Environmental Technologies Global Team June 2017 Newsletter

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Environmental Technologies Global Team Newsletter: June 2017

Highlight - Successful Trade Mission to Peru

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the US Commercial Service led a delegation of 13 U.S. water companies to Lima, Peru May 21-24.  The companies visited various water-related public facilities in two cities to survey infrastructure and management opportunities. The goal is to introduce and export new U.S. technology and develop partnerships to strengthen Peru’s water treatment and distribution infrastructure.

The delegation of water companies met with Peruvian officials from the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the Ministry of Housing, Construction, and Sanitation (ProInversión), and the National Water Authority, among others, to discuss public-private partnership opportunities in the water and sanitation sector. The delegation also met with local Peruvian companies to explore business collaborations for long-term infrastructure needs in the water sector. Of interest are projects in wastewater treatment in rural and urban areas, increasing potable water supplies to 100 percent of the Peruvian population, and addressing the damage wrought by the recent natural disasters.

The mission was supported by our U.S. Commercial Service team at the U.S. Embassy, who work every day to support U.S. exporters as the commercial arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Over 50 one-on-one business meetings occurred between the 13 U.S. delegate companies and Peruvian public and private sector entities.

The mission ended with a trip to Arequipa (Southern Peru) where the delegation met local business contacts and public figures. A tour of the Peruvian utility Sedapar was organized, as well as presentations by the U.S. companies to the local officials and private sector attendees. The Arequipa Chamber of Commerce assisted the Commercial Service on this last stop.

The trip underscored the wide range of opportunities for U.S. equipment and technologies.  If you'd like to learn more about Peru's water sector, please reach out to your local Trade Specialist for more information and to explore export opportunities for your company. 


EventDirect Line for American Businesses: Waste-to-Energy Opportunities for U.S. Businesses in India
Date: June 13, 2017
Time: 11:30 am EDT
Description: The U.S. Consul General in Mumbai invites you to participate in a Direct Line webinar highlighting the opportunities for U.S. businesses in India’s waste management sector.India produces 960 million tons of solid waste a year. Managing this waste is a major challenge in India’s towns and mega cities, driving the search for creative and sustainable waste management solutions. Mumbai is home to the infamous Deonar Dump where 2,000 metric tons of waste are dumped daily. India also is pursuing aggressive goals for transitioning away from fossil fuel energy sources. Elected officials, government workers, citizens, entrepreneurs, big businesses, and non-profit leaders are all seeking waste to energy solutions that address these dual challenges simultaneously. 
Register Please RSVP by June 12, 2017 by clicking here.
Cost: Complimentary

EventWorking with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) EBRD Business Opportunities for Consultants
Date: June 28, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm EDT
Register: To register, please click HERE.
Description: The U.S. Department of Commerce and key representatives from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in the USA and London will host an informational webinar to explain how American companies can take advantage of the opportunities available at the EBRD.  In 2016, the EBRD and its clients awarded more than 3,000 consultancy contracts with a total value of EUR 190 million in all fields related to consultancy advice and technical cooperation necessary to prepare and implement EBRD investments, engage in policy dialogue and foster transition in its countries of operation.  The EBRD’s key sectors include energy & resource efficiency, infrastructure, banking and financial institutions, support to SMEs, environment, power & energy, public sector reform, good governance, economic research, and legal transition
Cost: $25    

EventREACH Registration Webinar 
Date: July 27, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm EDT
Description: REACH is the EU regulation governing manufacture and import of chemical substances, and has been in force in all EU Member States since June 1, 2007. It also applies in Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway. REACH requires the registration of chemical substances manufactured or imported into the EU in quantities exceeding 1 metric ton per year. This requirement applies per substance and per manufacturer or importer (as appropriate). 
Register: To register, please click HERE.
Cost: $50

Export Opportunities and Missions - Worldwide

EventTrade Winds Southeast Europe – Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Greece
Date: October 16-23, 2017
Location: Join TRADE WINDS – Southeast Europe Trade Mission & Business forum and get connected to Environmental Technology opportunities in the region. Our local, in-country, commercial specialists have identified the environmental technologies sector as one with top prospects for sales in Southeast Europe. With tens of billions of dollars in available EU funds for economic development, there are a number of opportunities for U.S. exporters in this dynamic and growing region. We encourage you to register your interest for Trade Winds 2017 – Southeast Europe to receive free preliminary market assessments at no cost or obligation. Trade Winds sells out quickly, and the limited number of available spots in each of these markets are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.  
ContactRyan.russell@trade.gov and visit www.export.gov/tradewinds

Opportunity: Waste-to-Energy Export Development Trip 
Location: Mumbai and Kolkata, India
Date: February 2018
Description: Will recruit a small group of U.S. companies with technology that can provide solutions to the 960 million tons of annual waste in cities across India. 
Contact: Hector.Rodriguez@trade.gov
Cost: TBD

Opportunity: Environmental Technology Business Development Trip to South Korea 
Location: South Korea
Date: Fall 2018                                                                                                                                 Description: Will recruit a small delegation of U.S. companies in the environmental sectors that include air, water, and waste & recycling solutions.
Contact: Elizabeth.Laxague@trade.gov 
Cost: TBD

Opportunity: Environmental Technology Trade Mission to Brazil                                                        Location: Sao Paulo/ Curitiba, Brazil                                                                                                     Date: Fall 2018                                                                                                                                        Description: Will recruit a delegation of 15 U.S. companies in the environmental sectors that include air, water, and waste & recycling solutions.                                                                                       Contact: Hector.Rodriguez@trade.gov                                                                                               Cost: TBD                                                     

Upcoming Trade Missions - trade mission page.   

