Multi-Sector Trade Mission to South Africa and Zambia

Agriculture, Energy, Transportation, and Mining Technologies

The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, U.S. Commercial Service is organizing a Trade Mission to South Africa and Zambia November 26 – November 30, 2012.

The purpose of this trade mission is to deepen trade ties with South Africa and to explore export opportunities to Zambia. The Commerce Department will help U.S. firms find customers and business partners in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa, and Ndola, and Lusaka, Zambia.

Targeted sectors for the trade mission are:

  • Electric Power and Energy Efficiency Technologies, Equipment and Services
  • Productivity Enhancing Agricultural Technologies and Equipment
  • Transportation Equipment and Infrastructure
  • Mining Equipment and Technology

Map of South Africa
Map of South Africa

Map of Zambia
Map of Zambia

Mission participants will benefit from one-on-one business appointments with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors and joint venture partners; meetings with government officials; and high-level networking events. Companies traveling outside of an official U.S. delegation may not be able to arrange for these specific business arrangements on their own.

If you have any questions regarding the South Africa and Zambia trade mission, please contact Frank Spector at 202-482-2054 or

To apply for this mission, please download and complete the mission application and send via email to The application deadline is October 5, 2012.