Key Business Links
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.
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 is a White House initiative that serves as an electronic clearing house for U.S. Government information and assistance that relates to business.
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. For more information or to join, please visit www.OSAC.gov
SelectUSA is one of President Barack Obama's signature initiative to spur economic growth at home by attracting and facilitating job creating investments in the United States.
Key Business Links
U.S. Government Links
• U.S. Department of Commerce
• U.S. Small Business Administration
• Export-Import Bank of the United States
• National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center
• U.S. Trade Representative
• Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
• U.S. Trade and Development Agency
• The State International Development Organizations - website has an interactive map – click on the state(s) you are interested in trading with, and the site will provide the contact information for the appropriate state-level trade officials.
Namibian Government Links
• Bank of Namibia - As Namibia’s central Bank, the Bank of Namibia maintains all of the key indicators on the Namibian economy and trade, and they tend to provide the most up-to-date information available online.
• Ministry of Trade and Industry – Investment Guide – The government of Namibia’s recommendations on investment in Namibia. The rest of the Ministry of Trade and Industry’s website is also worth a look for potential investors.
• Namibia Investment Center – the Namibia Investment Center should be the entry point for potential investors in Namibia.
• Namibian Chamber of Commerce and Industry – In many cases, it may be advantageous to partner with a Namibian company when doing business in Namibia. The Chamber of Commerce may help identify potential partners.
• Namibia Trade Directory – The Namibia Trade Directory, maintained by the Ministry of Trade and Industry, functions as a sort of “who’s who” of Namibian business. A digital copy may be downloaded from this website.
• 2004 Deloitte Report, Namibian Companies Act – links to a 2010 Deloitte review of Namibia’s 2004 “Companies Act” (which came into effect in 2010). It highlights the most important points and changes to Namibian law affecting companies.
• Overview of the Targeted Intervention Program for Employment and Economic Growth (TIPEEG) pamphlet – In March, 2011, the Government of Namibia announced a jobs creation program worth N$14.7 billion over three years, which funds a wide variety of public works and infrastructure projects. These tenders may be of interest to U.S. investors. This publication provides an overview of the program.
U.S. Embassy Namibia
14 Lossen Street
Tel.: + 264 61 295 8500
Fax: + 264 61 295 8603
Economic / Commercial Officer
Tel.: + 264 61 295 8549
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