U.S. Medical Mission to Brazil; Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 21-24, 2013, 51759-51761 [2012-21051]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 166 / Monday, August 27, 2012 / Notices [FR Doc. 2012–21042 Filed 8–24–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration U.S. Medical Mission to Brazil; Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 21–24, 2013 International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. Mission Description The United States Department of Commerce (USDOC), International Trade Administration, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (CS) is organizing a Medical Trade Mission to Brazil from May 21–24, 2013 in conjunction with Hospitalar 2013—the region’s major healthcare trade show—in Sao Paulo, Brazil’s major healthcare industry hub. In addition to providing exposure to Brazilian buyers, the trade show also attracts a high number of visitors from Mexico, Central and South America, as well as attendees from Europe, Asia and Africa. The Medical Trade Mission to Brazil is intended to include representatives from a variety of U.S. medical/ healthcare industry manufacturers (equipment/devices, laboratory equipment, emergency equipment, diagnostic, physiotherapy and orthopedic, healthcare information technology, and other allied sectors), service providers, and trade associations. Participating in an official U.S. industry delegation, rather than traveling to Brazil on their own, will enhance the participants’ ability to secure meetings in Brazil. Mission participants will have tabletop exhibits at the CS booth at Hospitalar and prearranged one-on-one appointments at the tables to introduce the participants to end-users and prospective partners whose needs and capabilities are best suited to each U.S. participant’s strengths. The participants also will obtain first-hand information through briefings about the regulations, policies and procedures in the healthcare industry. Trade mission participants will have the opportunity to interact extensively with Embassy/Consulate Officials and Commercial Service (CS) Brazil healthcare specialist to discuss industry developments, opportunities, and sales strategies. 51759 Commercial Setting Brazil is the largest medical equipment market in South America. The total market for medical equipment in Brazil should continue to expand approximately 15% through 2012. Brazil is both a major medical equipment producer and importer. This industry consists of a number of related products and services, including: • Medical equipment and devices; • Dental equipment and products; • Radiological and diagnostic imaging equipment; and • Laboratory equipment. Brazilian medical equipment revenues in 2011 reached an estimated US$6.056 billion, which represents an increase of 20% from the previous year. The United States accounts for approximately 30% of the import market, with U.S. sales mainly going through local agents, distributors and importers who sell to hospitals and clinics. The market for electro-medical equipment is around US$200 million, which represents approximately 50% of total sales in Latin America. In 2011, imports for in vitro diagnostics reagents and devices increased approximately 20%. MEDICAL EQUIPMENT In US$ billion Total Market Size ......................................................................................... Total Local Production ................................................................................. Total Exports ................................................................................................ Total Imports ................................................................................................ Imports from the U.S ................................................................................... Exchange Rate: 1 US$ ................................................................................ There are few high-quality Brazilian manufacturers of advanced medical products, so Brazil’s reliance on imports should continue for some time. Local buyers view U.S. and other foreign products (mainly Canadian and European) as having comparable quality and reliability. Thus, financing terms often become the differentiating criteria in making a sale. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Best Prospects/Services Brazil’s strengthened currency has meant that private and public hospitals have greater purchasing power, and with continued expansion of Brazil’s private healthcare sector, the market should grow. Approximately 80% of all products used in hospitals have no similar manufacturing in the country and must be imported. New opportunities for U.S. exporters abound, VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:04 Aug 24, 2012 Jkt 226001 2011 (estimated) 2010 5.047 2.013 0.633 3.667 1.100 1.67 particularly for advanced medical equipment, disposables, diagnostic devices, implants and components. Opportunities The market for home healthcare products has been increasing in recent years. Brazilian health insurance companies are responsible for paying 99% of the costs related to home care treatment, and as such, the U.S. Commercial Service sees the market for home healthcare products growing dramatically during the coming years. Brazil’s Regional Nursing Council is currently developing procedures on how to regulate this market, including standards for health professionals. In addition to the attractive size of the Brazilian medical market, U.S. exporters should consider the opportunities offered by Mercosur, and use Brazil as PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6.056 2.415 0.759 4.400 1.320 1.67 2012 (estimated) 2013 (estimated) 6.964 2.898 0.910 4.976 1.493 ........................ 8.009 3.477 1.092 5.624 1.687 ........................ a ‘‘spring board’’ for export into Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. Since compulsory product registration before sale is required for all of MERCOSUR countries, U.S. exporters should consult a local lawyer/consultant before signing a contract with any agent/distributor. The growth in this industry makes it very attractive for U.S. companies, both large companies already doing business in the market but also and especially small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and new-to-market (NTM) companies. Mission Goals The goal of the Medical Trade Mission to Brazil is to (1) Familiarize the participants with the current healthcare market as well as the developments taking place in Brazil, (2) introduce participants to strategic E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1 51760 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 166 / Monday, August 27, 2012 / Notices partners to learn about various regulatory procedures as well as policies in the healthcare sector, and (3) and introduce participants to Brazilian companies for potential partnerships. Mission Scenario U.S. participants will be counseled before and after the mission by U.S. Export Assistance Center trade specialists, primarily by members of the Global Healthcare Team. Participation in the mission will include the following: • Pre-travel briefings/Webinar on subjects ranging from business practices in Brazil to security; • Consulate briefings on the business climate, political scenario, medical/ healthcare industry scenario; • Pre-scheduled meetings with potential partners, distributors, end users, or local industry contacts; • Showcase your company using a tabletop display at Hospitalar 2013— includes table with two chairs, unlimited Internet access; • Complimentary promotion and listing on the official Hospitalar 2013 portal; • Listed in Hospitalar 2013 hard copy exhibitor catalog; • Advanced promotion to top local contacts of the U.S. Commercial Service network in Brazil, Mexico, and throughout Central and South America. Proposed Timetable Mission participants will be encouraged to arrive Monday, May 20, 2013 to allow time to adjust to their new surroundings before the mission program begins on Tuesday, May 21. Tuesday, May 21 ................................................... Sao Paulo. 