Executive-Led Clean EDGE & Environmental Technologies Business Development Mission to India
03/04/2024 (12:00 AM)
03/11/2024 (11:59 PM)
Embassy of the United States of America - Delhi, India
The Mission

The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA) is organizing an executive-led Clean EDGE (Enhancing Development and Growth through Clean Energy) and Environmental Technologies Business Development Mission to India, March 4-8, 2024. Mission stops include Delhi and Mumbai with an optional stop on March 11, 2024 in Hyderabad or Chennai. The additional optional stops will not be executive-led.

The objective for this mission is to support the U.S. vision to grow sustainable and secure clean energy markets in India by promoting U.S. exports and removing trade barriers. This trade mission will accelerate the adoption and deployment of energy and environmental solutions, helping India to meet its climate commitments and protect human health and the environment.

Participants in the mission will be introduced to key stakeholders in India in order to assist U.S. companies in finding foreign business partners to export their products and services to India. The mission will include customized one-on-one business appointments with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors, and joint venture partners. Participants will gain market insights, make industry contacts, and solidify business strategies with the primary goal of increasing U.S. exports of clean energy and environmental technologies, products, and services to India.

Following the mission, participants may want to take advantage of the India Smart Utility Week trade show held in Delhi on March 12-16, 2024. India Smart Utility Week is a major international event on smart grids, electric mobility, and smart cities. The India Smart Utility Week trade show is not a part of the mission nor a U.S. Department of Commerce event.

Why Should You Join?

The goal of the trade mission is to create opportunities for U.S. companies to showcase their energy and environmental technology products and services to key stakeholders and business partners in India, to assist U.S. companies in finding foreign business partners to export their products and services to India, and to develop stronger industry relationships. 

Mission participants will have the opportunity to meet with key Indian decision makers to discuss how to foster policies, regulations, and financial investments that support the development of sustainable, secure, and clean energy markets, supporting the protection of human health and the environment. 

Mission participants will network with Indian national and state government officials, be introduced to prospective business partners, and facilitate discussion on best practices in their areas of technical expertise. By participating in an official U.S. industry delegation, rather than traveling to India individually, U.S. industry representatives will enhance their ability to secure meetings and gain greater exposure, as well as leverage the networks of prescreened industry buyers, distributors, and industry stakeholders developed by Commercial Specialists. 

Proposed Schedule

Monday, March 4, 2024 

All Trade Mission Participants Arrive in DELHI 

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 


Official Trade Mission Program Commences 

DELHI (Full Day Sessions) 

Networking Reception  

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 

DELHI (Full Day Sessions) 

Travel to MUMBAI (Evening) 

Thursday, March 7, 2024 

MUMBAI (Full Day Sessions) 

Networking Reception  

Friday, March 8, 2024 

MUMBAI (Full Day Sessions) 

Official Trade Mission Concludes 

Saturday, March 9, 2024 

Companies participating in Spinoffs travel to next stop 

Sunday, March 10, 2024 

Opportunities for Tourism 

Companies participating in Spinoffs travel to next stop 

Monday, March 11, 2024 


*Note: The final schedule and potential site visits will depend on the availability of host government and business officials, specific goals of mission participants, and ground transportation.

Targeted U.S. Products and Services

Within the energy and environmental technology industries, the trade mission will focus on, but not be limited to, the following subsectors:

  • Renewable power generation (solar, offshore wind, green hydrogen, etc.)
  • Carbon abatement technologies for thermal power generation, including Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) technologies
  • Energy efficiency technologies specific to the energy and environmental technologies sectors
  • Distributed energy resources
  • Microgrids
  • Transmission and Distribution (T&D) equipment
  • Smart grid information communications technologies and services
  • Distribution automation / substation automation
  • Energy storage technologies
  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems
  • Energy cybersecurity software and services
  • Engineering, procurement, and construction for energy and environment-related infrastructure projects
  • Energy management systems
  • Air pollution monitoring and control technologies
  • Water and wastewater management systems
  • Waste-to-energy equipment
Conditions for Participation

Applicants must submit a completed and signed mission application and supplemental application materials, including adequate information on their products and/or services, primary market objectives, and goals for participation that is adequate to allow the Department of Commerce to evaluate their application.  If the Department of Commerce receives an incomplete application, the Department may either: reject the application, request additional information/clarification, or take the lack of information into account when evaluating the application.  If the requisite minimum number of participants is not selected for a particular mission by the recruitment deadline, the mission may be cancelled.   

