Message from John D. Breidenstine, Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs
"The United States and the United Kingdom share an extraordinary trade and investment relationship. Our bilateral foreign direct investment, the world’s largest valued at nearly $1 trillion, supports a total of approximately two million jobs on both sides of the Atlantic.
Our annual trade in goods and services exceeds $200 billion, with more than 42,000 US companies actively doing business in the United Kingdom.
In support of President Obama’s National Export Initiative, the Commercial Service promotes U.S. exports and advocates on behalf of U.S. business interests, while also showcasing the United States as the premier destination for tourism.
Another feature of our work is SelectUSA, a program launched in June 2011 by President Obama to facilitate foreign direct investment by providing easy access to federal-level programs and services related to business investment.
Whether you would like to partner with U.S. exporters or invest in the United States, we stand ready to assist you. "
More on the National Export Initiative
President Obama announced the National Export Initiative (NEI) two years ago, with the goal of doubling exports by 2014. U.S. embassies are committed to supporting U.S. companies to start exporting or grow their exports to the United Kingdom. In this section, you will find a quick description of the United Kingdom as an export market and some suggestions for getting started.
News & Events
05 December 2013 - The United States and the European Union will hold the third round of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations in Washington December 16 - 20, 201 More on USTR.gov »
04 December 2013 - The 25 offices of the Commercial Service -Europe help you identify business opportunities in your chosen European country. Read more »
15 November 2013 - The U.S. Department of Commerce's “Open for Business” Agenda reflects the department's role as the voice of business, and the Obama Administration’s focus on economic growth and job creation. Additionally, this new vision recognizes the demands of a globally competitive economy. Read more at Commerce.gov »
15 November 2013 - Five Things You Should Know About the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) by Dan Mullaney who serves as the Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Europe and the Middle East . Read more »
31 October 2013 - The United States has the most appealing investment environment in the world, and it’s going to get even better, says President Obama during his address at the SelectUSA Summit in Washington D.C. Read more »
05 March 2013 - The U.S. Commercial Service (CSUK) is often contacted by U.S. franchises seeking to expand into the United Kingdom and Europe. CSUK can assist these companies in achieving their trade development goals through our new Franchising Opportunies page. Read more (BuyUSA.gov) »
26 February 2013 - In support of the Department of State’s Economic Statecraft Agenda, the Department today issued 75 Investment Climate Statements for 2013. Read more »
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