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Smart City Infrastructure Trade Mission to India Set for February

Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The International Trade Administration is organizing a smart cities infrastructure business development mission to India (New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai, with an optional visit to Vizag) from Feb. 8-12, 2016.

The new Indian government has proposed to build 100 smart cities, which will mean a wide variety of major infrastructure projects across the country that will be funded by the central and state governments along with private sector capital. At this stage, the government has highlighted resource management, 24-hour water and power supply, world class transportation systems, state of the art education systems, advanced e-government, and environmental sustainability as pillars of these smart cities. India has encouraged the U.S. government and U.S. companies to take the lead in developing smart city projects in three major urban areas but U.S. participation is not limited to these locations.

Each applicant must submit by Nov. 10 a completed and signed mission application and supplemental application materials, including adequate information on its products or services, primary market objectives and goals for participation. Applicants must also provide certification of products or services originating from the U.S. or, if manufactured/produced outside the U.S., the product/service must be marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and have U.S. content representing at least 51 percent of the value of the finished good or service.

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