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March 2013 Issue

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Ms. Enoh T. Ebong Named General Counsel of
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency

ARLINGTON, VA -- The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) announced the selection of Enoh T. Ebong as the Agency's General Counsel Feb. 25, 2013. Ms. Ebong joined USTDA in 2004 as an Assistant General Counsel and since that time has served as Acting Regional Director for sub-Saharan Africa and most recently as Deputy General Counsel.


Prior to joining USTDA, Ms. Ebong was an attorney in the Boston office of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. practicing in the area of business and finance. Her practice included the representation of public and private companies, with an emphasis on financing transactions for both start-ups and established companies; mergers and acquisitions; and corporate governance issues.

Ms. Ebong received her undergraduate degree from the University of Edinburgh, and her Master of Arts in Communication from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.


U.S.-India Aviation Security Workshop Opens in New Delhi, India

NEW DELHI, INDIA –Today, the U.S.-India Aviation Security Workshop commenced with panels discussing the challenges and opportunities for closer cooperation between the United States and India in the aviation security arena.

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Upcoming Events

Trade Talk: Colombia

Dates & Time: March 12, 2013 | 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM EST

Location: USTDA Headquarters | 1000 WILSON BLVD SUITE 1500, ARLINGTON, VA

Recognizing the importance of infrastructure development in boosting competitiveness, as well as the critical role it plays in reaping the full benefits of the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement, the Government of Colombia has announced a $25 billion infrastructure plan for highways through public-private partnerships.

Join us to learn how your company can benefit from these tremendous opportunities and the U.S. Government resources available to help you succeed.

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Trade Talk: Turkey (Webinar)

Dates & Time: March 13, 2013 | 10 AM - 11:30 AM EST

In response to the rapid growth in air passenger traffic, the Government of Turkey intends to invest $10 Billion to build the country's Third Istanbul Airport (TIA). Plans are already underway and now is the ideal time to position your firm for success in the upcoming procurements.

Join us for our Trade Talk to learn how your company can benefit from the tremendous opportunities this project presents and the U.S. Government resources available to help you succeed.

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March 16-27, 2013 : USTDA is sponsoring a Reverse Trade Mission (RTM) to the United States for a delegation of Romanian government and private sector organizations in the oil and gas sector responsible for developing energy resources in Romania. The implementation of anticipated projects in Romania will require major investments in oil and gas sector infrastructure and will provide opportunities for U.S. companies to export their equipment and services. Click here for more information.

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Trade Leads

Technical Study and Environmental Impact Assessment of the Latvian Section of the European Gauge Railway Line Rail Baltica

The Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Latvia, has announced a tender to procure a supplier to provide a detailed technical study to determine the precise location of the new European
standard gauge railway line Rail Baltica in the territory of the Republic of Latvia. The purpose of this study is to determine precise location of the connections of the new railway line to include the Port of Riga and the Riga International Airport. Necessary research and preparatory work have to be performed in a way to assure the start of the construction process before 2020.

Tenders must be submitted by March 21, 2013 at 11:00 AM. to the Administrative
Department of the Ministry of Transport, Room No. 303, Gogoļa Street 3, Riga, LV‐1743, by submitting them in person or by post.

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Open Solicitations and Business Opportunities

Ghana - NEDCo Management and Investment Planning More info

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USTDA On the Road

USTDA staff members are regularly featured in events held by our partners throughout the United States. These events cover topics ranging from obtaining export financing to gaining access to emerging markets overseas. Here is the latest list of events:

OPIC Expanding Horizons - A Workshop for U.S. Small Businesses Entering International Markets - this workshop will be held on May 7, 2013 in Charleston, SC and on June 27, 2013 in Fort Worth, TX. More info

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.

Our Featured Partner

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Since 1988, the Maryland Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) Network has provided advice, counseling and support to entrepreneurs and small to mid-size businesses across the state. The Network, a partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration and the University of Maryland College Park, links private enterprise, government, higher education and local economic development organizations to provide management, training and technical assistance to Maryland’s small businesses. Visit their website more information.


From Our Trade Promotion Partners

2013 SBA-VISA Export Video Contest

The U.S. Small Business Administration and Visa U.S.A. are cosponsoring a video contest that seeks to inform small businesses about the advantages of exporting and increase awareness of government assistance available to support small business exporters. They are looking for creative videos from small businesses that show how they became successful exporters. Videos must highlight the small business’ best accounting practices that help ensure prompt payments from customers and at least one of the following: important lessons learned; factors that influenced the decision to become an exporter; advice for small businesses considering exporting; or a favorite exporting story.

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