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Infrastructure Business Development Mission

December 3-11, 2014

The U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration is organizing an Executive-led Infrastructure Business Development Mission to Morocco, Egypt, and Jordan from December 3-11, 2014. The purpose of the mission is to introduce U.S. firms and trade associations to Morocco, Egypt, and Jordan’s rapidly expanding infrastructure markets and to assist U.S. companies to pursue export opportunities in these markets. The mission is intended to include representatives from U.S. companies and U.S. trade associations with members that provide infrastructure-related technologies, project managers and implementers, as well as companies with efficient energy equipment and technologies. The mission will visit three countries, Morocco, Egypt and Jordan, where the delegates will receive market briefings and participate in customized meetings with key port officials and prospective partners. Participants may also opt to receive briefings on opportunities and have meetings in the efficient energy infrastructure market in the West Bank for an additional cost.


  • Business and market briefings;
  • One-on-one business appointments with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors and joint venture partners;
  • Meetings with government officials, chambers of commerce, and business groups that can address questions about policies, tariff rates, incentives, regulation, etc.;
  • Networking receptions and events with business leaders and government representatives.

Contact Gemal Brangman or via telephone at (202) 482-3773.

Application deadline is September 12, 2014.


Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Trade Policy Mission to Peru

Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker West Africa Energy Mission

November 12-13, 2014

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) is organizing a Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RE&EE) Trade Policy Mission to Lima, Peru from November 12-13, 2014. The mission is designed to be led by a senior Department of Commerce official, and will focus on: 1) creating a policy environment conducive to growth in Peru’s RE&EE market; 2) introducing U.S. RE&EE exporters to key Peruvian Government officials; and 3) supporting the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change annual meeting (COP-20) hosted by Peru in December 2014.

The RE&EE trade policy mission will promote the export competitiveness of U.S. wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, hydropower, waste-to-energy, smart grid, and energy efficiency industries; and will demonstrate U.S. Government support for Peru’s strong renewable energy and energy efficiency goals. The mission supports ITA’s commitment in the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Export Initiative (RE4I) to significantly increase U.S. RE&EE exports through the development and creation of new export opportunities.

Contact Ryan Mulholland or via telephone at (202) 482-4693.

Application deadline is September 15, 2014.


Executive-Led Ports and Marine Technology Mission to India

February 2 - 6, 2015

Kochi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad
(with optional visit to Goa)

The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Global Markets, U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service, is organizing an Executive-led ports and marine technology trade mission to India (Mumbai, Ahmedabad, and Kochi) February 2 – 6, 2015. The purpose of the mission is to introduce U.S. firms and U.S. trade associations to India’s rapidly expanding ports and marine technology market and to assist U.S. companies to pursue export opportunities in this sector. As an optional add-on stop, interested participants can also visit the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) in the State of Goa.


  • Indian Shipping Ministry expects traffic at major (federal) ports to grow from 561 million tons in 2010 to 1.2 billion tons by 2020, and traffic at minor (state and private) ports from 289 million tons to 1.2 billion tons in that same decade.
  • Ports plan are underway to develop new terminals, upgrade existing berths, and modernize operations to accommodate this growing traffic.
  • Southern ports featured on this trade mission represent much of this growth and new business potential. Details on each of these locations are outlined in the Trade Mission Statement.
  • India’s National Institute of Oceanography seeks advanced technologies to support their efforts in oceans exploration, coastline protection, and oil spill recovery. 

Contact Hector Rodriguez or via telephone at (202) 482-0629.

Application deadline is October 20, 2014.

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