Getting Started

In this section, you’ll find a quick description of Mozambique as an export market and some suggestions for getting started.

Visit the page on Mozambique to get an overview of economic conditions and opportunities.  Access the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service’s 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:

  • Country Commercial Guides (read latest “Doing Business In” guides)
  • Industry Overviews
  • Market Updates
  • Multilateral Development Bank Reports
  • Best Markets
  • Industry/Regional Reports

Contact your local U.S. Export Assistance Center for advice and support
on exporting to Mozambique. Contact a Trade Specialist Near You.

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.

If you are a current U.S. investor in Mozambique, 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 Mozambique, let us know by sending an email.
  • Become a member of the local Amcham (CCMUSA), which is a great resource for networking with other companies operating in Mozambique.
  • Add us to your mailing lists – we are always happy to stay informed
  • Subscribe to our embassy Facebook page or Twitter feed
  • Set up a meeting with our economic or commercial team to discuss any issues that arise.  We would be happy to meet you!

In this section you will find information on business visas, travel advisories, and anti-corruption tools.

For information on obtaining a visa to visit Mozambique, visit the website of the Consular Section of the Mozambique Embassy in the United States.

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

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 which can provide guidance for other companies facing similar situations.