U.S. Aerospace Supplier & Investment Mission, 1600-1602 [2011-308]

Download as PDF 1600 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 7 / Tuesday, January 11, 2011 / Notices or ground, having a uniform solid cross section along their whole length in the shape of circles, segments of circles, ovals, rectangles (including squares), triangles, hexagons, octagons or other convex polygons. SSB includes coldfinished SSBs that are turned or ground in straight lengths, whether produced from hot-rolled bar or from straightened and cut rod or wire, and reinforcing bars that have indentations, ribs, grooves, or other deformations produced during the rolling process. Except as specified above, the term does not include stainless steel semi-finished products, cut-length flat-rolled products (i.e., cutlength rolled products which if less than 4.75 mm in thickness have a width measuring at least 10 times the thickness, or if 4.75 mm or more in thickness having a width which exceeds 150 mm and measures at least twice the thickness), wire (i.e., cold-formed products in coils, of any uniform solid cross section along their whole length, which do not conform to the definition of flat-rolled products), and angles, shapes and sections. The SSB subject to the order is currently classifiable under subheadings 7222.10.0005, 7222.10.0050, 7222.20.0005, 7222.20.0045, 7222.20.0075, and 7222.30.0000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Changes Since the Preliminary Results We identified a slight programming syntax error in our calculations after publication of the Preliminary Results. We have corrected the syntax error for the final results. Despite this correction, the dumping margin for VMSA remains unchanged. For a more detailed description of this change please see the final analysis memorandum for VMSA, dated concurrently with this notice, which is on file in the Department’s Central Records Unit, Room 7046 of the main Commerce building. Final Results of Review As announced in the Preliminary Results, we disregarded sales at prices below cost in the home market when determining normal value in the course of this administrative review. As a result of our review, we determine that the weighted-average dumping margin of 4.07 percent exists for VMSA for the period February 1, 2009, through January 31, 2010. Assessment Rates The Department shall determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:33 Jan 10, 2011 Jkt 223001 all appropriate entries. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), we have calculated importer/customer-specific assessment rates for these final results of review. For sales where VMSA reported entered value, we divided the total dumping margins (calculated as the difference between normal value and EP) for the reviewed sales by the total entered value of those reviewed sales for each reported importer or customer. For sales where entered value was not reported, we divided the total dumping margins for each exporter’s importer or customer by the total number of units the exporter sold to that importer or customer. We will instruct CBP to assess the resulting importer/customer-specific ad-valorem rate or per-unit dollar amount, as appropriate, on all entries of subject merchandise made by the relevant importer or customer during the period of review. See 19 CFR 351.212(b). The Department clarified its ‘‘automatic assessment’’ regulation on May 6, 2003. This clarification will apply to entries of subject merchandise during the period of review produced by VMSA for which VMSA did not know its merchandise was destined for the United States. In such instances, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries of VMSA-produced merchandise at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction. For a full discussion of this clarification, see Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). The Department intends to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication of these final results of review. Cash-Deposit Requirements The following deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of this notice of final results of administrative review for all shipments of SSB from Brazil entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cashdeposit rate for VMSA will be 4.07 percent; (2) for previously reviewed or investigated companies not listed above, the cash-deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recent period; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the less-thanfair-value investigation but the manufacturer is, the cash-deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recent period for the manufacturer of PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the merchandise; (4) if neither the exporter nor the manufacturer has its own rate, the cash-deposit rate will be the all-others rate for this proceeding, 19.43 percent. See Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Stainless Steel Bar From Brazil, 59 FR 66914 (December 28, 1994). These deposit requirements shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Parties This notice serves as a reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely notification of the destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. These final results of administrative review are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: January 4, 2011. