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September 2014 Newsletter
Events, Market Research, News, Trade Leads, and More!
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U.S. Victory in Challenge to China’s Rare Earth Export Restraints U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman announced that the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body found China’s export restraints on rare earths, tungsten, and molybdenum, which are used as key components in a multitude of U.S-made products for critical American manufacturing sectors, including hybrid car batteries, wind turbines, and energy-efficient lighting, to be inconsistent with China’s WTO obligations. [August 2014]
USTDA'S Work Highlighted During U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) signed a grant agreement for a U.S.-Africa Clean Energy Finance (ACEF) project with Amahoro Energy, a Rwandan company formed to electrify a hospital in the country's Northern Province and provide reliable small-hydro energy to the local population. This effort, which will be completed in two phases, will bring an estimated 12 MW of new generation online. [August 2014]
FREE Webinar: Mexico's Energy Reforms September 12, 2014, 1:00PM EST - Mexico passed an ambitious Energy Reform in 2013 aimed at invigorating the Mexican economy. Learn how to capitalize on new opportunities in Mexico's oil and gas, electric power, and renewable energy sectors created by these reforms.
Power Africa Geothermal Road Show Sept. 28-30, 2014, Portland, OR: U.S. geothermal investors and developers are invited to attend one-on-one meetings with a delegation from Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda during the Geothermal Resources Council and Geothermal Energy Association conference.
Discover Global Markets: The Americas October 29-31, 2014, Charlotte, NC- Join the U.S. Commercial Service and the North Carolina District Export Council for DISCOVER GLOBAL MARKETS: The Americas. Meet in one place with U.S. Commercial diplomats from 14 countries to learn about the opportunities and challenges in these markets. Companies will: learn how energy sectors across the Americas are performing today; understand growth opportunities in specific countries; and realize the impact of recent changes to energy standards.
Power-GEN Brasil October 21 - 23, 2014, Sao Paulo, Brazil - A U.S. Department of Commerce Certified Trade Fair featuring the leading utilities and energy sector stakeholders in Brazil. The U.S. Commercial Service is working closely with the organizers of Power-GEN Brasil to provide a variety of services and benefits for U.S. companies exhibiting at this event, which will bring together key players in Brazil's power generation, transmission & distribution, and smart grid industries.
Energy & EnviroTech Trade Mission to the Canary Islands November 3-7, 2014 - This trade mission will help U.S. firms in the energy and environmental technologies and related industry sectors find partners from the Canary Islands and other regions of Spain to sell products and services in West Africa. Participants will also learn about the advantages of setting up an operation in the Canary Islands to pursue opportunities in West Africa. Thee application deadline is September 30.
Energy Efficiency Business Development Mission to China December 7-13, 2014 - The focus of this one-week mission is to help U.S. companies that provide technology and/or services related to energy efficiency to enter into (or expand operations in) the Chinese market. The mission is geared toward any small - and medium-sized company that has proven technology and/or expertise in the energy efficiency sector, including equipment, software and service providers.
Peru Market Intelligence Brief This Market Intelligence Brief by the International Trade Administration provides an analysis of Peru’s energy market, with a focus on opportunities for U.S. renewable energy and smart grid exporters. It includes an overview of the electricity sector, a discussion of market dynamics, and a description of opportunities for each subsector. [Aug 2014]
Brazil Biofuels Report This USDA report provides detailed statistics and forecasts regarding production, imports, and exports for ethanol and biodiesel in Brazil, a key trade partner for the United States. [July 2014]
Canada Market Intelligence Brief This Market Intelligence Brief by the International Trade Administration provides an analysis of Canada’s energy market, with a focus on opportunities for U.S. renewable energy and smart grid exporters. It includes an overview of the electricity sector, a discussion of market dynamics, and a description of opportunities for each subsector. [April 2014]