Key Business Links

U.S. Government Resources

  • Department of Commerce: works to strengthen the international economic position of the United States and facilitates global trade by opening up new markets for U.S. goods and services, promotes progressive business policies that help America’s businesses and entrepreneurs and their communities grow and succeed.
  • The Office of Commercial and Business Affairs: plays a major role in coordinating trade and investment matters to support U.S. firms doing business overseas. It’s mission is to engage U.S. government resources to assist and promote U.S. business interests overseas, and ensure that private sector business concerns are fully integrated into U.S. foreign and economic policy.
  • 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.
  • Export Import Bank of the United States: official export credit agency, which assist in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets and enables U.S. companies — large and small — to turn export opportunities into real sales that help to maintain and create U.S. jobs and contribute to a stronger national economy.
  • National IPR 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.
  • Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR):  part of the Executive Office of the President, responsible for developing and coordinating U.S. international trade, commodity, and direct investment policy, and overseeing negotiations with other countries.
  • Overseas Private Investment Corporation: helps U.S. businesses gain footholds in emerging markets catalyzing revenues, jobs and growth opportunities both at home and abroad by providing investors with financing, guarantees, political risk insurance, and support for private equity investment funds.
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA): provides support to U.S. small businesses and small business owners across the nation through capital (loans), access to federal contracts, and counseling.
  • U.S. Trade and Development Agency: helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies, 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. 
  • Direct Line for American Business: connects U.S. businesses with 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.
  • BIDS: The Business Information Database System: The Business Information Database System (BIDS) gives U.S. businesses up to date 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.

    BIDS. The Business Information Database System: gives U.S. businesses up to date 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.

  • BusinessUSA.gov: a centralized, multi-agency one-stop shop for everything related to business in the USA.  Integrates  state and local governments, as well as related private sector partners, using technology to quickly connect businesses to the services and information relevant to them, regardless of where the information is located or which agency’s website, call center, or office they go to for help.
  • SelectUSA: attracts investment and employment in the U.S. by providing state economic development agencies and businesses – foreign and domestic – with a searchable guide of federal programs and services available to businesses operating in the United States—including grants, loans, loan guarantees, and tax incentives, industry snapshots that describe the competitive landscape, and an overview of the advantages of operating a business in the United States.
  • Department of State Business Visa Center: assists businesses and organizations located in the United States (U.S.) by providing information about the application process for business (B-1) visitor visa travel to the U.S. Explains the visa process when U.S. companies and organizations invite employees or current and prospective business clients and partners to the U.S.  Provides information to U.S. conference and sports organizers that expect a large number of foreign visitors to the U.S.
  • The Overseas Private Investment Corporation Enterprise Development Network: is a strategic alliance between the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, an agency of the U.S. government, and the private sector. The EDN provides financing and political risk insurance to greater numbers of Business Enterprises (ENTs) doing business in developing countries. EDN increases and facilitates access to products and services through a network of financial institutions, business consultants, associations, law firms and regional investment promotion agencies.
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service: links U.S. agriculture to the world to enhance export opportunities and global food security. Provides the latest information on trade agreements, negotiations and bilateral engagement, exporting U.S. products, tariffs, U.S. trade missions, trade advisory committees, market development and export assistance programs, trade data management systems, foreign market opportunities and international development programs in developing countries.
  • U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security: ensures effective export control and treaty compliance by linking government and private business to  United States Government Departments and Agencies with export control responsibilities, international/government export control web sites, federal resources for export promotion, regulations, licensing, enforcement, compliance, training, and country/product-specific policy guidance.
  • Department of State Office of Political-Military Affairs Directorate of Defense Trade Controls: links public and private companies involved in the sale, export, and re-transfer of defense articles and defense services to information concerning registration, licensing, compliance, export control, laws and regulations, country policies and embargoes, treaties and registries.  The U.S. Government views the sale, export, and re-transfer of defense articles and defense services as an integral part of safeguarding U.S. national security and furthering U.S. foreign policy objectives. Authorizations to transfer defense articles and provide defense services, if applied judiciously, can help meet the legitimate needs of friendly countries, deter aggression, foster regional stability, and promote the peaceful resolution of disputes. The U.S., however, is cognizant of the potentially adverse consequences of indiscriminate arms transfers and, therefore, strictly regulates exports and re-exports of defense items and technologies to protect its national interests and those interests in peace and security of the broader international community.

Other Resources

  • AmCham Lithuania: the American Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania (AmCham Lithuania, ACC) promotes and protects its members’ business interests in Lithuania and the EU and bridges opportunities for both Lithuanian and American businesses.
  • The American-Lithuanian Business Councul: The American-Lithuanian Business Council is a Washington, DC based non-profit organization that promotes commercial relations between the United States and Lithuania. The mission of the Council is to enhance American-Lithuanian trade and investment, advance the American-Lithuanian bilateral relationship, and educate the public about its importance.
  • Invest Lithuania: assists foreign companies in launching and developing successful investments in Lithuania, exercising complete professionalism in working with clients, including confidentiality with regard to each investment project. Invest Lithuania offers a wide range of services throughout the investment project cycle.
  • Enterprise Lithuania: supports the start and development of competitive businesses in Lithuania and fosters the country’s exports by providing quality training, consultancy, market-analysis and business-partners-search services.
  • Lithuanian Business Confederation: represents Lithuanian businesses, encourages a competitive economic environment, advocates the interests of the service industry, trade industry, and cutting-edge technology businesses in Lithuania.
  • Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists: creates favorable conditions for the development of economic, technical and social progress, improves exports and import conditions to enable Lithuanian industry to contribute to the strengthening of the national economy.
  • Public Procurement Office of Lithuania: an institution operating under the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania, which co-ordinates the activities of procurement, supervises compliance of procurement activities with the Law on Public Procurement and the implementing legislation.
  • Ministry of Economy and Innovation: responsible for handling government business in the following areas: business environment, investment, export, innovation, state-owned enterprises, public procurement, tourism.
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs: the central institution of the Republic of Lithuania implementing Lithuania’s foreign policy and coordinating activities of other public institutions in the foreign policy field.