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2011–395 Filed 1–10–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration U.S. Aerospace Supplier & Investment Mission 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 is organizing a U.S. Aerospace Supplier & Investment Mission to Montreal, Canada on May 2–4, 2011. This aerospace mission is an E:\FR\FM\11JAN1.SGM 11JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 7 / Tuesday, January 11, 2011 / Notices ideal opportunity for U.S. aerospace companies to gain valuable international business leads in a low risk, highly important international aerospace market. Canada has the fifth largest aerospace industry in the world; in 2009 it generated over $22 billion in revenues. Participating U.S. companies will receive market briefings by Canadian industry experts, seminars on exporting best practices, participate in pre-scheduled, pre-qualified one-on-one meetings with Canadian aerospace supply chain contacts, engage in networking activities and visit key Canadian aerospace OEM plants such as Bombardier. This mission is designed to provide U.S. aerospace companies with a highly effective and unique opportunity to establish supplier relations with major Canadian aerospace companies. This mission presents strong potential for high returns given these factors and the ongoing support of USCS Canada. Commercial Setting Canada is a receptive market to U.S. aerospace goods and services and presents an ideal opportunity for the U.S. Commercial Service to contribute to the President’s National Export Initiative. The United States and Canada share the largest and most dynamic commercial relationship in the world; U.S. trade with Canada exceeds total U.S. trade with the 27 countries of the European Union combined. Canada also represents the number one export market for 36 of our 50 states and is among the top five export markets for another ten states. The aerospace sector is one of CS Canada’s best prospects. Canada’s aerospace industry is the fifth largest in the world; in 2009 total aerospace sales were US $22.2 billion. The United States is Canada’s largest supplier of aircraft parts and components; on average, Canadian aerospace companies purchased 55% of their inputs from the United States. In 2009, U.S.-Canada aerospace bilateral Sunday, May 1 ................................ mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Monday, May 2 ............................... Tuesday, May 3 .............................. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:33 Jan 10, 2011 trade exceeded $13 billion, and total U.S. aerospace exports to Canada were approximately $6 billion. In 2009 Canada was the United States’ 6th largest aerospace export market, and in many aerospace sub-markets was often in the top 5. Industry estimates show an expected recovery of the global aerospace industry to begin in 2011 that will positively impact Canada’s largely commercial aircraft manufacturing sector. Further, industry analysts also predict a positive long term growth in commercial aircraft production over military aircraft; since Canada’s aerospace sector is 83% civil, this anticipated trend will bode well for U.S. companies wanting to sell to this market. Canada is a world leader in business and regional aircraft, commercial helicopters, turbine engines, flight simulators, avionics, and a broad range of aircraft systems, components and equipment. Quebec and Ontario are at the heart of the Canadian aerospace industry with about 51% and 29% of local production respectively. Montreal is the world’s third largest aerospace cluster after Toulouse and Seattle, and is the only place in the world where an aircraft can be assembled within a 30-mile radius. Montreal is home to renowned industry leaders such as Bombardier Aerospace, Bell Helicopter Textron, Pratt & Whitney Canada, and CAE. To this exceptional concentration of world leaders, we can add other big names ´ such as Rolls-Royce Canada, Heroux Devtek, Messier-Dowty, CMC Electronics—Esterline, Thales Canada, and many other suppliers. Canada’s geographic proximity, open market economy, stable business climate and receptivity to U.S. goods and services make it the ideal market for contributing to the goals of the Administration pursuant to the National Export Initiative. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) allows for most U.S. products to enter Canada 1601 duty-free and therefore further contributes to the relatively low-cost, low-risk, access that U.S. SMEs can use to prosper and grow in this foreign marketplace. Canada is a party to the World Trade Organization agreement on trade and civil aircraft. Mission Goals The trade mission’s goal is to advance the goals of the Administration pursuant to the National Export Initiative by providing U.S. suppliers of aerospace products the opportunity to meet with key potential customers such as Canadian aerospace OEMs, sales agents and distributors and obtain export successes in Canada. Mission Scenario Participants in the mission to Canada will benefit from a full range of business facilitation and trade promotion services provided by the U.S. Commercial Service in Canada. Participants will receive a briefing by a panel of experts on the Canadian, Quebec and Ontario aerospace markets, an overview of doing business in Canada, and seminars with additional key information for U.S. exporters. It will also include one-onone business meetings between U.S. participants and potential Canadian business partners, networking opportunities, and tours of some of the largest aerospace OEMs, where companies will have the opportunity to meet senior representatives and learn about planned projects and expected procurement needs. Please see the timetable below with detailed information on the program. Prior to the end of the mission, Commercial Service staff will counsel participants on followup. Timetable The proposed schedule allows for three days in Montreal and describes the programming we are planning for participating U.S. companies. Participants arrive in Montreal. 