Trade

Mike Pompeo speaking with arms raised (© Jeff Chiu/AP Images)

Challenges and rewards of doing business with China

The U.S. warns companies to protect against China's intellectual property theft, which could lead to security and privacy risks as well as economic harm.
Ghanian woman standing outside of building (Douglas Gritzmacher/USAID)

Linking Ghanaian villagers with global consumers

Learn about a U.S.-backed program that connects women from 21 African countries to markets in the U.S., the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa.
Farmer harvesting vanilla beans on his farm (© Thomas Cristofoletti/USAID)

Connecting Indonesian vanilla farmers to the U.S. market

Learn how a U.S.-backed program has helped more than 5,000 Indonesian small farmers sell vanilla and other spices to major businesses worldwide.
Illustrations of items related to North American trade (State Dept.)

New pact will spur North American economic growth

The U.S. will soon implement a new trade agreement with Mexico and Canada that will expand markets and increase jobs across North America.
Image with words and outlines of boats (Source: The Energy Information Administration)

U.S. produces more energy. Two words explain how. [infographic]

Through relentless innovation, the United States has gone from depending on foreign fuel to being a net exporter of oil and other petroleum products.
Photo of Secretary Pompeo and remarks about China's predatory economic practices (© Mary Altaffer/AP Images)

Secretary Pompeo on China [infographic]

Secretary Pompeo says the U.S. has long cherished its friendship with China, but "it is no longer realistic" to ignore their fundamental differences.
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The U.S. is a popular place to invest

What draws foreign direct investment to the U.S.? A few reasons include the strong economy, the world's largest consumer market, and a talented workforce.
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U.S. approves $400M of financing for Argentina’s road network

U.S. financing is projected to improve the amount of goods flowing through Argentina, road safety, and trade with neighboring Chile.
Michael R. Pompeo waving to crowd with Italian flags (© Andrew Medichini/AP Images)

In photos: Pompeo in Europe

Secretary Pompeo is traveling in Europe the first week of October. Here are some notable quotes on religious freedom, trade and other issues.