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USTDA to Highlight Renewable Energy Activities in June USTDA TO HIGHLIGHT RENEWABLE ENERGY ACTIVITIES IN JUNE
ARLINGTON, VA (June 5, 2014) – #ExportCleanEnergy is the hashtag the U.S. Trade and Development Agency is utilizing this month on its social media platforms to highlight its support for renewable energy development in emerging markets. | Full Story

USTDA Celebrates Making Global Local Partnerships During World Trade Month USTDA CELEBRATES MAKING GLOBAL LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS DURING WORLD TRADE MONTH
ARLINGTON, VA (May 1, 2014) – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) will celebrate its partnership with 35 state and local trade promotion organizations formed through the Agency's Making Global Local initiative during World Trade Month. | Full Story

USTDA to Highlight Trade & Development Opportunities in Latin American & the Caribbean in April USTDA TO HIGHLIGHT TRADE & DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN IN APRIL
ARLINGTON, VA (April 1, 2014) – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency will be promoting its programs, as well as potential U.S. export opportunities, in the Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) region on its social media platforms throughout the month of April. | Full Story

USTDA to Highlight Global Aviation Innovation in March USTDA TO HIGHLIGHT GLOBAL AVIATION INNOVATION IN MARCH
ARLINGTON, VA (March 5, 2014) – Throughout the month of March, USTDA will be highlighting its aviation activities across the globe. | Full Story

USTDA to Highlight Global Smart Grid Opportunities in February USTDA TO HIGHLIGHT GLOBAL SMART GRID OPPORTUNITIES IN FEBRUARY
ARLINGTON, VA (February 3, 2014) – This month, USTDA will be exploring the latest advances in energy efficiency by highlighting global opportunities in the smart grid sector. | Full Story

USTDA Releases FY 2013 Annual Report USTDA RELEASES FY 2013 ANNUAL REPORT
ARLINGTON, VA (January 9, 2014) – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency released its Fiscal Year 2013 Annual Report, which highlights USTDA's efforts to link U.S. businesses with global infrastructure opportunities. | Full Story

East Asia

USTDA Launches Tenth Phase of U.S.-China Aviation Cooperation Program USTDA LAUNCHES TENTH PHASE OF U.S.-CHINA AVIATION COOPERATION PROGRAM
BEIJING, CHINA (March 26, 2014) – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) signed a series of grants to inaugurate the tenth phase of the U.S.-China Aviation Cooperation Program (ACP). | Full Story

Latin America and the Caribbean

ConnectMEX: U.S.-Mexico Transport and Telecom Conference Opens in Mexico City CONNECTMEX: U.S.-MEXICO TRANSPORT AND TELECOM CONFERENCE OPENS IN MEXICO CITY
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (May 29, 2014) – The the U.S. Trade and Development Agency and Mexico's Secretara de Comunicaciones y Transportes opened ConnectMEX: U.S.-Mexico Transport and Telecom Conference. ConnectMEX will directly link U.S. companies with the most promising transportation and telecommunications projects being developed in Mexico, which plans to invest more than $100 billion over the next five years to modernize its infrastructure in these critical sectors under its 2014-2018 National Infrastructure Program. | Full Story

USTDA Supports Grid Optimization Technologies in Colombia USTDA SUPPORTS GRID OPTIMIZATION TECHNOLOGIES IN COLOMBIA
BOGOT, COLOMBIA (February 12, 2014) – USTDA awarded a feasibility study grant to Empresas Municipales de Cali E.I.C.E. E.S.P. (EMCALI) to support the implementation of a one megawatt (MW) demand side management pilot project for EMCALI's distribution system. | Full Story

South and Southeast Asia

USTDA Accelerates the Deployment of Distributed Energy Resources in India USTDA ACCELERATES THE DEPLOYMENT OF DISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCES IN INDIA
NEW DELHI, INDIA (June 12, 2014) – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL), a leading electricity distribution company in India, for the development of a distributed energy resource plan for its service territory in north Delhi. | Full Story