6:00 p.m. No-Host Ice Breaker and No-Host Dinner. 8:00–8:30 Mission welcoming remarks by Consul General/SCO & Mission Logistics Briefing. 8:30–9:30 Presentation: Doing Business in Canada. 9:30–10:30 Presentations: Trends in the Canadian Aerospace Sector Panel: Deloitte Touche, AIAC, Minister of Transport, NRC. 10:30–11:00 Coffee break—Networking. 11:00–12:30 Presentations: Canada’s Aerospace Market, Quebec’s Aerospace Market, Ontario’s Aerospace Market. 12:30–13:30 Lunch break (on their own). 14:00–16:00 Seminars: Exporting to Canada Best Practices; U.S. EXIM BANK; U.S. Export Controls in Canada-U.S. Aerospace Trade. PROGRAM FOR U.S. COMPANIES. 8:30–12:00 Business matchmaking appointments. 12:00–14:00 General event networking lunch. 14:00–16:30 Business matchmaking appointments. 17:30–19:30 General event reception hosted by CG. Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\11JAN1.SGM 11JAN1 1602 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 7 / Tuesday, January 11, 2011 / Notices Wednesday, May 4 ......................... 9:00–15:00 Plant tours of Canadian aerospace OEMs for U.S. Companies. 16:00–16:30 Mission debriefing at hotel. PROGRAM END. Participation Requirements All parties interested in participating in the U.S. Aerospace Trade and Investment 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. The mission is designed for a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 20 companies will be considered for this mission. U.S. companies already doing business in the target markets as well as U.S. companies seeking to enter these markets for the first time are encouraged to apply. Fees and Expenses After a company has been selected to participate in the mission, a participation fee paid to the U.S. Department of Commerce is required. The participation fee will be $3,000 for large firms and $2,000 for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME),* with up to two company representatives. The fee for a third company representative is $250. Expenses for travel, lodging, incountry transportation (except for bus transportation to visit local aerospace OEMs on the third day of the mission), 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 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 to be * 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). VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:33 Jan 10, 2011 Jkt 223001 promoted through the mission are either produced in the United States or 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. Contacts: Gina Rebelo Bento, Commercial Specialist—Aerospace, U.S. Consulate General in Montreal, PO Box 65 Desjardins Station, Montreal, QC H5B 1G1, Tel: 514–908–3660, E-mail: Gina.Bento@trade.gov. Selection Criteria for Participation For Companies: • Suitability of the company’s products or services for the Canadian aerospace market • Applicant’s potential for business in Canada, including the likelihood of exports resulting from the mission • Consistency of the applicant’s goals and objectives with the stated scope of the mission Diversity of company size, type, location, and demographics and traditional underrepresentation in business, may also be considered during the review process. 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. Frank Spector, Global Trade Programs, U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service. Timeframe for Recruitment and Applications Mission recruitment will be conducted in an open and public manner, and will commence as soon as the trade mission is approved. Outreach will include 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. CS Canada intends to conduct a webinar on ‘‘Opportunities in the Canadian Aerospace Market’’ to supplement recruitment efforts in January/February 2011. Recruitment for the mission will begin immediately and close on March 14, 2011. Applications received after March 21, 2011 will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. Applications will be available online on the mission Web site at: http://www.buyusa.gov/Canada. Information can also be obtained by contacting the mission contacts listed below. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2011–308 Filed 1–10–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Scientific Research, Exempted Fishing, and Exempted Activity Submissions National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ACTION: Notice. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 7 (Tuesday, January 11, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 1600-1602]
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 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


