TradePosts Issue:  March 6, 2017
Spurring Job Creation,
Supporting U.S. Economy 

USTDA is recognized for its ability to identify and deploy innovative U.S. solutions that can address global development challenges. 
The Agency' s success is a result of evidence-based decision making.  We evaluate our program tools on a continual basis to determine overall effectiveness and responsiveness to U.S. industry goals, U.S. government priorities and emerging market needs. 
The Agency prioritizes its funding for activities that have significant opportunities for both U.S. exports and developmental impacts. 

UPCOMING EVENTS
Date: February 25 - March 15, 2017
Cities: Washington, DC; Orlando, FL; Boston, MA; San Francisco, CA;
Los Angeles, CA

USTDA is hosting a reverse trade mission for 12 high-level representatives from Indonesia's civil aviation sector seeking to modernize, expand and improve the country's air traffic management and airport infrastructure.  The visit will introduce delegates to advanced air traffic management (ATM) and airport infrastructure and security technologies, services and best practices through visits to U.S. facilities and meetings with leading U.S. companies.  

Date:  March 13, 2017
City: Washington, D.C. 

The presentation will feature business opportunities for U.S. companies in South Africa and other emerging markets.  Participants will learn about technology for several energy storage use cases. Parsons and its team of experts will discuss lessons learned from the South Africa assessment and how U.S industry can use best practices to meet the growing demand for energy storage technologies in emerging markets. Must RSVP by March 10, 2017. 

Date: March 27 - 31, 2017
Cities: Houston, TX;  TBD 

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is hosting a reverse trade mission (RTM) to introduce high-level representatives from Nigeria's natural gas sector to leading U.S. technologies, equipment and services that can increase access to gas for power generation projects in Nigeria. This RTM follows USTDA's successful Business Briefing for U.S. companies at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) last May. The RTM will feature meetings with public and private sector representatives from the U.S. natural gas industry and site visits that demonstrate U.S. gas technologies and infrastructure. 

India Construction Safety Equipment Reverse Trade Mission
Date: April 2 - 8, 2017
Cities: Washington, D.C.; Chicago, IL; Seattle, WA

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency is hosting the India Construction Safety Equipment Reverse Trade Mission (RTM) The event will bring public and private sector representatives of India's construction industries to the United States for a one-week visit to familiarize them with U.S. technologies, equipment, and standards The visit will introduce the delegates to U.S. companies that manufacture construction equipment that can meet India's needs as the country invests in its infrastructure development.  The RTM presents an opportunity for US companies to meet with the delegation and learn about upcoming project opportunities .

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
Member Spotlight :
Export Finance Assistance Center of Washington
The Export Finance Assistance Center of Washington (EFACW)  was created to provide free export finance advice and counseling assistance to small and medium sized exporters, or prospective Washington State-based exporters. EFACW provides consultation services in payment risk mitigation and export finance including credit insurance, letters of credit, foreign exchange, Export-Import Bank and Small Business Administration export finance guaranty programs. EFACW offers Washington businesses information how to finance and get paid for their export sales.

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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.
About USTDA
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies. USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project preparation and partnership building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in partner countries.