TradePosts Issue: May 9, 2016
USTDA's objectives are to help build the infrastructure for trade, match U.S. technological expertise with overseas development needs, and help create lasting business partnerships between the United States and emerging economies.

During World Trade Month: 
  • Check our Reverse Trade Missions (RTM) which serve as key vehicles to facilitate trade. 
  • Learn how one RTM helped USTDA's  Turkish partners to develop a new  cutting-edge emergency response center with U.S. technologies.

May 8 - 13, 20 16 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 6 - 10, 2016:  Energy Technologies for Central America and Caribbean Water Utilities RTM
Locations: Washington, D.C.; Columbus, OH; Atlanta, GA

USTDA will host an Energy Efficiency and Power Generation RTM for representatives of water and wastewater utilities from Central America and the Caribbean. The Reverse Trade Mission (RTM) delegation includes fifteen senior public and private sector officials from the region who seek to reduce energy consumption and increase energy efficiency of their existing systems. 

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. 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.

Vietnam: Architectural Design Competition for Passenger Terminal Building for Long Thanh International Airport
The Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) recently announced an architectural competition to design a new passenger terminal building at the Long Thanh International Airport, which is expected to become Vietnam's largest airport. This is an open international competition and individuals/organizations interested in participating must be pre-qualified to receive competition documents.
Proposal Deadline:
June 16, 2016 at 9:00 AM (GMT+7) 
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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).
Proposal Deadline: August 8, 2016 
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USTDA is thrilled to welcome the following two new partners from the state of Georgia to the Making Global Local Program!
The Georgia Department of Economic Development's (GDEcD) award-winning International Trade team works with small- and medium-size Georgia companies to continue reaching record level export sales to international markets. For the fifth executive year, Georgia exports reached record levels in 2015 thanks to Georgia companies exporting $38.55 billion in goods and services to 217 countries. GDCcD recognizes that it is not just about increasing profits, but also diversifying markets and gaining global exposure to new technology, innovations and competitions which is why they provide in-country contacts to help break into markets across the world.
The Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) understands global business. Ranking 3 rd in the nation for FORTUNE 500 companies and Global 500 headquarters, MAC has a long history of attracting foreign consulates and trade offices. Some 70 countries are present in metro Atlanta area through approximately 3,000 international facilities! Home to the world's busiest airport and strategic launching pad, the metro area offers telecommunications, IT, software development and many other technology companies a place to penetrate the U.S. market.
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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.
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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