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Rail and port sectors featured in August

As part of its goal to highlight priority sectors and regions each month, USTDA selected August to showcase the rail and ports sectors. Throughout the month, USTDA will utilize its website and social media platforms to provide info on sector export opportunities as well as a webinar, which will be announced later in August.

USTDA Announces Aviation Initiative for South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa – 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, Aug. 6, 2012.

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USTDA Supports Internet Connectivity in South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa - 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.

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USTDA Hosts Interagency Forum for International Affairs Interns

Arlington, Virginia – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency hosted a forum for U.S. government interns in the international affairs arena Aug 1, 2012.. 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.

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Upcoming Events

August 21 / August 29 : Business Briefings - U.S. companies will have the opportunity to meet with officials from China's Ministry of Transportation and regional bureaus to learn about export opportunities in the country's Transportation Safety & Disaster Rescue Coordination sector. Two briefings will be held in New York and Los Angeles.

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Open Solicitations and Business Opportunities

Colombia: Nationwide Non-Intrusive Cargo Inspection Systems More info

Jordan: Smart Grid Upgrades to the Irbid District Electricity Company (IDECO) Network Feasibility Study More info

Kazakhstan: Monitoring and Diagnostic Systems Technical Assistance Project More info

Click here to view all solicitations and business opportunities

Making Global Local

Making Global Local is an initiative designed to connect towns and cities across the country with USTDA's export-promoting programs. Over the past year, U.S. companies have increasingly targeted emerging economies as export destinations. Given its unique role, USTDA is perfectly positioned to support U.S. businesses interested in entering or expanding their presence in developing and middle-income countries.

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Virginia Small Business Development Center - Mason SBDC

Mason SBDC provides counseling services to entrepreneurs in Fairfax, Arlington, and Prince William Counties, Virginia, at no cost. Visit the Virginia-Mason SBDC website for more information.

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Denver Sister Cities International

Denver Sister Cities International is a vibrant and growing organization that believes in bringing together local citizens with grassroots efforts. Featuring 10 Sister Cities around the world, DSCI is a network of people—diverse global ambassadors—interwoven with common thoughts, ideas and the notion of active participation.