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U.S. and Mexican Business Leaders Look Forward

U.S. and Mexican Business Leaders Look Forward

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Craig Updyke, Director, Trade and Commercial Affairs, NEMA NEMA President and CEO Kevin J. Cosgriff participated in the December 6 and 7, 2016, meeting in Mexico City of the United States–Mexico CEO Dialogue, organized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Mexico’s Business Coordinating Council (Consejo Coordinador Empresarial). High on the agenda was discussion of the result of the U.S. presidential Read more […]

Energy Storage Workshop Promotes Grid Technologies

Energy Storage Workshop Promotes Grid Technologies

This piece was originally published in the December 2016 issue of electroindustry. Gene Eckhart, Consultant, NEMA NEMA collaborated with China’s National Energy Administration (NEA), the two state-owned electric utilities (State Grid Corporation of China and China Southern Grid Corporation), and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to organize a one-day workshop in Shenzhen on energy storage systems. It was supported by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, with whom NEMA has worked Read more […]

NEMA Connects in Middle East

NEMA Connects in Middle East

This piece was originally published in the October 2016 issue of electroindustry. Madeleine Bugel, Program Manager, NEMA Khaled Masri, Program Manager, NEMA Craig Updyke, Director, Trade and Commercial Affairs, NEMA Spurred by direct involvement of NEMA member companies and a greater understanding of the challenges and opportunities they face in the Middle East, NEMA is stepping up advocacy activities devoted to this vital region. In August, NEMA staff met with Taha Alshareef, commercial Read more […]

Lining Up Opportunities in Cuba for Energy Efficiency and Healthcare

Lining Up Opportunities in Cuba for Energy Efficiency and Healthcare

This piece was originally published in the September 2016 issue of electroindustry. Jonathan Stewart, Government Relations Manager, NEMA Andrew Northup, Director, Global Affairs, MITA With policy changes thawing relations between Cuba and the United States, NEMA staff met with Cuban embassy officials and staff from the U.S. departments of Commerce and State in order to assess trade potential for NEMA/MITA members. Moving beyond initial discussions and research, Jonathan Stewart, government Read more […]

Efforts in Mexico and Latin America Pay Off

Efforts in Mexico and Latin America Pay Off

This piece was originally published in the July 2016 issue of electroindustry. Craig Updyke, Director, Trade and Commercial Affairs, NEMA   Already, 2016 is proving to be a successful year for NEMA’s activities in Mexico and Latin America. From product standards to energy efficiency and market development, NEMA is engaged. Gustavo Dominguez Poo and Ricardo Vazquez conduct day-to-day operations at the NEMA regional office in Mexico City. They coordinate activities with NEMA staff Read more […]

COPANT Focuses on Trade Facilitation while Debating IEC’s Master Plan

COPANT Focuses on Trade Facilitation while Debating IEC’s Master Plan

This piece was originally published in the June 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. Joel Solis, Conformity Assessment Manager for Technical Policy, NEMA The Pan American Standards Council (COPANT) held its annual general assembly in April in Guayaquil, Ecuador. César Díaz Guevara, executive director of the Ecuadorian Service Standards (INEN), welcomed the 80 delegates and attendees, including European, Australian, and first-time, large Japanese contingents. Mr. Díaz Read more […]

NEMA Presence at Hannover Messe Highlights Important Relationships

NEMA Presence at Hannover Messe Highlights Important Relationships

This piece was originally published in the June 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Vi Lilly, Senior Director, Member Services and Value, NEMA, and Craig Updyke, Director, Trade and Commercial Affairs, NEMA NEMA President and CEO Kevin J. Cosgriff visited the Hannover Messe trade show in Germany on April 25–27 to meet with European and U.S. industry leaders and to take in the latest innovations in industrial automation. The world’s largest trade fair featured Read more […]

Reducing Trade Barriers to Innovation and Sustainability

Reducing Trade Barriers to Innovation and Sustainability

This piece was originally published in the March 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Craig Updyke, Manager, Trade and Commercial Affairs Readers of this magazine are aware of international talks underway on eliminating customs import duties on goods with environmental benefits. When those negotiations toward an Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) in the World Trade Organization (WTO) were launched in 2014, many also had in mind the global talks on reducing emissions Read more […]