Certified Trade Missions (CTMs) are overseas events planned, organized, recruited, and led by private and public sector export oriented groups outside of the U.S. Department of Commerce. These events are hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s overseas Commercial Service Offices.

The purpose of CTMs is to bring representatives of U.S. companies into contact with potential agents, distributors, joint venture partners, licensees, local businesses, and government contracts.

Here are some things that are typically included in the CTMs:

  • one-on-one business appointments
  • market briefings
  • networking receptions
  • selective sessions on local business practices, site visits, or seminars

To find out more about guidelines and benefits of CTMs visit export.gov