TradePosts Issue:  August 8 , 2016
Debbie Wetzel, Senior Director for the Governance Global Practice, and Leocadia I. Zak, USTDA Director. 
Photo Credit: World Bank
World Bank Senior Director for the Governance Global Practice, Deborah Wetzel, and USTDA Director, Leocadia I. Zak, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) last week, formalizing the partnership and securing a platform for stronger collaboration between the two organizations.
 
"When USTDA launched its Global Procurement Initiative in 2013, the World Bank was a key official collaborator," USTDA Director Lee Zak said. "I am so pleased that our organizations are strengthening our relationship, which will go a long way toward ensuring that emerging economies' procurement practices bring the greatest value for public dollars."

USTDA IN THE NEWS
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Dr. Caleb King, an American physician and the founder and CEO of Amahoro Energy, talks about why he decided to start building hydropower plants in Rwanda and partner with Power Africa.
Source: Medium

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A delegation of African countries are on a show and tell around America's airports, which they hope will give them suggestions to improve their own airports. 
Source: CNN

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A delegation of African countries are on a show and tell around America's airports, which they hope will give them suggestions to improve their own airports. 
Source: Energy Storage Association

EPC Consultancy Services for National Load Dispatch Center Project
in Ethiopia
Ethiopian Electric Power, Ethiopia's national power generation and transmission company, is inviting expressions of interest for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract management consultancy services for the National Load Dispatch Center Project. The main components of the project to be supervised by the consultant include building construction for the main and backup control centers, network and protection system studies, and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) / Energy Management System implementation and telecommunications.
Proposal Deadline: August 19, 2016

Energy Utility Corporation Limited (EUCL), a subsidiary of Rwanda Energy Group and the implementing agency for the Rwanda Electricity Sector Strengthening Project, has issued two invitations for bids. The first requests eligible bidders for the supply, installation and commissioning of meters.  In the second, EUCL invites bids for the supply of Single Phase PLC Prepaid Meters and High Current Three Phase Prepayment Meters (250 A) for its operations on a two-year framework agreement.
Proposal Deadline:  September 16, 2016
Transnet, a South African state-owned freight logistics company, recently issued a request for proposals for the design, financing, construction, operation, maintenance and eventual handover of an inland container terminal in Tambo-Springs. The objective of the project is to migrate rail-friendly cargo off the country's road network. 
Proposal Deadline: September 30, 2016

UPCOMING EVENTS
Date: July 31, 2016 - August 14, 2016

USTDA will host a RTM on Power Line Maintenance Training to connect U.S. industry with commercial and development opportunities in China. The RTM delegation will include of representatives of the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC). The two week agenda involves a traditional RTM where delegates meet with U.S. experts and suppliers of power line maintenance equipment, and there will also be a training program on safe maintenance of live power transmission lines.

China Healthcare Leadership Study Tour 
Date: August 5 - 21, 2016

USTDA is hosting the China Healthcare Leadership Study Tour for a delegation of 24 officials from China's Ministry of Health (MOH).  This training program will familiarize delegates with U.S. policies and technologies, standards, and industry best practices to meet China's development and modernization goals in the fields of healthcare and hospital administration.

China Healthcare Leadership Study Tour Reception  
Date: August 17, 2016

U.S. businesses can connect with key decision-makers at the U.S.-China Healthcare Public-Private Partnership Training and Reception, where they can learn about the latest project opportunities in China's healthcare sector. 

China Freight Rail Reverse Trade Mission 
Date: September 4 - 10, 2016

USTDA will be hosting a delegation of 14 representatives of China's National Railways Administration (NRA), as well as various state-owned railway development companies. The RTM will familiarize delegates with U.S. best practices, equipment and technologies for freight railway capacity expansion.

Date: September 11, 2016 - September 25, 2016

The Study Tour, comprised of 20 delegates from CFDA, will begin in New Haven, CT where the delegation will participate in a week-long training program at Yale University.  This program will provide opportunities to learn U.S. FDA processes and a chance to hear perspectives from both scientists and clinicians.  
 
South Africa Gas-to-Power Reverse Trade Mission
Date: September 12, 2016 - September 16, 2016

In the lead-up to the 
U.S.-Africa Business Forum, USTDA is hosting a RTM to introduce high-level representatives from South Africa's natural gas sector to state-of-the-art U.S. technologies, equipment and services that can support the implementation of gas-to-power projects in South Africa. The RTM will include meetings with public and private sector representatives from the U.S. natural gas industry and site visits that demonstrate U.S. gas-to-power technologies and infrastructure. 

 
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MAKING GLOBAL LOCAL (MGL)
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.
RESOURCES SPOTLIGHT
The n ewly released Smart Cities, Regions & Communities Export Opportunities Guide highlights potential business opportunities for U.S. companies and features USTDA's smart cities work in India and Turkey on page 34.  
 
The Smart Cities Guide incorporates interagency smart city initiatives by combining in-depth information for export opportunities into four main categories: Access to Capital, Trade Promotion, Industry Sectors and Internet of Things (IoT).

About USTDA:
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies. 

USTDA is an official partner of BusinessUSA, a one-stop shop for connecting businesses with U.S. Government resources. 

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