Announcement - Commerce Trade Official to Lead 11 U.S. Companies on Safety and Security Trade Mission to Morocco, Algeria, and Egypt
WASHINGTON - U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Analysis Marcus Jadotte is leading 11 U.S. companies on a safety and security trade mission to Morocco, Algeria, and Egypt, March 4-12. The mission, with stops in Rabat and Casablanca, Morocco; Algiers, Algeria; and Cairo, Egypt, will be Jadotte's first trade mission since becoming Assistant Secretary.
"The safety and security product and services sectors are in high demand in this region," said Assistant Secretary Jadotte. "I am pleased to lead this impressive group of U.S. companies that offer world-class products and services to strengthen security and provide enhanced safety to citizens in North Africa. This trade mission will enhance our commercial relationships with these important trading partners, encourage economic growth, and advance President Obama's commitment to increasing U.S. trade with Africa."
Representatives from the following U.S. companies participated in the trade mission:
1.Comm Port Technologies, Inc., - Cranbury, N.J.
2.Galaxy Control Systems, Walkersville, Md.
3.Gichner/Kratos Modular Systems Division, Dallastown, Pa.
4.Lenco Armored Vehicles, Pittsville, Mass.
5.Louisiana State University-National Ctr for Biomedical Research & Training, Baton Rouge, La.
6.Morpho Detection, LLC., Wilmington, Mass.
7.Motorola Solutions, Inc., Washington, D.C.
8.Navajo Fabrics, Westerly, R.I.
9.NBC Security, Great Falls, Va.
10.Prism Lighting Services, LLC., Jacksonville, Fla.
11.Tactical Electronics Corporation, Melbourne, Fla.
Mission participants will gain market insights, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, and advance specific projects, with the goal of increasing U.S. exports of products and services to the region. Participating firms will get the chance to partake in one-on-one appointments with potential buyers, agents, distributors, and joint venture partners; meetings with state and local government officials and industry leaders, and networking events.
This trade mission advances President Obama's National Export Initiative, which aims to support economic and job growth. For additional information on trade missions, please visit http://www.export.gov/trademissions.