Mission Statement, 6178-6180 [2010-2492]

Download as PDF 6178 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 25 / Monday, February 8, 2010 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XU25 Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. SUMMARY: The Caribbean Fishery Management Council’s (CFMC) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold a meeting. The meeting is open to the public, and will be conducted in English. DATES: The SSC meeting will be held on March 2–4, 2010. The SSC will convene on March 2, 3, and 4, 2010, from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Miami Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 268 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 1108, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918–1920, telephone: (787) 766–5926. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The SSC will meet to discuss the items contained in the following agenda: March 2, 2010 •Call to order •Adoption of Agenda •Proposed Revision of Commercial Data Collection Process -Presentation by Steve Turner -Puerto Rico’s Data Collection - DNER -USVI Data Collection - DPNR -Discussion •Proposed Revision of Marine Recreational Data Collection Process (Now MRIP) •Proposed Revision of Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Data Collection Process •Development of Projects to Recruit Talented Individuals into the Discipline of Stock Assessment in the U.S. Caribbean -Presentation by Jim Berkson -Discussion •Prioritization of Proposed Research and Monitoring Projects -Discussion •Creation of Formal Report for CFMC •Next Meeting Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. For more information or request for sign language interpretation and/other auxiliary aids, please contact Mr. Miguel A. Rolon, Executive Director, Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 268 Munoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 1108, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918–1920, telephone: (787) 766–5926, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: February 3, 2010. William D. Chappell, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2010–2639 Filed 2–5–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Mission Statement ACTION: WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES March 3. 2010 •Call to Order •Proposed Fishery Independent Data Collection Project -Presentation by Todd Gedamke -Discussion •Information on Density Ratio Control Rules Using Marine Reserves -Presentation by Alec McCall -Discussion •Other Proposed Research/Monitoring Projects March 4, 2010 •Call to Order VerDate Nov<24>2008 11:51 Feb 05, 2010 Jkt 220001 Department of Commerce, ITA. Notice. AGENCY: Mission Statement Secretarial Indonesia Clean Energy Business Development Mission May 23– 25, 2010. Mission Description U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke will lead a senior-level U.S. business development mission to Jakarta, Indonesia May 23–25, 2010 to discuss market development policies and promote U.S. exports in a broad range of clean energy technologies, including the geothermal, biomass, PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 hydropower, wind, solar, and energy efficiency sectors. The mission will focus on helping U.S. companies already doing business in Indonesia to increase their current level of exports and business interests, as well as, U.S. companies that are experienced exporters enter Indonesia for the first time in support of creating green jobs in the United States. Participating firms will gain market information, make business and government contacts, solidify business strategies, and/or advance specific projects. In each of these important sectors, participating U.S. companies will meet with prescreened partners, agents, distributors, representatives, and licensees. The agenda will also include meetings with high-level national and local government officials, networking opportunities, country briefings, and seminars. The delegation will be comprised of approximately 10–15 U.S. firms representing a cross-section of U.S. clean energy industries. The mission will also be open to representatives of U.S. trade associations in the targeted industries with commercial interest in Indonesia. Representatives of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) and the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im) will be invited to participate to provide information and counseling on their programs, as they relate to the Indonesian market. Commercial Setting Indonesia’s 47 year legacy as the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries’ (OPEC) sole Asian member was eclipsed as the country became a net importer and exited OPEC. Today, liquid natural gas (LNG), thermal coal, and palm oil exports for bio fuel, dominate energy exports. Sound fiscal and monetary policies, strong domestic consumption, and diversified exports have contributed to the overall economic growth of Indonesia, making it one of the world’s fastest growing economies in 2009. Energy needs have far exceeded supply causing the country to embark on multiple initiatives to regain energy balance, including a mandate of 15% renewables by 2025, that positions this mission perfectly for the U.S. to emphasize the importance of policy and competitive trade practices to shape the development of this high potential market. In 2004, Indonesia’s government announced a ‘‘Crash Program’’ to produce 20,000 MW of additional energy to support economic growth. Phase I of the program was confined to coal-fired electricity plants primarily E:\FR\FM\08FEN1.SGM 08FEN1 WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 25 / Monday, February 8, 2010 / Notices sourced from China. Phase II of the program includes public sector guarantees for ‘‘off take’’ power purchase agreements by the state-owned utility and preferences for renewable energy production sources such as geothermal—a major opportunity for U.S. firms who are competitive in the sector. Beyond the Crash Program, the Indonesian government expects a 56% increase in overall energy investments by 2014. Investment estimates include both public and private funds, which will be targeted at increasing the supply of electricity in urban areas, while also meeting the country’s rural electrification needs. As a public service goal, the government of Indonesia intends to provide electricity to 90% of the country by 2010. Opportunities for clean energy exports from the United States are driven in large part by the Indonesian