Frequently Asked Questions

If I attend the Business Development Conference in South Africa and do the mission stop in Nigeria for example, does this count as two mission stops?

No, this would only count as one mission stop. A mission stop is determined by where you have business-to-business meetings. If you decide to have business-to-business meetings in South Africa then this would count as a mission stop.

Can I follow a different order for the mission stops than what is on the itinerary?

No, you must follow the established itinerary.

Do I need a visa(s)? Please see the below chart and click on the specific countries for more information about obtaining a visa if needed.

South Africa

No visa for travel under 90 days

Angola

YES

Ethiopia

YES

Ghana

YES

Kenya

YES

Mozambique

YES

Nigeria

YES

Tanzania

YES

What are the time differences from the United States?

From Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) which will be the time zone in effect during the trade mission, September 14-21, 2015:

South Africa

EDT +6 hours

Angola

EDT +5 hours

Ethiopia

EDT +7 hours

Ghana

EDT +4 hours

Kenya

EDT +7 hours

Mozambique

EDT +6 hours

Nigeria

EDT +5 hours

Tanzania

EDT +7 hours


As of November, 25, 2014 we are in EST (Eastern Standard Time) so one hour should be added to the above hours

What are the currency conversion rates between the USD and the countries on the itinerary? (as of Nov 25, 2014)

The rates vary. See the chart below.

South Africa

1USD = 10.98 ZAR (South African Rand)

Angola

1USD = 100.95 AOA (Angolan Kwanza)

Ethiopia

1USD = 20.11 ETB (Ethiopian Birr)

Ghana

1USD = 10.98 GHS (Ghanaian Cedi)

Kenya

1USD = 90.35 KES (Kenyan Shilling)

Mozambique

1USD = 31,705.98 MZM (Mozambican Metical)

Nigeria

1USD = 173.85 NGN (Nigerian Naira)

Tanzania

1USD = 1735.50 TZS (Tanzanian Shilling)

How long are the flights from South Africa to the other stops on the itinerary?

The flights range from three hours to seven hours. See below.

Angola

2 hrs 53 mins

Ethiopia

5 hrs 58 mins

Ghana

6 hrs 39 mins

Kenya

5 hrs

Mozambique

2 hrs 32 mins

Nigeria

6 hrs 16 mins

Tanzania

3 hrs 59 mins

My company has some manufacturing outside of the US; can I participate in Trade Winds?

As long as your products have at least 51% U.S. content you are eligible to participate.



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