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U.S. Commercial Service

Environmental Technologies Global Team Newsletter: March 2017

Highlight - Strategic Partnership

The International Trade Administration and SplashLink Partner to Help Strengthen the Global Competitiveness of the U.S. Water Industry

SplashLink, the online marketplace built exclusively for the water industry, and the Department of Commerce International Trade Administration (ITA), which works to improve the global business environment, have entered a strategic partnership that will accelerate access to business-critical information and connections for the water industry. Read more


Event: Taiwan Storm Water and Waste Water Webinar
Date: March 22, 2017
Time: 10:00 am EST
Description: Experts from the American Institute in Taiwan, the Taiwanese steel industry, and an academic water expert will provide an overview of Taiwan’s market for water technology, including the evolving policy and regulatory landscape, as well as upcoming projects, opportunities and what "next steps" your company can take to win business.
Contact: Matthew.Quigley@trade.gov
Cost: Complimentary

Event: Workshop
Position Your Firm to Win at the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank
Date: April 5, 2017
Time: 8-11 am ET
Location: Washington, DC.
Description: Each year, procurement from World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank-financed projects generate thousands of contract awards. Join the Baltimore and the Northern Virginia & Washington, DC Commercial Service offices at this seminar. Business opportunities for US consultants, advisors, suppliers and manufacturers arise from the phase of project preparation until its implementation. 
Fee: $45
Contact: Sandra.Collazo@trade.gov 

Full List of Pre-Recorded Export Related Webinars

Webinar Highlights
1) How to Identify International Markets for your Product(s)
2) Exporting to Central America

Export Opportunities - Worldwide

Opportunity: AWWA Certified Trade Mission to Peru - Water & Wastewater Sector 
Location: Lima, Peru
Dates: May 21-23, 2017
Description: AWWA will work in partnership with the U.S. Commercial Service/Environmental Technologies Global team to bring manufacturers, consultants, and potential private sector investors to Peru to meet public and private industries including Peru's water industry utilities, and Public Private Partnership administrators.
Contact: jjohnson@awwa.org
Cost: SME - $2,667/Lg. $ 4,379
Deadline To Register: April 7, 2017

Opportunity: Wastewater Treatment Business Development Trade Mission to China
Location: Beijing, Nanjing, and Guangzhou
Dates: June 11-17, 2017
Description: China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection has indicated that achieving their 2015 Water Pollution Action Plan goals will require purchasing water treatment products and services exceeding $230 billion. Recent Five-Year Plans have targeted nine sectors for improved produced water treatment: paper and pulp, raw chemicals, petroleum refining, textiles, dyeing, pharmaceuticals, ferrous metals processing, food processing, and power generation.
Contact: Pamela.Kirkland@trade.gov
Cost: SME - $5,300, Large Company - $5,700

Opportunity: Business Development Group Visit to Brazil
Location: Brazil
Date: June 2017
Description: Join the group of U.S. companies traveling to Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to meet with government and private sector officials. Meeting will include group and company specific one-on-one meetings with interested buyers, distributors and potential partners.
Cost: $1,000 - Sao Paulo - optional visit to Rio de Janeiro: $500
Additional Company delegate: $ 200
Contact: Hector.Rodriguez@trade.gov  

Opportunity: Business Development Trip & Exhibitor  
Location: India
Date: June 29-July 1, 2017
Description: Have the opportunity to be an exhibitor at Everything About Water (EAW) Expo and also receive B2B matchmaking meetings.
Contact: Arup.Mitra@trade.gov 

Opportunity: Business Development Trip to South Korea 
Location: South Korea
Date: July 2017
Contact: Elizabeth.Laxague@trade.gov
Cost: TBD

Opportunity: Business Development Trip to Portugal 
Location: Portugal
Date: Fall 2017
Contact: Hector.Rodriguez@trade.gov
Description: The environmental technology business development trip to Portugal will coincide with the trip to Spain. Both markets are excited to work more closely with U.S. companies in the environmental technology sub-sectors of air pollution controls/monitoring, waste & recycling, and water.
Cost: TBD

Opportunity: Business Development Trip to Spain
Location: Spain
Date: Fall 2017
Contact: Hector.Rodriguez@trade.gov
Description: The environmental technology business development trip to Spain will coincide with the trip to Portugal. Both markets are excited to work more closely with U.S. companies in the environmental technology sub-sectors of air pollution controls/monitoring, waste & recycling, and water.
Cost: TBD

Upcoming Trade Missions - trade mission page.   


