Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Business Development Mission to Japan and South Korea

October 19-23, 2014


This business development mission will promote U.S. exports to Japan and South Korea by helping U.S. companies launch or increase their business in the healthcare and energy sectors. The mission will include government and business-to-business meetings, market briefings, and networking events. The mission will focus on helping U.S. companies doing business in the Japan and South Korea to increase their current level of exports and business interests and U.S. companies that are experienced exporters enter these markets for the first time in support of creating jobs in the United States.


October 19-23, 2014


Tokyo, Japan

Seoul, Korea


Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker

Selected U.S. Government Officials

20-25 Senior Executives from U.S. Companies

Application Deadline:

The application deadline for this mission will be Friday, August 22, 2014.

Applications received after the August 22nd deadline will be considered as time and space permits.

Application Notification:

Companies should receive final notification regarding the status of their application no later than Friday, September 5, 2014.

Participation Fee:

After a company has been selected to participate on the mission, a payment to the Department of Commerce in the form of a participation fee is required. The fee schedule for the mission is below:

  • $12,000 for large firms
  • $9,500 for a small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
  • $3,500 each additional firm representative (large firm or SME)

Expenses for air travel, lodging, most meals, and incidentals will be the responsibility of each mission participant.