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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 16 / Wednesday, January 25, 2006 / Notices Dated: January 19, 2006. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–927 Filed 1–24–06; 8:45 am] Dated: January 19, 2006. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–926 Filed 1–24–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration International Trade Administration [C–122–839] [A–588–837] Large Newspaper Printing Presses and Components Thereof, Whether Assembled or Unassembled, From Japan: Extension of Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: EFFECTIVE DATE: January 25, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Goldberger or Kate Johnson, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–4136 and (202) 482–4929, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Background On September 13, 2005, the Department published the preliminary results of its changed circumstances review. We self–initiated the review to consider information contained in a recent Federal court proceeding, Goss International Corp. v. Tokyo Kikai Seisakusho, Ltd., 321 F.Supp.2d 1039 (N.D. Iowa 2004) (Goss Int’l), that Tokyo Kikai Seisakusho, Ltd. provided inaccurate and incomplete information to the Department during the 1997–1998 administrative review. See Large Newspaper Printing Presses and Components Thereof, Whether Assembled or Unassembled, from Japan: Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review, 70 FR 54019 (September 13, 2005) and Large Newspaper Printing Presses and Components Thereof, Whether Assembled or Unassembled, from Japan: Notice of Initiation of Changed Circumstances Review, 70 FR 25414 (May 10, 2005). Because the issues involved in this case are novel and complex, we are extending the time for completion of the final results by 30 days, until March 1, 2006, in order to further consider the comments submitted by interested parties. See 19 CFR 351.302(b). VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:26 Jan 24, 2006 Jkt 208001 Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada: Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: January 25, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Moore or Eric B. Greynolds at (202) 482–3692 or (202) 482–6071, respectively, AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On June 30, 2005, the Department initiated an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on certain softwood lumber products from Canada. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 70 FR 37749. The preliminary results are currently due no later than January 31, 2006. Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Review Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires the Department to issue the preliminary results of a review within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of an order/finding for which a review is requested and the final results within 120 days after the date on which the preliminary results are published. However, if it is not practicable to complete the review within that time period, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department to extend the time limit for the preliminary results to a maximum of 365 days and for the final results to 180 days (or 300 days if the Department does not extend the time limit for the preliminary results) from the date of the publication of the preliminary results. The subsidy programs covered by this review are extraordinarily complicated. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4115 In addition, because this administrative review is being conducted on an aggregate level, the Department must analyze large amounts of data from each of the Canadian Provinces as well as data from the Canadian Federal Government. Therefore, the Department is fully extending the time limit for completion of the preliminary results to May 31, 2006. The final results continue to be due 120 days after publication of the preliminary results. This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(3)(A) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: January 17, 2006. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–929 Filed 1–24–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration FIDAE International Air Show 2006 International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice to FIDAE International Air Show 2006 to Santiago, Chile, March 27–April 2, 2006. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The U.S. Commercial Service (CS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA), will organize an Aerospace Executive Service (AES) matchmaking mission for the FIDAE International Air Show 2006 in Santiago, Chile. Mission organizers will include the Commercial Service office in Santiago, Chile (CS Chile), the ITA Aerospace and Defense Technology Team, and the CS Office of Global Trade Programs. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of Global Trade Programs; Room 2012; Department of Commerce; Washington, DC 20230; Tel: (202) 482– 4457; Fax: (202) 482–0178. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FIDAE International Air Show 2006 Santiago, Chile. March 27–April 2, 2006. Mission Statement I. Description of the Mission The U.S. Commercial Service (CS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA), will organize an Aerospace Executive Service (AES) matchmaking mission for the FIDAE International Air E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1 4116 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 16 / Wednesday, January 25, 2006 / Notices Show 2006 in Santiago, Chile. Mission organizers will include the Commercial Service office in Santiago, Chile (CS Chile), the ITA Aerospace and Defense Technology Team, and the CS Office of Global Trade Programs. The AES matchmaking mission will include representatives from a variety of U.S. aerospace and defense industry manufacturers and service providers. These mission participants will be introduced to international agents, distributors, and end-users whose capabilities and services are targeted to each U.S. participants’ needs in their particular market. wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES II. Commercial Setting for the Mission The FIDAE Air Show is Latin America’s premier aerospace and defense technology event. A biennial air show in Santiago, it is the only event of its kind in the region to showcase aerospace-related products and services. At the FIDEA 2004 Show, 