Government’s mandate that by 2025, 15% of the nation’s electricity should come from renewable energy sources— 5% from geothermal sources, 5% from biomass, and 5% from other renewables. To accomplish this goal, Indonesia will likely need to add 6.7 GW of new renewable energy production by 2025. Though Indonesia’s renewable energy industry offers potential growth, barriers still exist that prevent U.S. companies from accessing the market and competing with domestic firms. The pricing regime for renewable energy, the ‘‘Negative Investment List’’ restricting foreign investment in small power production facilities that produce less than 10 MW, the lack of transparency in the tendering process, and subsidies for fossil fuel production all forestall the development of cleaner energy resources. Despite the challenges, Indonesia is open to partnering with U.S. clean energy firms and with key U.S. technology and services providers. Indonesia’s strategic setting in Asia, and its emerging domestic market and resources offer significant opportunities for the U.S. clean energy industry. Indonesia is home to 40% of the world’s known geothermal resources and provides additional opportunities in solar, biomass, ‘‘clean coal’’ technology such as gasification or wet coal enhancement, and energy efficiency technologies. Today, renewable energy currently accounts for a small, but growing portion of Indonesia’s electricity portfolio. Most renewable energy comes from the hydropower and geothermal industries, but growth in other renewable energy industries— particularly biomass—is likely given the country’s significant resource potential VerDate Nov<24>2008 11:51 Feb 05, 2010 Jkt 220001 and its desire to invest in cutting-edge clean energy technologies. Mission Goals This Business Development Mission to Indonesia will demonstrate the United States commitment to a sustained economic partnership with Indonesia. It will build on recent commercial diplomacy and policy development in Indonesia focused on clean energy, transportation, science and financing. The mission will combine Secretarial level policy dialogue and relationship development with business development for U.S. firms. The mission purpose is to support participants as they construct a firm foundation for future business in Indonesia and specifically aims to: • Assist in identifying partners and strategies for U.S. companies to provide access to Indonesian markets for clean and efficient technologies that advance Indonesian goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. • Position participant firms as clear and effective voices to promote policies and regulatory frameworks that boost demand for clean energy products/ services and assure U.S. access and commercial success. • Confirm USG support for activities of U.S. business in Indonesia and to provide access to senior government decision makers in the new Indonesian administration. • Listen to the needs, suggestions and experience of individual participants so as to shape appropriate USG positions regarding Indonesia and U.S. business interests. • Organize private and focused events with local business and association leaders capable of becoming partners and clients for U.S. firms as they develop their business in Indonesia. • Assist development of competitive strategies and market access with high level information gathering from private and public-sector leaders. Mission Scenario During the Clean Energy Business Development Mission to Jakarta, Indonesia the participants will: • Meet with high-level government officials. • Meet with prescreened partners, agents, distributors, representatives and licensees. • Meet with representatives of the Chambers of Commerce, industry and trade associations. • Attend briefings conducted by Embassy officials on the economic and commercial climates. Receptions and other business events will be organized to provide mission PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6179 participants with further opportunities to speak with local business and government representatives, as well as U.S. business executives living and working in the region. Proposed Mission Timetable Jakarta Sunday May 23 • Arrive in Jakarta. • Economic/Market Briefing by U.S. Government Officials. • Welcome Dinner. Monday May 24 • Meetings with Indonesian Government Officials. • Business Event/Briefing with Local Industry Representatives. • Individual Company Appointments. • Reception Hosted by U.S. Ambassador. Tuesday May 25 • Business Event/Briefing with Local Industry Representatives. • Individual Company Appointments. • Mission concludes—Depart Jakarta. Participation Requirements All parties interested in participating in the Indonesia Clean Energy Business Development Mission must complete and submit an application package for consideration by the Department of Commerce. All applicants will be evaluated on their ability to meet certain conditions and best satisfy the selection criteria as outlined below. Approximately 10–15 companies will be selected from the applicant pool to participate in the mission. Fees and Expenses: After a company has been selected to participate in the mission, a payment to the Department of Commerce in the form of a participation fee is required. The participation fee will be $2,800 for large firms and $1,900 for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME), which includes one principal representative.1 The fee for each additional firm representative (large firm or SME) is $900. Expenses for travel, lodging, some meals, and 1 An SME is defined as a firm with 500 or fewer employees or that otherwise qualifies as a small business under SBA regulations (see http://www. sba.gov/services/contractingopportunities/ sizestandardstopics/index.html). Parent companies, affiliates, and subsidiaries will be considered when determining business size. The dual pricing schedule reflects the Commercial Service’s user fee schedule that became effective May 1, 2008 (see http://www.export.gov/newsletter/march2008/ initiatives.html for additional information). E:\FR\FM\08FEN1.SGM 08FEN1 WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES 6180 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 25 / Monday, February 8, 2010 / Notices incidentals will be the responsibility of each mission participant. Conditions for Participation: An applicant must submit a completed and signed mission application and supplemental application materials, including adequate information on the company’s products and/or services, primary market objectives, and