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More than $650 Million in Exports Expected from Federally Funded Projects

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The International Trade Administration announced Sept. 11 a total of $1.4 million in awards under the Market Development Cooperator Program for the following projects, which are expected to generate more than $653 million in U.S. exports over the next three years.

Healthcare. The National Center for Healthcare Leadership will receive $225,267 to help the healthcare industry produce exports to Brazil, China and Hong Kong. NCHL will match the award with an investment of $598,730 of its own resources. The funded project will allow NCHL to expand U.S. exports by creating a medical services directory in Portuguese and Mandarin, leading annual trade missions to Brazil, securing representation at key events in China, and furthering the branding of high-quality U.S. healthcare.

Recreational Vehicles. The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association will receive $299,775 to

help the RV industry produce exports to China, Japan and South Korea. RVIA will match the award with an investment of $1,349,517 of its own resources. The funded project will allow RVIA to expand U.S. exports by encouraging standards, codes and licensing that allow better market access; educating foreign officials about RV’ing; and ensuring that foreign competitors do not restrict market access.

Automotive. The Auto Care Association will receive $299,345 to help the automotive industry produce exports to Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and Peru. ACA will match the award with an investment of $696,953 of its own resources. The funded project will allow ACA to expand U.S. exports by leading outbound trade missions, hosting technical seminars, and brokering customer-seller deals at the AAPEX automotive trade show.

Printing and Publishing. The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies will receive $298,746 to help the printing, publishing and converting industry produce exports to Indonesia. NPES will match the award with an investment of $655,709 of its own resources. The funded project will allow NPES to expand U.S. exports by opening an office

in Jakarta, developing programs to help U.S. firms participating in trade shows and trade missions abroad, and providing technical training and education to parties in Indonesia.

Building Materials. Evergreen Building Products Association will receive $299,775 to help the building materials industry produce exports to Japan. EBPA will match the award with an investment of $795,583 of its own resources. The funded project will allow EBPA to expand U.S. exports by leading outbound trade missions, conducting technical seminars abroad, hosting U.S. firms at U.S. pavilions at trade shows in Japan, and brokering customer-seller deals.

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