258 companies exhibited from 31 countries with 41,282 visitors attending the event. There were a total of 128 aircraft on display during the six-day air show. In 2006, it is expected that 350 exhibitors from more than 45 countries will participate in the show. Attendees and visitors to the FIDEA Air Show include government officials, senior company managers, and high-level executives involved in the aerospace and defense markets in Latin America and the Caribbean. While there has been a slight decline in defense spending in Chile and the rest of South America, the commercial aerospace sector is again on the march. CS Chile reports that Chile saw an unprecedented growth in its airline sector in 2004, surpassing the previous record of 6.4 million passengers set in 2000. International flights showed the largest growth, rising 5 percent from 2003 to 2004 reach 3.63 million passengers flying in and out of Chile. This presents enormous trade opportunities for the airport, ground handling, air traffic control, general aviation, aircraft maintenance, and security sub-sectors. III. Goals for the Mission The goal of the Aerospace Executive Service at the FIDAE International Air Show is to facilitate an effective presence for small- and medium-sized companies without their incurring the major expenses associated with purchasing and staffing exhibit space. The AES Program enables U.S. aerospace and defense companies to familiarize themselves with this important trade fair, to conduct market research while attending the show, and VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:26 Jan 24, 2006 Jkt 208001 to explore export opportunities through pre-arranged meetings with potential partners. The Aerospace Executive Service also allows U.S. companies to have a presence at the show in the form of an AES Information Booth, providing participants with an enhanced image and level of engagement in which to interact with the show’s visitors. Participants will also benefit from the support of knowledgeable ITA and Commercial Service staff focused on furthering their company’s objectives. IV. Scenario for the Mission CS trade specialists will promote the FIDAE AES in collaboration with CS Chile, the Aerospace & Defense Technologies Team, and in cooperation with the Office of Global Trade Programs. This promotion will take place nationwide and will largely be handled by the Aerospace & Defense Technologies Team. Companies interested in the AES will apply to the program, and once accepted (see ‘Criteria for Participant Selection’) will work with the AES coordinator to develop their business goals at the FIDAE International Air Show. U.S. Export Assistance Center trade specialists, the Aerospace & Defense Technologies Team, and Global Trade Programs officers will recruit and counsel prospective participants for the FIDAE International Air Show AES. The companies will forward company information and literature to CS Chile in advance whereupon CS Chile will begin the partner search, management, and logistical coordination of the program. Company literature and promotional material will either be shipped to CS Chile or brought by the participant for display in the U.S. Pavilion. Effective communication between the AES coordinator and all U.S. participants will be essential to the success of the AES program. E-mail and periodic conference calls will be used to guarantee that this is accomplished. CS staff will be available for information and assistance throughout the duration of the AES at the 2006 FIDAE Air Show. Prior to the end of the AES program, CS staff will advise and counsel participants on appropriate follow-up procedures. In summary, participation in the AES Program includes: • Pre-show counseling by CS industry and trade experts. • Pre-show outreach and press release by CS Chile. • Pre-show briefing by CS Chile staff. • Two days of pre-scheduled meetings with potential partners, distributors, and/or end-users. PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Individual company promotions (includes space for catalogs and marketing by CS Chile). • One show entry pass per company representative. • One invitation to the show organizer’s welcome reception per participant. • Access to Official U.S. Pavilion amenities, including business center, lounge and shared office suite when not in use for one-on-one FIDAE International Air Show appointments. • Shared 18sqm booth to use for meetings and to display company literature. • Copy of the official FIDAE International Air Show Exhibitor’s Directory. • On-site AES program coordinator assistance to AES companies. • Transportation to and from the show each day. Timetable The proposed program is below: • Friday, March 24—AES Participants Arrive. • Monday, March 27—Pre-show Briefing and Show Organizer’s Welcome Reception. • Tuesday, March 28—Show Opens (AES meetings—p.m. only). • Wednesday, March 29—Business Day (AES meetings—full day). • Thursday, March 30—Business Day (AES meetings—a.m. only). • Friday, March 31—Business Day. • April 1–2—Public Days. AES participants are welcome to attend the remainder of the FIDAE Air Show on their own, from March 30 and 31, including the two public days (April 1–2). The show ends on Sunday, April 2. V. Criteria for Participant Selection Target recruitment for the AES Program is 12 companies. Each applicant to the program will be screened for the following: • Relevance of the company’s business line to the mission’s goals; • Acceptability of product area/sector for exhibition in the FIDAE International Air Show in the U.S. Pavilion according to the trade fair rules, which can be found at http:// www.FIDAE.cl; • Timeliness of company’s signed application and participation agreement including fee of $3,000 for the AES. $750.00 for each additional representative; • Provision of adequate information on company’s products and/or services, and company’s primary market objectives, in order to facilitate appropriate matching with potential business partners; E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 16 / Wednesday, January 25, 2006 / Notices • Certification that the company meets Departmental guidelines for participation: A company’s products or services must be either produced in the United States, or, if not, marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and have at least 51 percent U.S. content of the value of the finished product or service. Any partisan political activities (including political contributions) of an applicant are entirely irrelevant to