U.S. Market opportunities in env goods and services, renewable energy, carbon finance and CATS E-mail
Saturday, July 18, 2009

This report is one of seven on the opportunities for exports to, and direct investment and joint ventures in, the markets for environmental goods and services (EGS), carbon abatement technologies (CATs), renewable energy and carbon finance in selected countries (see Annex A for definitions of these sectors). It should be noted that the nuclear sector was excluded from the review. The other countries are Australia, Brazil, China, India, South Africa and Turkey – representing a mix of emerging/high growth and developed overseas markets in these sectors.

U.S. Market opportunities in environmental goods and services, renewable energy, carbon finance and CATs. Country report: USA.  By UK Trade and Investment. October 2008.

The United States is a long established global centre for international trade in goods and services. The combination of a historically-stable economy, largely liberal trading regime and sound monetary policy have played a large part in making the US the world’s largest national importer and host for overseas investment. Since the economic downturn of 2001/02 inflows of foreign direct invest have steadily increased from US$1.34 trillion in 2001 to US$1.79 trillion in 2006.

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