Apply Now: Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity Inbound Trade Mission to Nigeria

Apply Now: Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity Inbound Trade Mission to Nigeria

Exploring Trade Opportunities: U.S. Trade Mission to Nigeria:

The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, specifically the Office of Trade and Investment for the Government of Illinois, is spearheading an Inbound Trade Mission from the United States to Nigeria.

This initiative, scheduled for March 2024 in Lagos, Nigeria, aims to foster bilateral trade relations and explore economic collaborations between the two nations.

Supported by U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

The Inbound Trade Mission receives crucial support from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), emphasizing the significance of small businesses in driving international trade.

This collaboration enhances the mission’s capacity to engage diverse sectors and promote economic growth.

Application & Selection Criteria

To ensure a targeted and effective mission, the application process is open to companies that align with specific criteria.

Companies operating in the sectors of Agriculture, Manufacturing, Engineering, Clean Energy, Technology, Medical, Beauty & Cosmetics are exclusively eligible for consideration.

Interested parties keen on participating in this trade mission are required to submit their applications through the designated channel.

Focused Sectors for Consideration

The trade mission particularly seeks participants contributing to sectors pivotal for economic development.

These include Agriculture, where innovations in farming and agribusiness are pivotal, Manufacturing, Engineering, Clean Energy, Technology, Medical, and Beauty & Cosmetics.

The selection process will prioritize companies demonstrating expertise and relevance in these specified sectors.

Point of Contact: Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce

For inquiries and further details regarding the trade mission, interested parties can reach out to the Acting Director General of the Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce, Wofai Samuel.

As a key point of contact, Samuel will provide valuable insights and guidance to potential participants, ensuring a smooth application process.

Application Deadline: February 12th, 2024

The application window for companies interested in joining this impactful trade mission will remain open until February 12th, 2024.

Applicants are encouraged to adhere to this deadline to ensure comprehensive consideration for participation.

The timely submission of applications will contribute to the efficient planning and execution of the trade mission.

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