Guidance

Establishing a business presence in the USA

Guidance on starting your UK business presence in the USA

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Establishing a business presence in the USA

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This guide covers:

  • exporting and selling: Contracts with American distributors and sales agents
  • creating a USA subsidiary to sell or manufacture
  • buying an existing USA company or part ownership thereof
  • joint ventures
  • an overview of USA taxation
  • dealing with employees: Key features of USA law and practice
  • product liability
  • intellectual property in the USA
  • licensing and technology transfer to and within the USA
  • internet business: an overview of USA cyberlaw
  • USA business-related Visas for UK Nationals
  • litigation and arbitration
  • errors frequently made by companies new to the USA market
  • other sources of information

This was published originally by UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) which has since moved to the Department for International Trade (DIT).