Nigeria Agribusiness Reverse Trade Mission and Business Briefing

USTDA is hosting the Senegal and Mauritania LNG Infrastructure Reverse Trade Mission (RTM) to introduce decision makers from Senegal and Mauritania’s power sectors to U.S. LNG and gas infrastructure, technologies, services, and equipment. The delegation will include the Minister of Petroleum and Energy from Senegal and the Minister of Petroleum, Energy and Mining from Mauritania, as well as representatives from the Senegalese Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Finance, COS-Petrogaz, and the Senegalese National Oil Company, National Electric Utility and Regulator, Sovereign Wealth Fund, and National Planning Agency. The delegates will travel to Houston, TX to meet with U.S. suppliers and equipment manufacturers, as well as U.S. technology and service providers for midstream and downstream gas infrastructure. In Washington, DC, the delegates will meet with U.S. regulators and finance organizations.

Senegal and Mauritania LNG Infrastructure Reverse Trade Mission and Business Briefing

USTDA is hosting the Senegal and Mauritania LNG Infrastructure Reverse Trade Mission (RTM) to introduce decision makers from Senegal and Mauritania’s power sectors to U.S. LNG and gas infrastructure, technologies, services, and equipment. The delegation will include the Minister of Petroleum and Energy from Senegal and the Minister of Petroleum, Energy and Mining from Mauritania, as well as representatives from the Senegalese Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Finance, COS-Petrogaz, and the Senegalese National Oil Company, National Electric Utility and Regulator, Sovereign Wealth Fund, and National Planning Agency. The delegates will travel to Houston, TX to meet with U.S. suppliers and equipment manufacturers, as well as U.S. technology and service providers for midstream and downstream gas infrastructure. In Washington, DC, the delegates will meet with U.S. regulators and finance organizations.

India Aviation Safety, Security, and Airport Infrastructure Reverse Trade Mission

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency hosted the India Aviation Safety, Security, and Airport Infrastructure Reverse Trade Mission (RTM), which brought senior level aviation officials from India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation, Airports Authority of India, Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Bureau of Civil Aviation Security, and Air India to the United States to learn about best practices and U.S. solutions that can support India’s aviation goals.

India’s aviation industry is growing rapidly, and the government plans to invest $120 billion in civil aviation expansion and modernization projects over the next ten years, which presents tremendous opportunities for U.S. businesses. The itinerary included a Business Roundtable and Networking Reception for U.S. companies at the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) in Washington, D.C.

Europe and Eurasia Regional District Energy Combined Heat and Power Orientation Visit

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (TDA) sponsored a visit to the United States for delegates of the Eurasian and Southeastern Europe District Energy/Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Orientation Visit from June 21, 2003 to June 27, 2003. The delegation was invited to view American technology in the district heating and combined heat and power sector.
TDA retained Global Marketing & Communications (GMC) to organize and execute the Orientation Visit (OV) which focused on the delegates’ participation at the district energy conference sponsored by the International District Energy Association (IDEA) in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. In addition to attending the IDEA conference, the delegation participated in site visits to various heating and power facilities in Philadelphia and Baltimore. GMC also organized meetings for four of the delegates to Washington, D.C. to meet with high-level officials at USAID.

Iraq Power Sector Orientation Visit

USTDA funded a 15-day Orientation Visit (OV) to the United States for twelve officials from the Iraq Power Sector. The delegation was comprised of ten representatives from the Iraq Ministry of Electricity (ME) and two from the Iraq Ministry of Oil (MOO).

The ME is responsible for planning, constructing, operating and maintaining the electric power system in Iraq. In addition, the ME works with the MOO on joint fuels coordination issues with regards to liquid fuels, natural gas infrastructure and the more effective use of natural gas in Iraq’s comprehensive energy development strategy. The ME is also working closely with U.S. Embassy Baghdad on an overall operations and maintenance (O&M) strategy. The delegates from ME and MOO were selected according to their participation in the Joint Fuels Committee and their roles in implementing an O&M strategy to develop the skilled managers necessary to maintain the new and upgraded power facilities.

India Municipal Finance Orientation Visit

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) sponsored a delegation of nine delegates from India for the purpose of supporting the Municipal Finance System being developed in the country. The delegation met with US Government agencies, US firms, and other organizations including rating agencies, The World Bank Group, Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase, and the Bond Market Association.

Vietnam – Son La Environmental and Project Management Orientation Visit

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) hosted an Orientation Visit (OV) to the United States for nine Vietnamese officials and one Commercial Specialist from the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service in Hanoi, Vietnam from January 20, 2005 to January 29, 2005. The purpose of the OV was to facilitate discussions between the Vietnamese delegates and U.S. companies, associations and government agencies regarding the development of environmental and project management standards for the Son La Hydropower Project in northwestern Vietnam.

Croatia Environmental Sector Orientation Visit

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) sponsored an Orientation Visit (OV) to the United States for delegates from the Environmental Sector in Croatia. The OV, which was sponsored by USTDA and conducted by Global Marketing and Communications (GMC), visited New Orleans, Louisiana and Boston, Massachusetts from October 2, 2004 – October 9, 2004. In this Orientation Visit, a group of selected officials from the Environmental Sector in Croatia were invited to examine the capabilities of U.S. firms and technology in the area of wastewater treatment.

Chinese Water Monitoring Information Technology Orientation Visit

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) sponsored an Orientation Visit (OV) to the U.S. for a delegation of government officials from the Chinese Ministry of Water Resources (MWR). The purpose of the OV was to showcase U.S. equipment and service providers in the water monitoring IT industry in an effort to familiarize the MWR delegates with advanced U.S. technology in this area and promote opportunities for U.S. companies to learn about upcoming procurements related to the implementation of the National Flood Control and Drought Relief Command System in China.

This Orientation Visit (OV) served as a follow-on activity to the previous USTDA Project. The OV provided value-added information for the MWR and offered U.S. companies the opportunity to learn about procurement plans linked to the full-scale implementation of the NFCDSS.

China Power Plant Emissions Monitoring and Control Technologies Orientation Visit

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) sponsored an Orientation Visit (OV) to the U.S. for a delegation of government officials from China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP), Regional Environmental Monitoring Centers and the State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC). The purpose of the OV was to support China’s increased efforts to improve the environment by addressing the technological needs for China to improve its capacity to monitor and control effectively harmful emissions from coal-fired power plants. The OV promoted U.S. exports by showcasing U.S. technology and service providers in power sector emissions monitoring and control technologies and complementing additional anticipated activities to be supported by USTDA and other U.S. government agencies under the Administration’s Asia-Pacific Partnership for Clean Development and Climate (APPCDC) initiative.