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Trade Missions Scheduled for Africa, South America in 2015

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Africa. The International Trade Administration is organizing a trade mission to Angola, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa and Tanzania that will include the Trade Winds - Sub-Sahara Africa business forum in Johannesburg on Sept. 16-18, 2015. This mission is open to U.S. companies and trade associations from a cross-section of industries with growth potential in these countries, including power generation, transmission and distribution technology and equipment; oil and gas equipment and technology; mining and construction equipment; building products; agricultural equipment and technology; information communications technology and equipment; healthcare and medical products, equipment and services; rail, air and port technology, products and services; environmental technologies; consumer products; and safety and security products and services.

A minimum of 55 companies and/or trade associations will be selected to participate in this mission, though there are smaller limits for each stop. All interested parties must submit a completed and signed mission application and supplemental application materials, including adequate information on their products and/or services, primary market objectives and goals for participation. Each applicant must also certify that the products and services it seeks to export through the mission are either produced in the U.S. or, if not, marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and have at least 51 percent U.S. content of the value of the finished product or service. Recruitment will begin immediately and conclude no later than June 15, 2015, with selection decisions being made on a rolling basis beginning Dec. 3.

South America. The ITA is organizing an automotive trade mission to Colombia and Peru April 26-30, 2015. This mission will include representatives from a variety of U.S. automotive manufacturing companies, service providers and associations/organizations, and its goal is to facilitate an effective presence for small and medium-sized companies to export to companies in Colombia and Peru.

Target recruitment for this mission is a minimum of 12 and maximum of 20 companies. Each applicant must submit no later than March 1, 2015, a completed and signed mission application and supplemental application materials, including adequate information on its products and/or services, primary market objectives and goals for participation. Applicants’ products or services must be either produced in the United States or, if not, marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and have at least 51 percent U.S. content of the value of the finished product or service. Recruitment for this mission is to begin immediately and conclude no later than March 1, 2015.

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