Trade Mission to the Port of Veracruz, 51243-51245 [2010-20535]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 160 / Thursday, August 19, 2010 / Notices Dated: August 16, 2010. William D. Chappell, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2010–20546 Filed 8–18–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–967] Aluminum Extrusions from the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination of Antidumping Duty Investigation Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: August 19, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Stolz or Eugene Degnan, AD/CVD Operations, Office 8, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4474 or (202) 482– 0414, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Postponement of Preliminary Determination On April 20, 2010, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) initiated an antidumping duty investigation on Aluminum Extrusions from the People’s Republic of China.1 The notice of initiation stated that, unless postponed, the Department would issue its preliminary determination no later than 140 days after the date of issuance of the initiation, in accordance with section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). The preliminary determination is currently due no later than September 7, 2010. On August 4, 2010, the Aluminum Extrusions Fair Trade Committee (comprised of Aerolite Extrusion Company, Alexandria Extrusion Company, Benada Aluminum of Florida, Inc., William L. Bonnell Company, Inc., Frontier Aluminum Corporation, Futura Industries Corporation, Hydro Aluminum North America Inc., Kaiser Aluminum Corporation, Profile Extrusion Company, Sapa Extrusions, Inc., and Western Extrusions Corporation) and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied 1 See Aluminum Extrusions from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigation, 75 FR 22109 (April 27, 2010). VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:05 Aug 18, 2010 Jkt 220001 Industrial and Service Workers International Union (collectively, ‘‘Petitioners’’), made a timely request, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.205(b)(2) and (e), for a postponement of the preliminary determination, in order to allow additional time for the review of questionnaire responses.2 Because there are no compelling reasons to deny the request, in accordance with section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act, the Department is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determination by 50 days to no later than October 27, 2010. The deadline for the final determination will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determination, unless extended. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: August 11, 2010. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–20582 Filed 8–18–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Trade Mission to the Port of Veracruz International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Mission Description The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (CS) is organizing an executive-led trade mission to the Port of Veracruz, Mexico, for December 6–9, 2010. This mission is intended to include representatives of a variety of U.S. industry and service providers, particularly those in the transportation, security, and infrastructure industries. The mission will introduce mission participants to end-users and prospective partners whose needs and capabilities are targeted to the respective U.S. participant’s strengths. Participating in an official U.S. industry delegation, rather than traveling to the Port of Veracruz independently, will enhance the companies’ ability to secure meetings with the port authorities and the private terminal operators, and 2 See letter from Petitioners, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Investigation on Certain Aluminum Extrusions From China: Requests To Postpone The Preliminary Determination And To Extend The Deadlines For Comments On Surrogate Country Selection And Surrogate Factor Valuation,’’ August 4, 2010. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51243 provide an opportunity to them to tour the port facilities. The mission will include meetings with Port of Veracruz operators, industry groups, and local companies in Veracruz interested in partnering with U.S. companies. Commercial Setting The Port of Veracruz is undergoing an expansion project to increase its efficiency and productivity. The project will take about 15–20 years to be completed, and will require investments of over US $1.2 billion. This includes the construction of new port facilities in the Vergara Bay, just next to the current port location. This project was listed as a strategic priority in the National Infrastructure Program announced by President Calderon in July 2007. In the last 2–3 years, the Port of Veracruz has invested in modifying the current facilities to expand general cargo and container capacity, and to increase efficiency in all port activities, including new facilities for customs and modern gamma ray inspection and detection equipment, security and surveillance systems, expanding berths, building a 13-kilometer bypass for the City of Veracruz, improving railroad access, improving intra-port transit roads and remodeling the administration building. At the same time, private operators have invested in modern equipment and IT systems for their facilities. The Port of Veracruz Integral Administration (APIVER) recently inaugurated an industrial and logistical area of 307 hectares, located 2.5 kilometers north of the port’s precinct. About 173 hectares will be dedicated to building nine logistics centers for containers, agricultural and bulk minerals, general cargo, intermodal