information Center:

Tel: 1-800-USA-TRAD(E) (1-800-872-8723)

Fax: (202) 482-4473