Executive-Led Trade Mission to Colombia and Panama; Change to Mission Dates, 9578-9579 [2010-4350]

Download as PDF 9578 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 41 / Wednesday, March 3, 2010 / Notices PROPOSED MISSION TIMETABLE—Continued Date Day Activity • Depart for Vienna and DC. Note: The final schedule and potential site visits will depend on the availability of local government and business officials, specific goals of mission participants, and air travel schedules. Participation Requirements All persons interested in participating in the Civil Nuclear Policy Mission must complete and submit an application 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 8 to 12 companies will be selected to participate in the mission from the applicant pool. U.S. companies already doing business in the region as well as U.S. companies seeking to enter the region for the first time are encouraged to apply. Fees and Expenses After a company or trade organization 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, which will cover one representative, will be $4,500.00 for large firms and $3,000.00 for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) 1 or non-government organization.2 The fee for each additional firm representative is $600. Expenses for travel, lodging, most meals, and incidentals will be the responsibility of each mission participant. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 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 U.S. Department of Commerce receives an incomplete application, the Department may reject the application, request additional information, or take the lack of information into account when evaluating. 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 https:// www.sba.gov/services/contracting opportunities/ sizestandardstopics/). 2 Parent companies, affiliates, and subsidiaries will be considered when determining business size. The dual pricing reflects the Commercial Service’s user fee schedule that became effective May 1, 2008 (see https://www.export.gov/newsletter/march2008/ initiatives.html for additional information). VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:08 Mar 02, 2010 Jkt 220001 • Certify that the products and services the export of which it seeks to promote 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. Because of the unique nature of the energy sector targeted by this mission, 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; • No applicant may represent a company that is majority owned or controlled by a foreign government entity or entities. Selection Criteria for Participation Selection will be based on the following criteria: • Suitability of the company’s products or services; • Applicant’s potential for business in Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia, including likelihood of exports resulting from the mission; and • Consistency of the applicant’s goals and objectives with the stated scope of the mission. Referrals from political organizations and any documents 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 (https://www.ita.doc.gov/ doctm/tmcal.html) and other Internet Web sites, press releases to general and trade media, direct mail, notices by PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 industry trade associations and other multiplier groups, and publicity at industry meetings, symposia, conferences, and trade shows. Recruitment for the mission will begin immediately and conclude no later than Monday, March 15, 2010. The U.S. Department of Commerce will review all applications after the deadline. We will inform applicants of selection decisions after March 15, 2010. Applications received after the deadline will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. Contacts David Kincaid, Manufacturing and Services, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries, Tel: 202– 482–1706, Fax: 202–482–5665, Email: David.Kincaid@trade.gov ; Reginald Miller, Regional Director for Central/Eastern Europe and Russia, Tel: 202–482–5402, Fax: 202–482– 2456, E-mail: Reginald.Miller@trade.gov. Sean Timmins, Global Trade Programs, Commercial Service Trade Missions Program. [FR Doc. 2010–4349 Filed 3–2–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Executive-Led Trade Mission to Colombia and Panama; Change to Mission Dates AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. Mission Description The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service is organizing a ´ Trade Mission to Bogota and Cartagena, Colombia and Panama City, Panama, September 20–24, 2010, to be led by a senior Commerce official. The mission will focus on helping U.S. companies launch or increase their export business in these promising markets. It will also E:\FR\FM\03MRN1.SGM 03MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 41 / Wednesday, March 3, 2010 / Notices help participating firms gain market information, make business and industry contacts, and solidify business strategies, towards the goal of increasing U.S. exports to the two markets. The mission will include business-tobusiness matchmaking appointments with local companies, as well as market briefings and networking events. The mission will be comprised of U.S. firms representing a cross section of U.S. industries with growing potential in the target markets, including, but not limited to the following sectors: building products; computers; components and peripherals; construction equipment; electrical power systems; security and safety equipment; telecommunications equipment; and travel and tourism services. Mission Scenario ´ The mission will stop in Bogota, and Cartagena, Colombia, and Panama City, Panama. In each city, participants will meet with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors, and other business partners. They will also attend market briefings by U.S. Embassy officials, as well as networking events offering further opportunities to speak with local business and industry decision-makers. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Proposed Mission Timetable Monday, September 20, 2010, Panama City, Panama, Market Briefing, Matchmaking appointments, Networking reception. Tuesday, September 21, 2010, Panama City, Panama and Cartagena, Colombia, Travel to Cartagena, Market Briefing, Matchmaking appointments. Wednesday, September 22, 2010, Cartagena, Colombia, Matchmaking appointments and/or site visits. Thursday, September 23, 2010, ´ Cartagena and Bogota, Colombia, Travel ´ to Bogota, Market Briefing, Matchmaking appointments, Networking reception. ´ Friday, September 24, 2010, Bogota, Colombia, Matchmaking appointments. Participation Requirements All parties interested in participating in the Executive-led Trade Mission to Colombia and Panama 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. A minimum of seven U.S. companies and maximum of 15 companies will be selected to participate in the mission from the applicant pool. U.S. companies already VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:08 Mar 02, 2010 Jkt 220001 doing business with Colombia and Panama as well as U.S. companies seeking to enter these countries for the first time may apply. Fees and Expenses: After a company has been selected to participate on the mission, a payment to the Department of Commerce in the form of a participation fee is required. The participation fee will be $4,440 for large firms and $3,550 for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME).1 The fee for each additional firm representative (large firm or SME) is $450. Expenses for travel, lodging, most meals, and incidentals will be the responsibility of each mission participant. The same fee structure applies to representatives of U.S.-based firms stationed in Colombia, Panama, or neighboring countries. 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 Department of Commerce receives an incomplete application, the Department may reject the application, request additional information, 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 51 percent U.S. content of the value of the finished product or service. Selection Criteria for Participation: Selection will be based on the following criteria, listed in decreasing order of importance: • Suitability of the company’s products or services for the Colombian and Panamanian markets • Applicant’s potential for business in Colombia and Panama, including likelihood of exports resulting from the mission • Consistency of the applicant’s goals and objectives with the stated scope of the trade mission 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 https:// www.sba.gov/services/contracting opportunities/ sizestandardstopics/ ). Parent companies, affiliates, and subsidiaries will be considered when determining business size. The dual pricing reflects the Commercial Service’s user fee schedule that became effective May 1, 2008 (see https:// www.export.gov/newsletter/march2008/ initiatives.html for additional information). PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9579 Referrals from political organizations and any documents 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. Outreach will include publication in the Federal Register, posting on the Commerce Department trade mission calendar (https:// www.ita.doc.gov/doctm/tmcal.html) and other Internet Web sites, press releases to general and trade media, broadcast fax, notices by industry trade associations and other multiplier groups, and publicity at industry meetings, symposia, conferences, and trade shows. Recruitment will begin immediately and conclude no later than Friday, July 23, 2010. The U.S. Department of Commerce will review all applications immediately after the deadline. We will inform applicants of selection decisions as soon as possible after July 23, 2010. Applications received after the deadline will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. Contacts: Louis Quay, Commercial Service Trade Missions Program, Tel: 202–482– 3973, Fax: 202–482–9000, E-mail: Louis.Quay@mail.doc.gov; Jessica Arnold, Commercial Service Trade Missions Program, Tel: 202– 482–2026, Fax: 202–482–9000, Email: Jessica.Arnold@trade.gov. Sean Timmins, Global Trade Programs, Commercial Service Trade Missions Program. [FR Doc. 2010–4350 Filed 3–2–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–807] Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from the Republic of Korea: Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce EFFECTIVE DATE: March 3, 2010. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 41 (Wednesday, March 3, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9578-9579]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Executive-Led Trade Mission to Colombia and Panama; Change to 
Mission Dates