Each applicant must also certify that the products and services it seeks to export through the mission are either produced in the United States, or, if not, are marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and have at least fifty-one percent U.S. content by value. In the case of a trade association or organization, the applicant must certify that, for each firm or service provider to be represented by the association/organization, the products and/or services the represented firm or service provider seeks to export are either produced in the United States or, if not, marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and have at least 51% U.S. content. 

  • A trade association/organization applicant must certify to the above for all of the companies it seeks to represent on the mission. In addition, each applicant must: 
  • Certify that the products and services that it wishes to market through the mission would be in compliance with U.S. export controls and regulations;  
  • Certify that it has identified any matter pending before any bureau or office in the Department of Commerce;  
  • Certify that it has identified any pending litigation (including any administrative proceedings) to which it is a party that involves the Department of Commerce; and  

Sign and submit an agreement that it and its affiliates (1) have not and will not engage in the bribery of foreign officials in connection with a company’s/participant’s involvement in this mission, and (2) maintain and enforce a policy that prohibits the bribery of foreign officials. 

In the case of a trade association/organization, the applicant must certify that each firm or service provider to be represented by the association/organization can make the above certifications. 

Fees and Expenses

After a firm or trade association/organization has been selected to participate on the mission, a payment to the Department of Commerce in the form of a participation fee is required. The participation fee for the Clean EDGE and Environmental Technologies Business Development Mission to India will be:

Participation Options


For small or medium-sized enterprises

$4,093 Delhi and Mumbai

Optional Additional Stop (Choose One):
$950 Hyderabad
$1,315 Chennai

For large firms

$6,276 Delhi and Mumbai

Optional Additional Stop (Choose One):
$3,400 Hyderabad
$1,818 Chennai

Each additional representative (large firm or SME/trade organization)


Upon notification of acceptance to participate, those selected have 5 business days to submit payment or the acceptance may be revoked.  
Participants selected for a trade mission will be expected to pay for the cost of personal expenses, including, but not limited to, international travel, lodging, meals, transportation, communication, and incidentals, unless otherwise noted.   Participants will be able to take advantage of U.S. Government rates for hotel rooms.  In the event that a mission is cancelled, no personal expenses paid in anticipation of a mission will be reimbursed. However, participation fees for a cancelled mission will be reimbursed to the extent they have not already been expended in anticipation of the mission. Interpreter and driver services can be arranged for additional cost.
If a visa is required to travel on a particular mission, applying for and obtaining such a visa will be the responsibility of the mission participant. Government fees and processing expenses to obtain such a visa are not included in the participation fee. However, the Department of Commerce will provide instructions to each participant on the procedures required to obtain business visas. 
Trade Mission members participate in trade missions and undertake mission-related travel at their own risk.  The nature of the security situation in a given foreign market at a given time cannot be guaranteed.  The U.S. Government does not make any representations or guarantees as to the safety or security of participants.  The U.S. Department of State issues U.S. Government international travel alerts and warnings for U.S. citizens available online - USG Travel Alerts.  Any question regarding insurance coverage must be resolved by the participant and its insurer of choice.

Selection Criteria

Targeted mission participants are U.S. firms, services providers and trade associations/organizations providing or promoting U.S. products and services that have an interest in entering or expanding their business in the mission’s destination countries. The following criteria will be evaluated in selecting participants: 

  • Suitability of the applicant’s (or in the case of a trade association/organization, represented firm’s or service provider’s) products or services to these markets;  
  • The applicant’s, or represented firm or service provider’s, potential for business in the markets, including likelihood of exports resulting from the mission; and 

Consistency of the applicant’s goals and objectives with the stated scope of the mission. Balance of company size and location may also be considered during the review process.  U.S. entities with ownership from foreign state-owned or subsidized parent organizations will be considered for participation on a case-by-case basis.  

Balance of applicant’s size and location may also be considered during the review process. 

Referrals from a political party or partisan political group or any information, including on the application, containing references to political contributions or other partisan political activities will be excluded from the application and will not be considered during the selection process. The sender will be notified of these exclusions.

Deadline to register: November 17th, 2023

Contact Us

For questions or additional information, contact us!

Haisum Shah
International Trade Specialist
U.S. Commercial Service, Portland OR
(503) 347-1708

Matthew Eiss
International Trade Specialist
Office of South Asia
(202) 893-1470