August 31, 2009
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‘Virtual Trade Mission’ Highlights Opportunities in Brazil
Public transit agencies and businesses interested in expanding their opportunities into Brazil can participate in an hour-long “Virtual Trade Mission” Sept. 17, hosted by APTA, the Federal Transit Administration, and U.S. Commercial Service. The program begins at 2 p.m. Eastern time.
During the webinar, representatives of the local Brazilian government and U.S. Commercial Service officers in Brazil will give presentations on current and upcoming tenders, how to access and successfully compete in this very large market, and how to obtain the necessary trade assistance.
David Fulton, U.S. Commercial Service liaison at the World Bank, an expert on tracking international projects, will discuss the best sources of information on international tenders and export assistance available to all U.S. companies. The webinar program will also cover legal language and cultural challenges to doing business in Brazil and how participants can overcome them.
Brazil is working quickly to improve its transportation infrastructure in anticipation of hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup, with the Brazilian government pledging billions of dollars to enhance the urban transit system in the 12 host cities. A major part of this investment will include integrated bus corridors, subway lines, and light rail systems. U.S. companies will be competitive in providing goods and services related to traffic control, safety, maintenance, and a broad range of wireless and wire line communications-based information and electronics technologies.
To register for the webinar, log in here. For more information, contact Jessica Bechir.