U.S. Aerospace Supplier & Investment Mission

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 
U.S. Aerospace Supplier & Investment Mission to Montreal, Canada on May 
2-4, 2011. This aerospace mission is an

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ideal opportunity for U.S. aerospace companies to gain valuable 
international business leads in a low risk, highly important 
international aerospace market. Canada has the fifth largest aerospace 
industry in the world; in 2009 it generated over $22 billion in 
revenues. Participating U.S. companies will receive market briefings by 
Canadian industry experts, seminars on exporting best practices, 
participate in pre-scheduled, pre-qualified one-on-one meetings with 
Canadian aerospace supply chain contacts, engage in networking 
activities and visit key Canadian aerospace OEM plants such as 
Bombardier. This mission is designed to provide U.S. aerospace 
companies with a highly effective and unique opportunity to establish 
supplier relations with major Canadian aerospace companies. This 
mission presents strong potential for high returns given these factors 
and the ongoing support of USCS Canada.

Commercial Setting

    Canada is a receptive market to U.S. aerospace goods and services 
and presents an ideal opportunity for the U.S. Commercial Service to 
contribute to the President's National Export Initiative. The United 
States and Canada share the largest and most dynamic commercial 
relationship in the world; U.S. trade with Canada exceeds total U.S. 
trade with the 27 countries of the European Union combined. Canada also 
represents the number one export market for 36 of our 50 states and is 
among the top five export markets for another ten states. The aerospace 
sector is one of CS Canada's best prospects.
    Canada's aerospace industry is the fifth largest in the world; in 
2009 total aerospace sales were US $22.2 billion. The United States is 
Canada's largest supplier of aircraft parts and components; on average, 
Canadian aerospace companies purchased 55% of their inputs from the 
United States. In 2009, U.S.-Canada aerospace bilateral trade exceeded 
$13 billion, and total U.S. aerospace exports to Canada were 
approximately $6 billion. In 2009 Canada was the United States' 6th 
largest aerospace export market, and in many aerospace sub-markets was 
often in the top 5. Industry estimates show an expected recovery of the 
global aerospace industry to begin in 2011 that will positively impact 
Canada's largely commercial aircraft manufacturing sector. Further, 
industry analysts also predict a positive long term growth in 
commercial aircraft production over military aircraft; since Canada's 
aerospace sector is 83% civil, this anticipated trend will bode well 
for U.S. companies wanting to sell to this market. Canada is a world 
leader in business and regional aircraft, commercial helicopters, 
turbine engines, flight simulators, avionics, and a broad range of 
aircraft systems, components and equipment.
    Quebec and Ontario are at the heart of the Canadian aerospace 
industry with about 51% and 29% of local production respectively. 
Montreal is the world's third largest aerospace cluster after Toulouse 
and Seattle, and is the only place in the world where an aircraft can 
be assembled within a 30-mile radius. Montreal is home to renowned 
industry leaders such as Bombardier Aerospace, Bell Helicopter Textron, 
Pratt & Whitney Canada, and CAE. To this exceptional concentration of 
world leaders, we can add other big names such as Rolls-Royce Canada, 
H[eacute]roux Devtek, Messier-Dowty, CMC Electronics--Esterline, Thales 
Canada, and many other suppliers.
    Canada's geographic proximity, open market economy, stable business 
climate and receptivity to U.S. goods and services make it the ideal 
market for contributing to the goals of the Administration pursuant to 
the National Export Initiative. The North American Free Trade Agreement 
(NAFTA) allows for most U.S. products to enter Canada duty-free and 
therefore further contributes to the relatively low-cost, low-risk, 
access that U.S. SMEs can use to prosper and grow in this foreign 
marketplace. Canada is a party to the World Trade Organization 
agreement on trade and civil aircraft.

Mission Goals

    The trade mission's goal is to advance the goals of the 
Administration pursuant to the National Export Initiative by providing 
U.S. suppliers of aerospace products the opportunity to meet with key 
potential customers such as Canadian aerospace OEMs, sales agents and 
distributors and obtain export successes in Canada.

Mission Scenario

    Participants in the mission to Canada will benefit from a full 
range of business facilitation and trade promotion services provided by 
the U.S. Commercial Service in Canada. Participants will receive a 
briefing by a panel of experts on the Canadian, Quebec and Ontario 
aerospace markets, an overview of doing business in Canada, and 
seminars with additional key information for U.S. exporters. It will 
also include one-on-one business meetings between U.S. participants and 
potential Canadian business partners, networking opportunities, and 
tours of some of the largest aerospace OEMs, where companies will have 
the opportunity to meet senior representatives and learn about planned 
projects and expected procurement needs. Please see the timetable below 
with detailed information on the program. Prior to the end of the 
mission, Commercial Service staff will counsel participants on follow-
up.