goals for participation. If the Office of Business Liaison receives an incomplete application, the Department of Commerce may either: reject the application, request additional information/clarification, or take the lack of information into account when evaluating the applications. Each applicant must also: • Certify that the products and services it seeks to export through the mission are either produced in the United States, or, if not, marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and have at least fifty-one percent U.S. content. In cases where the U.S. content does not exceed fifty percent, especially where the applicant intends to pursue investment and major project opportunities, the following factors, often associated with U.S. ownership, may be considered in determining whether the applicant’s participation in the trade mission is in the U.S. national interest: • U.S. materials and equipment content; • U.S. labor content; • Repatriation of profits to the U.S. economy; and/or • Potential for follow-on business that would benefit the U.S. economy; • Certify that the export of the products and services that it wishes to export through the mission would be in compliance with U.S. export controls and regulations; • Certify that it has identified to the Department of Commerce for its evaluation any business pending before the Department of Commerce that may present the appearance of a conflict of interest; • Certify that it has identified any pending litigation (including any administrative proceedings) to which it is a party that involves the Department of Commerce; and • Sign and submit an agreement that it and its affiliates (1) have not and will not engage in the bribery of foreign officials in connection with a company’s/participant’s involvement in this mission, and (2) maintain and enforce a policy that prohibits the bribery of foreign officials. Selection Criteria for Participation Selection will be based on the following criteria in decreasing order of importance: VerDate Nov<24>2008 11:51 Feb 05, 2010 Jkt 220001 • Demonstrated export experience in Indonesia and/or other foreign markets; • Suitability of a company’s products or services to the Indonesian market and likelihood of a participating company’s increased exports to or business interests in Indonesia as a result of this mission; • Ability of participant to clearly and effectively promote policies and regulatory frameworks that support U.S. access and commercial success; • Current or pending major project participation; and • Rank/seniority of the designated company representative. Additional factors, such as diversity of company size, type, location, demographics, and traditional underrepresentation in business, may also be considered during the review process. Referrals from political organizations and any documents, including the application, containing references to partisan political activities (including political contributions) will be removed from an applicant’s submission and not considered during the selection process. Timeframe for Recruitment and Applications Mission recruitment will be conducted in an open and public manner, including publication in the Federal Register, posting on the Commerce Department trade mission calendar (http://www.ita.doc.gov/ doctm/tmcal.html) and other Internet web sites, press releases to general and trade media, direct mail, broadcast fax, notices by industry trade associations and other multiplier groups, and publicity at industry meetings, symposia, conferences, and trade shows. The Commerce Department’s Office of Business Liaison and the International Trade Administration will explore and welcome outreach assistance from other interested organizations, including other U.S. Government agencies. Recruitment for this mission will begin immediately upon approval. Applications can be completed on-line at the Indonesia Clean Energy Business Development Mission Web site at http:// www.trade.gov/CleanEnergyMission or can be obtained by contacting the U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Business Liaison (202–482–1360 or CleanEnergyMission@doc.gov). The application deadline is Friday, February 26, 2010. Completed applications should be submitted to the Office of Business Liaison. Applications received after Friday, February 26, 2010 will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Contacts The Office of Business Liaison, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 5062, Washington, DC 20230, Tel: 202–482–1360, Fax: 202–482–4054, Email: CleanEnergyMission@doc.gov. Sean Timmins, Global Trade Programs, Commercial Service Trade Missions Program. [FR Doc. 2010–2492 Filed 2–5–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Mission Statement; Secretarial China Clean Energy Business Development Mission; May 16–21, 2010 Department of Commerce, ITA. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Mission Description U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke will lead a senior-level U.S. business development mission to China May 15–21, 2010 to promote U.S. exports in a broad range of leading U.S. technologies related to the following sectors: clean energy, energy efficiency, and electric energy storage and transmission and distribution. The mission will make stops in Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai. The mission will focus on helping U.S. companies already doing business in China to increase their current level of exports and business interests, as well as, U.S. companies that are experienced exporters enter China for the first time in support of creating green jobs in the United States. Participating firms will gain market information, make business and government contacts, solidify business strategies, and/or advance specific projects. In each of these targeted sectors, participating U.S. companies will meet with prescreened local partners, agents, distributors, representatives, and licensees. The agenda will also include meetings with high-level national and local government officials, networking opportunities, country briefings, and seminars. The delegation will be comprised of approximately 20–25 U.S. firms representing a cross-section of U.S. industries that have developed products, services or technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The mission will also be open to representatives of U.S. trade associations in the targeted industries with commercial interest in China. E:\FR\FM\08FEN1.SGM 08FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Mission Statement