transfer, an automotive logistics center, and related services. This facility has an estimated cost of US $600 million. Other ongoing or upcoming projects included in the port expansion include: —Building new yards and wharfs for containers, automotive products and grains; —Building a new wharf for tourist use; —Modernizing the surrounding infrastructure including roads, rail, electrical, hydraulic, and sanitary systems, and IT and telecommunications systems; —Increasing the capacity and efficiency of the port itself through renovated drainage, electrical, and water systems; —Increasing vehicle handling capacity; —Developing a new container terminal for post-Panama ships; E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1 51244 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 160 / Thursday, August 19, 2010 / Notices —Continuous dredging in the basin, channels and wharves to maintain an adequate depth. The APIVER will also invest over US $50 million in port improvement including the construction of internal railways during 2010. Private port operators also have their own projects for improving facilities and efficiency. Some are waiting for the port expansion to obtain new areas in which to expand their own facilities. Several products and services expected to have high demand from port authorities and operators include: —CCTV surveillance systems; —Consulting services for: Efficiency in logistics systems, civil protection and safety, financial and statistical planning, waste collection and management, hazardous materials handling, maritime inspection, operations control, designing of refrigerated warehouses, etc.; —Corrosion detection/protection equipment; —Corrosion protection systems for cars and machinery parked at the port; —Digital signature systems; —Equipment for refrigerated warehouses; —Machinery/equipment maintenance systems; —Outdoor lighting systems; —Pollution control systems; —Pneumatic delivery systems; —Software for inventory tracking; —Used mobile railcar movers or Trackmobile; —Waste and toxic waste management systems. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Special Opportunities The APIVER is currently building a 19-kilometer internal rail track that will be used by the two railroad companies servicing the port, Kansas City Southern Mexico and Ferromex. APIVER expects to issue a tender to grant a concession to operate this internal railway in late 2010. Companies interested in getting this concession should start looking for information on how to participate in the bid. The State of Veracruz Government is currently building a sports marina that will include docks for different-sized ships, a club house, nautical services, a hotel and tourist services. The marina is expected to be opened early 2011, and a concession will be granted to a private operator. Mission Goals The short term goals of the Trade Mission to the Port of Veracruz are (1) To introduce U.S. companies to potential end-users, joint-venture VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:05 Aug 18, 2010 Jkt 220001 partners and other industry representatives in the Port of Veracruz, and (2) to introduce U.S. companies to the industry and government officials in Mexico City and the Port of Veracruz to learn about various program opportunities in the port industry. Mission Scenario Upon arrival in Mexico City, the U.S. mission members will be invited to a networking welcome reception at the residence of the U.S. Ambassador, to meet key government and industry contacts in the Mexico City area important to ports infrastructure development at the national level. Participants will then depart to the Port of Veracruz, for a two-day program that will include technical visits with the private port operators and industrial groups in Veracruz, and a site visit to the Port of Veracruz facilities and to the site where the expansion project will be developed. During the meetings, participating companies will have the opportunity to make a 5–8 minute presentation of their products and services and later meet one-on-one with interested clients/partners. Matchmaking efforts will involve local companies in Veracruz interested in partnering with the U.S. firms. U.S. participants will be counseled before and after the mission by the USCS Mexico City officers and commercial specialists. The following items are included in the price of the trade mission: —Pre-travel webinar briefing, covering Mexican business practices and security. —Welcome kit with general information about the State of Veracruz. —Welcome reception at Ambassador’s residence. —Transportation between Mexico City and Veracruz, by bus. —Lunch with Veracruz industry leaders. —Networking reception with industry contacts. —Breakfast with Port of Veracruz operators. —Technical visit to the Port of Veracruz facilities. —Reception with State of Veracruz Government officers, port operators and industry contacts. —Pre-scheduled meetings with potential partners, distributors, end users, or local industry contacts in the Port of Veracruz. Proposed Timetable The mission program will begin on the evening of December 6, 2010 and continue through the evening of December 9, 2010. