TradePosts Issue: April 11, 2016 Issue
Later this month USTDA will host Reverse Trade Missions focused on Energy Storage including :
  • A delegation from South Africa that will travel to San Francisco, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Charlotte, NC and Washington, DC from April 18-29, 2016
  • A global delegation that will visit Charlotte, NC, San Francisco, CA and Sacramento, CA from April 24 to May 4, 2016. The delegates are senior officials from Brazil, Colombia, India, the Philippines, Turkey and Vietnam.

April 11-15, 2016:
Brazil Transmission Modernization RTM
Locations: Washington, D.C.; Atlanta, GA

USTDA will host a Transmission Modernization Reverse Trade Mission (RTM) as a part of the Brazil: Clean Energy Exchange Program Phase II. The delegation includes twelve senior public and private sector officials from Brazil who seek to modernize their electricity transmission infrastructure by understanding U.S. best practices and technologies.

USTDA is hosting a study tour on Judicial Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) for officials from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce and Chinese judiciaries. The study tour will introduce the delegates to the U.S. system of intellectual property protection, with a specific focus on the judicial enforcement of IPR.  
April 24 - May 5, 2016:  East Africa Airports Modernization & Security RTM
Locations: Washington, D.C.; Miami, FL; Atlanta, GA

USTDA will host a delegation of senior public and private sector officials from Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania for an East Africa Airports Security and Modernization RTM. The RTM is designed to introduce delegates to U.S. technologies, service providers, operational best practices, financing products and training resources in the areas of airport development, operation and security.

May 8 - 13, 2016: Brazil Distribution Automation RTM
Locations: Washington, D.C.; Atlanta, GA; Houston, TX

USTDA will host a Distribution Automation RTM as a part of the Brazil: Clean Energy Exchange Program Phase II. The delegation seeks to modernize their distribution network infrastructure, including metering deployments, by understanding U.S. best practices and technologies.

May 15 - 22, 2016: China Green Airport Construction RTM
Locations: Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA; Seattle, WA

USTDA will host a China Green Airport Construction RTM to connect U.S. industry with development opportunities overseas. The delegation is interested in procuring cutting-edge green construction equipment and waste recycling technologies from the U.S. for airport construction projects in China.  

June 19 - 21, 2016: 7th U.S. - China Aviation Summit
Location: Washington, D.C.

USTDA is pleased to host the 2016 U.S.-China Aviation Summit in Washington, D.C.  The Summit is an excellent opportunity for U.S. industry and government officials to engage China's senior aviation leaders in substantive discussions on aviation policies, technologies and best practices. Key goals of this event include: identifying commercial opportunities for U.S. businesses, expanding U.S. trade opportunities and introducing U.S. technologies and best practices to China's growing aviation sector.

Friday, April 22, 2016 
Jamaica: Invitation for Proposals to Conduct a Management and Operational Audit of Jamaica's Water Program
Jamaica's Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has published an invitation for proposals to conduct a management and operational audit of the K-Factor Program, a facility supporting the National Water Commission's (NWC) capital-intensive projects.
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International Competitive Tender: Shared Network (Red Compartida) for Telecommunications Services
The Government of Mexico, through the Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCT), has published an international competitive tender for the design, installation, operation and commercialization of a nationwide 4G mobile wholesale Shared Network (Red Compartida). 
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Making Global Local logo
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 (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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