Environmental Technologies Global Team Newsletter - August 2019


Environmental Technologies Global Team Newsletter - August 2019

WEFTEC - Register for U.S. Commercial Service Programs




The U.S. Commercial Service in collaboration with the Water Environment Federation is pleased to offer U.S. exhibitors at WEFTEC the opportunity to meet international buyers and obtain market intelligence from our international specialists on the show floor via our B2B matchmaking and Showtime (B2G) counseling programs.  Free online registration site is now live.  Sign up today via the link below to take advantage of the suite of services we provide. 

Register here for U.S. Commercial Service Programs

WEFTEC 2019, the Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, offers thousands of water quality professionals from around the world with unparalleled water quality education and training.  Also recognized as the largest annual water and wastewater exhibition and conference in the world, the expansive show floor provides access to cutting-edge technologies in the field; serves as a forum for business opportunities; and promotes networking between its attendees.  

The event website is: http://weftec.org/.   

Dates: September 21-25, 2019
Location: Chicago, IL 
Contact:  Elizabeth Laxague (elizabeth.laxague@trade.gov) for questions on our B2G services and Aron Davidson (aron.davidson@trade.gov) for our B2B matchmaking services. 

U.S. Brazil Trade Facilitation Webinars


The U.S. Commercial Service is organizing a Webinar Series on customs in Brazil. This Webinar Series is a great learning opportunity for U.S. companies with limited knowledge of Brazilian Customs.

 You will hear from U.S. Diplomats, Brazilian Government Officials, and private sector experts to help you navigate the Brazilian Customs environment, learn the benefits of working with a local customs broker, understand when and how to apply for licenses and certificates, and better comprehend the taxation and legal framework in Brazil.

 This Webinar Series will help your company better prepare to do business in the largest country in Latin America, the second largest economy in the Western hemisphere behind the United States, and the ninth largest economy in the world.

 The first four webinars will offer information on general topics and the fifth/last webinar will be focused on specific industry regulations and requirements. Your organization can choose to participate in each webinar individually for just $35 or buy the package for the entire series for only $100.

Register Here


Opportunity to Comment: Draft Policy on Coast Guard Acceptance of Ballast Water Management Systems Testing Protocol

The Coast Guard announced the availability of a draft policy letter that establishes the Coast Guard's proposed acceptance of type-approval testing protocols for BWMS that render nonviable (meaning “permanently incapable of reproduction”) organisms in ballast water and may be used in addition to the methods established under existing regulations. If you are interested in providing public comments, please submit it at: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/07/31/2019-16305/draft-policy-letter-on-the-coast-guards-process-to-accept-proposed-type-approval-testing-protocols  

The deadline for submitting comments is September 30, 2019.

Trade Leads and Tenders

Location: Uruguay
Opportunity: Comision Mixta de Salto Grande, a Uruguayan-Argentinian binational dam, has opened a tender for a contract to supply and to update the system of regulation of speed and automation of the generator units of Salto Grande dam. Estimated cost of this tender is 12.6 million USD.
Deadline: August 20, 2019
Additional Detailshttps://www.saltogrande.org/licitaciones.php  
: Alejandro Deniz at adquisiciones_rsg@saltogrande.org or Alicia Machado at Alicia.Machado@trade.gov 

Location: India
Opportunity: The office of Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) to Government of India in partnership with East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) invites proposals from technology partners for recovery of land at Ghazipur open dump site in New Delhi by demonstration/ implementation of technology for amelioration of the landfill waste. Multiple technologies may be selected for implementation at the Ghazipur Landfill site, operating in parallel to address the landfill challenge in a multi-pronged fashion. Pilot demonstration units will be set up in the land adjacent to the landfill and the waste from the landfill will be provided to each pilot project. The implementation of the pilot demonstration project provides an opportunity for companies across the world to validate technologies in real-time conditions.
Deadline: August 5, 2019
Contact: Annette D'silva at Annette.Dsilva@trade.gov         

Location: El Salvador
Opportunity: INSEMA, a recycling company with more than 16 years of experience is seeking reverse vending machines that possess recognition technology like Sure Return Technology, reading of images by form, automatic reading of barcodes, allows receipt of PET/LATAS beverage containers, full container sensor, and anti-fraud system, etc. Visit http://www.reciclaelsalvador.com for more details about the company.
Deadline: October 1, 2019
Contact: Jessica Zarco at jzarco@reciclaelsalvador.com

Upcoming Domestic and International Trade Events

Event:  THE GREEN EXPO 2019
Date: September 2-5, 2019
Location: World Trade Center, Mexico City.
Description: THE GREEN EXPO is Latin America’s premier event for cutting-edge, sustainable solutions and technologies in an ever-increasing number of markets. Participate in Mexico and Latin America’s most important event for industries interested in profitable solutions within a sustainable circular economy.  This is a can’t-miss event for U.S. companies seeking to provide their sustainable technologies, products and solutions to customers in Mexico and throughout the region.  You can also benefit from the on site support of our local U.S. Commercial Service environmental technology specialist to maximize the benefit of your participation.
Contact: Brad Smith, Tarsus México | Sales & Marketing Manager, brad.smith@tarsus.mx Claudia Salgado at claudia.salgado@trade.gov