Location: Saudi Arabia
Deadline: March 16, 2017
Opportunity: The first round of the tender process was launched on February 20, 2017 with a Request for Qualification (RFQ), which is a solicitation for interested companies to register through on online portal, www.powersaudiarabia.com.sa, by March 16 to qualify to bid.  The Request for Proposals (RFP) will commence on April 17, 2017 with a bid due date in July (exact date TBD).  The first round bid awards will be announced on September 20. 
Contact: If you are interested in participating in an informational conference call on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 11 am EST (7 pm Riyadh time), which will include Q&A with the head of Saudi Arabia’s Renewable Energy Project Development Office, please send an email to DirectLineRiyadh@state.gov

Location: Israel
Deadline: April 2, 2017
Opportunity: The Government of Israel, RFI process towards the preparation of an international tender - of national importance - for the Design, Construction, Commissioning, Operation and Maintenance and Financing of a Biological Treatment Facility for Contaminated Groundwater at the vicinity of the Israel Military Industries site at Ramat-Hasharon.
The RFI documents are available for online review and download, free of charge, from the Government of Israel Procurement Administration of the Ministry of Finance
Contact: Yael.Torres@trade.gov  

Trade Lead

Location: Uganda
Opportunity: Hazardous Waste Disposal
Description: According to the major E&P companies (TOTAL E&P, Tullow & CNOOC) operating in Uganda's oil fields, the requirement for collection, transportation, storage, treatment and appropriate disposal of hazardous waste (bio-hazardous waste, used oils, batteries, etc) and oil based mud cuttings from drilling activities are expected increase exponentially over the next ten years.  Current demand is 300tons/month and expected to rise to 800tons/month by end 2017 and to 1700 tons within the next 5 years.  Currently this work is being undertaken by local small-scale firms but the expected growth will outstrip local capacity.
Contact: Geoffrey Rugazoora of MOGAS Oil Office: Rugazoora@mogasoil.com and cc' U.S. Embassy Kampala Commerial Assistant Stella Kasansula - KasansulaSN@state.gov

Domestic & International Trade Events

Event: 2017 Guangdong Business Summit - Environmental & Agribusiness Conference
Date: April 20, 2017
Location: Guangzhou, China
Description: The Environment and Agribusiness Conference will be focusing on water, wastewater, and waste management for livestock husbandry and food/beverage manufacturing. The U.S. Commercial Service in Guangzhou invites CEOs, Presidents, Chairmen, and other executives from U.S. companies to join the CEO Roundtable hosted by a Vice Governor or above of Guangdong Province.
Contact: Aimee.Jia@trade.gov
Deadline: March 25, 2017

Event: WasteExpo 2017
Date: May 9-11, 2017
Location: New Orleans, LA
Description: WasteExpo is a part of the U.S. Department of Commerce International Buyer Program. The partnership provides U.S. companies exhibiting at WasteExpo to pre-scheduled B2B meeting with vetted foreign buyers, finance seminars with EX-IM Bank, and access to Commercial Specialist traveling from their respective U.S .embassies. WasteExpo trade show continues to grow each year and New Orleans is sure to provide a great venue for business.
Contact: Pamela.Kirkland@trade.gov

Event: 3rd Smart Cities India 2017 Expo
Date: May 10-12, 2017
Location: New Delhi, India
Description: Smart Cities India will feature technologies, applications and solutions for efficient use of available assets, resources and infrastructure, to enhance the quality of urban life and provide a clean and sustainable environment. The display in the exhibition will include solutions pertaining to disaster Management, Drinking water and waste water, Smart Energy, Smart Transport. Etc.
Contact: Ethel.Glen@trade.gov

Event: AquaTherm Kyiv
Date: May 30-June 2, 2017
Location: Kyiv, Ukraine
Description: Exhibit within the U.S. Pavilion support by CS Ukraine. This is unique trade promotion event, as the Pavilion will house the Energy Efficiency, HVAC, Water Supply, Sanitary, and Environmental Technology & Renewable Energies. Promotional and Speaking opportunities as well as matchmaking (B2B). Over 500 exhibitors are preparing for 24,000 visitor; will you be one of them?
Cost: $4000-$5,000 depending on number of U.S. companies exhibiting.
Contact: Olena.Stephanska@trade.gov

Event: Indowater Expo & Forum 2017
Date: July 12-14, 2017
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia, Jakarta Convention Center
Description: Indowater is the largest and most comprehensive water, wastewater & recycling technology expo in Indonesia. It is the biggest Expo & Forum for the fastest growing water and wastewater industry in Indonesia. To date, there is 33 U.S. companies exhibiting. Will you be #34?
Contact: Yulie.Tanuwidjaja@trade.gov

International Buyer Program (IBP)- Domestic Trade Shows

Trade Fair Certification (TFC) - International Trade Shows

Resources & Export Links

Export Basics

STEP Funds (Grant available to U.S. SMEs looking to Export Internationally) via Small Business Administration.

HS Codes, Tariffs, Taxes, Controls and Licenses, Guide to Exporting, and Recorded Webinars

Water Clusters & Innovation Centers

Environmental Technology Innovation Centers are regional groupings of businesses, government, research institutions, and other organizations focused on innovative technologies for clean air or clean water. These dense networks can help solve the nation's environmental challenges by spurring technology innovation. To learn more click on the above link.

You can also view the cluster map for a center near you.  

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