TradePosts Issue: August 25 2015
USTDA Names Michael J. Levitin as General Counsel
ARLINGTON, Va. - The U.S. Trade and Development Agency announces the appointment of Michael J. Levitin as General Counsel.  Leading a dynamic legal team, Mr. Levitin will provide authoritative legal advice and direction on all USTDA program and operational activities.

USTDA Supports Efficiency Improvements to Brazil's Wastewater Treatment Systems 
SALVADOR, Brazil - On August 18, 2015, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency signed a grant agreement with the Empresa Baiana de Águas e Saneamento S.A. (EMBASA, or Bahia Water and Sanitation Company).

USTDA Advances Development of Biogas and Solar Power at Brazilian Landfills 
SÃO PAULO, Brazil - On August 17, 2015, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency provided a grant to Solví Valorização Energética for the development of a suite of landfill energy projects in various states throughout Brazil.

Upcoming Events
September 14 - 25, 2015: Nigeria & Kenya Healthcare Technologies Reverse Trade Mission
USTDA will be hosting a delegation of senior officials from the Nigerian and Kenyan healthcare sectors for the Healthcare Technologies Reverse Trade Mission (RTM). The RTM is designed to introduce delegates to U.S. healthcare equipment suppliers and service providers seeking to do business in Nigeria and Kenya.

September 18, 2015: Nigeria & Kenya Healthcare Business Briefing for U.S. Companies  USTDA will be hosting a Business Briefing on Friday, September 18 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to introduce delegates from the Nigeria & Kenya Healthcare Technologies Reverse Trade Mission to U.S. healthcare companies. The Business Briefing will provide an opportunity for U.S. company representatives to meet with healthcare decision makers in Nigeria and Kenya, and to learn firsthand about the rapidly expanding demand for healthcare equipment and services in these markets.
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
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Brazil: Sergipe State Government Information Technology Modernization and Expansion Plan

Trade Leads

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

Market Intelligence Leads

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


USTDA On The Road
The following partner events feature USTDA staff members as speakers:

August 26-27, 2015 // Libreville, Gabon | 14th AGOA Forum featuring USTDA's Deputy Director, Enoh Ebong. For more information, please visit:
September 2, 2015 // Los Angeles, CA | 1st Annual Global Diaspora Conference featuring USTDA's Director of Congressional and Public Affairs, Thomas Hardy. For more information, please visit:
September 8, 2015 // Bethesda, MD | 14th Maryland Hispanic Business Conference featuring USTDA's Regional Director for Latin America & the Caribbean, Nathan Younge. For more information, please visit:
September 9, 2015 // Denver, CO | Look South Seminar featuring USTDA's Country Manager for Mexico & Central America, Keith Eischeid. For more information, please visit:
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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.
USTDA Welcomes New Making Global Local Partner to Promote U.S. Exports

USTDA announced a new partnership with Indy Chamber 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. 

USTDA is an official partner of BusinessUSA, a one-stop shop for connecting businesses with U.S. Government resources. 

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