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Our primary offices are located at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.



Duquesne University

Small Business Development Center

108 Rockwell Hall

600 Forbes Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15282-0103


For Inquiries:



Brent Rondon

Manager, Global Business Program

(412) 396-5670


Trade Winds--Trade Mission Mexico, Chile and Peru

September 5-13, 2016


The U.S. Department of Commerce has selected Chile as the main country in Latin America where all of the 22 U.S. Embassies in Latin America will offer a multi-country forum, conference and business matchmaking from September 7-9, 2016.Companies can select to visit Mexico before the Chile visit (September 5-6) and then select Peru after Chile (September 12-13) for more business matchmaking opportunities.

The IMPACT Project at the Duquesne University SBDC is funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, MDCP award program to assist U.S. companies increase trade with the “Pacific Alliance” countries of Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Chile.  The IMPACT Project is supporting the TRADE WINDS trade mission to the countries related to the Pacific Alliance which are Mexico, Chile and Peru. 


IMPACT Project personnel will travel to Mexico, Chile and Peru and will assist you with negotiations, business meetings, translations and to answer any questions.


INDUSTRY FOCUS: TRADE WINDS is open to all industries, but the IMPACT Project is only focusing on the following industries: infrastructure, oil and gas, mining, construction, energy, water, petrochemical, transportation equipment, telecommunications equipment and engineering firms.


QUALIFICATIONS: To have a product made in the USA.


WHY LATIN AMERICA? The United States and Western Hemisphere region enjoy extensive economic linkages, rich cultural people-to-people connections, and a shared belief in inclusive growth and broad-based opportunity.

The Western Hemisphere is the destination for 45.5% of U.S. exports (2014), more than any other region across the globe.  U.S. goods exports to the Western Hemisphere in 2014 were $736.7 billion, up 3.4% ($24.6 billion) from 2013.

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