Getting Started in the U.S.

On this page, you will find a quick description of resources available for companies in Lesotho considering investments in the United States and some suggestions for getting started.


“No nation in our time has entered the fast track of development without first opening up its economy to world markets.  The African Growth and Opportunity Act is a road map for how the United States and Africa can tap the power of markets to improve the lives of our citizens.”

                                                  – President George W. Bush, October 29, 2001

The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) was signed into law on May 18, 2000 as Title 1 of The Trade and Development Act of 2000. The Act offers tangible incentives for African countries to continue their efforts to open their economies and build free markets.  Lesotho is a great success story of AGOA.  For more information on AGOA and how your company can utilize AGOA to export products to the USA visit


Visit the website to obtain general information about investing in the United States. SelectUSA seeks to highlight the many advantages the United States offers as location for business and investment.  From a vast domestic market, to a transparent legal system, to the most innovative companies in the world, America is the place for business.  On the website you can browse business incentives offered by different states and territories.


For information regarding business visas please visit the Travel.State.Gov Visas Page for detailed information.