the selection process. Mission recruitment will be conducted in an open and public manner, including posting on the Commerce Department trade missions calendar at http://www.ita.doc.gov/ doctm/ tmcal.html—and other Internet Web sites, publication in domestic trade publications and association newsletters, mailings from internal mailing lists, faxes to internal database aerospace clients, email to aerospace distribution lists, posting in the Federal Register, and announcements at industry meetings, symposia, conferences, and trade shows. Aerospace and Defense Technologies Team members, U.S. Export Assistance Centers and the Office of Global Trade Programs will also promote the AES Program. Recruitment for the mission will begin in January 2006 and conclude in March, 2006. wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Contact ITA Aerospace & Defense Technology Team: Mark Weaver, Director and Senior International Trade Specialist, Aerospace and Defense Team, U.S. Export Assistance Center—USCS, 808 Throckmorton Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102–6315. Tel: (817) 392–2673. Fax: (817) 392–2668. E-mail: mark.weaver@mail.doc.gov. Matthew Hilgendorf, International Trade Specialist, Aerospace and Defense Team, U.S. Export Assistance Center—Santa Fe, C/O New Mexico Economic Development Department, 1100 St. Francis Drive, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505. Tel: (505) 670–7809. Fax: (505) 827–0211. E-mail: matthew.hilgendorf@mail.doc.gov. Mara Yachnin, Acting Manager, Office of Aerospace, Global Trade Programs, U.S. Commercial Service, Washington, DC 20230. Tel: 202–482– 6238. E-mail: mara.yachnin@mail.doc.gov. U.S. Commercial Service in Santiago: Patricia Jaramillo, American Embassy, U.S. Commercial Service, Av. Andres Bello 2800, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile 755–0006. Tel. 011–(56) 2–330– VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:26 Jan 24, 2006 Jkt 208001 3402. Fax 011–(56) 2–330–3172. Email: Patricia.Jaramillo@mail.doc.gov. Dated: January 19, 2006. John Klingelhut, Senior Advisor, Global Trade Programs. [FR Doc. E6–899 Filed 1–24–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Minority Business Development Agency [Docket No. 000724217–6008–11] Amendment of Performance Incentives for Minority Business Enterprise Centers To Allow for a Third Bonus Year of Funding Minority Business Development Agency. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) publishes this notice to announce that it will allow for a third year of bonus funding, on a non-competitive basis, to the Houston Minority Business Enterprise Center (MBEC) (formally known as the Houston Minority Business Development Center (MBDC)), as originally funded under the Federal Register notice of August 28, 2000 (65 FR 52069). In its August 28, 2000 notice, MBDA solicited competitive applications from organizations to operate MBECs. The MBEC Program provides funding for general business assistance to minority business enterprises (MBEs) in various markets throughout the United States and stipulated that no award to operate a MBEC may be longer than five funding periods. MBDA changes this policy to allow for a third year of bonus funding for a total of six funding periods. This action is taken in light of the fact that the Houston MBEC (Grijalva and Allen) has had an ‘‘excellent’’ performance rating for five consecutive years. Furthermore, this action supports the Agency’s efforts in rebuilding minority firms impacted by Hurricanes Rita and Katrina. The Houston MBEC noncompetitively received additional funding in the amount of $300,000, specifically to assist the minority firms impacted by Hurricane Katrina, as it was the closest proximity to the Gulf Coast and able to immediately respond to the need for additional services. This is in addition to the amount of $400,375 for the continuation of general business assistance to MBEs in program year 2006. PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4117 The third bonus funding period, if approved by the Grants Officer, will commence January 1, 2006 and continue through December 31, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Efrain Gonzalez at (202) 482–1940. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under Executive order 11625, the MBEC Program requires MBEC staff to provide general business assistance to minorityowned companies in various markets throughout the United States, and standardized business assistance services to ‘‘rapid growth potential’’ minority businesses (e.g., those generating $500,000 or more in annual revenues or capable of generating significant employment and long-term economic growth); to develop a network of strategic partnerships; to possibly charge client fees; and to provide strategic business consulting. These requirements are used to generate increased results with respect to financing and contracts awarded to minority-owned firms and thus, are a key component of this program. MBDA is announcing the amendment of a prior Federal Register notice (65 FR 52069, August 28, 2000) published by MBDA which established that no award to operate a Minority Business Enterprise Center (MBEC) (formally known as Minority Business Development Centers (MBDC)) may be longer than five funding periods without competition, no matter what an MBEC’s performance happens to be. Under the prior notice, performance incentives allowed MBECs to earn two bonus funding periods, in addition to the normal three funding periods, without competition based on an ‘‘excellent’’ performance rating, for a total of five funding periods. MBDA hereby amends the prior notice to allow for a third year of bonus funding on a non-competitive basis to eligible MBECs originally funded under the Federal Register notice of August 28, 2000, for a total of six funding periods. This action is taken in light of the fact that the Houston MBEC (Grijalva and Allen) has maintained an ‘‘excellent’’ performance rating over the five year funding period. This MBEC is the only MBEC to have achieved an ‘‘excellent’’ performance rating in five consecutive program years and thus is the only recipient of the third bonus funding period. In addition, this award will allow the Houston MBEC to maintain continuity in level of services in light of the adverse economic impact and devastation caused by Hurricanes Rita and Katrina. Such additional funding will be at the total discretion of MBDA. The Houston DATES: E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


