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March 2014 Issue

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 – USTDA is continuing to strengthen its relationship with India's vital aviation and energy sectors as Director Leocadia I. Zak participated in the U.S.-India Energy Dialogue in New Delhi and India Aviation 2014 in Hyderabad. Read more

USTDA Partners with the Republic of Botswana to Pursue Excellence in Public Procurement

GABORONE, BOTSWANA – 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. Learn more

  USTDA Partners with the Republic of Botswana to Pursue Excellence in Public Procurement

USTDA to Highlight Global Aviation Innovation in March

WASHINGTON, DC – Throughout the month of March, USTDA will be highlighting its aviation activities across the globe. Given the Agency's critical role in linking U.S. companies to global infrastructure opportunities and supporting long-term, sustainable growth overseas, the aviation sector has historically been a key component of USTDA's portfolio. Read more

  USTDA to Highlight Global Aviation Innovation in March

Highlight: USTDA Promotes Aviation Safety in Azerbaijan

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) congratulates the Republic of Azerbaijan's State Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) on achieving Category 1 Aviation Safety Rating, in compliance with international standards, which was announced by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Learn more

Upcoming Events

March 16-26, 2014 : Colombia Power Market Management System Reverse Trade Mission – Washington, DC; Raleigh, NC; Austin, TX; Silicon Valley, CA - The U.S. Trade and Development Agency is supporting a Reverse Trade Mission (RTM) to familiarize eight Colombian power sector stakeholders with U.S. technologies and best practices for the implementation of a Power Market Management System (MMS), including financial settlement and billing, testing, and integration solutions in preparation for the upcoming MMS procurement by XM Compañia de Expertos en Mercados S.A.'s (XM), Colombia's system operator and market administrator.

March 30–April 9, 2014 : Morocco Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Reverse Trade Mission – San Francisco, CA; Denver, CO - The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) will host a delegation of key public sector officials from Morocco's energy sector on a visit to the United States to participate in the Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Reverse Trade Mission (RTM).

May 4-10, 2014 : Brazil Passenger Rail Signaling and Power Systems Upgrade Reverse Trade Mission – Baltimore, MD; Washington, DC; and Pittsburgh, PA - The objective of the visit is to familiarize Brazilian officials with signaling, power station, and switchgear motorization technologies. The delegates will participate in site visits, as well as meetings with related U.S. government, private entities and financial entities.

May 28-30, 2014 : ConnectMEX: U.S.-Mexico Transport and Telecom Conference – Mexico City, Mexico - The Government of Mexico is expected to invest more than $100 billion to modernize its transportation and telecommunications sectors over the next five years. In order to support the country's ambitious reform efforts and position U.S. companies for success in implementing critical infrastructure projects supporting Mexico's 2013-2018 National Development Plan, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) and Mexico's Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT) are partnering to host ConnectMEX: U.S.-Mexico Transport and Telecom Conference from May 28-30, 2014 in Mexico City.

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Open Solicitations and Business Opportunities

Brazil: Amapá State Information Technology Strategy and Data Center Design More info

South Africa: Feasibility Study for the Solafrica 100MW CSP Plant More info

Philippines: MERALCO Power Distribution Modernization Pilot Project More info

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USTDA on the Road

The following partner events feature USTDA staff members as speakers

April 1, 2014 // Newport Beach, CA: ICEPAG Clean Energy Conference featuring USTDA's Program Evaluation Manager, David Ross. For more information, please visit: http://www.apep.uci.edu/icepag2014/

April 2, 2014 // Minneapolis, MN: OPIC's Expanding Horizons Workshop featuring USTDA's Director for Export Promotion, Leila Aridi Afas. For more information, please visit: http://www.opicevents.com/

April 3, 2014 // St. Paul, MN: Roundtable Discussion hosted by the Minnesota Trade Office featuring USTDA's Director for Export Promotion, Leila Aridi Afas. For more information, please visit: http://mn.gov/deed/business/exporting/events/#/?i=1

April 22, 2014 // Washington, DC: Geothermal Energy Association's International Geothermal Showcase featuring USTDA's South Asia Country Manager and Renewables Sector Team Lead, Jamie Merriman. For more information, please visit: http://www.geo-energy.org/events/April_22_2014_International%20GEA_Forum.aspx

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 few years, 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.

  Making Global Local

Our Featured Partner

The Missouri International Trade & Investment Office is the lead agency for export assistance in the State of Missouri, with 11 foreign offices around the world. These offices also play a major role in foreign direct investment lead generation within their respective markets. The following services are available to Missouri firms: Trade Counseling, Agent/Distributor Search, Business Protocol, Customized Market Research, Export Finance, International Trade Shows, Catalogue Shows, Customized Company Trade Missions, Trade Leads, Missouri Export Directory and Export Due Diligence Support.

Visit their website for more information: http://www.ded.mo.gov/exports/services.

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