TradePosts Issue: September 22 2015
USTDA Director Zak and CAF Executive President & CEO Garcia sign the MOU.
USTDA Director Zak and CAF Executive President & CEO Garcia sign the MOU.
USTDA and CAF - Development Bank of Latin America Partner to Support Infrastructure Development 
ARLINGTON, Va. - Last week, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency and CAF - Development Bank of Latin America signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate to support the development, financing and implementation of priority infrastructure projects in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Implementing Smart Power in India  
NEW DELHI, India - Through U.S. Trade and Development Agency support, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited, a utility serving 4.5 million people in northern India, is modernizing the region's electric grid and bringing more reliable energy to its citizens.

USTDA to Help India's Ministry of Railways Develop Leasing and Public-Private Partnership Frameworks 
NEW DELHI, India - In advance of next week's U.S.-India Strategic & Commercial Dialogue, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency committed funding for a new transportation project that will promote bilateral technical cooperation in India's expansive rail sector.

Upcoming Events
October 7, 2015: Live Google Hangout: Smart Infrastructure Development Opportunities in the Renewable Energy Sector 
Join the U.S. Trade and Development Agency and the Agency's Making Global Local partner, Northern California World Trade Center on Wednesday, Oct. 07, 2015 from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST, for a live Google Hangout as we explore international market opportunities for U.S. companies in the field of renewable energy and smart infrastructure development.

October 12 - 22, 2015: Air Quality Management Reverse Trade Mission
The U.S. Trade & Development Agency (USTDA) is hosting a delegation of Chinese officials from the Jiangsu Environmental Protection Bureau, China's Ministry of Environmental Protection, and other provincial environmental ministries to familiarize them with U.S. best practices and technologies for air quality management, protection and remediation.
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. 

November 1 - 14, 2015: China Smart Grid Technologies Reverse Trade Mission
U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) will sponsor a Reverse Trade Mission to bring 15 public sector delegates representing China's smart grid sector (National Energy Administration, provincial and municipal grid operators and utilities including China Southern Grid and China State Grid) to the United States to familiarize them with the latest U.S. technologies and best practices in smart grid technologies. 

November 4, 2015: China Smart Grid Technologies Business Briefing
As part of the China Smart Grid Technologies Reverse Trade Mission, there will be a one-day business briefing at the USTDA Business Center in Arlington, VA on November 4th, 2015. This business briefing will provide a forum for the delegates to update attending U.S. companies on the organizations' potential needs and procurements. One-on-one meetings will be arranged for U.S. companies with attending delegates.  
Open Solicitations and Business Opportunities 

Brazil: Sergipe State Government Information Technology Modernization and Expansion Plan

Brazil Passenger Rail Real Time Video Monitoring Project
Brazil: Salvador Wastewater Energy and Operational Efficiency Project Feasibility Study

PROCERGS Network Modernization and Business Model
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 
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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.
Featured Partner: Northern California World Trade Center

The Northern California World Trade Center (NorCalWTC) is this month's featured Making Global Local Partner.  NorCalWTC is part of the international  World Trade Centers Association  (WTCA), and facilitates the integration of Northern California businesses into a global marketplace. The NorCalWTC serves companies throughout the Northern California mega-region that stretches from the Central Valley to Sonoma and Napa Valley, the greater Sacramento metropolitan region and the San Francisco Bay Area. USTDA and NorCalWTC are teaming up to host a Google Hangout Oct. 7 on renewable energy sector opportunities in emerging markets. 
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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