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 December 6—Mexico City Welcome Reception at Ambassador’s Residence December 7—Mexico City-Port of Veracruz Breakfast on their own Trip to the Port of Veracruz Lunch with industry group leaders Meetings with industry groups Networking reception with key industry contacts December 8—Port of Veracruz Breakfast meeting with Port of Veracruz operators Technical visit to the Port of Veracruz Lunch on their own Free time for further meetings with interested parties Reception with Government officers, port operators and industry contacts December 9—Port of Veracruz Breakfast on their own One-on-one meetings with potential distributors/representatives Lunch on their own Return trip to Mexico City Participation Requirements All parties interested in participating in the Trade Mission to the Port of Veracruz must complete and submit an application for consideration by U.S. Department of Commerce. All applicants will be evaluated on their ability to meet certain conditions and to satisfy the selection criteria as outlined below. This mission has a goal of a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 15 companies to be selected to participate in the mission from the applicant pool. U.S. companies already doing business in Mexico as well as U.S. companies seeking to enter the market for the first time are encouraged to apply. Fees and Expenses After a company has been selected to participate on the mission, a payment to U.S. Department of Commerce in the form of a participation fee is required. The participation fee will be US $3,100 for large firms and $2,500 for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) 1 or small organization, which will cover one representative. The fee for each additional firm representative (large 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/contracting_opportunities/ sizestandardstopics/index.html). 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 http:// www.export.gov/newsletter/march2008/ initiatives.html for additional information). E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 160 / Thursday, August 19, 2010 / Notices firm or SME) is $350. Expenses for travel to Mexico City, lodging, most meals, and incidentals will be the responsibility of each mission participant. However, the roundtrip bus from Mexico City to Veracruz will be covered by the participation fee. 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 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. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Selection Criteria for Participation Selection will be based on the following criteria: • Suitability of a company’s products or services to the mission’s goals • Applicant’s potential for business in Mexico, including likelihood of exports resulting from the trade mission • Consistency of the applicant’s goals and objectives with the stated scope of the trade mission (i.e., the sectors indicated in the mission description) 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 (http://www.ita.doc.gov/ doctm/tmcal.html) and other Internet Web sites, press releases to general and trade media, direct mail, the Maritime Technologies Team, 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:05 Aug 18, 2010 Jkt 220001 51245 later than October 15, 2010. CS Mexico City will review all applications immediately after the deadline. We will inform applicants of selection decisions as soon as possible after October 15, 2010. Applications received after that date will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. instructions for submitting comments. To ensure timely processing of comments, the Commission is no longer accepting comments submitted by electronic mail (e-mail) except through www.regulations.gov. Contacts Submit written submissions in the following way: Mail/Hand delivery/Courier (for paper, disk, or CD–ROM submissions), preferably in five copies, to: Office of the Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Room 502, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814; telephone (301) 504–7923. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number for this notice. All comments received may be posted without change, including any personal identifiers, contact information, or other personal information provided, to http://www.regulations.gov. Do not submit confidential business information, trade secret information, or other sensitive or protected information electronically. Such information should be submitted in writing. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov. A copy of the draft survey is available at http:// www.regulations.gov under Docket No. CPSC–2010–0088, Supporting and Related Materials. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda L. Glatz, Division of Policy and Planning, Office of Information Technology, Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, (301) 504–7671. lglatz@cpsc.gov. U.S. Commercial Service Mexico Contacts: Ms. Dinah McDougall, U.S. Commercial Service Mexico, Tel: (011–52–55) 5140–2620, dinah.mcdougall@trade.gov. Ms. Alicia Herrera, U.S. Commercial Service Mexico, Tel: (011–52–55) 5140–2629, Alicia.herrera@trade.gov. Ryan Kane, Global Trade Programs, Commercial Service Trade Missions Program. [FR Doc. 2010–20535 Filed 8–18–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION [Docket No. CPSC–2010–0088] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Durable Nursery Products Exposure Survey Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Consumer Product Safety Commission (‘‘CPSC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (‘‘the PRA’’), Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on a draft survey regarding ownership and use characteristics of durable infant or toddler products. DATES: Submit written or electronic comments on the collection of information by October 18, 2010. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CPSC–2010– 0088, by any of the following methods: SUMMARY: Electronic Submissions Submit electronic comments in the following way: Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Written Submissions Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. ‘‘Collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) and includes agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Trade Mission to the Port of Veracruz