Trade Leads and Export Opportunities

Location: Philippines 
Opportunity: Seeking U.S. Pneumatic Actuators and Valve Suppliers
Description: Active Control Engineering and Supplies (www.activecontrolengineering.com/contact.html) is seeking U.S. suppliers of pneumatic actuators and valves for use in the Water/Wastewater, Food & Beverage, and Packaging industries.
Contact: U.S. Embassy in Manila Commercial Specialist Bebe Montesinas (bebe.montesines@trade.gov).

Location: Philippines 
Opportunity: Seeking U.S. Suppliers of Portable and Organic In-Vessel Composters
Description: First in Colours (www.firstincolours.com) is interested in serving as an agent or distributor for U.S. suppliers of portable and portable and organic in-vessel composters for processing food waste/compostable plastic.
Contact: U.S. Embassy in Manila Commercial Specialist Bebe Montesinas (bebe.montesines@trade.gov). 

Location: Taiwan 
Opportunity: Bio-Gas Power Station
Description: Taiwan Sugar Corporation (TaiSugar) is planning to reconstruct its pig farm in Dong Hai Fong(東海豐) to become a renewable pig farm.  The estimated tender includes a modern pig farm, a roof-top solar panel infrastructure, and a bio gas power generation. Multiple sources state that the budget is estimated at USD23million and the estimated capacity of the bio gas generator is 300kW. Contact: American Institute in Taiwan Commercial Section, Jonathan Hsieh (jonathan.hsieh@trade.gov)  

Location: Northern China
Opportunity: Technology Cooperation for Brownfield Soil Remediation Project
Description: During construction of a chemical plant, a site investigation revealed the presence of petroleum hydrocarbon pollutants.  The company is now seeking a technology partner to deal with the remediation.  Detailed technical requirements are available upon request. 
Contact: U.S. Senior Commercial Specialist at the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai Sophia Chen (Sophia.chen@trade.gov

Location: Singapore
Opportunity: The Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2018 Open for Nominations
Description: We are happy to share with you that the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2018 is now open for nominations. The committee is once again looking for a potential winner for the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize. The call for nominees for the 2018 edition of the Prize will close on 30 June 2017, and the winner formally announced and honored at the Singapore International Water Week 2018. Then, in a highlight award ceremony, the newest Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize laureate will receive a gold medallion, a certificate, S$300,000 (about US$215,000) and wide international acclaim. The Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize honours outstanding individuals or organisations who have benefitted humanity by significantly solving the world’s water problems through the use of revolutionary technologies or innovative policies and programs.  You may find more information about the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize on the website http://www.siww.com.sg/lee-kuan-yew-water-prize. For questions or more information, please contact leekuanyewwaterprize@siww.com.sg 
Contact: U.S. Commercial Specialist Sherry Ng (sherry.ng@trade.gov

Location: Shanghai, China
Opportunity: Hazardous Waste Treatment (Incineration)
Description: Shanghai Canzhou, a company based in Shanghai, will visit the United States in October and is seeking to visit hazardous waste treatment facilities to meet operators and equipment suppliers.   
Contact: U.S. Commercial Specialist Sophia Chen (sophia.chen@trade.gov

Location:  China
Opportunity: Hazardous Waste and Hospital Waste Treatment 
Description: A Chinese firms is seeking technologies to treat or dispose the following hazardous waste: waste acid and alkali solution, solutions containing metals, cyanide solutions, low organic solutions, waste organic solvents, waste emulsion, waste oil, sludge containing heavy metals, waste packaging containers, waste activated carbon and electroplating waste, any technology for hazardous waste utilization, and possessing operational experience for large-scale hazardous water treatment, etc.     
Contact: U.S. Commercial Specialist Sophia Chen (sophia.chen@trade.gov


Domestic & International Trade Events

EventIndowater 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?

EventWEFTEC Trade Show
Date: September 30 - October 4, 2017
Location: Chicago, IL  
Description: WEFTECWater Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, offers thousands of water quality professionals from around the world with unparalleled water quality education and training. The U.S. Department of Commerce have partnered with WEFTEC and will provide value-added complimentary services to U.S. Exhibitors. We look forward to providing you all available services
Contact: Pamela.Kirkland@trade.gov

EventThe International Solid Waste Association's World Congress (ISWA) Co-Located with the Solid Waste Association of North America's WASTECON
Date: September 25-27, 2017
Location: Baltimore, MD    
Description: SWANA is pleased to host the International Solid Waste Association’s Annual World Congress in Baltimore, Maryland—USA! For the first time in almost two decades, thousands of international attendees will meet to explore the world of possibilities within solid waste and recycling while co-located with WASTECON®—North America’s premier event, combining efforts to offer the world’s largest industry gathering of its kind. 

EventGlobal Waste Management Symposium – Call for Abstracts
Date: Deadline for Submission of Abstracts is June 21, 2017; Symposium will be held February 11-14, 2018
Location: Indian Wells, California
Description: The Sixth Global Waste Management Symposium (GWMS) will serve as a forum for the presentation of applied and fundamental research, case studies, and policy analysis on solid waste and materials management. We invite the community of researchers, engineers, designers, academicians, students, facility owners and operators, regulators, and policymakers to participate. The GWMS will be held in a setting where all participants can share ideas and will include oral and poster presentations as well as social events to provide opportunities for technical interaction and discussion.
We invite abstracts in all areas related to solid waste engineering and management. An abstract template is available for download here. Abstracts should be submitted electronically to gwms@erefdn.org.

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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