The Department of State released the 2023 Investment Climate Statements today. The reports help U.S. companies make informed business decisions by providing up-to-date information on the investment climates of more than 165 countries and economies that are current or potential markets for U.S. companies. The Investment Climate Statements also serve as references for partner governments seeking to mobilize high-quality, sustainable investments to facilitate their economic growth.
Our overseas missions are working to address the barriers to U.S. investment highlighted by the Investment Climate Statements. The reports cover topics including (but not limited to): Openness to Investment, Legal and Regulatory Systems, Protection of Real and Intellectual Property Rights, Financial Sector, State-Owned Enterprises, Responsible Business Conduct, Corruption, and Labor Policies and Practices.
The Investment Climate Statements also cover labor conditions, efforts to combat corruption, and steps countries and economies have taken to attract environmentally sustainable foreign direct investment and to encourage responsible business conduct.
The Investment Climate Statements also form a chapter of the Department of Commerce’s Country Commercial Guides and can be read together with those guides for a broad description of the investment and business environments in foreign economies. View the Investment Climate Statements and the .