Chapter 3

Regulations and Requirements

Before undertaking any overseas venture, U.S. firms should be aware of foreign country agreements, licenses, host-country regulations regarding certain types of business, tax incentives, requirements, and general regulations affecting trade between the United States and the foreign country.

This chapter reviews the following topics:

Accounting and tax information. Tax rules governing U.S. individuals and companies abroad, as well as U.S. government incentives for operating abroad.

Export license assistance. Where to obtain information on export licenses and the application process.

Host-country incentives. Investment incentives available in foreign countries for U.S. businesses, including import ...

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