ITA recruits participants for trade mission to Southeast Asia


The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration is recruiting participants for the Clean EDGE Asia Business Development Mission to Indonesia and Vietnam. Biofuel companies are among those encouraged to participate.

The mission is scheduled to take place June 6-10 with stops in Indonesia and Vietnam, with an optional stopover in the Philippines June 13-14. The mission, previously called Asia EDGE Business Development Mission, was originally scheduled for March 16-24, 2020. The mission has been postponed several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A notice in the Federal Register explains that the mission is now being organized as part of the Biden-Harris administration’s new Indo-Pacific clean energy initiative, Clean EDGE Asia, and focuses on promoting product exports. and services that enhance energy security, improve energy access, promote open and efficient energy markets, and advance clean energy and climate goals in Southeast Asia.

The mission aims to support the U.S. vision to develop sustainable, secure, and clean energy markets throughout Asia by promoting U.S. exports, mobilizing private sector investment, removing trade barriers, and strengthening standards and practices. supply.

Mission participants will have the opportunity to meet with key Southeast Asian decision makers to discuss how to foster policies, regulations and financial investments that support the development of sustainable, secure and profitable energy markets. According to ITC, mission participants will network with regional government officials, be introduced to potential business partners and facilitate discussions on best practices in their areas of technical expertise. Attendees will gain market intelligence, establish industry contacts, solidify business strategies, discuss enabling policies, and advance specific projects, with the primary goal of increasing U.S. exports of products and services to the United States. ‘Indo-Pacific.

Representatives from the biofuels industry are among those identified by ITC as the best prospects for the assignment.

Additional information is available on the Federal Register website.


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