Key Business Links

Business Tools

  • SelectUSA: A program to attract and facilitate job creating investment in the United States.  The highly successful SelectUSA Summit held in Washington on October 31 – November 1 underscored the attractiveness and openness of the United States for foreign investment.
  • Overseas Security Advisory Council: The Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) was created in 1985 under the Federal Advisory Committee Act to promote security cooperation between American private-sector interests worldwide and the U.S. Department of State.  OSAC has developed into an enormously successful joint venture, with U.S. companies and organizations receiving the tools they need to cope with security issues in a foreign environment.  OSAC is a free service to U.S.-based or incorporated private sector organizations with overseas operations.
  • BIDS: The Business Information Database System (BIDS) gives U.S. businesses up to the minute information about significant foreign government and multilateral development bank procurements. Through an interactive map interface, businesses can find new export opportunities, validated by U.S. government economic and commercial experts overseas. Public and private partners can link to or download BIDS data for matchmaking, analysis, or other purposes.
  • Direct Line for American Business: The Direct Line for American Business program connects U.S. businesses and American Ambassadors and U.S. mission personnel overseas, making you part of our “country team.” You will get up to the minute information on markets vital to your business, and learn about new sectors and tenders to help you expand your business.
  • BusinessUSA: BusinessUSA is a White House initiative that serves as an electronic clearing house for U.S. Government information and assistance that relates to business.

  • Department of State: Connects U.S. Government agencies to shape and sustain a peaceful, prosperous, just, and democratic world and foster conditions for stability and progress for the benefit of the American people and people everywhere.
  • Department of Commerce: Works to strengthen the international economic position of the United States and facilitates global trade by opening up new markets for U.S. goods and services.
    • Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry: Advance U.S. national security, foreign policy, and economic objectives by ensuring an effective export control and treaty compliance system and promoting continued U.S. strategic technology leadership
    • Foreign Commercial Service: Provides a convenient, immediate, and affordable presence in the Indonesian market, with critical trade information, personalized counseling, superior facilities, and the access it takes to do business in Indonesia.
  • Brings together resources from across the U.S. Government to assist American businesses in planning their international sales strategies and succeed in today’s global marketplace.
  • Export Import Bank: Enables U.S. companies – large and small – to turn export opportunities into real sales that help maintain and create U.S. jobs and contribute to a stronger national economy; Provides working capital guarantees (pre-export financing), export credit insurance, and loan guarantees and direct loans (buyer financing).
  • Department of Treasury: Maintains a strong economy and creates economic and job opportunities by promoting the conditions that enable economic growth and stability at home and abroad.
  • Department of Energy: Works to ensure America’s energy future, scientific and technological leadership, and nuclear security and to resolve the environmental legacy of the cold war.
  • National IPR Center: Stands at the forefront of the U.S. Government’s response to global intellectual property theft.
  • U.S. Trade Representative (USTR): Develops and coordinates U.S. international trade, commodity, and direct investment policies; Oversees negotiations with other countries.
  • Overseas Private Investment Corporation: Helps U.S. businesses gain footholds in emerging markets catalyzing revenues, jobs, and growth opportunities both at home and abroad.
  • Small Business Administration (SBA): Provides support to U.S. small businesses and small business owners across the nation through loans, access to federal contracts, and counseling.
  • U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA): Links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project planning activities, pilot projects, and reverse trade missions while creating sustainable infrastructure and economic growth in partner countries.
  • Department of Agriculture: Expands markets for agricultural products and supports international economic development.
  • Patent and Trademark Office: Furthers effective intellectual property (IP) protection for U.S. innovators and entrepreneurs worldwide by working with other agencies to secure strong IP provisions in free trade and other international agreements.
  • Federal Aviation Agency: Strives to reach the next level of safety, efficiency, environmental responsibility and global leadership in the aviation sector.
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission: Protects consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children.
  • White House: Aims to create the jobs and industries of the future and restore middle class security by investing in creativity and imagination.

Economic-related Ministries