US trade delegation to visit Ghana, Nigeria and S. Africa

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US Assistant secretary of Commerce, Israel Hernandez, will lead a trade delegation to Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa, according to a statement from the Public Affairs Section of the US Consulate.

The statement, made available Tuesday, indicated that the American delegation will arrive in Nigeria 6 March.

‘In addition to the official party, the delegation will include representatives of 13 US companies seeking agents, distributors or partners in Nigeria,” the statement said.

The delegation includes officials from companies with a wide variety involvement in industries, telecommunications, law, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, packaging and design.

‘I am pleased to be bringing some of the best and most innovative American companies on this mission to Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa,” said Hernandez.

He added that,”These countries represent some of the fastest-growing economies on the African continent, offering a range of opportunities for the US high-tech, energy, infrastructure and consumer goods.

The visit is the second of three stops in sub-saharan Africa for the delegation.

The 13 companies represented on the delegation are American Plastics Technologies, Crestcom International, Edwards Angell Palmer and Dodge, EquipXP, FEECO International, Green Energy Solution Technologies, Hybas International, Intertrade, Lockheed Martin, Patrix Med International, Motorola, SSC Medical Instrumentations and Technology Solutions for Africa.

The US Commercial Service with offices across the US and at US embassies and consulates in 80 countries is part of the US Diplomatic Mission in Nigeria.

It works to partner US sellers with foreign buyers through counselling, trade events, market research, pre-arranged business appointments among others. Panapress

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