FIDAE International Air Show 2006

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice to FIDAE International Air Show 2006 to Santiago, Chile, 
March 27-April 2, 2006.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Commercial Service (CS) of the U.S. Department of 
Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA), will organize an 
Aerospace Executive Service (AES) matchmaking mission for the FIDAE 
International Air Show 2006 in Santiago, Chile. Mission organizers will 
include the Commercial Service office in Santiago, Chile (CS Chile), 
the ITA Aerospace and Defense Technology Team, and the CS Office of 
Global Trade Programs.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of Global Trade Programs; Room 
2012; Department of Commerce; Washington, DC 20230; Tel: (202) 482-
4457; Fax: (202) 482-0178.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

FIDAE International Air Show 2006

Santiago, Chile.
March 27-April 2, 2006.

Mission Statement

I. Description of the Mission

    The U.S. Commercial Service (CS) of the U.S. Department of 
Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA), will organize an 
Aerospace Executive Service (AES) matchmaking mission for the FIDAE 
International Air

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Show 2006 in Santiago, Chile. Mission organizers will include the 
Commercial Service office in Santiago, Chile (CS Chile), the ITA 
Aerospace and Defense Technology Team, and the CS Office of Global 
Trade Programs.
    The AES matchmaking mission will include representatives from a 
variety of U.S. aerospace and defense industry manufacturers and 
service providers. These mission participants will be introduced to 
international agents, distributors, and end-users whose capabilities 
and services are targeted to each U.S. participants' needs in their 
particular market.

