American Embassy Leads Pakistani Delegation to Recycling and Waste Management Trade Expo

Islamabad, May 09, 2017 – A member of the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service (FCS) joined a delegation of Pakistani companies from Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, and Multan at Waste Expo 2017, in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The expo is the largest annual recycling and waste management trade show in the United States, and runs from May 8-11. More than 500 exhibitors will display their newest innovations and products, including leading companies in the sector, such as Caterpillar, Cummins, and Green Machine.

At the expo, Pakistani companies will have the opportunity to negotiate business deals with American firms, improving their operational capabilities and technological know-how in the area of recycling and waste management.  FCS will support the Pakistani companies in attendance with Business to Business matchmaking, trade counselling, and official site visits for product demonstrations.

Highlighting the importance of the delegation, American Commercial Attaché Steve Knode noted, “Events like Waste Expo provide an opportunity to learn about industry best practices and innovative solutions.  We are delighted to showcase to Pakistani companies the very best, cutting edge recycling and waste management technology.   With new methods and machinery, Pakistan’s cities and towns will be cleaner and greener.”

The United States is Pakistan’s largest trading partner, and in 2016, more than 200 Pakistani businesspeople travelled to a total of 15 states to build trade ties between the United States and Pakistan with support from the U.S Foreign Commercial Service.  These trade promotion tours focused on increasing bi-lateral trade between our nations, in everything from dairy products to solar power technology.  The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. U.S. Commercial Service trade professionals in over 100 U.S. cities and in more than 75 countries help U.S. companies get started in exporting or increase sales to new global markets.

Contact: U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (051-201-5427, 051-201-4423)