Whether you are a U.S. business person looking for an export opportunity, or a Greek business solutions provider looking for a new source of supply, many of your questions can be answered on the U.S. Commercial Service’s website for Greece .
How Do I Authenticate A Personal/Business Document?
Can You Tell Me If A Company Is Legitimate?
If the company is located in the United States, contact the office of the Secretary of State (within the state-level government) in whichever state the company is headquartered. The Office of Authentication updates the list of Secretaries by State of the United States. If the company is located outside the United States, contact the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, part of the Department of Commerce, to get information on their International Company Profile Service.
How Do I Get Visas For Business Associates Who Plan To Travel To Another Country?
Foreign Entry requirements for Americans traveling to another country may be accessed through the website or you may contact the embassy or consulate of the country you plan to visit. All visa inquiries must be handled through the embassy or consulates of the country you plan to visit.
How Can I Help My Customer/Client Who Is Having Problems Getting A Visa To The U.S.?
Comprehensive information on visa process and policy is available on the web at www.state.gov, www.travel.state.gov, or https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/esta.html. You should also check the website of the consulate in which the applicant is applying — there is a link to U.S. Embassies and Consulates from each of the above sites. The best advice is for people to apply early.
How Can A U.S. Business Request Commercial Assistance-For-Fee From A U.S. Embassy Or The U.S. And Foreign Commercial Service?
Gold Key Services, International Partner Searches, International Company Profiles and Customized Market Research reports are provided at all Foreign Commercial Service offices as well as many U.S. Embassies. Visit the Platinum Key Service program for more information.
Where Can I Find Current Country Commercial Guides For Doing Business Abroad?
How Can I Verify Whether I Can Do Business With Companies In Certain Countries?
Where Can I Find Other Information And Help With Exporting?
How Do I Apply For An Export License?
The first point of inquiry in export licensing is the government office responsible for coordinating the process. Consult the following web pages for detailed information on areas of competence:
a) The State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controlsfor military-related items.
b) The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security for export control items.
c) The Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Controlfor most terrorist states and other special programs.
Is My Export Income Exempt From Federal Income Taxes?
A portion of the export income that is channeled through corporations that qualify as FSCs (Foreign Sales Corporations) under rules of the Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. 921-927) can be exempt from federal income taxes. For more information, contact:
The Office of the Associate Chief Counsel (International), Internal Revenue Service
Phone: (622) 622-3830, Fax: (202) 622-4408
Or the Office of Tax Policy
Phone: (202) 622-1755, Fax: (202) 622-8784.
What Assistance Can The U.S. Government Be In Advocating On My Behalf For A Tender?
U.S. Government advocacy decisions are made with the best information available. Advocacy assistance can vary, but usually it involves companies that deal with foreign governments or government-owned corporations. Contact the Advocacy Center.