Environmental Technologies Global Team November 2017 Newsletter

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U.S. Commercial Service

Environmental Technologies Global Team Newsletter: November 2017

The Environmental Technologies Global Team at Work - WEFTEC 2017

Dear U.S.Exporters:

As we head into the Holiday Season, we hope you are wrapping up a highly successful and productive 2017.  The U.S. Commercial Service's Environmental Technologies Team is always here as a resource to support U.S. exporters with your international business development objectives.  If you aren't currently working with a member of our team, please contact your local Trade Specialist in one of our U.S. Export Assistance Centers to engage with us today!

Recently, Environmental Technology Team members from across the U.S. and around the globe supported U.S. exhibitors at WEFTEC in Chicago.  The Team led more than 400 international buyer delegates from 20 countries to the show and provided on-site actionable market intelligence and counseling to better position U.S. companies to succeed globally.  We held a number of value-added services designed to connect U.S. exhibitors to international buyers and opportunities. If you were there and missed us, or plan to be there in 2018, please let your local Trade Specialist know so we can help connect you to future opportunities.  

Looking forward, this month's newsletter contains a number of trade leads and upcoming tenders that may be of interest.  We also have a number of events we'll be supporting in the coming months, so we hope to see you at one of them soon.  


Location: Jordan, Morocco, Kazakhstan, Romania, Georgia, Kyrgyz Republic, Bosnia & Herzegovina, and Mongolia
Opportunity: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD) has announced numerous project and consultancy opportunities in water, wastewater, solid waste, municipal street lighting, and climate resilience.  Projects are located in Jordan, Morocco, Kazakhstan, Romania, Georgia, Kyrgyz Republic, Bosnia & Herzegovina, and Mongolia.  Interested U.S. firms can review Procurement Notices at http://www.ebrd.com/work-with-us/procurement/notices.html  for both Project Goods, Works & Services and Consultancy Services.  
Contact: Mary Boscia, CS Liaison at the EBRD at mary.boscia@trade.gov

Location: Israel
Deadline: December 21, 2017
Opportunity: The Government of Israel's Ministry of Environmental Protection (MOEP) is seeking expertise and hydrological and geo-hydrological consulting services related to a recent acid spill in the Judean desert.  The tender is available HERE.

Trade Lead

Location: Poland
Opportunity: A Polish company is seeking U.S. suppliers of unmanned leak detection equipment for water and wastewater pipe inspections.  
Contact: anna.janczewska@trade.gov 

Upcoming Domestic and International Trade Events

Event: U.S. Environmental Technical Workshop at Environment Protection Annual Meeting 
Location: Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China
Date: November 22-23, 2017
Description: Zhejiang has been ranked top 5 in China in terms of GDP volume.   Zhejiang has vigorous private manufacturing capacity and has boasted a majority market share of China's machinery, plastics, battery, automobile and petrochemical industry for over 30 years.  Now the province and its cities are facing the challenge of  industry upgrade to meet new stringent water and air discharge standards. Local governments have requested that local major manufacturers install water and air treatment facilities, and these manufacturers need guidance and support to find suitable technology to treat their waste water, sludge and polluted air & soil. The Zhejiang government has shown a strong commitment to working with the U.S. government and U.S. companies to improve its comprehensive environment situation, and will ensure that local listed environmental companies that are open to collaboration with U.S. firms will also be in attendance.
Contact: Sophia.Chen@trade.gov

Event: U.S. Environmental Roadshow in East China
Location: Shaoxing and Jiaxing, China
Date: March 2018
DescriptionShaoxing and Jiaxing are two  vigorous cities well-known for their textile industry. Now they are facing the challenge to curb their water pollution and upgrade their productivity.  An Industry waste water treatment seminar is scheduled in both cities. The workshop will target end users and local engineering companies.   Site visits and one on one matchmaking will be arranged upon requests

Event: U.S. Maritime Technology Export Initiative 
Location: Various, includes shows in London and a trade mission across Southern Europe
Date: March 13-23,  2018
DescriptionITA is supporting a number of trade promotion activities through the U.S. Maritime Technology Export Initiative as part of a three-year Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) award with The Maritime Alliance (2017-2019). 2018 activities include exhibiting at Oceanology International in London, with an optional trade mission to Paris, Rome, Marseille, Canary Islands, and Lisbon following Oceanology International. Each trade event will include B2B matchmaking and other export promotion services organized by ITA and The Maritime Alliance (TMA). Target participants include small to medium-sized companies active in the desalination and water treatment sectors, among others. 

Event: WasteExpo 2018
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Date: April 24-27, 2018
Description: This is an International Buyer Program (IBP) Show and will feature significant support from the Global Environmental Technologies Team. WasteExpo is the largest tradeshow in North America serving the $85 billion solid waste and recycling markets.  The WasteExpo conference program runs from April 23-27, 2018 and the exhibition is open from April 24-27, 2018.  The event serves the entire waste and recycling industries – private sector, public sector and waste management professionals from all industries.  WasteExpo combines industry education with an exhibition that highlights industry products and services for buyers from around the world.  
Contact: Ryan.Russell@trade.gov 

Event: IE Expo China
Location: Shanghai, China
Date: May 3-5 2018
DescriptionA series of customer oriented events will be arranged to facilitate U.S. firms to meet their clients and establish and develop their network in China’s environmental sector during the show. 

EventIFAT 2018
Location: Messe, Germany
Date: May 14-18, 2018
Description: Leading trade fair for Water, Sewage, and Raw Materials Management. We hope you join us at the U.S. Pavilion. 

EventSingapore International Water Week
Location: Singapore
Date: July 8-12, 2018
DescriptionThe Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) is the global platform to share and co-create innovative water solutions. The biennial event gathers stakeholders from the global water industry to share best practices, showcase the latest technologies and tap business opportunities. We hope to see you at the U.S. Pavilion (details coming soon).  
Contact: Sherry.Ng@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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The Environmental Technologies Team of the U.S. Commercial Service is dedicated to enhancing the global competitiveness of the U.S. environmental technologies industry, expanding market access, and increasing exports. To learn more about you how you can receive assistance in finding market intelligence, developing your export strategy, connecting with international buyers, or support at trade events, contact your Local Trade Specialists in one of our 100 U.S. Export Assistance Centers around the U.S.