Provides advice on how to perform due diligence and in what areas it is necessary for a U.S. company. Includes information on the U.S. Commercial Service International Company Profile service.
Last Published: 4/4/2019
All U.S. companies should exercise due diligence before doing business in Zambia.  The Embassy has the capacity to provide information about local companies when requested through a U.S. Department of Commerce district office, or when contacted directly by a U.S. company requesting an International Company Profile (ICP) service.  The ICP is the Department of Commerce's background check on the reliability of potential trading partners.  An ICP report includes information on a prospective client including principal owners, year established, size, sales, financial information, trade references, general reputation, type of organization and territory covered, and a personal visit by an Embassy official to give a professional opinion of the company.  A U.S. exporter can obtain this information, as well as detailed answers to specific questions about the prospective partner, in a confidential report.  In addition, the U.S. Embassy will provide a recommendation on the suitability of the profiled company as a business partner.

Local attorneys or business consultants can provide comprehensive assistance in determining the bona fides of a prospective business partner.


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