U.S. Department of State's Bill of Rights for American Business
U.S. Department of State's
Bill of Rights for American Business
The State Department's "Bill of Rights for American Business" tells you what kind of service you should expect.
You have a right :
- First, to have your views heard and considered on foreign policy issues that affect your interests;
- Second, to be assured that the ground rules for the conduct of international trade are fair and non-discriminatory;
- Third, to receive assistance from well-trained and knowledgeable trade specialists in each overseas mission;
- Fourth, to receive sound professional advice and analysis on the local political and business environment;
- Fifth, to receive assistance in contacts with key public and private-sector decisionmakers;
- Sixth, to the active promotion of U.S. firms in international bids, and where more than one U.S. firm is involved, even handed support for all interested firms, and
- Seventh, to receive assistance in achieving amicable settlement of investment and trade disputes, and in case of expropriation or similar action, to obtain prompt, adequate and effective compensation.
If you are not getting this type of assistance now, let us know.
Coordinator for Business Affairs
Senior Coordinator: David A. Ruth
U.S. Department of State
2201 C Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20520