Timetable

    The proposed schedule allows for three days in Montreal and 
describes the programming we are planning for participating U.S. 
companies.

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Sunday, May 1.....................  Participants arrive in Montreal.
                                    6:00 p.m. No-Host Ice Breaker and No-
                                     Host Dinner.
Monday, May 2.....................  8:00-8:30 Mission welcoming remarks
                                     by Consul General/SCO & Mission
                                     Logistics Briefing.
                                    8:30-9:30 Presentation: Doing
                                     Business in Canada.
                                    9:30-10:30 Presentations: Trends in
                                     the Canadian Aerospace Sector
                                     Panel: Deloitte Touche, AIAC,
                                     Minister of Transport, NRC.
                                    10:30-11:00 Coffee break--
                                     Networking.
                                    11:00-12:30 Presentations: Canada's
                                     Aerospace Market, Quebec's
                                     Aerospace Market, Ontario's
                                     Aerospace Market.
                                    12:30-13:30 Lunch break (on their
                                     own).
                                    14:00-16:00 Seminars: Exporting to
                                     Canada Best Practices; U.S. EXIM
                                     BANK; U.S. Export Controls in
                                     Canada-U.S. Aerospace Trade.
Tuesday, May 3....................  PROGRAM FOR U.S. COMPANIES.
                                    8:30-12:00 Business matchmaking
                                     appointments.
                                    12:00-14:00 General event networking
                                     lunch.
                                    14:00-16:30 Business matchmaking
                                     appointments.
                                    17:30-19:30 General event reception
                                     hosted by CG.

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Wednesday, May 4..................  9:00-15:00 Plant tours of Canadian
                                     aerospace OEMs for U.S. Companies.
                                    16:00-16:30 Mission debriefing at
                                     hotel.
                                    PROGRAM END.
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Participation Requirements

    All parties interested in participating in the U.S. Aerospace Trade 
and Investment 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. 
The mission is designed for a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 20 
companies will be considered for this mission. U.S. companies already 
doing business in the target markets as well as U.S. companies seeking 
to enter these markets for the first time are encouraged to apply.

Fees and Expenses

    After a company has been selected to participate in the mission, a 
participation fee paid to the U.S. Department of Commerce is required. 
The participation fee will be $3,000 for large firms and $2,000 for a 
small or medium-sized enterprise (SME),* with up to two company 
representatives. The fee for a third company representative is $250. 
Expenses for travel, lodging, in-country transportation (except for bus 
transportation to visit local aerospace OEMs on the third day of the 
mission), meals and incidentals will be the responsibility of each 
mission participant.
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    * 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 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 to be promoted through the mission are either produced in the 
United States or 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

    For Companies:
     Suitability of the company's products or services for the 
Canadian aerospace market
     Applicant's potential for business in Canada, including 
the likelihood of exports resulting from the mission
     Consistency of the applicant's goals and objectives with 
the stated scope of the mission
    Diversity of company size, type, location, and demographics and 
traditional underrepresentation in business, may also be considered 
during the review process.
    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, 
and will commence as soon as the trade mission is approved. Outreach 
will include 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. CS Canada 
intends to conduct a webinar on ``Opportunities in the Canadian 
Aerospace Market'' to supplement recruitment efforts in January/
February 2011.
    Recruitment for the mission will begin immediately and close on 
March 14, 2011. Applications received after March 21, 2011 will be 
considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. 
Applications will be available online on the mission Web site at: 
http://www.buyusa.gov/Canada.
    Information can also be obtained by contacting the mission contacts 
listed below.
    Contacts: Gina Rebelo Bento, Commercial Specialist--Aerospace, U.S. 
Consulate General in Montreal, PO Box 65 Desjardins Station, Montreal, 
QC H5B 1G1, Tel: 514-908-3660, E-mail: Gina.Bento@trade.gov.

Frank Spector,
Global Trade Programs, U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service.
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