A trade mission is an international trip for business owners that is organized with the purpose of exploring international business opportunities and learning about the sales potential of various products with in the given market.

During a trade mission, business contacts, key government officials and suppliers are pointed out so that an interested organization or country can know who to connect to in hopes of doing international business with that specific region. A trade mission is also a good way in which countries or organizations can seek out potential buyers and sellers and also gain knowledge of that nation’s top trading opportunities. 

The International Trade Center at the Joseph Center can guide you through this process.

The entire world has been in unprecedented times lately, but with the help of technology, we have put together a series of virtual trade missions in which you can explore various countries all from your computer or mobile device. Additional resources are listed to assist and support international trade and investment in each respective country. The countries currently highlighted below are Nigeria, Tanzania, South Africa, Jamaica and Dubai (United Arab Emirates).

NIGERIA

Nigerian investment promotion commission
NIGERIA commercial guide

TANZANIA

WHY INVEST IN TANZANIA
TANZANIA commercial guide

SOUTH AFRICA

SOUTH AFRICA: BUSINESS OVERVIEW
WHY INVEST IN SOUTH AFRICA
SOUTH AFRICA COMMERICAL GUIDE

JAMAICA

JAMAICA COMMERICAL GUIDE

DUBAI (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – UAE)

DUBAI (UAE) OVERVIEW
DUBAI (UAE) COMMERICAL GUIDE

To learn more about trade missions, contact our International Trade Center, or visit our International Trade Center page.

Brian Butler

Director, Illinois International Trade Center at the Joseph Center®

Office: +1.708.697.6289 | Mobile: +1.847.767.7692 (preferred)

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