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What is the market opportunity in the US?

The US is a prominent market for foreign investment. A.T. Kearney’s Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index has ranked the US in the top spot for the seventh year in a row in 2019. A.T. Kearney notes that this ranking reflects “its large domestic market, continued economic expansion, competitive tax rates, and technology and innovation capabilities.” With so many companies from across the globe planning to enter this market, understanding key considerations for doing business in the United States is important to their long-term success.

Accounting for almost half the world’s total production, the US is the world’s largest consumer market. Estimates for 2018 indicate there are more than 135 million households in the United States, each with a median household income of approximately $57,652. The United States is the world’s largest and most concentrated market for almost every product and service.

The US government welcomes foreign investment in almost all sectors, offering one of the most favourable regulatory environments in the world. With few exceptions, foreign companies are entitled to the same rights and opportunities as US nationals.

According to the local trade bureau, US Census Bureau, what is the estimated import and export revenues?

According to the US Census Bureau, the US imports of goods in 2018 totalled $2.54 trillion, while exports that year totalled $1.66 trillion.

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What is the market opportunity in the US?

The US is a prominent market for foreign investment. A.T. Kearney’s Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index has ranked the US in the top spot for the seventh year in a row in 2019. A.T. Kearney notes that this ranking reflects “its large domestic market, continued economic expansion, competitive tax rates, and technology and innovation capabilities.” With so many companies from across the globe planning to enter this market, understanding key considerations for doing business in the United States is important to their long-term success.

Accounting for almost half the world’s total production, the US is the world’s largest consumer market. Estimates for 2018 indicate there are more than 135 million households in the United States, each with a median household income of approximately $57,652. The United States is the world’s largest and most concentrated market for almost every product and service.

The US government welcomes foreign investment in almost all sectors, offering one of the most favourable regulatory environments in the world. With few exceptions, foreign companies are entitled to the same rights and opportunities as US nationals.

According to the local trade bureau, US Census Bureau, what is the estimated import and export revenues?

According to the US Census Bureau, the US imports of goods in 2018 totalled $2.54 trillion, while exports that year totalled $1.66 trillion.

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