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Argentina

Argentina

Argentina is the second largest economy in South America, with an attracting natural resource base and high growth potential. An interesting destination for many U.S. businesses.

Australia

Australia

Australia has a long tradition of trade with foreign countries and in the past 25 years, their mineral and energy resources development has relied mostly on the injection of foreign capital.

Belgium

Belgium

There is a reason why Belgium has attracted so many businesses. Its geographical location holds great promise for exports and its workforce is one of the most productive in Europe.

Brazil

Brazil

Brazil is one of the top ten world economic powers, attracted countless U.S. businesses, and has become the fourth international investor among emerging countries.

Canada

Canada

With one of the most stable political environment and a strong record of economic growth, Canada presents a wide range of opportunities for exporters across all sectors.

Chile

Chile

With macroeconomic stability, growth perspective, low-level risk, excellent solvency, and the highest purchasing power in South America, Chile is a top choice for U.S. exporters.

China

China

The market everyone wants a piece of. With over 1.5 billion people and 40% of the world’s ecommerce volume, it’s no surprise so many businesses are turning to China.

Denmark

Denmark

Denmark is a wealthy, prosperous, educated, and open economy. The country enjoys direct ties with Europe and a is the ideal gateway to the Scandinavian and Baltic countries.

Finland

Finland

Finland’s geographical location puts it at the center of three expanding markets: the Baltic countries, Scandinavia, and Russia. A potentially interesting market for U.S. exporters.

France

France

As with any other member of the European Union, France offers a direct access to the single European market and its partners. But the country has much more to offer.

Germany

Germany

Germany is a natural choice for foreign companies interested in expansion into Europe. With the largest consumer and B2B markets in Europe, it offers unparalleled opportunity.

Ireland

Ireland

Despite some concerns about the fate of Ireland in the post-Brexit era, the country is still an attractive market for U.S. exporters wishing to expand to Europe.

Italy

Italy

Thanks to Italy’s openness to the world, the country is now a geographic honeypot with a highly diversified export structure and a strong manufacturing sector.

Japan

Japan

A small island in East Asia holding one of the highest purchasing power of the planet: Welcome to Japan, the world’s third-largest economy.

Malaysia

Malaysia

Malaysia became an independent state only in 1957, and it has since then proven to be an interesting market for expansion and a strong channel for supply chain diversification.

Mexico

Mexico

Now the 3rd largest U.S. trade partner, Mexico is the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world with a market the size of Western Europe (all of it).

Netherlands

Netherlands

A stable and vibrant democracy, also recognized for being one of the most open economies in the world, the Netherlands is a key center within the global business network.

New Zealand

New Zealand

Although isolated, New Zealand enjoys an easier access to the Pacific Island market, and its size makes it an excellent trial market for companies who want to test new products.

Norway

Norway

Norway: The land of fjords, Vikings … and trolls. A country also home to a modern, educated, and technologically advanced society, with an economy that relies heavily on the price of oil.

Russia

Russia

A challenging market to address for U.S. exporters, Russia is an enormous country covering nine time zones, and a climate ranging from subtropical to permafrost.

Singapore

Singapore

Singapore is a sovereign city-state in Asia whose economic strategies to attract foreign investment have made it one of the easiest cities in the world to do business in.

Slovakia

Slovakia

A stable economic and political environment, Slovakia is a small but open consumer and B2B market located between East and West with great export potential for U.S. businesses.

South Korea

South Korea

The country can rely on a rapid economic development, a strategic location between enormous markets, China and Japan, and a specialization in new information and communication technologies.

Spain

Spain

Spain is an open market seeking additional foreign investments. Their efforts to stay competitive include different policies that makes the country an interesting market for exporters.

Sweden

Sweden

The country which gave us ABA, Ace of Base, and the Cardigans is not only a great exporter of music, but also a state whose modern business environment makes it a favorable place to export to.

Switzerland

Switzerland

Switzerland quickly became one of the most advanced countries for R&D, resulting in a high level of technological innovation and the highest personal income level in the world.

Turkey

Turkey

Turkey is a commercial hub with an easy access to more than 1.5 billion customers in Eurasia, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. The country itself has a strong import market.

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is a highly sophisticated market, the world second largest destination for foreign investors, with a strong demand for products and services from U.S. companies.