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 (CS) is organizing 
an executive-led trade mission to the Port of Veracruz, Mexico, for 
December 6-9, 2010. This mission is intended to include representatives 
of a variety of U.S. industry and service providers, particularly those 
in the transportation, security, and infrastructure industries. The 
mission will introduce mission participants to end-users and 
prospective partners whose needs and capabilities are targeted to the 
respective U.S. participant's strengths. Participating in an official 
U.S. industry delegation, rather than traveling to the Port of Veracruz 
independently, will enhance the companies' ability to secure meetings 
with the port authorities and the private terminal operators, and 
provide an opportunity to them to tour the port facilities. The mission 
will include meetings with Port of Veracruz operators, industry groups, 
and local companies in Veracruz interested in partnering with U.S. 
companies.

Commercial Setting

    The Port of Veracruz is undergoing an expansion project to increase 
its efficiency and productivity. The project will take about 15-20 
years to be completed, and will require investments of over US $1.2 
billion. This includes the construction of new port facilities in the 
Vergara Bay, just next to the current port location. This project was 
listed as a strategic priority in the National Infrastructure Program 
announced by President Calderon in July 2007.
    In the last 2-3 years, the Port of Veracruz has invested in 
modifying the current facilities to expand general cargo and container 
capacity, and to increase efficiency in all port activities, including 
new facilities for customs and modern gamma ray inspection and 
detection equipment, security and surveillance systems, expanding 
berths, building a 13-kilometer bypass for the City of Veracruz, 
improving railroad access, improving intra-port transit roads and 
remodeling the administration building. At the same time, private 
operators have invested in modern equipment and IT systems for their 
facilities.
    The Port of Veracruz Integral Administration (APIVER) recently 
inaugurated an industrial and logistical area of 307 hectares, located 
2.5 kilometers north of the port's precinct. About 173 hectares will be 
dedicated to building nine logistics centers for containers, 
agricultural and bulk minerals, general cargo, intermodal transfer, an 
automotive logistics center, and related services. This facility has an 
estimated cost of US $600 million.
    Other ongoing or upcoming projects included in the port expansion 
include:

--Building new yards and wharfs for containers, automotive products and 
grains;
--Building a new wharf for tourist use;
--Modernizing the surrounding infrastructure including roads, rail, 
electrical, hydraulic, and sanitary systems, and IT and 
telecommunications systems;
--Increasing the capacity and efficiency of the port itself through 
renovated drainage, electrical, and water systems;
--Increasing vehicle handling capacity;
--Developing a new container terminal for post-Panama ships;

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--Continuous dredging in the basin, channels and wharves to maintain an 
adequate depth.

    The APIVER will also invest over US $50 million in port improvement 
including the construction of internal railways during 2010. Private 
port operators also have their own projects for improving facilities 
and efficiency. Some are waiting for the port expansion to obtain new 
areas in which to expand their own facilities.
    Several products and services expected to have high demand from 
port authorities and operators include:

--CCTV surveillance systems;
--Consulting services for: Efficiency in logistics systems, civil 
protection and safety, financial and statistical planning, waste 
collection and management, hazardous materials handling, maritime 
inspection, operations control, designing of refrigerated warehouses, 
etc.;
--Corrosion detection/protection equipment;
--Corrosion protection systems for cars and machinery parked at the 
port;
--Digital signature systems;
--Equipment for refrigerated warehouses;
--Machinery/equipment maintenance systems;
--Outdoor lighting systems;
--Pollution control systems;
--Pneumatic delivery systems;
--Software for inventory tracking;
--Used mobile railcar movers or Trackmobile;
--Waste and toxic waste management systems.

Special Opportunities

    The APIVER is currently building a 19-kilometer internal rail track 
that will be used by the two railroad companies servicing the port, 
Kansas City Southern Mexico and Ferromex. APIVER expects to issue a 
tender to grant a concession to operate this internal railway in late 
2010. Companies interested in getting this concession should start 
looking for information on how to participate in the bid.
    The State of Veracruz Government is currently building a sports 
marina that will include docks for different-sized ships, a club house, 
nautical services, a hotel and tourist services. The marina is expected 
to be opened early 2011, and a concession will be granted to a private 
operator.

Mission Goals

    The short term goals of the Trade Mission to the Port of Veracruz 
are (1) To introduce U.S. companies to potential end-users, joint-
venture partners and other industry representatives in the Port of 
Veracruz, and (2) to introduce U.S. companies to the industry and 
government officials in Mexico City and the Port of Veracruz to learn 
about various program opportunities in the port industry.

