The Advocacy Center. JHU - Montgomery County Campus – October 1, 2012.
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JHU - Montgomery County Campus – October 1, 2012
The Advocacy Center exists at the intersection between business and foreign policy, where commercial diplomacy efforts are required to let U.S. business compete fairly.Our mission is to coordinate U.S. Government resources and authority in order to level the playing field on behalf of U.S. business interests as they compete against foreign firms for specific international public contracts, both civilian and defense sales. The Advocacy Center also has Commercial Service liaisons to five Multilateral Development Banks to assist U.S. firms and advocate on their behalf when they compete for Bank tenders.
The Advocacy Center is the gateway to U.S. Government Advocacy at various levels. Advocacy is always government-to-government and typically addressed to the advocating official’s direct counterpart
On December 12, 2011, Global Environmental Services Inc (GESI, Lawrence Township, NJ) signed a contract for a 20 year concession to operate and control the Mohammedia Landfill in Morocco. GESI has been approved for advocacy for this project since October 2010. The U.S. Chargé d’Affaires sent an Advocacy letter to the Governor of Mohammedia in December 2010, and the Consular General raised this project in November 2011 during a meeting with the Governor.
The total value of this project is $40 million, with $30 million in U.S. export content, supporting approximately 166 jobs in the U.S. GESI is an SME.
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