The Business Information Database System (BIDS) gives U.S. businesses up to the minute 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.
The Direct Line for American Business program connects U.S. businesses and 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.
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U.S. Government Resources
- Department of Commerce: Promotes job creation, economic growth, sustainable development and improved standards of living for all Americans by working in partnership with businesses, universities, communities and our nation’s workers.
- Export Solutions: Trade professionals at the U.S. Commercial Service, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, developed these Export Solutions to help U.S. exporters create successful international sales strategies. Learn about all aspects of exporting and world markets through these solutions, or take advantage of our local assistance or virtual services.
- Export Import Bank of the United States: Assist in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets.
- National IPR Center: The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) stands at the forefront of the U.S. government’s response to global intellectual property (IP) theft.
- Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR): Responsible for developing and coordinating U.S. international trade, commodity, and direct investment policy, and overseeing negotiations with other countries.
- U.S. International Development Finance Corporation Begins Operations (DFC): DFC has officially opened its doors, ushering in a new era of U.S. development finance and foreign policy. As America’s development bank, DFC will help businesses expand into emerging markets, foster growth, and improve lives in the developing world, while reinforcing U.S. foreign policy and national security interests.
- 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: Helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies.
- AmChams: AmChams advance the interests of American business overseas. They are voluntary associations of American companies and individuals doing business in a particular country, as well as firms and individuals of that country who operate in the U.S. Currently, 115 AmChams in 102 countries are affiliated with U.S. AmCham. Listings of AmChams and contact information by region of interest or country are also available.
- Useful Links – U.S. Commercial Service Hong Kong
- Links – Agricultural Trade Office Hong Kong (ATO)