January 25, 2011

Rabat, Morocco ” The United States Embassy in Rabat and the US-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) are pleased to announce an upcoming Trade Capacity Building Workshop entitled ‘Maximizing Trade under the U.S. – Morocco Free Trade Agreement (FTA)’, which will be held in Casablanca on June 14-16 at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers Casablanca for companies interested in expanding their business under the FTA. The workshop will provide…

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January 25, 2011

The International Executive Service Corps announced today the appointment of Thomas J. Miller as its new President & CEO. Miller succeeds Spencer King who continues as a Senior Advisor and as a member of IESC’s Board of Directors.

Miller has served in a variety of major international governance, development and diplomatic positions over his long and extensive career. He has served as the U.S Ambassador to Greece as well as to Bosnia and…

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January 25, 2011

IESC is the prime implementer of the Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA)’s AGOA+ Program in Ethiopia, which promotes Ethiopian exports under the African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA). IESC promotes business linkages with US companies, spearheads investment initiatives through Ethiopian Diaspora in the United States, and provides targeted technical assistance to local firms, with a specific focus on the textile and garment…

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January 25, 2011

IESC’s Ethiopia AGOA + Program is pleased to have supported the Ethiopian Investment Agency (EIA) to launch a new updated website, which will offer valuable information for potential investors. The website, launched Tuesday, will play a great role in promoting Ethiopia’s diversified investment opportunities for the international community. As IESC President and CEO Thomas Miller told the press, the site will help provide all the necessary…

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January 25, 2011

Business and financial ties between Bahrain and Bermuda were strengthened at a major conference on global financial and insurance services. IESC’s Senior Trade Adviser Rudy Vogel, who works closely with the Industry and Commerce Ministry, said that the double tax agreement between the two countries, which was signed in Washington in April, was yet another spin-off from Bahrain’s free trade agreement with the US which would further help to…

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January 25, 2011

Ethiopia: Farmer-to-Farmer Niche Project

More than 600,000 Ethiopian small holder farmers produce 287,000 tons of sesame per year, and depend on it for their livelihoods. Yet these farmers face many obstacles, such as seed shortages, poor product quality and lack of finance. This limits productivity and income. IESC’s Farmer-to-Farmer Niche Project in Ethiopia, funded by USAID and awarded by Weidemann Associates, is designed to strengthen…

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