Drawing of tanker ship approaching coast (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Why should you care about liquefied natural gas?

Liquefied natural gas, or LNG, can be put onto ships and delivered anywhere in the world. That's a big deal for countries' energy security.

Ready, set, invest! New chapter opens in U.S.-Africa trade relations.

Improving trade ties between the U.S. and Africa took a step forward with the first meeting of the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa.
Bottles of different juices from Senegal (T.K. Naliaka)

U.S.-Africa free trade: Good for your wallet, and for your stomach

Famous African foods like Ashanti hot sauce from Ghana, Mrs. Ball’s chutney from South Africa and Tusker beer from Kenya are finding their way...
Farmer standing in field of yellow and red flowers in Vietnam (© Alamy)

Vietnam’s provinces compete for new businesses

To help improve Vietnam's business environment, a "competitiveness" index measures the ease of doing business among Vietnam's 63 provinces.
Muhammadu Buhari and President Trump seated and shaking hands (© Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

Trump welcomes Nigeria’s president to the White House

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is the first African leader to visit the White House during the Trump presidency.
Orange lights illuminating landscape (© Andrea Bruce/New York Times/Redux)

U.S., Kazakhstan join forces to strengthen border security

A U.S. program bolsters border security in Kazakhstan, creating safe transportation and trade routes for goods entering and exiting the country.
Donald Trump at desk signing document, surrounded by people (© Evan Vucci/AP Images)

Trump acts to rebalance the U.S.-China trade relationship

President Trump signed an order proposing increased tariffs on designated Chinese imports to address unfair trade practices that threaten U.S. intellectual property rights.

‘Fast track’: What it means to you

Trade promotion authority will expand workers’ rights, it will protect the environment, and it will promote a free and open Internet.
Woman in tea field picking tea leaves (© Phil Moore/AFP/Getty Images)

Investing in Africa without creating debt traps

The U.S. partners with private companies to provide aid around the world for transparent, bottom-up growth and development that supports local communities.