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.

Upcoming Missions

      February 2020 March 2020 April 2020 May 2020

      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.
      • Potential for media coverage to expand the reach of your brand.

      Past Trade Missions


      March 2019

      • March 24-29 – Trade Mission to the Americas Southern Cone Region in Conjunction with Trade Americas – Business Opportunities in the Southern Cone Region Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Contact Dakshina Voetsch at (202) 482-470 or

      April 2019

      • April 6-11 – Healthcare Technology & Health Services Trade Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar. Contact Sonia Hatfield at (860) 638-6955 or

      May 2019

      • May 6-9 – Trade Winds Indo Pacific Forum & Mission. Contact or call Leslie Drake at (304) 347-5123 or Leandro Solorzano at (954) 356-6647. 
      • May 21-31 – Safety and Security Trade Mission to Nigeria and Kenya - Contact Mathew Woodlee at 612-348-1640 or or Tatyana Aguirre at 949-660-1410 or
      November 2019


      February 2018

      March 2018

      • March 5-9 – Smart Grid and Energy Storage Business Development Mission to India. Contact Anne Novak at (202) 482–8178 or or Dinah McDougall at +91-11-2347-2192 or 

      May 2018

      • May 6-11 – Trade Mission to the Caribbean Region in conjunction with the Trade Americas - Business Opportunities in the Caribbean Region Conference. Contact Delia Valdivia at (310) 235-7203 or