Foreign direct investment is a good way to improve a firm's sales by increasing the amount of available markets. When firms take interest in foreign direct investment they must realize that there are certain requirements that should be met, primarily the need for competitiveness of the firm. Foreign direct investment is able to help expand a company's markets and avoid trade restrictions that have been set by the governments. By participating in foreign direct investment, a firm might receive benefits in form of tax concessions. Considering the amount of competition in local markets nowadays, foreign direct investment may win those additional markets that could allow your firm to dominate on a global scale. Foreign direct investment may grant access to countries that represent some of the large and growing global markets. Foreign direct investment inflow results in an increase in the number of employment opportunities for people living in the host country.