Trade Posts Banner

May 2013 Issue

World Trade Month image


USTDA Celebrates World Trade Month During May

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency is joining fellow U.S. government agencies, partner organizations and the international community in celebrating World Trade Month during the month of May. Read the special feature on by Leila Aridi Afas, USTDA's Director of Export Promotion, to find out more about the Agency's activities during World Trade Month.

Join us for #TradeChat

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency is teaming up with export, trade and finance related agencies across the federal government during World Trade Month - May 2013 - to host a series of Twitter Q&A's for U.S. companies. Businesses can participate by tweeting their questions using the hashtag#TradeChat during the scheduled times. Find out more:

  Twitter logo

USTDA Grant Signing image


USTDA Supports Expansion of Energy Resources in India

MUMBAI, INDIA – USTDA concluded two grant agreements in Mumbai on May 3, 2013, to assist in improving power sector efficiency and developing shale gas and oil in India.

Read more

USTDA Awards Grant to Support Information Technology and Smart Grid Development in Vietnam

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA – USTDA awarded a grant April 26, 2013 to the National Power Transmission Corporation (EVNNPT) of Vietnam to support its efforts to improve transmission efficiencies to meet increasing power generation capacity and demand. The USTDA grant is supporting a technical assistance program that will assist NPT modernize its legacy information technology (IT) systems in order to more efficiently manage its transmission infrastructure. Read more

Upcoming Events

May 21-22, 2013 : U.S. - Southern Africa Solar Workshop- Johannesburg, South Africa - This event will highlight regional solar projects and initiatives, U.S. solar technologies, and the regulatory frameworks, standards, and financing mechanisms available to support them. The event will feature high-level participation from key stakeholders from the South Africa, Namibia and Botswana electric power sectors. Representatives from U.S. companies providing equipment and services and funding to solar industry will attend to learn about upcoming opportunities in the region and connect with senior decision makers.


June 4-6, 2013 : Sino - U.S. Maritime Oil Spill and Emergency Response Management Seminar and Expo - Qingdao, China - 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.

Click here to view all USTDA events

Open Solicitations and Business Opportunities

Chile: National Emergency Network More info

South Africa: Feasibility Study for the Ekurhuleni Smart Metering Project More info

Chile: 99 MW Tablaruca Wind Farm on Chiloé Island More info

Nigeria: LADOL Electronic Management Platform More info

China: U.S. - China Standards and Conformity Program Phase III Technical Assistance 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.

Our Featured Partner

  Making Global Local Image

World Trade Center Savannah, the international arm of the Savannah Economic Development Authority, is a proactive international business and trade development organization created to develop and optimize international networks and opportunities to drive economic growth in the region.. Visit their website more information.

Savannah World Trade Center logo