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Multi-Sector Trade Mission to South Africa and Zambia

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Agricultural, Energy, Transportation, and Mining Technologies

The purpose of this trade mission is to deepen trade ties with South Africa and to explore export opportunities to Zambia. Apply Now, Space is LimitedThe Commerce Department will help U.S. firms find customers and business partners in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa, and Ndola, and Lusaka, Zambia.

Why South Africa and Zambia?

South Africa is the most advanced, broad-based industry and productive economy in Africa. South Africa became the newest country to join the leading emerging market group, BRICS. In 2011, U.S. - South Africa trade increased 18% percent from its 2009 trade level.

Zambia is gerographically well placed to become a regional hub as it shares it border with eight countries. Zambia was recently ranked one of the fastest growing economies in the world by The Economist Magazine. Zambia is emerging into a focus with a U.S.-Zambia trade increase of 83 percent in 2011 over its 2011 level.

Which Sectors?

  • Electric Power and Energy Efficiency Technologies

  • Productivity Enhancing Agriculture Technologies and Equipment

  • Transportation Equipment and Intrastructure

  • Mining Equipment and Technology

Why Participate?

  • Welcome reception at the U.S. Ambassador's residence

  • Pre-screened one-on-one meetings with portential partners, distributors, and end-users

  • Access to South African, U.S., and Zambian government officials

  • Meetings with U.S. Commercial Service industry specialists from U.S. Embassy South Africa and Zambia

  • Pre-departure briefings

If you have any questions regarding the South Africa and Zambia trade mission, please contact Frank Spector at 202-482-2054 or

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