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Doing Business in Suriname
 

Exporting to Suriname

The National Export Initiative (NEI) aims to double exports by 2014.  Our Embassies are committed to supporting U.S. companies in developing and expanding exporting opportunities.   In this section, you’ll find a quick description of Suriname as an export market and some suggestions for getting started.

Getting Started

Visit the export.gov page on Suriname to get an overview of economic conditions and opportunities.  Access the U.S. Commercial Service Market Research Library containing more than 100,000 industry and country-specific market reports, authored by our specialists working in overseas posts.  The Library Includes:

Contact a Trade Specialist near you to reach your local U.S. Export Assistance Center for advice and support on exporting to Suriname.

Contact your local Small Business Development Center (SBDCs).  Starting a business can be a challenge, but there is help for you in your area. Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) are partnerships primarily between the government and colleges/universities administered by the Small Business Administration and aims at giving educational services for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Investing in Suriname:  Getting Started

If you are considering investment in Suriname, here are some steps you may wish to consider as you get started:

  • Register with the U.S. Embassy – If you are planning a visit to consider investment, let us know by sending an email to the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program.
  • Visit host country resources, such as listed under Other Resources Links.
  • Subscribe to our embassy Facebook page.

Current investors: Staying Connected

If you are a current U.S. investor in Suriname, the U.S Embassy wants to stay in touch. Here are a few steps you can take to keep the channels of communication open:

  • Register with the U.S. Embassy – If you are active in Suriname, let us know by sending an email to the contact addresses on this page.
  • Add us to your mailing lists – we are always happy to stay informed.
  • Subscribe to our embassy Facebook page.
  • Set up a meeting with our economic officer to discuss any issues that arise.

 

Working in Suriname

Business Visas

For information on obtaining a visa to visit Suriname, visit the Visa page of the Suriname Embassy website.  If one needs a Visa to Suriname, they can find the necessary information on the Embassy website.

Travel Advisories

Make sure to check the current State Department travel advisory for Suriname.

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is an important anti-corruption tool designed to discourage corrupt business practices in favor of free and fair markets.  The FCPA prohibits promising, offering, giving or authorizing giving anything of value to a foreign government official where the purpose is to obtain or retain business.  These prohibitions apply to U.S. persons, both individuals and companies, and companies that are listed on U.S. exchanges. The statute also requires companies publicly traded in the U.S. to keep accurate books and records and implement appropriate internal controls.   

A party to a transaction seeking to know whether a proposed course of conduct would violate the FCPA can take advantage of the opinion procedure established by the statue.  Within 30 days of receiving a description of a proposed course of conduct in writing, the Attorney General will provide the party with a written opinion on whether the proposed conduct would violate the FCPA.  Not only do opinions provide the requesting party with a rebuttable presumption that the conduct does not violate the FCPA, but DOJ publishes past opinions (PDF 136 KB) which can provide guidance for other companies facing similar situations.

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