INTERNATIONAL TRADE MISSIONS

February 2-6, 2015: Ports and Marine Technology Mission to India
India’s rapid port infrastructure growth and marine technology developments open tremendous opportunities for U.S. companies.  Mumbai, Ahmedabad, and Kochi will be featured destinations on an upcoming U.S. Department of Commerce Executive-Led Port and Marine Technology Trade Mission to India February 2-6, 2015 that will be outlined during this webinar. India’s extensive coast is home to more than 200 ports, with most equipment obsolete and projected cargo growth rates tripling by 2020. Sales opportunities are coming from government tenders as well as private ports and terminal operators with upgrades and new projects. Leading equipment and services opportunities for U.S. exports to India’s port and marine sectors concentrate in the areas of security, logistics, vessel tracking, oil spill detection and contingency preparedness, dredging, underwater exploration and mapping, among other goods and services. For details on Trade Mission visit:  www.export.gov/trademissions/portsindia. For further inquiries please contact Jessica Gordon at jessica.gordon@trade.gov with cc to Debra.Rogers@trade.gov.

February 9-13, 2015: Healthcare and Medical Trade Mission to the Philippines and Indonesia
Organized by the U.S. Commercial Service, this executive-led mission to Manila and Jakarta will introduce U.S. based Medical Device and Healthcare Technology companies to the appropriate government agencies, end-users and consumers, as well as pre-screened prospective partners whose needs and capabilities are best suited to each U.S. participant’s strengths. For information and an application, please see http://export.gov/industry/health/healthcaremissionphilippinesindonesia/index.asp Deadline to apply: November 21, 2014.

March 1-4, 2015: Multi-Sector Trade Mission to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
The United States represents the DR’s largest trading partner, where there is extremely high receptivity to U.S. goods & services - 44% of imports into the DR are of U.S. origin. Bilateral trade has grown at a robust pace since the Dominican Republic-Central America-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) went into force in 2007, allowing almost 80% of U.S. goods to enter the DR duty free. The cost of the program is estimated to be roughly $2,100, plus airfare and hotel costs. This is inclusive of a full day of one-on-one business appointments with a pre-screened potential buyer, agent, distributor or joint-venture partner, as well as networking events with the U.S. Ambassador and local companies. Deadline to apply: Friday, November 14. For more information or to apply, please contact Haley.Pitonyak@trade.gov. Please review our valuable resource, Doing Business in the Dominican Republic:  2014 Country Commercial Guide for U.S. Companies: http://www.buyusainfo.net/docs/x_3841560.pdf.

March 4-12, 2015: Safety & Security Trade Mission to Morocco, Algeria and Egypt
The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration is organizing an Executive-led Business Development Mission in March 2015. The mission's purpose is to help U.S. firms in the safety and security industry find business partners and sell products and services in North Africa. Specific opportunities for U.S. companies include but are not limited to: all security and safety equipment and related solutions for seaports, airports, border crossings, security and safety agencies such as the police, and buildings; integrated monitoring and surveillance solutions; luggage screening devices; fire prevention and control equipment, alarm equipment for building safety, emergency evacuation systems; radio communication systems; and inspection equipment for containers and seaport cargo, border and perimeter control, bomb detection equipment, uniforms, protective apparel & accessories (industrial) and x-ray and scanning equipment.  The mission will include stops in Rabat and Casablanca, Morocco; Algiers, Algeria; and Cairo, Egypt, where participants will receive market briefings and participate in customized meetings with key officials and prospective partners. There will be an optional stop in Beirut, Lebanon. Cost: $5,000 for large firms; $3,300 for SMEs.  Deadline for Registration: January 15, 2015. For more information, contact: Frank Spector at Frank.Spector@trade.gov (202-482-2054) or Paul Matino at Paul.Matino@trade.gov (410-962-4539 Ext. 108), or visit http://export.gov/trademissions/safetysecurity2015/ 

March 15 – March 21, 2015: Education Trade Mission to Central America
The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, is organizing an education mission to El Salvador and Honduras with optional stop to Nicaragua. Department of Commerce is partnering with the Department of State’s EducationUSA Advising Centers. The education mission’s emphasis will be on U.S. higher education, focusing on, in order of importance, intensive English language programs, community colleges, and summer undergraduate and graduate programs.   Registration Deadline: January 15, 2015. Please contact Gabriela.Zelaya@trade.gov with cc to Debra.Rogers@trade.gov for more information, or see the U.S. Commercial Service Education website for more details at http://export.gov/industry/education/.

May 16, 2015: Healthcare Equipment, Services, & Technologies Mission to Egypt, Jordan, & Israel
Executive-led mission sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce, to introduce representatives from U.S. firms and healthcare related trade associations to the region and to promote exports of U.S. healthcare products and services. Delegates will receive market briefings and participate in customized meetings with prospective partners. Targeted sectors include: Products and services for maternal and child health needs; Medical equipment and supplies, including diagnostic, monitoring, and imaging equipment; Hospital and outpatient clinic design; Hospital management; E-health: healthcare management systems/software/network design; Laboratory and scientific equipment; Products for specialty areas such as oncology, cardiology, wound care, and plastic surgery; Products and services for implementing quality standards and accreditation; Robotics; Mobile clinics. For information & an application, please see: http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade_events.asp?EventID=35264&InputType=EVENT.

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