TradePosts Issue: August 11 2015
USTDA Director Leocadia Zak looks on as President Obama and Nigerian businessman Tony Elumelu meet at the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit.
White House Announces New USTDA Commitments to Support Increased Trade & Investment with Africa
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Monday, July 27, 2015 - This week, during President Obama's visits to Kenya and Ethiopia, the White House announced a number of new initiatives to strengthen trade and investment ties between the United States and Africa.

USTDA Advances IT Modernization in Southern Brazil
RIO GRANDE DO SUL, Brazil - Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to the Companhia de Processamento de Dados do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul (PROCERGS), Rio Grande do Sul's state information technology (IT) company.

USTDA Promotes Modernization of Rail Information Technology in Brazil 
BRASILIA, Brazil - Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to the Associação Nacional dos Transportadores de Passageiros sobre Trilhos (National Association of Passenger Rail, or ANPTrilhos).

USTDA Welcomes Turkish Stakeholders Building New Airport in Istanbul 
ATLANTA, Ga. - Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency launched a five-day reverse trade mission (RTM) to further U.S. and Turkish commercial engagement in support of the development and operation of the new Istanbul airport.

Upcoming Events
August 9-20, 2015: Sub-Saharan Africa Agribusiness Reverse Trade Mission, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota
USTDA will be hosting a delegation of senior officials from sub-Saharan Africa's agribusiness sector to the United States for the Agribusiness Reverse Trade Mission (RTM). The visit is designed to introduce delegates to U.S. companies that provide equipment and services for large scale agribusiness projects and to showcase state-of-the-art U.S. agribusiness technologies and facilities.

August 18, 2015: Sub-Saharan Africa Agribusiness Business Briefing for U.S. Companies, Fargo, North Dakota - USTDA will be hosting a Business Briefing on August 18th in Fargo, ND to introduce delegates on a sub-Saharan Africa Reverse Trade Mission to a variety of U.S. companies active in the industry. The business briefing will provide an opportunity for delegates to discuss upcoming agribusiness projects in sub-Saharan Africa with interested U.S. Firms and agencies in attendance.


November 3-5, 2015: U.S. - India Aviation Summit, Bangalore, India - In collaboration with the U.S.-India Aviation Cooperation Program and the Government of India, USTDA is hosting the  5th U.S.-India Aviation Summit . This event will convene senior representatives from the public and private sectors in both countries to identify opportunities to advance the robust aviation partnership between India and the United States.  



Open Solicitations and Business Opportunities 

Phu Cuong 1 Wind Farm Project Feasibility Study
Turkey: Istanbul Smarter City Initiative Technical Assistance
Trade Leads

Kenya: Financing and Construction of the Lamu-Nairobi Transmission Line and Substation  - The Kenya Electricity Transmission Co. Ltd. (KETRACO), the Government of Kenya implementing agency on behalf of the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the execution of the 400kV Lamu - Nairobi East transmission line and new 4x300MVA, 400/220kV Nairobi East substation. Click Here for More Info

Rwanda: Rwaza I & II Hydropower Projects  - A USTDA grant to Rwandan energy developer DC HydroPower Ltd is funding Technical Assistance to support the company's plans to develop two small run-of-the-river hydropower plants on the Mukungwa River in Rwanda's northwest Musanze District.   Click Here for More Info
Rwanda:  Equipment Supply and Installation for Two Mini Hydropower Sites  - The Rwandan company COCA Ltd is seeking quotations from U.S. companies for the supply and installation of electrical and mechanical equipment for two mini hydropower sites in the Nyamagabe District  Click Here for More Info

Turkey: EPC Contract for 70MW Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Facility  - In 2010, USTDA provided funding for a Feasibility Study (FS) for the construction of a solid Waste-to-Energy (WTE) plant for the Istanbul Environmental Management Industry and Trading Company A.S. (ISTAC). This WTE plant will help to reduce the volume of municipal solid waste (MSW) at the Odayeri Landfill.  Click Here for More Info

Market Intelligence Leads

India: Renewable Power Generation and Demand Response Projects Click Here for More Info

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Making Global Local
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.
California CITD Logo USTDA Welcomes New Making Global Local Partner to Promote U.S. Exports

USTDA announced a new partnership with the California Centers for International Trade Development through the Agency's Making Global Local program.


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. 

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