Explore ‘Green’ Building Markets in Asia With U.S. Trade Mission
Applications for an upcoming federal trade mission are available to U.S. companies involved in “green” building and sustainable development and considering expanding their businesses to Asian markets.
The U.S. Department of Commerce is organizing the U.S. Building Products Trade Mission to Asia from April 20-28, including visits to Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok, Thailand.
The mission’s goal is to promote U.S. building industry firms that offer environmentally friendly design, including energy-efficient building systems, lighting and HVAC systems, as well as green building products.
The Commerce Department will select between seven and 15 companies for the trade mission. Applications are open to U.S. companies already doing business in these countries as well as U.S. companies seeking to enter these markets for the first time.
Details about the mission were first published in the Federal Register on Friday, Nov. 21.
The trade mission is designed to help U.S. firms explore supplier opportunities or expand existing exports through business-to-business introductions, market briefings and networking. Selected applicants will also receive embassy briefings from government officials on conducting business in each country.
For more information on this opportunity, visit the trade mission Web pages by clicking here. The mission Web site also contains commercial guides and fact sheets for Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand with detailed information on doing business in each country.
U.S. companies and individuals must submit an application, including supporting documentation about their company, and meet certain requirements. If accepted, applicants will have to pay a participation fee and be responsible for travel, lodging, meals and incidental costs.
Applications are due by Feb. 20.
For more information, e-mail or call the mission project officers at the Commerce Department:
For more information on this article, or for information on building materials or the work of the NAHB Building Materials Subcommittee, e-mail Felicia Watson at NAHB, or call her at 800-368-5242 x8229.