May 26, 2014

LOBBYING: How much they spent to influence the USA in 2013, Turkey, Azerbaijan & Nagorno Karabagh Republic

LOBBYING: How much they spent to influence the USA in 2013, Turkey, Azerbaijan & Nagorno Karabagh Republic -

 

 

Oil-rich United Arab Emirates spent more money than any other nation pushing its agenda and interests in the United States last year.

An analysis of records filed with the Department of Justice by Sunlight’s Foreign Influence Explorer puts the UAE, with expenditures of $14 million, at the top of a list of big spenders, including Saudi Arabia, next-door neighbors Canada and Mexico, and longtime allies such as Germany and South Korea.

There are some surprises: The top-20 list includes theRepublic of Serbia, while China ranks No. 21 in spending. The figures used for this analysis include spending that foreign entities or their paid representatives reported to the Department of Justice for 2013. They do not include diplomatic contacts by members of a nation’s embassy.

Here are some of the countries that spent the most to raise their profiles in the USA last year:

  1. United Arab Emirates, $14.1 million
  2. Germany, $12 million
  3. Canada, $11.2 million
  4. Saudia Arabia, $11.2 million
  5. Mexico, $6.1 million
  6. Azerbaijan, $2.2 million
  7. Turkey, $1.8 million

The report also mentions Nagorno Karabagh Republic, with a lobbying budget of $153,241.


Here is the list of countries ranked by the spending they reported to the Department of Justice in 2013,

 

2013 LOCATION LOBBYING TOTALS

The amount given to registrants who contact government officials

Location 

Total 

United Arab Emirates

$14,186,622.39

Germany

$12,008,299.34

Canada

$11,246,019.69

Saudi Arabia

$11,101,041.24

Mexico

$6,132,132.81

Morocco

$4,052,857.94

South Korea

$3,920,616.07

Republika Srpska

$2,397,650.00

Georgia

$2,358,938.25

Azerbaijan

$2,298,339.03

Iraq

$1,909,579.42

Singapore

$1,855,405.16

Turkey

$1,842,614.00

Jordan

$1,815,120.00

Japan

$1,670,878.33

Taiwan

$1,639,835.56

India

$1,399,992.00

Hong Kong

$1,381,356.10

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

$1,255,355.10

China

$1,147,775.71

Bahrain

$1,145,789.84

Ecuador

$1,112,193.17

Palestine

$1,110,769.59

Gambia

$1,015,522.19

League of Arab States

$1,010,565.00

Cyprus

$900,000.00

Pakistan

$847,542.81

Kuwait

$685,960.81

Sri Lanka

$672,457.47

Kosovo

$652,055.73

Lebanon

$640,730.30

Montenegro

$639,352.63

Nigeria

$621,250.00

Tajikistan

$600,000.00

Ukraine

$593,588.62

Albania

$561,110.06

Tibet

$551,632.00

Kazakhstan

$543,780.24

Ireland

$451,406.52

Russia

$448,000.00

Nicaragua

$447,425.00

Kosova

$441,579.80

Algeria

$420,828.62

Cameroon

$400,000.00

Qatar

$332,286.06

Thailand

$300,000.00

Bangladesh

$290,850.06

Gabon

$225,000.00

Equatorial Guinea

$216,137.08

Aruba

$213,500.04

Congo Kinsaha Zaire

$205,435.18

Iran

$205,000.00

Antigua and Barbuda

$199,710.83

South Sudan

$184,363.00

Somalia

$173,405.36

Nagorno Karabakh Republic

$153,241.00

Libya

$150,445.53

New Zealand

$130,939.84

Syria

$125,883.17

Kenya

$124,114.05

 


 

         
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