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  • This link will take you to the Direct Line for American Business program website (Photo: US Embassy Oslo)
    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. 

  • This link takes you to the Business Information Database System (BIDS) website (Photo: Department of State)
    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.  

  • This image will take you to the BusinessUSA website (Photo: Department of State)
    BusinessUSA.gov

    BusinessUSA is a White House initiative that serves as an electronic clearing house for U.S. Government information and assistance that relates to business. 

U.S. Government Resources

  • Department of Commerce
  • Export.gov: 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.gov also hosts information on the National Export Initiative.
  • National Intellectual Property Rights Center: The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) stands at the forefront of the U.S. government’s response to global intellectual property (IP) theft.


Other Resources

  • American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham), Norway

    - AmChams advance the interests of American business overseas. They are voluntary associations of American companies and individuals doing business in a particular country, as well as firms and individuals of that country who operate in the U.S.  Currently, 115 AmChams in 102 countries are affiliated with U.S. AmCham.

    - The American Chamber of Commerce in Norway is a business networking, information and assistance organization promoting the interests of its more than 200 corporate members and a fully accredited member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
 

U.S. Government Resources

  • Department of Commerce
  • Export.gov: 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.gov also hosts information on the National Export Initiative.
  • National Intellectual Property Rights Center: The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) stands at the forefront of the U.S. government’s response to global intellectual property (IP) theft.


Other Resources

  • American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham), Norway

    - AmChams advance the interests of American business overseas. They are voluntary associations of American companies and individuals doing business in a particular country, as well as firms and individuals of that country who operate in the U.S.  Currently, 115 AmChams in 102 countries are affiliated with U.S. AmCham.

    - The American Chamber of Commerce in Norway is a business networking, information and assistance organization promoting the interests of its more than 200 corporate members and a fully accredited member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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Report IP theft

  • Report IP theft logo Report intellectual property theft to the IPR Center here.