U.S. Department of Commerce Infrastructure Mission to India

The Indian market represents the great opportunity for U.S. companies and remains one of the fastest growing, largest, and most dynamic economies in the world.

  • Based on the latest Five-Year Plan (2012-2017), India is seeking to invest over $1 trillion dollars in infrastructure needs.
  • In 2010 U.S. merchandise exports to India amounted to $19.3 billion.
  • Economic growth has averaged 8 percent over the last ten years.
  • For the first nine months of 2011, U.S. merchandise exports to India were $16.0 billion, a 13 percent growth compared to the same period in 2010.

U.S. companies are well qualified to take advantage of the growing infrastructure needs of India and with this mission they have the chance to break into or increase their current sales in this growing market by joining Commerce Secretary John Bryson as he leads a delegation of U.S. businesses to India.

Where?

Mumbai, Jaipur and New Delhi

When?

March 25-30, 2012

An Incredible Business Opportunity

The Department of Commerce recognizes that while there a number of U.S. companies that have been successful in India, some companies need assistance negotiating the Indian market to take advantage of the great opportunities that exist.

This mission supports President Obama’s National Export Initiative (NEI) which is aimed at strengthening the U.S. economy and U.S. competitiveness through meaningful job creation. It also supports the International Trade Administration’s Growth in Emerging Metropolitan Sectors (GEMS) initiative.

The business delegation will have an opportunity to promote equipment, services, and technologies which support the India’s infrastructure needs in the following sectors:

  • Project Management and Engineering Services (including architecture and design)
  • Transportation (including road/highways, rail, airports and intelligent transportation systems),
  • Energy (including distribution, transmission and smart grid)

Who Should Participate

U.S. companies that are already operating in India as well as U.S. companies that are interested and committed to entering this market for the first time.

Application Process

Don’t miss this tremendous business opportunity. Request an application to participate in this business development mission. The application deadline is February 1, 2012. Applications received after the deadline will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit.

After a company has been selected to participate in the mission, a participation fee paid to the U.S. Department of Commerce is required. The participation fee for one company representative will be $9,000 for small or medium-sized enterprises (SME) and $11,000 for large companies. The fee for each additional firm representative (large firm or SME) is $2,000. The participation fee covers multiple networking receptions, regional commercial briefings, local transport for events and appointments, some meals, as well as full agendas of one-on-one meetings with potential Indian business partners in Mumbai and Delhi. The Commercial Service will assist in booking hotels at favorable rates, but lodging costs, some meals, transportation to and from India, and incidental expenses will be the responsibility of each mission participant.

Completed applications should be submitted to the Office of Business Liaison. Applications received after February 1 will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit.

Questions?

Contact the Department of Commerce Office of Business Liaison at 202-482-1360 or BusinessLiaison@doc.gov.