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Kingdom Ranks ahead of Major Economies
in Ease of Doing Business

According to the World Bank’s Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency report released in October 2014, Saudi Arabia ranks as the 49th most business-friendly country out of 189 economies.  Although dropping five positions from the previous year, Saudi Arabia has continued to maintain a strong environment for business and investment across a number of the report’s cateogor.  By comparison, Saudi Arabia holds more favorable rankings than major emerging global economies with Brazil 120th, Russia 62nd, India, 142nd, and China 90th. With an overall distance to frontier score (DTF) of 69.99, Saudi Arabia also ranked well above the Middle East and North African average DTF of 59.23.  More...

USSABC Promotes Saudi Market Opportunities
at Virginia Conference on World Trade

On October 29-30, the U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council (USSABC) participated in the 66th Virginia Conference on World Trade in Richmond, organized by the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP). The conference featured panels, keynote speakers, and networking events, all focused on helping Virginia companies increase their presence in international markets. The Business Council held one-on-one meetings with companies in a variety of industries looking to export to and invest in Saudi Arabia. Additionally, the USSABC participated in a panel discussion providing valuable information on relevant market opportunities in an array of burgeoning Saudi industry sectors.  More...

USSABC Relocates Office in Riyadh

We are pleased to announce the relocation of our Riyadh office to the newly constructed Al Mashreq Office Complex. The new USSABC office is centrally located among major corporate companies and is a short distance from key commercial sites. The office contains state-of-the-art meeting facilities and video and web conferencing technology. Under the direction of Dr. Basheer Al-Ghuraydh, USSABC Secretary-General and Executive Director, members will see increased engagement and implementation of new activities by the Riyadh office. The office can be reached at:

WASEL 2163
Urouba Street
Office 6-1
Mather North – Unit No. 43
Riyadh 12334-7795
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Telephone: 966-11-474-2555/3555
Fax: 966-11-476-7167/2697
E-mail: ussaudibc@us-sabc.org

USSABC Promotes Saudi Business Opportunities
during Pennsylvania International Week

On September 15-26th, the U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council (USSABC) participated in Pennsylvania International Week (PIW), a ten-day event organized by Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development. As the Authorized Trade Representative (ATR) for Saudi Arabia, the USSABC met with more than 80 Pennsylvania companies and provided consultation on market intelligence and entry strategies, trade regulations, and potential Saudi partner companies. The USSABC was joined by 20 other ATRs representing countries from all over the world in an effort to support small and medium-sized businesses that export globally. The PIW program traveled throughout the state and held meetings Pittsburgh, Erie, Harrisburg, State College, Philadelphia, Wilkes-Barre, among others.  More...

Business Council Hosts U.S. Ambassador to
Saudi Arabia Dr. Joseph W. Westphal in Riyadh

On September 17, 2014, the U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council (USSABC) hosted a luncheon in Riyadh for Dr. Joseph W. Westphal, honoring his recent appointment as U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The program brought together high-level executives and government officials from the U.S. and Saudi Arabia to highlight the U.S.-Saudi bilateral business relationship. H.E. Dr. Tawfig Alrabiah, Saudi Arabian Minister of Commerce and Industry, and Eng. Mohamed Al-Mady, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, and USSABC Saudi Arabian Co-Chairman, were present. Eng. Al-Mady noted, “Over the past two decades, the Council has worked tirelessly to develop innumerable new business relationships that have contributed to the increasing annual trade between the two countries. This luncheon in honor of Ambassador Westphal epitomizes the founding spirit of the Council’s mission – to foster, develop, and expand the strategic business alliance between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.”  More...



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USSABC Publications

A Business Guide to Saudi Arabia 2013

The U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council (USSABC) is pleased to present the A Business Guide to Saudi Arabia 2013.  Not only is the Guide the premier Saudi business resource, it is a quick reference tool and includes important information for American companies interested in entering the lucrative Saudi market. More…

News Bulletins
Abdulla Fouad Group Expands Operations in Saudi Energy Market - See more at: http://www.us-sabc.org/custom/news/details.cfm?id=1626#.VEkOtWd308Q
Abdulla Fouad Group Expands Operations in Saudi Energy Market - See more at: http://www.us-sabc.org/custom/news/details.cfm?id=1626#.VEkOtWd308Q
Jacobs Signs Agreement with MODON to Design Industrial Cities - See more at: http://www.us-sabc.org/custom/news/details.cfm?id=1627#.VElB42d308Q

Abdulla Fouad Group Expands Operations in Saudi Energy Market

Sadara to Be Operational in 2015

Sadara to be Operational in 2015
Sadara to be Operational in 2015
Sadara to be Operational in 2015
GE Opens Oil and Gas Manufacturing Facility in Saudi Arabia
- See more at: http://www.us-sabc.org/custom/news/details.cfm?id=1569#.Uzxpt23wqRM
Hill International Awarded Extension Contract for KAFD - See more at: http://www.us-sabc.org/custom/news/details.cfm?id=1524#.UoPVDz-Mmng

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Upcoming Events

Jubail and Yanbu Industrial City Roundtable
November 4, 2014
Houston, TX

Seminar & Luncheon: Expand Your Business in the Saudi Arabian Market
November 6, 2014
Denver, CO

Saudi Green Building Forum 2014
November 16-18, 2014
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Power and Water Forum
December 1-3, 2014
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

POWER-GEN International
December 9-11, 2014
Orlando, FL

Opportunities for U.S. Businesses in the Saudi Power Sector
December 10, 2014
Orlando, FL

SelectUSA 2015 Investment Summit
March 23-24, 2015
Washington, DC

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