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Clean Energy and Environment Trade Mission


September 1–12, 2008


Beijing, Jinan, and Shanghai, China (September 1–5)

New Delhi, Hyderabad, and Mumbai, India (September 7–12)

This September, U.S. companies selling clean energy and environmental technologies and services will have a chance to initiate or expand their sales in two booming markets by participating in a Department of Commerce trade mission to China and India. Assistant Secretary of Commerce David A. Bohigian will lead the mission, which will draw on the expertise of Department of Commerce staff in China, India, and the United States.

Both China and India offer opportunities to U.S. firms in the clean energy and environment sector. In China, rapid economic growth has been accompanied by widespread pollution and environmental degradation. That problem, combined with limited energy resources and inefficient use of energy, has caused the government to make clean energy, environmental technologies, and energy efficiencya strategic priority.

Likewise, India is experiencing dramatic economic growth, which has brought rapidly increasing demand for energy. Currently, India is the world’s fourth-largest energy consumer, but it will be the third-largest economy by 2030. India’s government has specified renewable energy in its development plans and has developed numerous incentives.

The cost to participate in the trade mission is $5,400 per company and $1,000 for each additional company representative. Participating in either the China or India portion of the mission costs $3,500 per person and $750 for each additional company representative. Applications must be submitted by July 21, 2008. For more information, contact Brian O’Hanlon, tel.: (202) 482-3492; e-mail; or Debra Delay, tel.: (617) 565-4302; e-mail: