TradePosts Issue: September 8 2015
Professor Dan Gordon, from GWU's Government Procurement Law Program, kicks off the GPI workshop in Manila.
USTDA Partners with the Philippines to Promote Value in Public Procurement 
MANILA, Philippines - Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, in cooperation with the Philippine Government Procurement Policy Board's Technical Support Office (GPPB-TSO), kicked off a three-day procurement workshop under USTDA's Global Procurement Initiative: Understanding Best Value (GPI).

USTDA Supports Refinery Modernization in India  
NEW DELHI, India - Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to the Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), a state-owned refiner in India. The grant funds a feasibility study that will recommend technologies to improve yields at BPCL's Mumbai refinery while also meeting increasingly stringent quality and environmental standards for transportation fuels.

USTDA Supports Enhanced Passenger Screening at India's Airports
NEW DELHI, India - In advance of the upcoming U.S.-India Strategic & Commercial Dialogue, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) to support a body scanner system pilot project at Delhi International Airport.

USTDA Deputy Director Ebong Announces New Power Africa Project at AGOA Forum
LIBREVILLE, Gabon - This week, U.S. Trade and Development Agency Deputy Director Enoh T. Ebong participated in the 2015 U.S.-Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum, known as the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum.

Upcoming Events
September 14 - 25, 2015: Nigeria & Kenya Healthcare Technologies Reverse Trade Mission
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.

September 18, 2015: Nigeria & Kenya Healthcare Business Briefing for U.S. Companies  USTDA will be hosting a Business Briefing on Friday, September 18 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to introduce delegates from the Nigeria & Kenya Healthcare Technologies Reverse Trade Mission to U.S. healthcare companies. The Business Briefing will provide an opportunity for U.S. company representatives to meet with healthcare decision makers in Nigeria and Kenya, and to learn firsthand about the rapidly expanding demand for healthcare equipment and services in these markets.
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.  
Open Solicitations and Business Opportunities 

Turkey: Istanbul Smarter City Initiative Technical Assistance
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Brazil: Sergipe State Government Information Technology Modernization and Expansion Plan

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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USTDA On The Road
The following partner events feature USTDA staff members as speakers:

September 9, 2015 // Denver, CO | Look South Seminar featuring USTDA's Country Manager for Mexico & Central America, Keith Eischeid.
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September 16-17, 2015 // Johannesburg, South Africa | Trade Winds Africa Business Forum featuring USTDA's Acting Regional Director for sub-Saharan Africa, Lida Fitts.
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September 17, 2015 // Seattle, WA | Roundtable Discussion with USTDA Director Lee Zak, hosted by the Seattle Trade Alliance.  
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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.

USTDA announced a new partnership with the City of Durham's (North Carolina) Office of Economic and Workforce Development through the Agency's Making Global Local program.


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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