Department of Commerce Organized Trade Missions

Department of Commerce trade missions are overseas programs for U.S. firms that wish to explore and pursue export opportunities by meeting directly with potential clients in their markets.

Benefits of Trade Missions

  • 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 that are 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.

Upcoming Missions

September 5-13
 – Trade Winds Latin America – Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Mexico & Argentina.
September 18-23 – U.S. Industry Program at the International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference
September 26-30 – 3rd Annual Health IT Trade Mission to Brazil
POSTPONED – Transportation Technologies, Equipment and Systems Trade Mission to Turkey. Contact Kent Campbell at or (202)482-7426 for more information.

October 16-21 – Healthcare Business Development Mission to China
POSTPONEDSubsea & Onshore Technology Trade Mission to Brazil. Contact Ethel Glen at or (202) 482-5388 for more information.

November / December
November 12-18 – Safety and Security Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia & Kuwait
POSTPONEDCyber-Security Business Development Mission to Turkey. Contact Gemal Brangman at or (202) 482-3773 for more information.

2017 Trade Missions

March 2017

March 7-10ICT Trade Mission to Singapore & Vietnam
March 12-16Power Technologies Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia & UAE. 
Contact Douglas Wallace at or +966 (11) 488-3800 ext. 4159
or Dao Le at Application deadline is December 31, 2016.
March 26-31 - Trade Mission to Central America in conjunction with the Trade Americas

June 2017

June 19-23 – Cyber-Security Trade Mission to Canada