II. Commercial Setting for the Mission

    The FIDAE Air Show is Latin America's premier aerospace and defense 
technology event. A biennial air show in Santiago, it is the only event 
of its kind in the region to showcase aerospace-related products and 
services. At the FIDEA 2004 Show, 258 companies exhibited from 31 
countries with 41,282 visitors attending the event. There were a total 
of 128 aircraft on display during the six-day air show. In 2006, it is 
expected that 350 exhibitors from more than 45 countries will 
participate in the show. Attendees and visitors to the FIDEA Air Show 
include government officials, senior company managers, and high-level 
executives involved in the aerospace and defense markets in Latin 
America and the Caribbean.
    While there has been a slight decline in defense spending in Chile 
and the rest of South America, the commercial aerospace sector is again 
on the march. CS Chile reports that Chile saw an unprecedented growth 
in its airline sector in 2004, surpassing the previous record of 6.4 
million passengers set in 2000. International flights showed the 
largest growth, rising 5 percent from 2003 to 2004 reach 3.63 million 
passengers flying in and out of Chile. This presents enormous trade 
opportunities for the airport, ground handling, air traffic control, 
general aviation, aircraft maintenance, and security sub-sectors.

III. Goals for the Mission

    The goal of the Aerospace Executive Service at the FIDAE 
International Air Show is to facilitate an effective presence for 
small- and medium-sized companies without their incurring the major 
expenses associated with purchasing and staffing exhibit space.
    The AES Program enables U.S. aerospace and defense companies to 
familiarize themselves with this important trade fair, to conduct 
market research while attending the show, and to explore export 
opportunities through pre-arranged meetings with potential partners. 
The Aerospace Executive Service also allows U.S. companies to have a 
presence at the show in the form of an AES Information Booth, providing 
participants with an enhanced image and level of engagement in which to 
interact with the show's visitors. Participants will also benefit from 
the support of knowledgeable ITA and Commercial Service staff focused 
on furthering their company's objectives.

 IV. Scenario for the Mission

    CS trade specialists will promote the FIDAE AES in collaboration 
with CS Chile, the Aerospace & Defense Technologies Team, and in 
cooperation with the Office of Global Trade Programs. This promotion 
will take place nationwide and will largely be handled by the Aerospace 
& Defense Technologies Team. Companies interested in the AES will apply 
to the program, and once accepted (see `Criteria for Participant 
Selection') will work with the AES coordinator to develop their 
business goals at the FIDAE International Air Show.
    U.S. Export Assistance Center trade specialists, the Aerospace & 
Defense Technologies Team, and Global Trade Programs officers will 
recruit and counsel prospective participants for the FIDAE 
International Air Show AES. The companies will forward company 
information and literature to CS Chile in advance whereupon CS Chile 
will begin the partner search, management, and logistical coordination 
of the program.
    Company literature and promotional material will either be shipped 
to CS Chile or brought by the participant for display in the U.S. 
Pavilion.
    Effective communication between the AES coordinator and all U.S. 
participants will be essential to the success of the AES program. E-
mail and periodic conference calls will be used to guarantee that this 
is accomplished. CS staff will be available for information and 
assistance throughout the duration of the AES at the 2006 FIDAE Air 
Show.
    Prior to the end of the AES program, CS staff will advise and 
counsel participants on appropriate follow-up procedures.
    In summary, participation in the AES Program includes:
     Pre-show counseling by CS industry and trade experts.
     Pre-show outreach and press release by CS Chile.
     Pre-show briefing by CS Chile staff.
     Two days of pre-scheduled meetings with potential 
partners, distributors, and/or end-users.
     Individual company promotions (includes space for catalogs 
and marketing by CS Chile).
     One show entry pass per company representative.
     One invitation to the show organizer's welcome reception 
per participant.
     Access to Official U.S. Pavilion amenities, including 
business center, lounge and shared office suite when not in use for 
one-on-one FIDAE International Air Show appointments.
     Shared 18sqm booth to use for meetings and to display 
company literature.
     Copy of the official FIDAE International Air Show 
Exhibitor's Directory.
     On-site AES program coordinator assistance to AES 
companies.
     Transportation to and from the show each day.
Timetable
    The proposed program is below:
     Friday, March 24--AES Participants Arrive.
     Monday, March 27--Pre-show Briefing and Show Organizer's 
Welcome Reception.
     Tuesday, March 28--Show Opens (AES meetings--p.m. only).
     Wednesday, March 29--Business Day (AES meetings--full 
day).
     Thursday, March 30--Business Day (AES meetings--a.m. 
only).
     Friday, March 31--Business Day.
     April 1-2--Public Days.
    AES participants are welcome to attend the remainder of the FIDAE 
Air Show on their own, from March 30 and 31, including the two public 
days (April 1-2). The show ends on Sunday, April 2.