11 a.m.–11: 45 a.m.: Consulate & Industry briefing by U.S. Department of Commerce at U.S. Commercial Service Pavilion. Noon to 9 p.m. trade show hours. One-on-one appointments begin. Wednesday, May 22 .............................................. Sao Paulo. Noon to 9 p.m. trade show hours. One-on-one appointments continue. No-host Group Dinner. Thursday, May 23 .................................................. Sao Paulo. Noon to 9 p.m. trade show hours. One-on-one appointments continue. Friday, May 24 ....................................................... Sao Paulo. Noon to 9 p.m. trade show hours, One-on-one appointments end. Participation Requirements All parties interested in participating in the Brazil Medical Trade 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 satisfy the selection criteria as outlined below. A minimum of 8 and a maximum of 12 companies will be selected to participate in the mission. U.S. companies already doing business in Brazil as well as U.S. companies seeking to enter the Brazilian market for the first time may apply. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Fees and Expenses After a company or organization 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 per company will be $3,850 for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) 1 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 reflects the Commercial Service’s user fee schedule that became effective May 1, 2008 (see http:// VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:04 Aug 24, 2012 Jkt 226001 $5475 for large companies. This includes entry passes to the trade show, and no additional fees/registration will need to be processed to exhibit at Hospitalar 2013. Expenses for local translator, local transportation, lodging, meals, incidentals, and travel 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, (or in the case of a trade association or trade organization, information on the products and/or services of the companies to be represented on the trade mission), 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 www.export.gov/newsletter/march2008/ initiatives.html for additional information). PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 the case of a trade association or trade organization, the applicant must certify that, for each company to be represented by the trade association or trade organization, the products and services the represented company seeks to export 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 (or, in the case of a trade association or trade organization, represented companies’) products or services to the mission’s goals. • Company’s (or, in the case of a trade association or trade organization, represented companies’) potential for business in Brazil, 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. E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 166 / Monday, August 27, 2012 / Notices 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 How To Apply Applications can be completed online at the Trade Mission Web site or can be obtained by contacting Pompeya Lambrecht at the U.S. Department of Commerce (see contact details below.) Completed applications should be submitted to Pompeya Lambrecht. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Contacts U.S. Commercial Service Healthcare Team: Ms. Pompeya Lambrecht, International Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 2800 S. Randolph Street, Suite 800, Arlington, VA 22206, Phone: 703.756.1707, Pompeya.Lambrecht@trade.gov. U.S. Commercial Service in Brazil: Mr. Jefferson Oliveira, U.S. Commercial Service Sao Paulo, Phone: 011.55.11.5186.7136, Jefferson.Oliveira@trade.gov. [FR Doc. 2012–21051 Filed 8–24–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–FP–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:04 Aug 24, 2012 Jkt 226001 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Groundfish Tagging Program National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Mission recruitment will be conducted in an open and public manner, including publication in the Federal Register (http:// www.gpoaccess.gov/fr), posting on ITA’s trade mission calendar—http:// export.gov/trademissions—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. Recruitment for the mission will begin immediately and conclude no later than March 8, 2013. The U.S. Department of Commerce will review applications and make selection decisions on a rolling basis until the maximum of twelve (12) participants is reached. We will inform all applicants of selection decisions as soon as possible after the applications are reviewed. Applications received after the March 8 deadline will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. Elnora Moye, Trade Program Assistant. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before October 26, 2012. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at JJessup@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to John Clary at (206) 526–4039 or email john.c.clary@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract The groundfish tagging program provides scientists with information necessary for effective conservation, management, and scientific understanding of the groundfish fishery off Alaska and the Northwest Pacific. The program area includes the Pacific Ocean off Alaska (the Gulf of Alaska, the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Area, and the Alexander Archipelago of Southeast Alaska), California, Oregon, and Washington. Fish movement information from recovered tags is used in population dynamics models for stock assessment. There are two general categories of tags. Simple plastic tags (spaghetti tags) are external tags approximately two inches long printed with code numbers. When a tag is returned the tag number is correlated with databases of released, tagged fish to determine the net movement and growth rate of the tagged fish. Archival tags are microchips with sensors encased in plastic cylinders that record the depth, temperature or other data, which can be downloaded electronically PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 51761 from the recovered tags. The groundfish tagging and tag recovery program is part of the fishery resource assessment and data collection that NMFS conducts under the Magnuson-Stevens Act authority as codified in 16 U.S.C. 1801(a)(8). II. Method of Collection This is a volunteer program requiring the actual tag from the fish to be returned, along with recovery information. Reporting forms with preaddressed and postage-free envelopes are distributed to processors and catcher vessels. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0276. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved collection). Affected Public: Non-profit institutions; State, local, or tribal government; business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 350. Estimated Time per Response: 5 minutes for returning a regular tag, and 20 minutes for returning an internal archival tag. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 65. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: August 21, 2012. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


