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Trade Missions
Participate in an official trade mission to help your business sell and find partners in a new market.

Trade Missions

As part of your export strategy, consider joining a U.S. Department of Commerce trade mission. These missions are led by U.S.  Department of Commerce industry experts and designed for U.S. businesses who will travel to target countries.   

Trade missions can save companies valuable time and resources by maximizing contact with prospective distributors, sales representatives, or partners. Face-to-face meetings, especially when facilitated by senior U.S. government officials, can make a good impression with foreign buyers.  

See our trade mission calendar to learn about upcoming events.


Each year, numerous U.S. companies participate in U.S. Department of Commerce-organized trade missions. Organized with in-country commercial staff at U.S. Embassies and Consulates abroad, you can leverage new trade leads, partnering opportunities, and international sales through these trade mission benefits:  

  • One-to-one meetings with foreign industry executives and government officials, pre-screened to match your specific business objectives whether for representation, direct sales or joint ventures in the local market. 
  • Networking events with guests from local industry multipliers including chambers of commerce, associations, and business councils influential in the business community. 
  • Briefings and roundtables with the legal and business community on local business practices and opportunities. 
  • Site visits to local facilities where your technologies/services may be applied. 
  • ​Media coverage.