Key Business Links

U.S. Government Resources

  • Brings together resources from across the U.S. Government to assist American businesses in planning their international sales strategies and succeed in today’s global marketplace. also hosts information on the National Export Initiative.
  • Direct Line for American Business:  The Direct Line for American Business program connects U.S. businesses with American Ambassadors and U.S. mission personnel overseas, making you part of our “country team.”  You will get up-to-the minute information on markets vital to your business, and learn about new sectors and tenders to help you expand your business.
  • BIDS– The Business Information Database System:  The Business Information Database System (BIDS) gives U.S. businesses up to date information about significant foreign government and multilateral development bank procurements.  Through an interactive map interface, businesses can find new export opportunities, validated by U.S. government economic and commercial experts overseas.  Public and private partners can link to or download BIDS data for matchmaking, analysis, or other purposes.
  • BusinessUSA is your front door to all the government has to offer.  It comprises information from 14 U.S. Government agencies, and offers a one-stop shop for everything related to business in the USA.
  • Overseas Security Advisory Council:  The Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) promotes security cooperation between American private-sector interests and the U.S. Department of State.  OSAC is a free service to U.S.-based or incorporated private sector organizations with overseas operations.  It promotes cooperation by assisting the U.S. private sector to better anticipate security issues, including identifying and tracking threats, particularly those targeting private sector personnel, facilities, investments, interests, and intellectual property.  OSAC also aids in the development of new markets with accurate assessments of current and future security environments.  OSAC has a network of Country Councils around the world that brings together U.S. embassies and consulates with the local U.S. community to share security information.  For more information or to join, please visit OSAC’s website.
  • SelectUSA: SelectUSA showcases the United States as the world’s premier business location and provides access to federal programs and services related to business investment.  On the site, state economic development agencies and businesses—foreign and domestic—will find the information they need to better understand the complete value proposition offered to firms located in the United States.
  • Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR): The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is responsible for developing and coordinating U.S. international trade, commodity, and direct investment policy, and overseeing negotiations with other countries.
  • Overseas Private Investment Corporation: The Overseas Private Investment Corporation’s (OPIC) mission is to solve critical world challenges by catalyzing markets in developing nations. OPIC accomplishes its mission by delivering finance innovations that help ambitious U.S. businesses successfully enter, grow and compete in emerging markets.
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA): The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides support to U.S. small businesses and small –business owners across the nation through capital (loans), access to federal contracts, and counseling.
  • U.S. Trade and Development Agency: USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project planning activities, pilot projects, and reverse trade missions while creating sustainable infrastructure and economic growth in partner countries.

Other Resources

  • AmCham Haiti: The American Chamber of Commerce in Haiti (AmCham Haiti) is a nonprofit organization that encourages commercial and cultural relations between the United States and Haiti. Its members are firms and businessmen who are interested in commercial and cultural contacts between the two countries.
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Haiti: The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Haiti (CCIH) represents the interests of companies and individuals doing business in Haiti.
  • The Center for the Facilitation of Investment (CFI): CFI is the creation of a public and private sector partnership in response to the need to simplify regulations and procedures in order to increase economic activities. Its mission is: to promote and support investment growth, to cement business opportunities, to expedite administrative processing, and to provide technical assistance.
  • Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce in Florida: The Chamber is made up of people, professionals and companies from all types of industries and backgrounds, all unified by a common vision of prosperity for Haiti.