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Requirements for attending the Trade Mission to Kenya and Tanzania include:

  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19

  • Complete registration form and pay $1000 registration fee. Financial support for this trade mission may be available from the Minnesota Trade Office through STEP (State Trade Expansion Program). To apply for these funds, please visit

  • Must be a registered company in the United States in one of the focused sectors and are planning to export your products to Kenya and Tanzania

  • Your product must be at least 50% manufactured in Minnesota or the United States

  • You must be looking for partnerships with government and/or business leaders in Kenya and/or Tanzania (MAU will help facilitate)

  • You must be willing to increase export and trade to Africa

  • You must be willing to meet potential/interested business partners one-on-one/independently

  • You must be willing to share your business profile

  • Secure visas (MAU can help facilitate)

  • Up to date valid passport

  • The US Commercial Service at the US Embassies in both countries offers a Gold Key Service which will help set up meetings with partners in a foreign market. This service will be coordinated by MAU, and the US Embassy, but will be paid by attendees. For more information and pricing, please visit

  • Equity Group Holdings is able to book private match making meetings with its clients, private sector leaders or government officials according to sector interest.

  • Purchase of round-trip flight

  • Booking of hotel room(s) (blocked off by MAU)

  • Purchase of food throughout the trip

  • Purchase of transportation (with the group) throughout the trip

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