U.S. Medical Mission to Brazil; Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 21-24, 
2013

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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Mission Description

    The United States Department of Commerce (USDOC), International 
Trade Administration, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (CS) is 
organizing a Medical Trade Mission to Brazil from May 21-24, 2013 in 
conjunction with Hospitalar 2013--the region's major healthcare trade 
show--in Sao Paulo, Brazil's major healthcare industry hub. In addition 
to providing exposure to Brazilian buyers, the trade show also attracts 
a high number of visitors from Mexico, Central and South America, as 
well as attendees from Europe, Asia and Africa.
    The Medical Trade Mission to Brazil is intended to include 
representatives from a variety of U.S. medical/healthcare industry 
manufacturers (equipment/devices, laboratory equipment, emergency 
equipment, diagnostic, physiotherapy and orthopedic, healthcare 
information technology, and other allied sectors), service providers, 
and trade associations. Participating in an official U.S. industry 
delegation, rather than traveling to Brazil on their own, will enhance 
the participants' ability to secure meetings in Brazil. Mission 
participants will have tabletop exhibits at the CS booth at Hospitalar 
and prearranged one-on-one appointments at the tables to introduce the 
participants to end-users and prospective partners whose needs and 
capabilities are best suited to each U.S. participant's strengths. The 
participants also will obtain first-hand information through briefings 
about the regulations, policies and procedures in the healthcare 
industry. Trade mission participants will have the opportunity to 
interact extensively with Embassy/Consulate Officials and Commercial 
Service (CS) Brazil healthcare specialist to discuss industry 
developments, opportunities, and sales strategies.

