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Trade Leads
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Oman Power and Water Procurement Company is seeking an international consultant to help with the drafting of detailed market rules. A Request for Proposal for consultancy services will be available from April 25, 2015 to May 11, 2015. Statement of proposal deadline is June 8, 2015

Market Research
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
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.

Trade Events
Description: The Commercial Service (CS) Saudi Arabia is participating in the U.S. Travel's International Pow Wow (IPW) 2015, which will be held Saturday, May 30 - Wednesday, June 3, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. CS Saudi Arabia is offering support to Saudi Arabian companies who are interested in attending the show. 1. The Lead Commercial Specialist in Saudi Arabia is: Mai Abu Dabat 2. For U.S. companies, CS Saudi Arabia will provide the following services: • Matchmaking: we will introduce you to Saudi Arabian companies who are interested in your company's products. • Market Knowledge: our trade specialists' experience helping U.S. companies enter the market in Saudi Arabia is second to none • Prior to the show: contact CS Saudi Arabia so that we can help you better understand our delegation members and the market in Saudi Arabia • There are no l fees for U.S. companies for these services • For more information and contact information, please see our website: http://www.export.gov/saudiarabia 3. For Saudi Arabian companies, CS Saudi Arabia will provide the following services: • Promotion of company objectives in a delegation brochure (printed and distributed to exhibitors, used to match your company with suitable US firms • CS Saudi Arabia Commercial Specialist escort to assist during the show • Advance hotel booking, and pre-show registration • International Business Center (IBC) (private meeting area, telephones, fax services) • The opportunity to network with other industry professionals from around the world • Pre-departure briefing or post-departure reception for participating companies Tradeshow Information: U.S. Travel Association's IPW is the travel industry's premier international marketplace and the largest generator of travel to the U.S. - it is NOT a typical trade show. In just three days of intensive pre-scheduled business appointments, more than 1,000 U.S. travel organizations from every region of the USA (representing all industry category components), and more than 1,300 international and domestic buyers from more than 70 countries conduct business negotiations that result in the generation of more than $4.7 billion in future Visit USA travel. At IPW, buyers and sellers are able to conduct business that would otherwise be generated only through an exhaustive number of around-the-world trips. U.S. Travel's IPW 2015 will be held Saturday, May 30, through Wednesday, June 3, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. IPW will have more than 1,100 exhibitor booths held by U.S. Suppliers of USA travel products and destinations and more than 5,000 attendees who are international travel buyers, domestic travel buyers and international journalists representing more than 70 countries.
The United States Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), and the Department of Commerce's (DOC) International Trade Administration (ITA) are organizing the Joint Millennium Challenge Corporation and Department of Commerce Energy Sector Business Development Mission to Tanzania, to be held May 31- June 2, 2015, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This mission is a component of the Administration's Doing Business in Africa (DBIA) campaign and was proposed by MCC during the Africa Leaders' Summit in Washington, DC on August 5, 2014. The mission will focus on U.S. firms in the energy sector, including oil, gas, and renewables that can help Tanzania and neighboring countries develop and manage energy resources and systems and build out their power generation, transmission, and distribution systems. Mission participants will range from fully integrated energy solutions companies to equipment, technology and ancillary service providers. In addition, organizations such as project developers and those seeking to supply complementary services are eligible for participation.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency will host an Industry Roundtable in Los Angeles, anticipated to occur during the May 31 June 10, 2015 timeframe (Date TBD), where U.S. companies can learn about upcoming opportunities in Colombia and the Dominican Republic and meet with senior-level delegates participating in the Green Port Technologies Reverse Trade Mission. The Reverse Trade Mission is designed to introduce delegates from Colombia and the Dominican Republic to U.S. green port technologies and U.S. best practices for environmental management at port operations. The delegates will have the opportunity to learn about green port programs related to energy efficiency, pollution prevention, waste reduction, and resource conversation. Meridian International Center is organizing this visit on behalf of USTDA. For more information, please contact Ms. Lauren Paraggio by e-mail at lparaggio@meridian.org or by phone at (202) 939-5863.

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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