Volume 93 | January 27, 2019
Arlington, VA – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency signed a grant with the Ethiopian Broadcasting Authority for a training program supporting the expansion and modernization of Ethiopia’s nationwide broadcast television industry. The Ethiopian Broadcasting Authority is responsible for ensuring the expansion of broadcasting service that can contribute to the political, social and economic development of the country. Digital television transition (DTT) and media development is the focal area for the transition of the broadcast sector. The training is in partnership with GatesAir, Inc., an Ohio-based electronics company that produces and services over-the-air TV and radio broadcast equipment globally.

The training will expand the Ethiopian Broadcasting Authority’s capacity to develop and execute the DTT project and meet the International Telecommunications Union recommendations. The migration to digital broadcast infrastructure will help Ethiopia increase the number of service channels and free up new spectrum for alternative uses such as mobile wireless services and broadband internet connectivity.

“USTDA is pleased to support the modernization of Ethiopia’s broadcast television industry,” said Lida Fitts, Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa. “We are proud to create market access for U.S. companies that may lead to new export opportunities in a growing sector in Ethiopia.”

“EBA is committed to implement the training program with USTDA and GatesAir. We are so proud of having USTDA as a partner,” said Solomon Tesfaye Telila, the Director General of EBA.

“GatesAir has been the world’s leading supplier of the over-the-air broadcast systems since 1922, and has been supporting Africa’s broadcasters since 1937,” said Bruce D. Swail, CEO, GatesAir. “Today, GatesAir is the leading supplier for national digital DTV systems on the continent, and our reputation as a globally renowned service-oriented organization is just one reason why we remain Africa’s most trusted over-the-air brand. We welcome the opportunity to work closely with the Ethiopian Broadcasting Authority and its skilled team of engineers on these training and education initiatives to help them activate new television services, and maximize operational value for its digital TV network well into the future.”
USTDA announced a call for proposals for gas sector infrastructure projects in emerging markets! Project sponsors or U.S. businesses working with project sponsors can submit by Monday, January 28, 2019 at 12pm EST . Click here to learn more.
February 21, 2019
Location: Johannesburg

Energy storage increases grid flexibility and can offset the need to use diesel and other fossil fuels for peaking power. As the cost of storage systems declines, the importance of high-quality and safe technology is paramount to the effective deployment of energy storage. If deployed effectively, energy storage will increase the capacity of South Africa’s electric grid to integrate renewable electricity generation sources and improve the operating efficiency of existing plants.
February 25, 2019
Location: Boston, MA

As part of the China Clean Energy Study Tour for Urban Waste Management, USTDA is hosting a business briefing for U.S. companies where delegates will present on China’s urban and construction waste management goals and how U.S. businesses can get involved. The delegation includes senior level decision-makers from China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment, as well as well as senior managers of private environmental technology companies.
February 28, 2019
Location: Washington, D.C.

China’s Healthcare market is one of the fastest growing in the world – interested in learning how your company can get involved? USTDA will host an Industry Workshop in Washington, D.C. for U.S. companies featur ing discussions on key industry issues such as lifecycle pharmaceutical quality control, post-marketing assessments, new trends in product development, and retail distribution. U.S. attendees will have an opportunity to connect directly with senior officials from CNMPA and to learn about the needs and goals of China’s pharmaceutical sector. Registration is required – save your seat today!
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Making Global Local
Making Global Local  is an initiative designed to connect cities and states across the country with USTDA's export-promoting programs by forming strategic partnerships with key state and local trade promotion organizations. 

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. If your organization is interested in partnering with USTDA, please send us an email at  mgl@ustda.gov
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.
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