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EMBASSY/CONSULATE ADDRESSES

Diplomatic Representation in the US:
Ambassador: Peter Taksoe-Jensen
Embassy: 3200 Whitehaven St., NW, Washington, DC 20008
Telephone: 202-234-4300
FAX: 202-328-1470

Consulates General are in:
Los Angeles
10877 Wilshire Bl., Suite 1105,
Los Angeles, CA 90024.
(310) 443-2090, FAX (310) 443-2099

Chicago
875 N. Michigan Av., Suite 3430,
Chicago, IL 60611.
(312) 787-8780; FAX (312) 787-8744

New York
1 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 885 2nd Av., 18 Floor,
New York, NY 10017-2201.
(212) 223-4545

US Diplomatic Representation:
Ambassador: Laurie S. Fulton
Embassy: Dag Hammarskjolds Alle 24, 2100 Copenhagen O
Telephone: (tel. +45 33-41-71-00).
Fax: 35 43 02 23

Embassy and Consulate Web Sites for Denmark

U.S. Embassy Web Site in Denmark
Embassy of Denmark Web Site



FOREIGN RELATIONS

U.S.-DENMARK RELATIONS

Denmark and the United States have long enjoyed a close and mutually beneficial relationship. The two countries consult closely on European and other regional political and security matters and cooperate extensively to promote peace and stability well beyond Europe’s borders. Denmark largely shares U.S. views on the positive ramifications of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) enlargement. Danish troops support International Security Assistance Force-led stabilization efforts in Afghanistan.

The U.S. Air Force base and early warning radar facility at Thule, in northwest Greenland, serves as a vital link in Western and NATO defenses. In 2004, the Danish and Greenland Home Rule governments signed agreements allowing for an upgrade of the Thule early warning radar in connection with a role in the U.S. ballistic missile defense system. The same agreements also created new opportunities for both sides to enhance economic, technical, and environmental cooperation between the United States and Greenland.

American culture--and particularly popular culture, from jazz, rock, and rap to television shows and literature--is very popular in Denmark. More than 300,000 U.S. tourists visit Denmark annually.

Bilateral Economic Relations

Denmark's active liberal trade policy in the European Union (EU), Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and World Trade Organization largely coincides with U.S. interests. There have been differences of opinion between the U.S. and the EU on how to manage and resolve recent global and regional financial crises, but not on the importance of action. Denmark's role in European environmental and agricultural issues and its strategic location at the entrance to the Baltic Sea have made Copenhagen a center for U.S. agencies and the private sector dealing with the Nordic/Baltic region.

The U.S. is Denmark's largest non-European trade partner. Among major Danish exports to the United States are industrial machinery, chemical products, furniture, pharmaceuticals, canned ham and pork, windmills, and plastic toy blocks (Lego). In addition, Denmark has a significant services trade with the U.S., a major share of it stemming from Danish-controlled ships engaged in container traffic to and from the United States (notably by Maersk-Line). Over 400 U.S. companies have subsidiaries in Denmark.

Denmark's Membership in International Organizations

Danish foreign policy is founded upon four cornerstones: the United Nations, NATO, the EU, and Nordic cooperation. Denmark and the United States belong to a number of the same international organizations, including the UN, NATO, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and World Trade Organization.

Bilateral Representation

The U.S. Ambassador to Denmark is Laurie S. Fulton; other principal embassy officials are listed in the Department's Key Officers List.

Denmark maintains an embassy in the United States at 3200 Whitehaven Street NW, Washington, DC 20008-3683 (tel. 202-234-4300).

More information about Denmark is available from the Department of State and other sources, some of which are listed here:

Department of State Denmark Country Page
Department of State Key Officers List
CIA World Factbook Denmark Page
U.S. Embassy: Denmark
History of U.S. Relations With Denmark
Human Rights Reports
International Religious Freedom Reports
Trafficking in Persons Reports
Investment Climate Statements
U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics
Export.gov International Offices Page
Travel and Business Information




TRAVEL ADVISORIES

To obtain the latest Travel Advisory Information for Denmark check the U.S. State Department Consular Information Sheet.


TRAVEL TIPS

Driving U.S Driving Permit required
Currency (DKK) Danish Krone
Electrical 230 Volts
Telephones Country Code 45 City Code Denmark 3+7D

Climate and clothing: Winters are warmer and summers cooler than in New England. Woolen clothes are worn most of the year.

Transportation: Direct flights are available between Copenhagen and several major U.S. cities, and many international carriers serve Copenhagen's Kastrup International Airport. Rail and air services link major European centers. Rail service leaves daily for London, Paris, and Scandinavian capitals. Ferries connect Denmark with Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki, and points in the U.K. and F.R.G.

Copenhagen's bus, suburban train, and taxi services are excellent, and rates are reasonable.

Telecommunications:
Local telephone service is good. Worldwide telephone and telegraph service is available. Copenhagen is six time zones ahead of eastern standard time.

Tourist attractions: Tivoli is one of Copenhagen's famous tourist attractions but is only open during the summer. In downtown Copenhagen, the Rosenborg Castle exhibits the Danish crown jewels. Not far from Copenhagen are Kronborg Castle in Elsinore, Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerod, Fredensborg Castle in Esrum Lake, the Open Air Museum in Sorgenfri, and the cathedral and Viking ship museum in Roskilde.

Hans Christian Andersen's childhood home in Odense has been turned into a museum. The town of Dragoer, close to Copenhagen, as well as the towns of Ribe and Mogeltonder in southern Jutland, and the islands of Fano, Aero, Samso, and Bornholm offer glimpses of Danish village and rural life. Copenhagen has many good, though expensive, hotels. Book in advance for the April-October season.

Business Information:
For further information on economic trends, commercial development, production, trade regulations, and tariff rates, contact the International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230.


CUSTOMS/DUTIES

Currency.................No restrictions

Cameras.................No restrictions

Film........................Reasonable for personal use

Agriculture items....Refer to consulate

Gifts........................Duty free allowance DK300

Non-danish residents arriving from an eu country with duty-paid goods purchased in an eu country:


Tobacco....300 cigarettes or 150 cigarillos or 75 cigars or 400 grams of tobacco

Liquor.....1.5 litres of spirits or 20 litres of sparkling wine (under 22%); 90 litres of table wine

Othe commodities, including beer.... No limit

Residents of non-eu countries entering from outside the eu (excluding greenland) with goods purchased in non-eu countries, duty-free in eu countries or on broad airplane, ferry, in airport:


Tobacco...200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco

Liquor.....1 litres of spirits or 2 litres of sparkling wine (maximum 22%); 2 litres of table wine

Othe commodities....500 grams of coffe or 200 grams of coffee extracts; 100 grams of tea or 40 grams of tea extracts

Perfume....50 grams of perfume; 250ml of eau de toilette

Other articles, including beer.....dkrf350 (dkr750 if purchase on airline/ferry).

Note: Alcohol and tobacco allowances are for those 17 or over only, coffee and coffee extracts allowances are for those 15 or over. it is forbidden to import fresh foods into denmark.



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