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U.S. Department of Commerce China Clean Energy Business Development Mission

Great Market for U.S. Businesses in Clean Energy

China represents a great opportunity for U.S. companies in the sectors of clean energy, energy efficiency, electric energy storage, and distribution and transmission.

  • In response to rapid economic growth and an increasing demand for energy, the central government has made clean energy and energy efficiency strategic priorities.
  • The 11th Five-Year Plan (2005-2010), has set targets to reduce energy intensity per unit of GDP by 20% as well as reduce emissions for major pollutants, such as carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxides, by 10%.
  • This focus on renewable energy, energy efficiency and improved electricity infrastructure creates tremendous opportunities for U.S. companies.

U.S. companies have the chance to launch or increase their current sales in China by joining Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke as he leads a delegation of U.S. businesses on the China Energy Business Development Mission May 15-21, 2010.

Special Opportunities for Mission Participants

The Department of Commerce recognizes that while that a number of U.S. companies that have been successful in China, some companies need assistance negotiating the market to take full advantage of the great opportunities that exist.

This Mission is designed to promote U.S. companies with clear potential in the clean energy, energy efficiency, and electric energy storage and transmission and distribution sectors. Mission participants will benefit from customized on-site services and opportunities, including:

  • Individual company pre-screened business appointments with potential buyers, agents/distributors and partners;
  • Latest information on market access and business opportunities; and
  • Opportunities to meet with senior government officials and industry decision-makers.

Who Should Participate

This mission is designed for U.S. companies with clear potential for business in energy-related markets in China. Companies fitting the following descriptions are encouraged to apply:

  • U.S. companies already doing business in China as well as experienced exporters seeking to entry to the Chinese market;
  • U.S. companies involved in major project procurement in China;
  • U.S. companies interested in addressing obstacles to trade in these markets, including transparency, rule of law, financial reform and intellectual property rights protection.


After a company has been selected to participate on the mission, a payment to the Department of Commerce in the form of a participation fee is required.

  • Large Companies Principal Participant fee: $10,000.00
  • Small & Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) Principal Participant fee: $8,500.00
  • Additional firm representative (both Large companies & SMEs): $3,300.00

Expenses for travel, lodging, most meals, and incidentals will be the responsibility of each mission participant.

Application Procedures

Don’t miss this tremendous business opportunity. Request an application to participate in this business development mission.

The application deadline is Friday, March 12, 2010.

Completed applications should be submitted to the Department of Commerce Office of Business Liaison. Applications received after Friday, March 12, 2010 will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit.


E-mail your questions to or call the US Department of Commerce Office of Business Liaison directly 202-482-1360.

Last Updated: 2/23/10 12:18 PM