Men mining (USAID/Sandra Coburn)

Mining diamonds in Africa while supporting the community

In Côte d’Ivoire, a growing number of artisanal mining operations use techniques that help them find more diamonds while protecting the environment.
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U.S. is net exporter of natural gas, thanks to innovation

Extracting formerly unrecoverable natural gas and transporting it in new ways is changing energy markets and offering greater security around the world.
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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.
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Austrian auto parts firm finds home in Georgia

Austrian auto parts firm Voestalpine followed customers in building a plant in Cartersville, Georgia, a small city helped by foreign direct investment.
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U.S. tariffs among lowest around the globe [infographic]

U.S. tariffs — taxes on imported goods — are among the lowest in the world and have been for years. See how the rest of the world stacks up in this graphic.
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400 years of American-Dutch economic ties

The Dutch and Americans have enjoyed a 400-year trade relationship. Their countries will co-host the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit June 3-5.
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‘Made in USA’ food and drink sell in Taiwan

Learn what happened on the first U.S. Department of Agriculture trade mission to Taipei and why Taiwan is a solid market for U.S. agricultural products.
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Africa: A place of trusted friends and partners [video]

The U.S. remains steadfast in its commitment to Africa, a top State Department official said, laying out four important themes that will guide U.S. policy.
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The Warsaw Process: New solutions to old problems

A multilateral initiative co-led by the U.S. and Poland is bringing together 80 countries to advance global strategic priorities in the Middle East.