TRADE MISSIONS

TRADE MISSIONS

TO THE UNITED STATES / CANADA

CHINA. May 9-20. The Minnesota Trade Office is organizing a study tour to increase understanding of the social, cultural and business practices of the country. Other tours are being planned for September and November. Contact: Minnesota Trade Office, Tel.: (612) 297-4222. Fax: (612) 296-3555. E-mail: mto(AT)state.mn.us.

ITALY AND SPAIN. May 10-15. The International Trade Administration is organizing a women in trade business development mission to Milan and Madrid. Contact: Loretta Allison, Women in Trade Business Development, (202) 482-5479. Fax: (202) 482-1999.

CANADA. June 2-4. The International Trade Administration is organizing a trade mission to Ottawa. Contact: Deborah Anderson, International Trade Administration, (202) 482-2736. Fax: (202) 501-4585.

EGYPT, ISRAEL, JORDAN, WEST BANK-GAZA. June 7-12. A high-technology trade mission sponsored by the U.S. Commerce Department. Contact: Thomas Parker. Tel.: (202) 482-1860. Fax: (202) 482-0878.

FINLAND, RUSSIA. June 9-11. The International Management and Development Institute is sponsoring its Fourth Tripartite (US-Finland-Russia) Gateway Business Matchmaking mission. The conference, workshops on key Russian growth sectors, issue briefings and networking sessions will take place in Helsinki and during a cruise to Stockholm. Detailed invitation and announcement at http://www.ita.doc.gov/ita_home/meenan.html, or contact: James R. Meenan, IMDI, (202) 337-1022. Fax: (202) 337-6678.

ITALY, SPAIN, PORTUGAL AND GREECE. June 15-26. The International Trade Administration is organizing a trade mission to Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece. Contact: Sam Dhir, International Trade Administration, (202) 482-4756. Fax: (202) 482-0178.

IRELAND. June 21-26. The Ireland Chamber of Commerce in the United States and the commercial service of the U.S. Department of Commerce are sponsoring a 1998 Business Opportunities in Ireland mission. Covers both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Contact: ICCUSA, (203) 255-4774.

CHILE AND VENEZUELA. June 22-26. The International Trade Administration is organizing a trade mission to Chile and Venezuela. Contact: Gordon Keller, International Trade Administration, (202) 482-1793. Fax: (202) 482-0178.

TANZANIA, UGANDA AND KENYA. Tentatively late June. The Corporate Council on Africa is organizing a trade and outreach mission to the three countries. Contact: Mary Swann, Corporate Council on Africa, (202) 835-1115.

PHILIPPINES, INDONESIA AND MALAYSIA. July 23-31. The International Trade Administration is organizing a trade mission to the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia. Contact: Gordon Keller, International Trade Administration, (202) 482-1793. Fax: (202) 482-0178.

MALI, BURKINA FASO AND SENEGAL. September. The Corporate Council on Africa and the U.S. Agency for International Development are organizing a trade and outreach mission to these three countries. For exact dates and further information, contact: Mary Swann, Corporate Council on Africa, (202) 835-1115. Fax: (202) 835-1117.

MEXICO. Sept. 8-11. The International Trade Administration is organizing a plastics industry trade mission to Mexico City and Monterrey. Contact: Kim Copperthite, Office of Metals, Materials and Chemicals, (202) 432-5124. Fax: (202) 482-2565.

MEXICO. Sept. 28-Oct.3. A computer software trade mission to Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey is sponsored by the U.S. Commerce Department. Recruitment closes Aug. 7. Contact: Nicole Bair, Tel.: (202) 482-0551. Fax: (202) 482-0952.

ARGENTINA, BRAZIL, VENEZUELA. Oct. 18-31. The U.S. Commerce Department is sponsoring this information technology trade mission. Recruitment closes Aug. 14. Contact: Daniel Valverde, Tel.: (202) 482-0573. Fax: (202) 482-0952.

JAPAN. Nov. 6-15. The National Minority Business Council is sponsoring this business and trade research mission to Tokyo and Osaka. Contact: NMBC at (212) 573-2385.

FROM MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA

UNITED STATES. Through May 19. The U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service is sponsoring this oil, gas and petrochemical trade mission from Saudi Arabia. The Saudi delegation will visit Los Angeles, New Orleans and Newark, N.J. For further information, particularly on the New Jersey leg of the mission (May 18-19), contact: Bill Spitler, Newark Export Assistance Center, (973) 645-4682. Fax: (973) 645-4783.