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The May/June 2015 issue is now available.

Trade Leads
Invitation to Tender for the supply, installation and maintenance of standby generating systems for the Navet and North Oropouche Water Treatment Plants. Interested respondents can obtain tender documents from the purchasing department of WASA upon payment of a non-refundable fee of US$200. Late submissions will not be accepted. WASA will not defray any cost incurred by bidders. Additional information can be obtained by calling 1 868 662-2302-7 extension 2870
The goal of the project is to provide power efficiency, economic effect, long operational time, and modern design of the city's outdoor lighting.
Tender documents can be purchased for a non-refundable fee of $US50 at the North Central Regional Health Authority (Building #39, Second Floor, North Central regional Health Authority, Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complext, Uriah Butler Highway, Champs Fleurs).

Market Research
The Republic of Kazakhstan is among the world’s leaders in production of agricultural commodities. Before the 2008 financial crisis, food processing had been one of Kazakhstan’s rapidly developing industries, growing at 15% a year. In 2010, the industry showed clear recovery signs and is expected to return to pre-crisis development levels. This is expected to increase the demand for equipment imports
Country Commercial Guide - Chile
Hungary is located in Central Eastern Europe with a population of 9.9 million and has fully transitioned from a centrally planned economy to a market-based one since the fall of communism in 1989. It is a member of the OECD (1996), NATO (1999), and the European Union (2004). Per capita income is nearly two-thirds that of the EU-27 average and total GDP is USD 130 billion. The private sector accounts for more than 80% of GDP. Hungary’s strategic location in Europe, access to EU markets, highly skilled and educated work-force, and sound infrastructure have led companies such as GE, Alcoa, Morgan Stanley, National Instruments, Microsoft, IBM and many others to locate facilities here, both in manufacturing and services. Currently, there are approximately 800 partially owned and 128 wholly owned US companies operating in Hungary. Many of these companies find that Hungary’s geographic position in Central Europe also offers a strategic logistical hub within the region. Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Hungary has helped modernize industries, create jobs, boost exports and spur economic growth. Hungary’s cumulative FDI stock has totaled more than USD 104 billion since 1989. Key sectors include automotive, IT, electronics, logistics, and more recently shared services (back office and/or call center operations). American companies have invested close to USD 10 billion in Hungary since 1989, making the U.S. the 4th-largest foreign investor behind Germany, Austria and the Netherlands. Meanwhile, U.S. exports to Hungary have topped USD 1 billion dollars in each of the last five years, led by electronics, IT equipment, automotive components, industrial engines and other manufacturing technologies and supplies

Trade Events
Join us to learn more about how the Mexico Federal Commission for Protection Against Sanitation Risks (COFEPRIS) has implemented new programs to expedite the approval of U.S. Medical Devices in Mexico. COFEPRIS is Mexico's equivalent of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. COFEPRIS Commissioner Mtro. Mikel Arriola, will speak about these new programs and how they can benefit U.S. medical device manufacturers through faster access to the Mexican market. A speaker from the Mexican Association of Innovative Medical Device Industries (AMID) will also offer insight on how they promote regulatory and procurement processes in Mexico that are efficient and transparent, to ensure safety, quality and effectiveness of solutions in health care services. An introduction will also be provided by the U.S. Commercial Service Mexico.
The U.S. Department of Commerce invites American exporters to learn about the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP), is a ground-breaking free trade agreement between the United States and the European Union. How will the T-TIP will affect your small business exports to Europe? Please join us for a discussion with Skip Jones, Executive Director (Office of Europe and Eurasia) of the International Trade Administration and the U.S. Department of Commerce, about the T-TIP negotiations and how this free trade agreement will positively impact small and medium- sized businesses. Date and Time: Thursday May 28, 2015 at 1:00pm Eastern (10:00am Pacific) Cost: FREE For more information or if you have any questions please contact anastasia.xenias@trade.gov or Jennifer.carton@trade.gov
Whether you are looking to diversify your product line or leverage cheaper made foreign merchandise, selling imported goods in the US can be important to the success of your business. Topics will include: indentifying effective market research tools, identifying the costs that are unique to importing and identifying the role of the Customs Broker.

