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USTDA Hosts Interagency Forum for International Affairs Interns USTDA HOSTS INTERAGENCY FORUM FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS INTERNS
ARLINGTON, VA (August 2, 2012) – Yesterday, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency hosted a forum for U.S. government interns in the international affairs arena. The forum provided a broad discussion of interagency collaboration to advance the foreign policy objectives of the United States and highlighted, in particular, the trade promotion strategy of the President's Export Promotion Cabinet.| Full Story

USTDA Launches 'Making Global Local' Initiative USTDA LAUNCHES 'MAKING GLOBAL LOCAL' INITIATIVE
ARLINGTON, VA (May 17, 2012) – In celebration of World Trade Day, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency launched Making Global Local, an initiative designed to connect towns and cities across the country with USTDA's export-promoting programs. | Full Story

USTDA Celebrates World Trade Month USTDA CELEBRATES WORLD TRADE MONTH
ARLINGTON, VA (May 4, 2012) – Leila Aridi Afas, U.S. Trade and Development Agency Director for Export Promotion, discusses how the Agency is recognizing World Trade Month in May. During World Trade Month, USTDA will be featuring its programs and how U.S. companies could potentially benefit from them. | Full Story

U.S. Trade and Development Agency Releases Fiscal Year 2011 Annual Report U.S. TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY RELEASES FISCAL YEAR 2011 ANNUAL REPORT
ARLINGTON, VA (January 3, 2012) – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency released today its Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2011, a remarkable year in which the Agency identified a record $4.9 billion dollars in U.S. exports that were supported by its programs. The Annual Report highlights USTDA's programs and key successes, which have ultimately supported more than 30,000 U.S. jobs. | Full Story

East Asia and Eurasia

USTDA Continues Its Support of Azerbaijan's Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight USTDA CONTINUES ITS SUPPORT OF AZERBAIJAN'S CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY AND SECURITY OVERSIGHT
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 19, 2012) – Strengthening civil aviation safety and security oversight in Azerbaijan is the goal of a grant awarded today to the State Civil Aviation Administration of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SCAA). | Full Story

USTDA Reaffirms Commitment to Bilateral Cooperation in the Development of China's Aviation Sector USTDA REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO BILATERAL COOPERATION IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF CHINA'S AVIATION SECTOR
BEIJING, CHINA (March 22, 2012) – USTDA reaffirmed its support of the ongoing U.S.-China Aviation Cooperation Program (ACP) by committing to support the eighth phase of the successful partnership between USTDA, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), U.S. industry and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). | Full Story

Latin America and the Caribbean

USTDA Director Kicks Off U.S.-Latin America Aviation Summit USTDA DIRECTOR KICKS OFF U.S.-LATIN AMERICA AVIATION SUMMIT
MIAMI, FL (December 4, 2012) – Today, U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) Director Leocadia I. Zak welcomed more almost 300 attendees to the U.S.-Latin America Aviation Summit. | Full Story

USTDA Supports Airport Network Expansion and Modernization in Brazil USTDA SUPPORTS AIRPORT NETWORK EXPANSION AND MODERNIZATION IN BRAZIL
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL (July 25, 2012) – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) awarded a $345,060 grant to the Bahia State Infrastructure Secretariat (Secretaria de Infrastructure do Estado Bahia / SEINFRA) to support the development of a roadmap and implementation plan for the modernization and expansion of Bahia's airport network. | Full Story

USTDA Supports the Expansion of Colombia's River Port Infrastructure USTDA SUPPORTS THE EXPANSION OF COLOMBIA'S RIVER PORT INFRASTRUCTURE
CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA (April 24, 2012) – Today, USTDA awarded a grant to Terminal Fluvial Andalucía, S.A. (Andalucia River Terminal or "TFA") for a feasibility study to determine the technical and financial viability of a new inland river port along the Magdalena River in Colombia. | Full Story

USTDA Launches U.S-Brazil Aviation Partnership USTDA LAUNCHES U.S.-BRAZIL AVIATION PARTNERSHIP
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 9, 2012) – Today, on the occasion of the visit of President Dilma Rousseff to the United States, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) joined with the U.S. Department of State, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) together with Brazil's Ministry of External Relations in announcing the launch of the U.S. – Brazil Aviation Partnership. | Full Story

USTDA Provides Technical Assistance to Brazil to Enhance Aviation Infrastructure USTDA PROVIDES TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO BRAZIL TO ENHANCE AVIATION INFRASTRUCTURE
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (March 28, 2012) – To support planned improvements in air transportation, USTDA has awarded a $485,000 technical assistance grant to the Rio de Janeiro State Transport Secretariat (SETRANS). The technical assistance will update Rio de Janeiro's statewide airport plan and develop a funding strategy to modernize and expand the state's airport and heliport networks. | Full Story

Middle East, North Africa (MENA) and Europe

USTDA Director Participates in Framework for Strategic Economic and Commercial Cooperation in Turkey USTDA DIRECTOR PARTICIPATES IN FRAMEWORK FOR STRATEGIC ECONOMIC AND COMMERCIAL COOPERATION IN TURKEY
ANKARA, TURKEY (June 26, 2012) – U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) Director Leocadia I. Zak participated today in the second ministerial meeting of the Framework for Strategic Economic and Commercial Cooperation (FSECC) in Turkey. | Full Story