V. Criteria for Participant Selection

    Target recruitment for the AES Program is 12 companies. Each 
applicant to the program will be screened for the following:
     Relevance of the company's business line to the mission's 
goals;
     Acceptability of product area/sector for exhibition in the 
FIDAE International Air Show in the U.S. Pavilion according to the 
trade fair rules, which can be found at http://www.FIDAE.cl;
     Timeliness of company's signed application and 
participation agreement including fee of $3,000 for the AES. $750.00 
for each additional representative;
     Provision of adequate information on company's products 
and/or services, and company's primary market objectives, in order to 
facilitate appropriate matching with potential business partners;

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     Certification that the company meets Departmental 
guidelines for participation:
    A company's products or services must be either produced in the 
United States, or, if not, marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and 
have at least 51 percent U.S. content of the value of the finished 
product or service.
    Any partisan political activities (including political 
contributions) of an applicant are entirely irrelevant to the selection 
process.
    Mission recruitment will be conducted in an open and public manner, 
including posting on the Commerce Department trade missions calendar at 
http://www.ita.doc.gov/doctm/tmcal.html_and other Internet Web sites, 
publication in domestic trade publications and association newsletters, 
mailings from internal mailing lists, faxes to internal database 
aerospace clients, email to aerospace distribution lists, posting in 
the Federal Register, and announcements at industry meetings, symposia, 
conferences, and trade shows. Aerospace and Defense Technologies Team 
members, U.S. Export Assistance Centers and the Office of Global Trade 
Programs will also promote the AES Program.
    Recruitment for the mission will begin in January 2006 and conclude 
in March, 2006.
Contact
    ITA Aerospace & Defense Technology Team:

Mark Weaver, Director and Senior International Trade Specialist, 
Aerospace and Defense Team, U.S. Export Assistance Center--USCS, 808 
Throckmorton Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102-6315. Tel: (817) 392-2673. 
Fax: (817) 392-2668. E-mail: mark.weaver@mail.doc.gov.
Matthew Hilgendorf, International Trade Specialist, Aerospace and 
Defense Team, U.S. Export Assistance Center--Santa Fe, C/O New Mexico 
Economic Development Department, 1100 St. Francis Drive, Santa Fe, New 
Mexico 87505. Tel: (505) 670-7809. Fax: (505) 827-0211. E-mail: 
matthew.hilgendorf@mail.doc.gov.
Mara Yachnin, Acting Manager, Office of Aerospace, Global Trade 
Programs, U.S. Commercial Service, Washington, DC 20230. Tel: 202-482-
6238. E-mail: mara.yachnin@mail.doc.gov.
U.S. Commercial Service in Santiago: Patricia Jaramillo, American 
Embassy, U.S. Commercial Service, Av. Andres Bello 2800, Las Condes, 
Santiago, Chile 755-0006. Tel. 011-(56) 2-330-3402. Fax 011-(56) 2-330-
3172. E-mail: Patricia.Jaramillo@mail.doc.gov.

    Dated: January 19, 2006.
John Klingelhut,
Senior Advisor, Global Trade Programs.
[FR Doc. E6-899 Filed 1-24-06; 8:45 am]
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