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Executive Trade Mission to Algeria and Libya

November 4–8, 2009
Algiers, Algeria; Tripoli, Libya

With growing economies, vast capital reserves, and major infrastructure reserves, Algeria and Libya are among the world’s most promising markets for U.S. suppliers. To help U.S. firms leverage opportunities in those markets, the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (USFCS) is organizing a trade mission to Algiers, Algeria, and Tripoli, Libya, on November 4–8, 2009. A senior Department of Commerce official will lead the mission.

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Tripoli, Libya

Tripoli, Libya


Both countries are in the midst of transitioning to more private-sector-led growth. Their economies hold rich trade potential for U.S. companies in almost every sector, from oil and gas to telecommunications, medical technologies, and education. Targeted sectors for this trade mission include energy, infrastructure projects, information technology, environmental technology, and safety and security.

Because business deals in Algeria and Libya are often made on the strength of personal contacts, the mission will include face-to-face business appointments with prospective agents, distributors, and end-users; meetings with government officials; updates on major projects; embassy briefings on doing business in the region; and networking events.

The cost to participate in the trade mission is $5,850 for small and medium-sized enterprises and $6,900 for large firms. The fee covers one representative of the participating company and interpreters. There is a fee of $600 for each additional company representative. Mission participants will be responsible for travel and lodging expenses, as well as for most meals and incidentals. Applications to participate in the trade mission must be received by August 1, 2009. For more information, contact Lisa Huot of the USFCS; tel.: (202) 482-2796; e-mail: