Getting Started in the U.S.

On this page, you will find a quick description of resources available for companies in South Africa considering investments in and exporting to the United States and some suggestions for getting started.

Investing in the USA

 The SelectUSA initiative showcases the United States as the world’s premier business location and to provide easy access to federal-level programs and services related to business investment. SelectUSA is designed to complement the activities of our states—the primary drivers of economic development in the United States.

Getting Started

  1. Visit the website to obtain general information about investing in the United States. SelectUSA seeks to highlight the many advantages the United States offers as location for business and investment.  From a vast domestic market, to a transparent legal system, to the most innovative companies in the world, America is the place for business.  On the website you can browse business incentives offered by different states and territories.


For information regarding business visas please visit for detailed information.

Exporting to the USA

The South African Department of Trade and Industry offers support to South African companies looking to export to the U.S. market.