Commercial Setting

    Brazil is the largest medical equipment market in South America. 
The total market for medical equipment in Brazil should continue to 
expand approximately 15% through 2012. Brazil is both a major medical 
equipment producer and importer. This industry consists of a number of 
related products and services, including:
     Medical equipment and devices;
     Dental equipment and products;
     Radiological and diagnostic imaging equipment; and
     Laboratory equipment.
    Brazilian medical equipment revenues in 2011 reached an estimated 
US$6.056 billion, which represents an increase of 20% from the previous 
year. The United States accounts for approximately 30% of the import 
market, with U.S. sales mainly going through local agents, distributors 
and importers who sell to hospitals and clinics. The market for 
electro-medical equipment is around US$200 million, which represents 
approximately 50% of total sales in Latin America. In 2011, imports for 
in vitro diagnostics reagents and devices increased approximately 20%.

                                                Medical Equipment
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                                                                       2011            2012            2013
                 In US$ billion                        2010         (estimated)     (estimated)     (estimated)
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Total Market Size...............................           5.047           6.056           6.964           8.009
Total Local Production..........................           2.013           2.415           2.898           3.477
Total Exports...................................           0.633           0.759           0.910           1.092
Total Imports...................................           3.667           4.400           4.976           5.624
Imports from the U.S............................           1.100           1.320           1.493           1.687
Exchange Rate: 1 US$............................           1.67            1.67   ..............  ..............
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    There are few high-quality Brazilian manufacturers of advanced 
medical products, so Brazil's reliance on imports should continue for 
some time. Local buyers view U.S. and other foreign products (mainly 
Canadian and European) as having comparable quality and reliability. 
Thus, financing terms often become the differentiating criteria in 
making a sale.

Best Prospects/Services

    Brazil's strengthened currency has meant that private and public 
hospitals have greater purchasing power, and with continued expansion 
of Brazil's private healthcare sector, the market should grow. 
Approximately 80% of all products used in hospitals have no similar 
manufacturing in the country and must be imported. New opportunities 
for U.S. exporters abound, particularly for advanced medical equipment, 
disposables, diagnostic devices, implants and components.

Opportunities

    The market for home healthcare products has been increasing in 
recent years. Brazilian health insurance companies are responsible for 
paying 99% of the costs related to home care treatment, and as such, 
the U.S. Commercial Service sees the market for home healthcare 
products growing dramatically during the coming years. Brazil's 
Regional Nursing Council is currently developing procedures on how to 
regulate this market, including standards for health professionals.
    In addition to the attractive size of the Brazilian medical market, 
U.S. exporters should consider the opportunities offered by Mercosur, 
and use Brazil as a ``spring board'' for export into Argentina, Uruguay 
and Paraguay. Since compulsory product registration before sale is 
required for all of MERCOSUR countries, U.S. exporters should consult a 
local lawyer/consultant before signing a contract with any agent/
distributor.
    The growth in this industry makes it very attractive for U.S. 
companies, both large companies already doing business in the market 
but also and especially small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and 
new-to-market (NTM) companies.

Mission Goals

    The goal of the Medical Trade Mission to Brazil is to (1) 
Familiarize the participants with the current healthcare market as well 
as the developments taking place in Brazil, (2) introduce participants 
to strategic

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partners to learn about various regulatory procedures as well as 
policies in the healthcare sector, and (3) and introduce participants 
to Brazilian companies for potential partnerships.

