Alabama sends a first trade delegation to Germany since before the pandemic.

Alabama trade officials, led by Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield, are in Germany to help develop trade partnerships for Alabama-based businesses.

“The journey to Munich and nearby Augsburg is the Alabama Department of Commerce’s first trade and business development mission since before the pandemic, when an Alabama team traveled to the United Arab Emirates in September 2019,” Commerce said in announcing the trip.

The trip is a collaboration with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Trip participants will participate in the EU-US Small and Medium Enterprise Best Practices Workshop, which focuses on “SME’s Rising: Recovery Together on Both Sides of the Atlantic.” That gathering takes place in Augsburg.