Business Briefing Serves as Mutual Benefit for Turkey and U.S. Companies BUSINESS BRIEFING SERVES AS MUTUAL BENEFIT FOR TURKEY AND U.S. COMPANIES
ARLINGTON, VA (February 28, 2012) – U.S. companies recently had an opportunity to learn about Turkey's plans to implement Intelligent Transportation System projects in the city of Izmir during a business briefing at the U.S. Trade and Development Agency's headquarters here. | Full Story

South and Southeast Asia

USTDA Promotes ASEAN Connectivity Through Smart Grid Development USTDA PROMOTES ASEAN CONNECTIVITY THROUGH SMART GRID DEVELOPMENT
HANOI, VIETNAM (November 13, 2012) – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) kicked off the U.S.-ASEAN Smart Grid Workshop in Hanoi, Vietnam, the second event of the U.S.-ASEAN Connectivity Cooperation Initiative. | Full Story

USTDA Director Participates in U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue USTDA DIRECTOR PARTICIPATES IN U.S.-INDIA STRATEGIC DIALOGUE
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 13, 2012) – The third U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue, held in Washington, D.C. today provided the framework for a series of high-level meetings with key Indian and U.S. public and private sector officials to discuss bilateral cooperation, economic development and enhanced trade. | Full Story

Promoting Emergency Preparedness Cooperation with ASEAN PROMOTING EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COOPERATION WITH ASEAN
BANGKOK, THAILAND (May 31, 2012) – Over the past two days, USTDA convened over 140 senior officials and experts from across Southeast Asia and the United States to address critical topics in disaster preparedness and response in the U.S.-ASEAN Emergency Preparedness Workshop. | Full Story

USTDA Supports ASEAN Connectivity with First Focus on Regional Disaster Management and Mitigation USTDA SUPPORTS ASEAN CONNECTIVITY WITH FIRST FOCUS ON REGIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT AND MITIGATION
ARLINGTON, VA (April 16, 2012) – In response to recent natural disasters across Southeast Asia, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is supporting the region's efforts toward the effective recovery, mitigation, and management of future natural hazards which include recurring seasonal typhoons, monsoons, floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and tsunamis. | Full Story

Sub-Saharan Africa

Nigerian Offshore Oil and Gas Industry Receives USTDA Support NIGERIAN OFFSHORE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY RECEIVES USTDA SUPPORT
ARLINGTON, VA (December 28, 2012) – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is helping Nigeria meet the logistical and engineering needs of its emerging offshore oil and gas industry by providing a grant to support the development of an electronic management platform. | Full Story

Secretary Blank Announces New U.S.-Africa Clean Energy Development and Finance Center SECRETARY BLANK ANNOUNCES NEW U.S-AFRICA CLEAN ENERGY DEVELOPMENT AND FINANCE CENTER
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (November 28, 2012) – Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank announced the establishment of the U.S.-Africa Clean Energy Development and Finance Center (Center) at a luncheon event co-hosted by Business Unity South Africa and the Corporate Council on Africa. | Full Story

USTDA Supports Internet Connectivity Expansion in Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain Townships in Cape Town, South Africa USTDA SUPPORTS INTERNET CONNECTIVITY EXPANSION IN KHAYELITSHA AND MITCHELLS PLAIN TOWNSHIPS IN CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA (August 9, 2012) – Promoting the expansion of internet connectivity in South Africa is the goal of a grant signed yesterday between USTDA Director Leocadia I. Zak and Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille. | Full Story

USTDA Announces Aviation Initiative for South Africa in Conjunction with U.S.-South Africa Business Summit USTDA ANNOUNCES AVIATION INITIATIVE FOR SOUTH AFRICA IN CONJUNCTION WITH U.S.-SOUTH AFRICA BUSINESS SUMMIT
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (August 7, 2012) – Yesterday, USTDA Director Leocadia I. Zak announced the creation of an Aviation Initiative for South Africa in conjunction with the U.S.-South Africa Business Summit hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Johannesburg, SA. | Full Story

USTDA Reverse Trade Mission Supports South Africa Smart Grid Initiatives USTDA REVERSE TRADE MISSION SUPPORTS SOUTH AFRICA SMART GRID INITIATIVES
ARLINGTON, VA (April 12, 2012) – In this special feature, representatives from South Africa's municipal electricity distribution utilities, Eskom, and NERSA, take part in a reverse trade mission to learn about U.S. technology, services, policies and financing that can support the implementation of smart grid projects in their country. | Full Story

Regional Director Marin Testifies on USTDA's Role in Supporting Development in Nigeria REGIONAL DIRECTOR MARIN TESTIFIES ON USTDA'S ROLE IN SUPPORTING DEVELOMENT IN NIGERIA
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 30, 2012) – U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa Paul Marin appeared before a Senate Subcommittee on African Affairs hearing that addressed Nigeria's security, governance and trade. The hearing focused on the challenges and opportunities to promote economic development, improve infrastructure and reduce conflict in Nigeria. | Full Story