Investment Climate Statements

About the Investment Climate Statements

Investment Climate Statements provide country-specific information and assessments prepared by U.S. embassies and diplomatic missions abroad on investment laws and practices in those countries and other areas. Click here to view the 2016 Investment Climate Statements in a new, more interactive format.

The statements cover a breadth of topics that can help U.S. investors make informed investment decisions, including:

  • Market barriers
  • Business risk
  • Legal and regulatory system
  • Dispute resolution
  • Corruption
  • Political violence
  • Labor issues
  • Intellectual property rights
  • And much more

These statements are also included as Chapter 6 in the Department of Commerce’s Country Commercial Guides, which can be found on the U.S. Department of Commerce's website.

For more information on the investment climate in a specific economy, you can reach out to the point of contact identified at the end of each report.

For all other inquiries, or to provide suggestions on how to improve the Investment Climate Statements, please contact the Office of Investment Affairs at the U.S. Department of State at We appreciate your comments.