USTDA Concludes High-Level Engagement at U.S.-India Energy Dialogue and India Aviation 2014 USTDA CONCLUDES HIGH-LEVEL ENGAGEMENT AT U.S.-INDIA ENERGY DIALOGUE AND INDIA AVIATION 2014
NEW DELHI & HYDERABAD (March 12, 2014) – USTDA is continuing to strengthen its relationship with India's vital aviation and energy sectors as Director Leocadia I. Zak participates in the U.S.-India Energy Dialogue in New Delhi and India Aviation 2014 in Hyderabad this week. | Full Story

USTDA Supports Expansion of Energy Resources in India USTDA LAUNCHES ASIA-PACIFIC CLEAN ENERGY PROGRAM
WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 27, 2014) – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency joined the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and the U.S. Department of State to officially launch the Asia-Pacific Clean Energy Program (ACEP) | Full Story

USTDA Welcomes First Commercial Public-Private Delegation from Myanmar to the United States USTDA WELCOMES FIRST COMMERCIAL PUBLIC-PRIVATE DELEGATION FROM MYANMAR TO THE UNITED STATES
ARLINGTON, VA (February 26, 2014) – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) hosted a Business Briefing to kick off the first U.S. government-funded, commercially-focused mission of public and private delegates from Myanmar to the United States. | Full Story

Sub-Saharan Africa

USTDA Strengthens Partnership with Botswana on Value-Based Procurement USTDA STRENGTHENS PARTNERSHIP WITH BOTSWANA ON VALUE-BASED PROCUREMENT
GABORONE, BOTSWANA (June 23, 2014) – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to the Republic of Botswana's Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources (MMEWR) to enhance the Agency's partnership with Botswana under its Global Procurement Initiative (GPI): Understanding Best Value. | Full Story

USTDA to Host African Leaders' Visits to the United States in July USTDA TO HOST AFRICAN LEADERS' VISITS TO THE UNITED STATES IN JULY
ARLINGTON, VA (June 19, 2014) – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency, along with its interagency partners, will host two African Leaders' Visits to the United States as official events on the occasion of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC hosted by President Obama. | Full Story

USTDA Director Leads U.S. Government Delegation at Africa Energy Forum USTDA DIRECTOR LEADS U.S. GOVERNMENT DELEGATION AT AFRICA ENERGY FORUM
ISTANBUL, TURKEY (June 18, 2014) – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency Director Leocadia I. Zak highlighted the U.S. government's progress on the Power Africa initiative during the opening session of the Africa Energy Forum, which connects African leaders with global energy industry representatives in order to develop power infrastructure on the continent. | Full Story

USTDA Director Announces New Energy Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa USTDA DIRECTOR ANNOUNCES NEW ENERGY PROJECTS IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (June 4, 2014) – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency Director Leocadia I. Zak concluded her participation in the U.S.-Africa Energy Ministerial, where she announced two new projects that will replace diesel generation with energy efficient, environmentally friendly solutions. | Full Story

USTDA Director Announces New Cooperation Activities in Nigeria USTDA DIRECTOR ANNOUNCES NEW COOPERATION ACTIVITIES IN NIGERIA
LAGOS, NIGERIA (May 22, 2014) – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency Director Leocadia I. Zak concluded her participation in the Energy Business Development Mission to West Africa with three grant signings for energy projects in Nigeria. | Full Story

USTDA Supports Development of Solar Power Plant in Tanzania USTDA SUPPORTS DEVELOPMENT OF SOLAR POWER PLANT IN TANZANIA
ARLINGTON, VA (April 8, 2014) – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to NextGen Solawazi Limited to support the implementation of a 5 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic power plant in Kigoma, Tanzania. | Full Story

USTDA Director Zak Joins President Obama During Visits to South Africa and Tanzania USTDA PARTNERS WITH THE REPUBLIC OF BOTSWANA TO PURSUE EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT
GABORONE, BOTSWANA (March 5, 2014) – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Republic of Botswana's Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board (PPADB), outlining a joint commitment to establish best-value procurement practices and policies in Botswana. | Full Story