TradePosts Issue:  October 4 , 2016
USTDA Achieved Record Return on Investment in FY 2016
  • Export Multiplier generates $85 in exports for every dollar programmed
  • Historic return is over double the Agency's return from 8 years ago, when the export multiplier was $35 for every dollar programmed
  • USTDA identified over $3 billion in total U.S. exports last year, supporting over 17,000 U.S. jobs
Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), the sole distributor of electricity in Jamaica, has released a Request for Proposals for its Smart Streetlight Program (Supply of Smart LED Streetlights, RFP# E-3518). The Government of Jamaica has mandated JPS to institute a program to upgrade the existing system of 105,000 high pressure sodium (HPS) street light fixtures to 110,000 LED (light emitting diode) street lights. The new fixtures will have intelligent controls and revenue quality metering capability.

Proposal Deadline: October 12, 2016

Moroccan National Company for Transportation and Logistics (SNTL), a 100% state-owned entity, is the leading company in Morocco for road transport freight, logistics services and passenger transportation and operates one of the largest fleets of delivery vehicles in the country. SNTL is requesting the supply and installation of a 500 kilowatt solar photovoltaic (PV) rooftop system.  The estimated cost of services established by the client is fixed in the amount of 8,400,000 Moroccan Dirham.

Proposal Deadline:
October 17, 2016  

Date: October 16-29, 2016
Cities: Washington, D.C.; Greenville, SC; Houston, TX; San Francisco, CA

USTDA is hosting the Vietnam Natural Gas Sector Reverse Trade Mission on October 16-29, 2016.  The delegation will include up to 12 high-level representatives from Vietnam's energy sector seeking to modernize, expand and improve the overall efficiency and performance of the country's natural gas infrastructure.

Date: October 24, 2016
Cities: Houston, TX

As part of the Vietnam Natural Gas Sector Reverse Trade Mission  there will be a one-day Business Briefing in Houston, Texas on October 24, 2016. This Business Briefing will provide a forum for 12 high-level representatives from Vietnam's energy sector to share information with U.S. companies on their needs, upcoming procurements and plans for natural gas development in Vietnam. One-on-one meetings with the delegates will be arranged for U.S. companies.

USTDA On The Road
The following partner events feature USTDA staff members:
  • October 6, 2016 | Washington, D.C. | Bridging the Public-Private Divide: Financing Infrastructure Through Pooled Investment Platforms, featuring USTDA's Africa Clean Energy Finance (ACEF) Initiative Implementation Manager, David Riposo.
     here for more information. 
  • October 13, 2016 | Denver, CO | Expanding Horizons, hosted by the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) | Featuring USTDA's Director of Public Affairs and Congressional Relations, Tom Hardy.  
     here for more information. 

New Member Spotlight:  Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce 

The LA Area Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to championing economic prosperity across the Greater Los Angeles Region, which includes the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura. The Chamber's Global Initiatives team develops, manages and implements global trade and investment programs and strategies, with a strong focus on export promotion and foreign direct investment. In addition, the LA Chamber helps local businesses build international relationships and provides Certificates of Origin and Certificates of Free Sale to expand their global reach. 

Making Global Local logo
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. 

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

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