U.S. Department of Commerce Thought Leadership
Deloitte's Chinese Services Group has teamed with the U.S. Department of Commerce's Invest in America program by translating two of the recent thought pieces relating to investing in the United States. Read below to learn how foreign enterprises are entering the U.S. market or download English and Chinese versions for more details.
|Assessing Trends and Policies of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States
The United States is the world's largest recipient of foreign direct investment (FDI), receiving $237 billion in 2007. The total stock of FDI represents nearly 14 percent of U.S. gross domestic product. But there is an increasingly competitive international environment for FDI. This report takes a look at investment trends and examines policies that may affect foreign investment in the United States. It includes discussions of the economic effects of FDI, the advantages that the United States possesses as a location for investment and the roles that government programs play in attracting FDI inflows.
|Visas and Foreign Direct Investment: Supporting U.S. Competitiveness by Facilitating International Travel
In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, the United States adopted a variety of new statutory and regulatory requirements for foreign nationals seeking visas for entry into the United States. As a result, the number of non-immigrant visas issued — particularly the types of visas most used for business travel into the United States — dropped significantly. This paper looks at the different kinds of non-immigrant visas that are issued by the United States, examines steps that the State Department has taken with the creation of its Business Visa Center and makes recommendations about where additional attention is needed to facilitate business travel to (and associated FDI in) the United States.