trade

Four trays of colorful vegetables (Preston Keres/USDA)

U.S. farm products prized in South Korea

Learn why the United States is the top food supplier to South Korea, a country with discriminating tastes and high standards.
Large yellow building with blue and white trim (© Alamy)

Helping Vietnam’s justice system crack down on intellectual property theft

Following a push by Vietnam to improve enforcement of intellectual property laws, the U.S. trained 120 Vietnamese judges on intellectual property rights.
People waving to airplane on tarmac (© Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S.-Africa trade is ready for takeoff

Kenya Airways joins several other African airlines providing direct service between the U.S. and Africa, which is expected to boost trade and tourism.
Enrique Peña Nieto, President Trump and Justin Trudeau seated and signing documents (Shealah Craighead/White House)

A new day begins for U.S., Mexico, Canada trade

President Trump and leaders of Mexico and Canada signed a new trade agreement to revamp rules that Trump blamed for massive American job losses.
Baskets filled with plums and blueberries (© Lore Patterson/Alamy Stock Photo)

Boosting harvests worldwide by sharing U.S. innovations

Discover how farmers and food professionals from Moldova, Brazil and Nigeria are strengthening their agricultural systems with U.S. innovations.
Bar graph of patent applications from non-residents in 2017

Intellectual property: Protecting ideas is good for business

Protecting your ideas is critical in business. That's why the United States has some of the strongest intellectual property protections in the world.

U.S. sanctions: What they do and don’t do

The returning U.S. sanctions will put pressure on the government of Iran, but humanitarian aid to the Iranian people will continue as it always has.
Illustration of ammunition belt holding bullets plus rolled currency in one chamber (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Iran is ‘high risk,’ says global anti-money-laundering group

Iran may soon return to a blacklist of countries banned from engaging in the international finance system for failure to comply with anti-terrorism norms.
Graphic comparing China and U.S. in ease of doing business factors (State Dept.)

Openness and ease of doing business: U.S. and China

Deciding where to invest can be one of the most important decisions a business makes. But not all countries are created equal in doing business.