Mission Scenario

    U.S. participants will be counseled before and after the mission by 
U.S. Export Assistance Center trade specialists, primarily by members 
of the Global Healthcare Team. Participation in the mission will 
include the following:
     Pre-travel briefings/Webinar on subjects ranging from 
business practices in Brazil to security;
     Consulate briefings on the business climate, political 
scenario, medical/healthcare industry scenario;
     Pre-scheduled meetings with potential partners, 
distributors, end users, or local industry contacts;
     Showcase your company using a tabletop display at 
Hospitalar 2013--includes table with two chairs, unlimited Internet 
access;
     Complimentary promotion and listing on the official 
Hospitalar 2013 portal;
     Listed in Hospitalar 2013 hard copy exhibitor catalog;
     Advanced promotion to top local contacts of the U.S. 
Commercial Service network in Brazil, Mexico, and throughout Central 
and South America.

Proposed Timetable

    Mission participants will be encouraged to arrive Monday, May 20, 
2013 to allow time to adjust to their new surroundings before the 
mission program begins on Tuesday, May 21.

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Tuesday, May 21...................  Sao Paulo.
                                    11 a.m.-11: 45 a.m.: Consulate &
                                     Industry briefing by U.S.
                                     Department of Commerce at U.S.
                                     Commercial Service Pavilion.
                                    Noon to 9 p.m. trade show hours.
                                    One-on-one appointments begin.
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Wednesday, May 22.................  Sao Paulo.
                                    Noon to 9 p.m. trade show hours.
                                    One-on-one appointments continue.
                                    No-host Group Dinner.
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Thursday, May 23..................  Sao Paulo.
                                    Noon to 9 p.m. trade show hours.
                                    One-on-one appointments continue.
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Friday, May 24....................  Sao Paulo.
                                    Noon to 9 p.m. trade show hours,
                                    One-on-one appointments end.
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Participation Requirements

    All parties interested in participating in the Brazil Medical Trade 
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 satisfy the selection criteria 
as outlined below. A minimum of 8 and a maximum of 12 companies will be 
selected to participate in the mission. U.S. companies already doing 
business in Brazil as well as U.S. companies seeking to enter the 
Brazilian market for the first time may apply.

Fees and Expenses

    After a company or organization 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 per company will 
be $3,850 for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) \1\ and $5475 
for large companies. This includes entry passes to the trade show, and 
no additional fees/registration will need to be processed to exhibit at 
Hospitalar 2013. Expenses for local translator, local transportation, 
lodging, meals, incidentals, and travel 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 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, (or in the case 
of a trade association or trade organization, information on the 
products and/or services of the companies to be represented on the 
trade mission), 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 fifty-one percent U.S. content. In the case of a 
trade association or trade organization, the applicant must certify 
that, for each company to be represented by the trade association or 
trade organization, the products and services the represented company 
seeks to export 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 (or, in the case of a trade 
association or trade organization, represented companies') products or 
services to the mission's goals.
     Company's (or, in the case of a trade association or trade 
organization, represented companies') potential for business in Brazil, 
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.

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    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 (http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr), posting on ITA's trade mission calendar--http://export.gov/trademissions--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.
    Recruitment for the mission will begin immediately and conclude no 
later than March 8, 2013. The U.S. Department of Commerce will review 
applications and make selection decisions on a rolling basis until the 
maximum of twelve (12) participants is reached. We will inform all 
applicants of selection decisions as soon as possible after the 
applications are reviewed. Applications received after the March 8 
deadline will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints 
permit.

How To Apply

    Applications can be completed on-line at the Trade Mission Web site 
or can be obtained by contacting Pompeya Lambrecht at the U.S. 
Department of Commerce (see contact details below.) Completed 
applications should be submitted to Pompeya Lambrecht.

Contacts

    U.S. Commercial Service Healthcare Team: Ms. Pompeya Lambrecht, 
International Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 2800 S. Randolph Street, Suite 800, Arlington, 
VA 22206, Phone: 703.756.1707, Pompeya.Lambrecht@trade.gov.
    U.S. Commercial Service in Brazil: Mr. Jefferson Oliveira, U.S. 
Commercial Service Sao Paulo, Phone: 011.55.11.5186.7136, 
Jefferson.Oliveira@trade.gov.

Elnora Moye,
Trade Program Assistant.
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