AGENCY: Department of Commerce, ITA.

ACTION: Notice.

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Mission Statement

    Secretarial Indonesia Clean Energy Business Development Mission May 
23-25, 2010.

Mission Description

    U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke will lead a senior-level U.S. 
business development mission to Jakarta, Indonesia May 23-25, 2010 to 
discuss market development policies and promote U.S. exports in a broad 
range of clean energy technologies, including the geothermal, biomass, 
hydropower, wind, solar, and energy efficiency sectors.
    The mission will focus on helping U.S. companies already doing 
business in Indonesia to increase their current level of exports and 
business interests, as well as, U.S. companies that are experienced 
exporters enter Indonesia for the first time in support of creating 
green jobs in the United States. Participating firms will gain market 
information, make business and government contacts, solidify business 
strategies, and/or advance specific projects. In each of these 
important sectors, participating U.S. companies will meet with 
prescreened partners, agents, distributors, representatives, and 
licensees. The agenda will also include meetings with high-level 
national and local government officials, networking opportunities, 
country briefings, and seminars.
    The delegation will be comprised of approximately 10-15 U.S. firms 
representing a cross-section of U.S. clean energy industries. The 
mission will also be open to representatives of U.S. trade associations 
in the targeted industries with commercial interest in Indonesia.
    Representatives of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) 
and the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im) will be invited 
to participate to provide information and counseling on their programs, 
as they relate to the Indonesian market.

Commercial Setting

    Indonesia's 47 year legacy as the Organization of the Petroleum 
Exporting Countries' (OPEC) sole Asian member was eclipsed as the 
country became a net importer and exited OPEC. Today, liquid natural 
gas (LNG), thermal coal, and palm oil exports for bio fuel, dominate 
energy exports. Sound fiscal and monetary policies, strong domestic 
consumption, and diversified exports have contributed to the overall 
economic growth of Indonesia, making it one of the world's fastest 
growing economies in 2009. Energy needs have far exceeded supply 
causing the country to embark on multiple initiatives to regain energy 
balance, including a mandate of 15% renewables by 2025, that positions 
this mission perfectly for the U.S. to emphasize the importance of 
policy and competitive trade practices to shape the development of this 
high potential market.
    In 2004, Indonesia's government announced a ``Crash Program'' to 
produce 20,000 MW of additional energy to support economic growth. 
Phase I of the program was confined to coal-fired electricity plants 
primarily