Event: Aquatech Mexico
Date: September 3-5, 2019
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Description: Aquatech is the largest water technology event in the region. The event is a U.S. Commercial Service Certified Trade Fair and includes an Exhibition Pavilion dedicated to U.S. companies. U.S. Commercial Service in Mexico looks forward to helping your company participate in the exhibition and conference and navigate the market in this region. 
Contact: Francisco.Ceron@trade.gov

Event: Fensan-Sanitation Environmental Trade Show
Date: September 17-19, 2019
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Contact: Teresa Wagner at Teresa.Wagner@trade.gov

Event: WEFTEC 2019
Date: September 21-25, 2019
Location: Chicago, IL
Description: WEFTEC is the largest conference of its kind in North America and offers water quality professionals from around the world with the best water quality education and training available today. The U.S. Commercial Service will be offering B2B matchmaking and Showtime market counseling services. 
Registration: U.S. exhibitors can register for our matchmaking services for free HERE
Contact: Elizabeth Laxague at Elizabeth.Laxague@trade.gov or Aron Davidson at Aron.Davidson@trade.gov 

Event: Expo Agua Peru
Date: October 16-18, 2019
Location: Lima, Peru
Description: This is the main water expo of Peru, where the latest technological innovations and integral solutions for the sustainable and productive management of water are presented. The event brings together leading companies in their fields, international experts, decision makers and a broad segment of end-users coming from the water sector and related sectors (agriculture, mining and industry); who share their experiences and solutions to the problems and challenges that face Peru and the Andean region regarding the integral water management. The U.S. Commercial Service will have a booth space and offer matchmaking and promotional opportunities for interested U.S. firms.  We are also planning a July 31 webinar, information will be forthcoming soon.
Contact: Jorge Prado at Jorge.Prado@trade.gov

Event: IFAT India
Date: October 16-18, 2019
Location: Bombay Exhibition Center, India
Description: IFAT India is the country's leading trade fair for water, sewage, solid waste, and recycling. The trade fair provides a platform for exhibitors to showcase their latest innovations and solutions, debate current issues and form business relationships on a global scale.  To exhibit or sponsor events at the fair, visit http://ifat-india.com/book_stand
Contact: Jigna Mehta at jigna.mehta@trade.gov

Event: WETEX
October 22-24, 2019
Dubai, UAE
Kimdell Lorei at klorei@b-for.com or https://www.b-for.com/archives/events/wetex

Event: InterAqua
January 29-31, 2020
Tokyo, Japan
Kimdell Lorei at klorei@b-for.com or https://www.b-for.com/archives/events/interaqua-japan

Event: Envirotech Executive Service (EES) Mission – Water Delegation to India
Location: New Delhi, Ahmedabad & Chennai with optional spin-off Gold Key Service in Mumbai or Hyderabad
Date: February 9-15, 2020 (spin-off on February 17, 2020)
Description: Water/wastewater is one of the most promising sub-sectors of the environment technologies industry in India for U.S. exporters.  The EES Mission to India will introduce potential delegates to the Indian water/wastewater markets in these three cities; help participants learn about relevant policies, procedures and opportunities in India’s water industry; and take part in business to business matchmaking appointments with private sector organizations and government agencies.  In addition, the delegates will have an opportunity to visit/participate in the Water Expo 2020 (www.waterexpo.biz) , a local trade show that takes place from February 13-15, 2020 in Chennai. 
Contact: Jolanta.coffey@trade.gov & Malarvizhi.parimel@trade.gov  

Event: Water Today's Water Expo 
Chennai, India
February 13-15, 2020
Malarvizhi Parimel at Malarvizhi.Parimel@trade.gov

Date: May 5-9, 2020 
Location: Munich, Germany
Description: IFAT is the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management. This truly international show offered over 3,300 exhibitors the opportunity to present their latest innovations in waste management and recycling to more than 142,000 visitors from 162 countries! There is still time to apply for the show, but time is running out. You can apply here: https://www.ifat.de/exhibitors/book-your-space/application-for-main-exhibitors/index.html to be placed on a waitlist (registration deadline was April 30) or to apply as a co-exhibitor.  
Contact: CS Germany’s Doris Groot at doris.groot@trade.gov or the show organizer contact, Karen Vogelsang at kvogelsang@tssworldwide.com.

Event: Singapore International Water Week
Date: July 5-9, 2020
Location: Singapore
Description: There will be a U.S. pavilion and support for participating U.S. exhibitors from the U.S. Commercial Service in Singapore.  
Contact: Sherry.Ng at Sherry.Ng@trade.gov 

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