Update: USAID Exercises Option Year 1 to Extend Trade Advisory Services BPA Through 9/30/1

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has exercised the first of two, one-year options for the Trade Advisory Services Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA).

Mr. Belcher provides USAID with on-demand technical advisory services in the legal, policy, and institutional dimensions of trade facilitation, logistics, customs reform, export promotion, trade policy, competition policy, and implementation of international trade agreements. Promoting open, competitive markets through trade liberalization helps stimulate private sector growth and job creation to help reduce poverty.

USAID is an independent federal government agency that represents United States foreign policy interests by working with other nations to improve living conditions for nearly 1.3 billion people in extreme poverty around the world. This is achieved through programs that support economic growth; agriculture and trade; global health; and democracy, conflict and humanitarian assistance.

Founded in September 2010 by Anne Marie Thurber and Mark Belcher, the Center for Innovation in Social Entrepreneurship (CISE) provides strategy and management consulting support to senior leaders in government, business, and civil society to promote lasting prosperity in developing countries worldwide.

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