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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Mission Description

    The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service is organizing a 
Trade Mission to Bogot[aacute] and Cartagena, Colombia and Panama City, 
Panama, September 20-24, 2010, to be led by a senior Commerce official. 
The mission will focus on helping U.S. companies launch or increase 
their export business in these promising markets. It will also

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help participating firms gain market information, make business and 
industry contacts, and solidify business strategies, towards the goal 
of increasing U.S. exports to the two markets. The mission will include 
business-to-business matchmaking appointments with local companies, as 
well as market briefings and networking events. The mission will be 
comprised of U.S. firms representing a cross section of U.S. industries 
with growing potential in the target markets, including, but not 
limited to the following sectors: building products; computers; 
components and peripherals; construction equipment; electrical power 
systems; security and safety equipment; telecommunications equipment; 
and travel and tourism services.

Mission Scenario

    The mission will stop in Bogot[aacute], and Cartagena, Colombia, 
and Panama City, Panama. In each city, participants will meet with pre-
screened potential buyers, agents, distributors, and other business 
partners. They will also attend market briefings by U.S. Embassy 
officials, as well as networking events offering further opportunities 
to speak with local business and industry decision-makers.

Proposed Mission Timetable

    Monday, September 20, 2010, Panama City, Panama, Market Briefing, 
Matchmaking appointments, Networking reception.
    Tuesday, September 21, 2010, Panama City, Panama and Cartagena, 
Colombia, Travel to Cartagena, Market Briefing, Matchmaking 
appointments.
    Wednesday, September 22, 2010, Cartagena, Colombia, Matchmaking 
appointments and/or site visits.
    Thursday, September 23, 2010, Cartagena and Bogot[aacute], 
Colombia, Travel to Bogot[aacute], Market Briefing, Matchmaking 
appointments, Networking reception.
    Friday, September 24, 2010, Bogot[aacute], Colombia, Matchmaking 
appointments.

Participation Requirements

    All parties interested in participating in the Executive-led Trade 
Mission to Colombia and Panama 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. A minimum of seven 
U.S. companies and maximum of 15 companies will be selected to 
participate in the mission from the applicant pool. U.S. companies 
already doing business with Colombia and Panama as well as U.S. 
companies seeking to enter these countries for the first time may 
apply.
    Fees and Expenses:
    After a company has been selected to participate on the mission, a 
payment to the Department of Commerce in the form of a participation 
fee is required. The participation fee will be $4,440 for large firms 
and $3,550 for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME).\1\ The fee for 
each additional firm representative (large firm or SME) is $450. 
Expenses for travel, lodging, most meals, and incidentals will be the 
responsibility of each mission participant. The same fee structure 
applies to representatives of U.S.-based firms stationed in Colombia, 
Panama, or neighboring countries.
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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 https://www.sba.gov/services/contracting opportunities/
sizestandardstopics/ ). Parent companies, affiliates, and 
subsidiaries will be considered when determining business size. The 
dual pricing reflects the Commercial Service's user fee schedule 
that became effective May 1, 2008 (see https://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 Department of Commerce 
receives an incomplete application, the Department may reject the 
application, request additional information, 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 51 percent U.S. content of the value of the finished 
product or service.
    Selection Criteria for Participation:
    Selection will be based on the following criteria, listed in 
decreasing order of importance:
     Suitability of the company's products or services for the 
Colombian and Panamanian markets
     Applicant's potential for business in Colombia and Panama, 
including likelihood of exports resulting from the mission
     Consistency of the applicant's goals and objectives with 
the stated scope of the trade mission
    Referrals from political organizations and any documents 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. 
Outreach will include publication in the Federal Register, posting on 
the Commerce Department trade mission calendar (https://www.ita.doc.gov/doctm/tmcal.html) and other Internet Web sites, press releases to 
general and trade media, broadcast fax, notices by industry trade 
associations and other multiplier groups, and publicity at industry 
meetings, symposia, conferences, and trade shows.
    Recruitment will begin immediately and conclude no later than 
Friday, July 23, 2010. The U.S. Department of Commerce will review all 
applications immediately after the deadline. We will inform applicants 
of selection decisions as soon as possible after July 23, 2010. 
Applications received after the deadline will be considered only if 
space and scheduling constraints permit.
    Contacts:
Louis Quay, Commercial Service Trade Missions Program, Tel: 202-482-
3973, Fax: 202-482-9000, E-mail: Louis.Quay@mail.doc.gov;
Jessica Arnold, Commercial Service Trade Missions Program, Tel: 202-
482-2026, Fax: 202-482-9000, E-mail: Jessica.Arnold@trade.gov.

Sean Timmins,
Global Trade Programs, Commercial Service Trade Missions Program.
[FR Doc. 2010-4350 Filed 3-2-10; 8:45 am]
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