Getting Started in the U.S.

Doing Business with the U.S. from Guyana

The United States continues to be one of Guyana’s most significant trading partners. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, Guyana recorded a USD 148.5 million merchandise trade surplus with the United States in 2013. The major imports from the United States in 2015 were machinery, foodstuffs, animal feeds, petroleum products, chemicals, computers and computer accessories, passenger vehicles, telecommunication equipment, and pharmaceuticals.

For information on resources available on doing business in the United States, we refer you to the following websites:

  • Department of State Business Visa Center: The Business Visa Center is part of the Department of State’s ongoing effort to better facilitate the issuance of visas for legitimate business travelers worldwide. The Business Visa Center is available to assist businesses and organizations in the United States and their partners, customers and colleagues around the world.
  • Office of the United States Trade Representative: The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is responsible for developing and coordinating U.S. international trade, commodity, and direct investment policy, and overseeing negotiations with other countries. USTR is committed to President Obama’s OpenGov Initiative, helping to create a government that is transparent, participatory, and collaborative with the American people.
  • SelectUSA: SelectUSA services help facilitate, accelerate and retain business investment in the United States. Services are available to international and U.S. firms, as well as U.S. state, local or regional governments or economic development organizations.
  • Small Business Administration: Since its founding on July 30, 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.
  • The Overseas Private Investment Corporation Enterprise Development Network: The Enterprise Development Network (EDN) is a strategic alliance between the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, an agency of the U.S. government, and the private sector. Through a growing network of private sector organizations, EDN greatly extends OPIC’s ability to provide financing and political risk insurance to greater numbers of Business Enterprises (ENTs ) doing business in developing countries.
  • The U.S. Trade and Development Agency: Our mission is to help companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies. 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.
  • The Export-Import Bank of the United States: The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) is the official export credit agency of the United States. Ex-Im Bank’s mission is to assist in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets.
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service: The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) links U.S. agriculture to the world to enhance export opportunities and global food security.