TradePosts Issue: June 27, 2016
Watch the official U.S-China Aviation Summit Video
The 2016 U.S.-China Aviation Summit connected leaders from the U.S. private and public sectors with aviation decision-makers from China where they engaged in substantive discussions on aviation policies, technologies and best practices. 
At the Summit, participants collaborated on key issues such as environmental sustainability, air traffic management and delays, general aviation and safety. 
Expression of Interest: EPC and O&M Contractors for Gas-Fired Power Plant in Nigeria
In 2014, USTDA funded the Royal Power Gas-Fired IPP Feasibility Study for the Royal Power Integrated and General Services Limited Company (RPIS), a private sector independent power producer and energy advisory company in Nigeria. The objective of the feasibility study was to assist RPIS in completing the technical and financial feasibility analyses that are required to obtain a power generation license from the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), as obtaining a license is a prerequisite to enter into a power purchase agreement (PPA).
Proposal Deadline: July 15, 2016
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Mexico: 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).
Proposal Deadline: August 8, 2016 
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South Africa: Global Logistics Service Provider for Container Terminal Project
Transnet, a South African state-owned freight logistics company, recently issued a request for proposals for the design, financing, construction, operation, maintenance and eventual handover of an inland container terminal in Tambo-Springs. The objective of the project is to migrate rail-friendly cargo off the country's road network. The Tambo-Springs terminal will be located east of Johannesburg, in Ekurhuleni along the N3 motorway, near the Johannesburg-to-Durban rail corridor.
Proposal Deadline: September 30, 2016
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New Making Global Local Member:
California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. created the Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) to centralize economic development and job creation efforts for the State of California. GO-Biz offers business owners a range of services including international trade development, expansion services, support with regulatory challenges and more.
Within GO-Biz, the International Affairs and Business Development Unit   leads statewide efforts to expand exports and attract foreign direct investment for  California businesses t hrough its collaboration  with federal, local and international partners, and a network of international trade and investment agreements. 

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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.
The International Trade Administration's Industry and Analysis unit recently released its 2016 Top Markets Reports to provide the latest sector-specific assessment of export opportunities for U.S. companies.

Each report ranks future export markets within a particular industry, providing in-depth commentary on key opportunities, trends, and challenges facing U.S. companies looking to expand their businesses and export globally.
The 2016 Top Markets Reports, which include 7 brand new reports as well as updates to 12 reports from last year, are available at

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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