TradePosts Issue: November 12 2015
WASHINGTON, District of Columbia  - USTDA, the United States Department of Energy (DOE), and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that creates a framework for cooperation to promote programs and activities that foster the transformation of the energy sector in the Caribbean. The MOU seeks to increase energy security, reduce energy vulnerability, and promote renewable energy, energy efficiency, and low-carbon technologies in the region.

 
ARLINGTON, Va. - The U.S. Trade and Development Agency is excited to announce the debut of its new website design, which offers an enhanced user experience and makes key information more easily accessible.

 
BANGALORE, India - The U.S.-India Aviation Summit closed today following two days of high-level meetings and discussions between public and private sector leaders from both nations to discuss ways to strengthen the bilateral aviation partnership.  The Summit was co-hosted by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency and India's Ministry of Civil Aviation, with the support of the U.S.-India Aviation Cooperation Program (ACP).

 
ARLINGTON, VA - This month, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency will be highlighting its work in the Southeast Asia region on its social media platforms.

 
Upcoming Events
     
November 9-20, 2015: Nigeria & Kenya Healthcare Technologies Reverse Trade Mission
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (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. Strong export opportunities for U.S. companies include biotechnology, anti-cancer and cardiovascular drugs, medical equipment, disposable products, advanced medical and surgical equipment, radiology, optical devices, software for hospital management and internal networks and technology for non-communicable diseases.

December 9-11, 2015:  U.S.-ASEAN Energy Infrastructure Reverse Trade Mission
In collaboration with the U.S. Departments of State, Commerce and Energy, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency is sponsoring the U.S.-ASEAN Energy Infrastructure Reverse Trade Mission (RTM) to increase U.S. engagement in priority energy projects in ASEAN member countries. The RTM will be followed by a two-day symposium in San Francisco, CA.

December 10-11, 2015: U.S.-ASEAN Energy Infrastructure Symposium
In collaboration with the U.S. Departments of State, Commerce, and Energy, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency is sponsoring the U.S.-ASEAN Energy Infrastructure Symposium to increase U.S. engagement in priority energy projects in ASEAN member countries.  The Symposium will follow a three-day  Reverse Trade Mission to Denver, CO and Los Angeles, CA.

 
Trade Leads

Johannesburg 3MW In-Pipe Hydropower Scheme
The City of Johannesburg is set to release a tender for a 3 MW in-pipe hydropower scheme, specifically the installation of hydroelectric turbines in its bulk water reticulation system. These turbines could generate up to ten percent of the energy required to power Johannesburg's city water utility.  The preliminary work on the in-pipe hydropower project has reportedly been completed and the city expects to introduce the first 3 MW of in-pipe power during the first quarter of 2016.  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 
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Market Intelligence Leads

India: Renewable Power Generation and Demand Response Projects 
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Jordan: Smart Grid Upgrades to JEPCO 
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USTDA On The Road
     
The following partner event features a USTDA staff member as a speaker:

November 19, 2015 // Nashville, TN |  Expanding Horizons Conference featuring USTDA's Director for Congressional Affairs and Public Relations, Thomas R. Hardy. 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.
 
 
The Minnesota Trade Office helps turn opportunities into profits in foreign markets by providing the training and expertise that small and mid-sized companies need to export goods and services successfully worldwide.
  
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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