Trade News
The Minnesota District Export Council is a private, non-profit organization that brings together experienced international business people who provide guidance and assistance in international markets.   Mission: The Minnesota District Export Council encourages and supports: Exports that strengthen individual companies, stimulate U.S. economic growth, and create jobs; Export expansion activities by working with the US & FCS domestic offices; and Opportunities to promote greater export activity at the local level by developing a trade assistance network.   Through Counseling of local businesses; Identifying export financing sources for businesses; Creating greater export awareness in their local business communities; Identifying issues that affect export trade and implementation of constructive suggestions or improvement; Supporting programs and services of US & FCS domestic offices; Building local export assistance partnerships with other organizations; and Promoting international education at the community level Contact the Minnesota District Export Council.
Showtime One-on-One Appointments with Country Specialists We are pleased to announce the Showtime program, conducted at ARAB HEALTH 2014 by the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Healthcare Specialists from U.S. Embassies and Consulates around the world will be at the show and available for one-on-one meetings with U.S. companies exhibiting at and attending the show. These Commercial Specialists are your U.S. representatives and business advocates in their host countries. They can discuss the current market situation, export issues important to your firm, and export opportunities in their respective markets. If you are already exporting, they are also available to work with you to find additional partners, new markets and/or increase your market share. Countries participating in 2014: Bahrain Egypt India Jordan Kuwait Libya Oman Pakistan Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates West Bank *Please note the list of countries participating is subject to change. Interviews will be in your booth or the International Trade Center located in the U.S. Pavilion (TBA). Advance registration required: These appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis and the schedule fills up quickly. Companies that wish to participate must register in advance through the U.S. Department of Commerce ShowTime Program. There is no fee for this service. The deadline to register is January 17, 2014. To participate in these one-on-one meetings with in-country expertise, please complete the form below. We will then forward your completed company profile to our country/industry Commercial Specialists from the countries you select. Meetings are available from January 27-13, 2014. If you cannot personally attend, please make sure your export and/or international department(s) is aware of this value-added service. For further information regarding Showtime appointments, please contact: Andrea Berton at Andrea.Berton@trade.gov, phone: (612) 348-1639 or Tanya Cole at Tanya.Cole@trade.gov, phone: (631) 935-2388.
Our worldwide network of automotive specialists in U.S. Embassies and Consulates, and across the U.S., are dedicated to assisting U.S. companies increase exports of U.S. automotive products and services internationally.  In that effort, we invite you to participate in the following key events supported by the U.S. Commercial Service:    May 1-2, 2013 San Diego, California ACCESS 2013 International Trade Forum – Africa, Middle East, South Asia. U.S. Department of Commerce Senior Commercial Officers and Commercial Specialists from Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia regions will provide information to help you identify new export markets and develop market entry strategies. Learn more.   May 8-11, 2013 Johannesburg, South Africa Automechanika Johannesburg 2013 - South Africa’s Leading International Trade Fair for the Automotive Industry targeting Trade Visitors from the Sub-Saharan Region. More on this show.   May 22-26, 2013 Bologna, Italy Autopromotec 2012 is the leading biennial event in Europe and is a unique showcase for the garage, auto repair, diagnostic and servicing equipment sector, as well as a marketplace for a range of complementary industry products. More on this event.   June 11-13, 2013 Dubai, UAE Automechanika Middle East 2013 is the leading event for the rapidly developing automotive aftermarket in the wider Middle East and Africa. This trade event covers the full range of parts for motor vehicles, as well as components for the drive, chassis, body, electrics and electronic groups, equipment for vehicle service and repair, bodywork repair and painting, tires, batteries and performance systems. More on this show.   June 16 – 18, 2013 Amsterdam, Netherlands ReMaTec 2013. Join the USA Pavilion at this premier networking event for the remanufacturing industry which includes players in the automotive, industrial and heavy duty aftermarket sectors. More on this show.   July 10-12, 2013 Mexico City, Mexico PAACE Automechanika Mexico 2013. Join the USA Pavilion at Mexico and Central America’s most important trade event for the Automotive Aftermarket. More on this show.   September 23-26, 2013 Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico Auto Supply Chain Trade Mission to Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico. This mission is intended to focus on a variety of U.S. industry and service providers, particularly those suppliers of spare parts, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts and components, hybrid vehicle components, precision assembly devices and systems that enhance efficiency in the OEM manufacturing process. More on this trade mission.   November 12-14, 2013 Queretaro, Mexico Automotive Meetings in Queretaro, Mexico is an outstanding supply chain oriented business forum aimed at B2B connecting with automakers and Tier 1 suppliers operating facilities in Mexico. More on this B2B matchmaking opportunity.

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