TradePosts Issue:  December 12 , 2016

USTDA participated last week in the U.S.-Brazil Annual Meeting on Infrastructure Development.  The objective of the event was to increase private sector participation in both countries' infrastructure projects.

U.S. private sector participants had the opportunity to share their expertise, provide input on global best practices, establish relationships with key Brazilian officials, and learn about potential infrastructure project opportunities. 

Ambassador Ayalde (second from left to right) provided opening remarks
During the event
U.S. Ambassador to Brazil, Liliana Ayalde, highlighted USTDA's Brazil Transportation Resource Guide as a resource for U.S. firms seeking to participate in Brazil's infrastructure sector. 

"In both countries, strong infrastructure is essential to reaching our economic goals."  - Ambassador Ayalde
Regional Director Younge (third from left to right) highlights important components for efficient infrastructure 
USTDA's Regional Director for Latin America, Nathan Younge, discussed the importance of early project planning for long term project success and securing financing for infrastructure.
Director Lupo emphasized quality as key factor during procurement processes
USTDA's Director for Global Programs, Andrea Lupo, spoke about the benefits of value-based procurement and life-cycle cost analysis. Ms. Lupo discussed how the outcome of infrastructure projects can be greatly improved by factoring quality into the procurement decision.
India - Petroleum Coke Utilization Project Feasibility Study
Date: February 25 - March 15, 2017
Cities: Washington, DC; Orlando, FL; Boston, MA; San Francisco, CA;
Los Angeles, CA

USTDA is hosting a reverse trade mission for 12 high-level representatives from Indonesia's civil aviation sector seeking to modernize, expand and improve the country's air traffic management and airport infrastructure.  The visit will introduce delegates to advanced air traffic management (ATM) and airport infrastructure and security technologies, services and best practices through visits to U.S. facilities and meetings with leading U.S. companies as well as the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  

Indonesia Air Traffic Management and Airport Infrastructure and Security Business Briefing  
Date: March 1, 2017
Cities: Washington, D.C.

As part of the  Indonesia Air Traffic Management and Airport Infrastructure and Security Reverse Trade Mission, there will be a one-day Business Briefing to provide a forum for 12 high-level representatives from Indonesia's civil aviation sector to share information with U.S. companies on their needs, upcoming procurements and plans for civil aviation development in Indonesia. 
Member Spotlight : The Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development
The Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development works to support the growth and expansion of local businesses. Specifically, the International Trade and Diplomacy Team helps companies to secure international contacts to increase the export of goods and servicesThe team offers services such as business mentoring, international trade missions, marketing strategy consultations, and educational seminars. 

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.
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.