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sourced from China. Phase II of the program includes public sector 
guarantees for ``off take'' power purchase agreements by the state-
owned utility and preferences for renewable energy production sources 
such as geothermal--a major opportunity for U.S. firms who are 
competitive in the sector. Beyond the Crash Program, the Indonesian 
government expects a 56% increase in overall energy investments by 
2014. Investment estimates include both public and private funds, which 
will be targeted at increasing the supply of electricity in urban 
areas, while also meeting the country's rural electrification needs. As 
a public service goal, the government of Indonesia intends to provide 
electricity to 90% of the country by 2010.
    Opportunities for clean energy exports from the United States are 
driven in large part by the Indonesian Government's mandate that by 
2025, 15% of the nation's electricity should come from renewable energy 
sources--5% from geothermal sources, 5% from biomass, and 5% from other 
renewables. To accomplish this goal, Indonesia will likely need to add 
6.7 GW of new renewable energy production by 2025.
    Though Indonesia's renewable energy industry offers potential 
growth, barriers still exist that prevent U.S. companies from accessing 
the market and competing with domestic firms. The pricing regime for 
renewable energy, the ``Negative Investment List'' restricting foreign 
investment in small power production facilities that produce less than 
10 MW, the lack of transparency in the tendering process, and subsidies 
for fossil fuel production all forestall the development of cleaner 
energy resources.
    Despite the challenges, Indonesia is open to partnering with U.S. 
clean energy firms and with key U.S. technology and services providers. 
Indonesia's strategic setting in Asia, and its emerging domestic market 
and resources offer significant opportunities for the U.S. clean energy 
industry. Indonesia is home to 40% of the world's known geothermal 
resources and provides additional opportunities in solar, biomass, 
``clean coal'' technology such as gasification or wet coal enhancement, 
and energy efficiency technologies.
    Today, renewable energy currently accounts for a small, but growing 
portion of Indonesia's electricity portfolio. Most renewable energy 
comes from the hydropower and geothermal industries, but growth in 
other renewable energy industries--particularly biomass--is likely 
given the country's significant resource potential and its desire to 
invest in cutting-edge clean energy technologies.

Mission Goals

    This Business Development Mission to Indonesia will demonstrate the 
United States commitment to a sustained economic partnership with 
Indonesia. It will build on recent commercial diplomacy and policy 
development in Indonesia focused on clean energy, transportation, 
science and financing. The mission will combine Secretarial level 
policy dialogue and relationship development with business development 
for U.S. firms. The mission purpose is to support participants as they 
construct a firm foundation for future business in Indonesia and 
specifically aims to:
     Assist in identifying partners and strategies for U.S. 
companies to provide access to Indonesian markets for clean and 
efficient technologies that advance Indonesian goals to reduce 
greenhouse gas emissions.
     Position participant firms as clear and effective voices 
to promote policies and regulatory frameworks that boost demand for 
clean energy products/services and assure U.S. access and commercial 
success.
     Confirm USG support for activities of U.S. business in 
Indonesia and to provide access to senior government decision makers in 
the new Indonesian administration.
     Listen to the needs, suggestions and experience of 
individual participants so as to shape appropriate USG positions 
regarding Indonesia and U.S. business interests.
     Organize private and focused events with local business 
and association leaders capable of becoming partners and clients for 
U.S. firms as they develop their business in Indonesia.
     Assist development of competitive strategies and market 
access with high level information gathering from private and public-
sector leaders.

Mission Scenario

    During the Clean Energy Business Development Mission to Jakarta, 
Indonesia the participants will:
     Meet with high-level government officials.
     Meet with prescreened partners, agents, distributors, 
representatives and licensees.
     Meet with representatives of the Chambers of Commerce, 
industry and trade associations.
     Attend briefings conducted by Embassy officials on the 
economic and commercial climates.
    Receptions and other business events will be organized to provide 
mission participants with further opportunities to speak with local 
business and government representatives, as well as U.S. business 
executives living and working in the region.

Proposed Mission Timetable

Jakarta

Sunday May 23
     Arrive in Jakarta.
     Economic/Market Briefing by U.S. Government Officials.
     Welcome Dinner.
Monday May 24
     Meetings with Indonesian Government Officials.
     Business Event/Briefing with Local Industry 
Representatives.
     Individual Company Appointments.
     Reception Hosted by U.S. Ambassador.
Tuesday May 25
     Business Event/Briefing with Local Industry 
Representatives.
     Individual Company Appointments.
     Mission concludes--Depart Jakarta.

Participation Requirements

    All parties interested in participating in the Indonesia Clean 
Energy Business Development Mission must complete and submit an 
application package for consideration by the Department of Commerce. 
All applicants will be evaluated on their ability to meet certain 
conditions and best satisfy the selection criteria as outlined below. 
Approximately 10-15 companies will be selected from the applicant pool 
to participate in the mission.
    Fees and Expenses: After a company has been selected to participate 
in the mission, a payment to the Department of Commerce in the form of 
a participation fee is required. The participation fee will be $2,800 
for large firms and $1,900 for a small or medium-sized enterprise 
(SME), which includes one principal representative.\1\ The fee for each 
additional firm representative (large firm or SME) is $900. Expenses 
for travel, lodging, some meals, and