Mission Scenario

    Upon arrival in Mexico City, the U.S. mission members will be 
invited to a networking welcome reception at the residence of the U.S. 
Ambassador, to meet key government and industry contacts in the Mexico 
City area important to ports infrastructure development at the national 
level. Participants will then depart to the Port of Veracruz, for a 
two-day program that will include technical visits with the private 
port operators and industrial groups in Veracruz, and a site visit to 
the Port of Veracruz facilities and to the site where the expansion 
project will be developed. During the meetings, participating companies 
will have the opportunity to make a 5-8 minute presentation of their 
products and services and later meet one-on-one with interested 
clients/partners.
    Matchmaking efforts will involve local companies in Veracruz 
interested in partnering with the U.S. firms. U.S. participants will be 
counseled before and after the mission by the USCS Mexico City officers 
and commercial specialists. The following items are included in the 
price of the trade mission:

--Pre-travel webinar briefing, covering Mexican business practices and 
security.
--Welcome kit with general information about the State of Veracruz.
--Welcome reception at Ambassador's residence.
--Transportation between Mexico City and Veracruz, by bus.
--Lunch with Veracruz industry leaders.
--Networking reception with industry contacts.
--Breakfast with Port of Veracruz operators.
--Technical visit to the Port of Veracruz facilities.
--Reception with State of Veracruz Government officers, port operators 
and industry contacts.
--Pre-scheduled meetings with potential partners, distributors, end 
users, or local industry contacts in the Port of Veracruz.

Proposed Timetable

    The mission program will begin on the evening of December 6, 2010 
and continue through the evening of December 9, 2010.

December 6--Mexico City

Welcome Reception at Ambassador's Residence

December 7--Mexico City-Port of Veracruz

Breakfast on their own
Trip to the Port of Veracruz
Lunch with industry group leaders
Meetings with industry groups
Networking reception with key industry contacts

December 8--Port of Veracruz

Breakfast meeting with Port of Veracruz operators
Technical visit to the Port of Veracruz
Lunch on their own
Free time for further meetings with interested parties
Reception with Government officers, port operators and industry 
contacts

December 9--Port of Veracruz

Breakfast on their own
One-on-one meetings with potential distributors/representatives
Lunch on their own
Return trip to Mexico City

Participation Requirements

    All parties interested in participating in the Trade Mission to the 
Port of Veracruz must complete and submit an application for 
consideration by U.S. Department of Commerce. All applicants will be 
evaluated on their ability to meet certain conditions and to satisfy 
the selection criteria as outlined below. This mission has a goal of a 
minimum of 12 and a maximum of 15 companies to be selected to 
participate in the mission from the applicant pool. U.S. companies 
already doing business in Mexico as well as U.S. companies seeking to 
enter the market for the first time are encouraged to apply.

Fees and Expenses

    After a company has been selected to participate on the mission, a 
payment to U.S. Department of Commerce in the form of a participation 
fee is required. The participation fee will be US $3,100 for large 
firms and $2,500 for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) \1\ or 
small organization, which will cover one representative. The fee for 
each additional firm representative (large

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firm or SME) is $350. Expenses for travel to Mexico City, lodging, most 
meals, and incidentals will be the responsibility of each mission 
participant. However, the roundtrip bus from Mexico City to Veracruz 
will be covered by the participation fee.
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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/contracting_opportunities/sizestandardstopics/index.html). 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 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 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 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.

Selection Criteria for Participation

    Selection will be based on the following criteria:
     Suitability of a company's products or services to the 
mission's goals
     Applicant's potential for business in Mexico, including 
likelihood of exports resulting from the trade mission
     Consistency of the applicant's goals and objectives with 
the stated scope of the trade mission (i.e., the sectors indicated in 
the mission description)
    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 (http://www.ita.doc.gov/doctm/tmcal.html) and other Internet Web sites, press releases to general and 
trade media, direct mail, the Maritime Technologies Team, 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 October 15, 2010. CS Mexico City will review all 
applications immediately after the deadline. We will inform applicants 
of selection decisions as soon as possible after October 15, 2010. 
Applications received after that date will be considered only if space 
and scheduling constraints permit.

Contacts

U.S. Commercial Service Mexico

Contacts:

Ms. Dinah McDougall, U.S. Commercial Service Mexico, Tel: (011-52-55) 
5140-2620, dinah.mcdougall@trade.gov.
Ms. Alicia Herrera, U.S. Commercial Service Mexico, Tel: (011-52-55) 
5140-2629, Alicia.herrera@trade.gov.

Ryan Kane,
Global Trade Programs, Commercial Service Trade Missions Program.
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