Volume 92 | January 13, 2019
Arlington, VA – The U.S. Trade and Development Agency recently released its  Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Report (FY18)   which features unprecedented success securing market access for the export of U.S.-manufactured goods, services and technologies for U.S. businesses overseas, while supporting infrastructure projects in emerging markets. This year, for every one dollar programmed, USTDA generated $104 in U.S. exports, benefiting a range of businesses, including small businesses, across the United States. 

The FY18 reports highlights USTDA’s  unique project preparation toolset  which supports U.S. job creation, while at the same time advancing sustainable infrastructure development overseas.

This year, specific successes include:

“USTDA’s Annual Report demonstrates USTDA’s unique mission and how it directly benefits U.S. companies and exports, while also supporting our partner countries in achieving their infrastructure development goals,” said Thomas R. Hardy, Acting Director. “We look forward to building on these successes in 2019.”

During the month of January, USTDA will be featuring specific success stories from the Report on its social media channels including  Twitter  and  Facebook .
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.
January 31, 2019 - February 1, 2019
Location: Bangalore, India

India has set a target of producing 40% of its total energy needs through renewable sources by 2030. In order to meet and sustain this goal, India will need to create and implement a robust system for safety, quality and durability standards and specifications to facilitate adoption and efficiency of PV installations, including rooftop installation.  
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 22, 2019
Location: Houston, TX

As part of the   Indo-Pacific LNG Supply and Gas Infrastructure Reverse Trade Mission , USTDA is hosting a Business Roundtable for U.S. companies to meet with high level energy decision-makers from Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines. The event will feature upcoming procurements and project opportunities related to LNG and gas infrastructure in the region. Registration is required.
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!
Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce (GBCOC) serves members and the community as a catalyst to promote the economic growth of Beaumont and the surrounding areas. The GBCOC continues to place the economic development needs of established and new businesses first by advocating for the business community and developing cutting edge programs that support economic growth in our region. 
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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