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incidentals will be the responsibility of each mission participant.
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    \1\ An SME is defined as a firm with 500 or fewer employees or 
that otherwise qualifies as a small business under SBA regulations 
(see http://www.sba.gov/services/contractingopportunities/sizestandardstopics/index.html). Parent companies, affiliates, and 
subsidiaries will be considered when determining business size. The 
dual pricing schedule reflects the Commercial Service's user fee 
schedule that became effective May 1, 2008 (see http://www.export.gov/newsletter/march2008/initiatives.html for additional 
information).
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    Conditions for Participation: An applicant must submit a completed 
and signed mission application and supplemental application materials, 
including adequate information on the company's products and/or 
services, primary market objectives, and goals for participation. If 
the Office of Business Liaison receives an incomplete application, the 
Department of Commerce may either: reject the application, request 
additional information/clarification, or take the lack of information 
into account when evaluating the applications.
    Each applicant must also:
     Certify that the products and services it seeks to export 
through the mission are either produced in the United States, or, if 
not, marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and have at least fifty-one 
percent U.S. content. In cases where the U.S. content does not exceed 
fifty percent, especially where the applicant intends to pursue 
investment and major project opportunities, the following factors, 
often associated with U.S. ownership, may be considered in determining 
whether the applicant's participation in the trade mission is in the 
U.S. national interest:
     U.S. materials and equipment content;
     U.S. labor content;
     Repatriation of profits to the U.S. economy; and/or
     Potential for follow-on business that would benefit the 
U.S. economy;
     Certify that the export of the products and services that 
it wishes to export through the mission would be in compliance with 
U.S. export controls and regulations;
     Certify that it has identified to the Department of 
Commerce for its evaluation any business pending before the Department 
of Commerce that may present the appearance of a conflict of interest;
     Certify that it has identified any pending litigation 
(including any administrative proceedings) to which it is a party that 
involves the Department of Commerce; and
     Sign and submit an agreement that it and its affiliates 
(1) have not and will not engage in the bribery of foreign officials in 
connection with a company's/participant's involvement in this mission, 
and (2) maintain and enforce a policy that prohibits the bribery of 
foreign officials.

Selection Criteria for Participation

    Selection will be based on the following criteria in decreasing 
order of importance:
     Demonstrated export experience in Indonesia and/or other 
foreign markets;
     Suitability of a company's products or services to the 
Indonesian market and likelihood of a participating company's increased 
exports to or business interests in Indonesia as a result of this 
mission;
     Ability of participant to clearly and effectively promote 
policies and regulatory frameworks that support U.S. access and 
commercial success;
     Current or pending major project participation; and
     Rank/seniority of the designated company representative.
    Additional factors, such as diversity of company size, type, 
location, demographics, and traditional under-representation in 
business, may also be considered during the review process. Referrals 
from political organizations and any documents, including the 
application, containing references to partisan political activities 
(including political contributions) will be removed from an applicant's 
submission and not considered during the selection process.

Timeframe for Recruitment and Applications

    Mission recruitment will be conducted in an open and public manner, 
including publication in the Federal Register, posting on the Commerce 
Department trade mission calendar (http:[sol][sol]www.ita.doc.gov/
doctm/tmcal.html) and other Internet web sites, press releases to 
general and trade media, direct mail, broadcast fax, notices by 
industry trade associations and other multiplier groups, and publicity 
at industry meetings, symposia, conferences, and trade shows. The 
Commerce Department's Office of Business Liaison and the International 
Trade Administration will explore and welcome outreach assistance from 
other interested organizations, including other U.S. Government 
agencies.
    Recruitment for this mission will begin immediately upon approval. 
Applications can be completed on-line at the Indonesia Clean Energy 
Business Development Mission Web site at http:[sol][sol]www.trade.gov/
CleanEnergyMission or can be obtained by contacting the U.S. Department 
of Commerce Office of Business Liaison (202-482-1360 or 
CleanEnergyMission@doc.gov). The application deadline is Friday, 
February 26, 2010. Completed applications should be submitted to the 
Office of Business Liaison. Applications received after Friday, 
February 26, 2010 will be considered only if space and scheduling 
constraints permit.

Contacts

The Office of Business Liaison, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 
5062, Washington, DC 20230, Tel: 202-482-1360, Fax: 202-482-4054, E-
mail: CleanEnergyMission@doc.gov.

Sean Timmins,
Global Trade Programs, Commercial Service Trade Missions Program.
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