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June 2013 Issue

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Mr. Ziyang Fan, Assistant General Counsel, Selected to Annual Leadership Summit Program of the Committee of 100

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is pleased to recognize Mr. Ziyang D. Fan for his selection as a member of the Committee of 100's (C-100) Annual Leadership Summit program. This leadership development initiative offers unique opportunities for career development and networking, including exclusive executive leadership training facilitated by Columbia Business School and roundtable discussions with C-100 members on developing leadership skills. Mr. Fan was one of 48 participants selected in the fields of finance, non-profit, science and technology, journalism and entertainment.Read more about Mr. Fan's selection

USTDA Awards Grant to Develop Intelligent Transportation Systems in Brazil

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – USTDA awarded a grant on Jun 29, 2013 to the Traffic Engineering Company of São Paulo (Companhia de Engenharia e Trafego, CET- São Paulo) in support of the development and implementation of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) for the Tiete and Pinheiros corridors. Read more about the grant

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USTDA Promotes Smart Grid Development in Kazakhstan

ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN – USTDA awarded a grant to the Kazakhstan electricity distribution company, JSC Alatau Zharyk (AZHK), to provide a feasibility study on a distribution automation project in the Almaty region. The grant was signed yesterday at AZHK's offices in Almaty by U.S. Consul General Michael G. Snowden on behalf of USTDA, and by AZHK Chairman of the Board Muhit Umbetov on behalf of AZHK.

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New Online Tool Allows U.S. Firms to Determine Their Eligibility to Submit Sole-Source Proposals to USTDA

USTDA has recently launched an online tool that allows U.S. companies to determine whether or not they are eligible to submit a sole-source project proposal to USTDA. U.S. firms that are selected by overseas project sponsors to perform work under sole-source USTDA grants are expected to submit a separate, detailed project proposal to USTDA, and typically share the cost of the work with the Agency and participate in a success fee program. The new online tool and eligibility checklist applies to sole-source grants.Visit the project proposal web page

Upcoming Events


June 4-6, 2013 : Sino - U.S. Maritime Oil Spill and Emergency Response Management Seminar and Expo - Qingdao, China - This seminar will convene national and provincial officials from China as well as U.S. maritime industry leaders for discussion on a broad range of maritime safety issues. The seminar comes at a key point in decision-making in China, as the Chinese government announced that it will spend over US$450 billion on maritime environmental protection and oil spill response in its 12th Five-Year Plan. As such, the seminar will feature representatives from the China Ministry of Transportation, China Maritime Safety Administration, and the Port of Qingdao along with other decision makers.


June 11, 2013 : Chile Magallanes Region Coal Gasification Business Briefing and Financing Roundtable - Arlington, VA - The Chile Magallanes Region Coal Gasification Business Briefing and Finance Roundtable is designed to engage the Chilean delegation with U.S. companies, U.S. Government agencies, and other organizations to showcase technologies and best practices for coal gasification. The event will provide an opportunity for the delegates to discuss a major coal gasification project in southern Chile with interested U.S. companies and prospective investors and financiers and advance the dialogue on key project development and procurement issues.


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Open Solicitations and Business Opportunities


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

Nigeria: LADOL Electronic Management Platform More info

Ghana: Aboadze-Domunli-Prestea Transmission Line More info

Research and Analysis Program Services More info

Desk Study on Power Transmission, Distribution and Smart Grid Application More info

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USTDA on the Road

The following partner events feature USTDA staff members as speakers

June 5 // Los Angeles, CA : A Roundtable on Infrastructure Export Opportunities in Emerging Markets Featuring USTDA Director Leocadia I. Zak More info

June 6 // Lake Elsinore, CA : Riverside County World Trade & Investment Summit Featuring USTDA Director Leocadia I. Zak 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.

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Our Featured Partner

The Office of Foreign Trade (OFT) is part of the County Economic Development Agency and is the official agency and representative body for international trade, development, and foreign investment within the County of Riverside. The OFT was established by the Agency and with the consent of the County Executive Officer in 2009 in an effort to consolidate foreign trade and investment in one centralized office.Visit their website for more information


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