Request for Applicants for Appointment to the United States-Brazil CEO Forum, 32239 [2013-12646]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 103 / Wednesday, May 29, 2013 / Notices Dated: May 23, 2013. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–12781 Filed 5–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Request for Applicants for Appointment to the United StatesBrazil CEO Forum International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In March 2007, the Governments of the United States and Brazil established the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum. This notice announces membership opportunities for up to twelve individuals for appointment as American representatives to the U.S. Section of the Forum. The term of the current representatives to the U.S. Section will expire August 12, 2013. DATES: Applications should be received no later than June 28, 2013. ADDRESSES: Please send requests for consideration to Ashley Rosen, Office of South America, U.S. Department of Commerce, either by email at ashley.rosen@trade.gov or by mail to U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room CC333, Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ashley Rosen, Office of South America, U.S. Department of Commerce, telephone: (202) 482–6311. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary of Commerce and the Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs, together with the Planalto Casa Civil Minister (Presidential Chief of Staff) and the Brazilian Minister of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, co-chair the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum (Forum), pursuant to the Terms of Reference signed in March 2007 by the U.S. and Brazilian governments, as amended, which set forth the objectives and structure of the Forum. The Terms of Reference may be viewed at: http:// trade.gov/press/press_releases/2007/ brazilceo_02.asp. The Forum, consisting of both private and public sector members, brings together leaders of the respective business communities of the United States and Brazil to discuss issues of mutual interest, particularly ways to strengthen the economic and commercial ties between the two tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:07 May 28, 2013 Jkt 229001 countries. The Forum consists of the U.S. and Brazilian co-chairs and a Committee comprised of private sector members. The Committee is composed of two Sections, each consisting of ten to twelve members from the private sector, representing the views and interests of the private sector business community in the United States and Brazil. Each government appoints the members to its respective Section. The Committee provides joint recommendations to the two governments that reflect private sector views, needs and concerns regarding the creation of an economic environment in which their respective private sectors can partner, thrive and enhance bilateral commercial ties to expand trade between the United States and Brazil. Candidates are currently sought for membership on the U.S. Section of the Forum. Each candidate must be the Chief Executive Officer or President (or have a comparable level of responsibility) of a U.S.-owned or -controlled company that is incorporated in and has its main headquarters in the United States and that is currently doing business in both Brazil and the United States. Each candidate also must be a U.S. citizen or otherwise legally authorized to work in the United States and able to travel to Brazil and locations in the United States to attend official Forum meetings as well as independent U.S. Section and Committee meetings. In addition, the candidate may not be a registered foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended. Applicants may not be federallyregistered lobbyists, and, if appointed, will not be allowed to continue to serve as members of the U.S. Section of the Committee if the member becomes a federally-registered lobbyist. Evaluation of applications for membership in the U.S. Section by eligible individuals will be based on the following criteria: —A demonstrated commitment by the individual’s company to the Brazilian market either through exports or investment. —A demonstrated strong interest in Brazil and its economic development. —The ability to offer a broad perspective and business experience to the discussions. —The ability to address cross-cutting issues that affect the entire business community. —The ability to initiate and be responsible for activities in which the Forum will be active. Members will be selected on the basis of who will best carry out the objectives PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 32239 of the Forum as stated in the Terms of Reference establishing the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum. The U.S. Section of the Forum should also include members that represent a diversity of business sectors and geographic locations. To the extent possible, U.S. Section members also should represent a cross-section of small, medium, and large firms. U.S. members will receive no compensation for their participation in Forum-related activities. Individual members will be responsible for all travel and related expenses associated with their participation in the Forum, including attendance at Committee and Section meetings. Only appointed members may participate in official Forum meetings; substitutes and alternates will not be designated. According to the current Terms of Reference, members are normally to serve two-year terms, but may be reappointed. However, we are currently pursuing a modification to the Terms of Reference which would provide for a three-year term with the possibility for reappointment. To be considered for membership, please submit the following information as instructed in the ADDRESSES and DATES captions above: Name(s) and title(s) of the individual(s) requesting consideration; name and address of company’s headquarters; location of incorporation; size of the company; size of company’s export trade, investment, and nature of operations or interest in Brazil; an affirmative statement that the applicant is neither registered nor required to register as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended; an affirmative statement that the applicant is not a federally-registered lobbyist, and that the applicant understands that if appointed, the applicant will not be allowed to continue to serve as a member of the U.S. Section of the Forum if the applicant becomes a federally registered lobbyist; and a brief statement of why the candidate should be considered, including information about the candidate’s ability to initiate and be responsible for activities in which the Forum will be active. Applications will be considered as they are received. All candidates will be notified of whether they have been selected. Dated: May 21, 2013. Anne Driscoll, Director for the Office of South America. [FR Doc. 2013–12646 Filed 5–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–HE–P E:\FR\FM\29MYN1.SGM 29MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Request for Applicants for Appointment to the United States-
Brazil CEO Forum

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In March 2007, the Governments of the United States and Brazil 
established the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum. This notice announces membership 
opportunities for up to twelve individuals for appointment as American 
representatives to the U.S. Section of the Forum. The term of the 
current representatives to the U.S. Section will expire August 12, 
2013.

DATES: Applications should be received no later than June 28, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Please send requests for consideration to Ashley Rosen, 
Office of South America, U.S. Department of Commerce, either by email 
at ashley.rosen@trade.gov or by mail to U.S. Department of Commerce, 
1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room CC333, Washington, DC 20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ashley Rosen, Office of South America, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, telephone: (202) 482-6311.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary of Commerce and the Deputy 
Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for 
International Economic Affairs, together with the Planalto Casa Civil 
Minister (Presidential Chief of Staff) and the Brazilian Minister of 
Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, co-chair the U.S.-Brazil CEO 
Forum (Forum), pursuant to the Terms of Reference signed in March 2007 
by the U.S. and Brazilian governments, as amended, which set forth the 
objectives and structure of the Forum. The Terms of Reference may be 
viewed at: http://trade.gov/press/press_releases/2007/brazilceo_02.asp. The Forum, consisting of both private and public sector 
members, brings together leaders of the respective business communities 
of the United States and Brazil to discuss issues of mutual interest, 
particularly ways to strengthen the economic and commercial ties 
between the two countries. The Forum consists of the U.S. and Brazilian 
co-chairs and a Committee comprised of private sector members. The 
Committee is composed of two Sections, each consisting of ten to twelve 
members from the private sector, representing the views and interests 
of the private sector business community in the United States and 
Brazil. Each government appoints the members to its respective Section. 
The Committee provides joint recommendations to the two governments 
that reflect private sector views, needs and concerns regarding the 
creation of an economic environment in which their respective private 
sectors can partner, thrive and enhance bilateral commercial ties to 
expand trade between the United States and Brazil.
    Candidates are currently sought for membership on the U.S. Section 
of the Forum. Each candidate must be the Chief Executive Officer or 
President (or have a comparable level of responsibility) of a U.S.-
owned or -controlled company that is incorporated in and has its main 
headquarters in the United States and that is currently doing business 
in both Brazil and the United States. Each candidate also must be a 
U.S. citizen or otherwise legally authorized to work in the United 
States and able to travel to Brazil and locations in the United States 
to attend official Forum meetings as well as independent U.S. Section 
and Committee meetings. In addition, the candidate may not be a 
registered foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 
1938, as amended. Applicants may not be federally-registered lobbyists, 
and, if appointed, will not be allowed to continue to serve as members 
of the U.S. Section of the Committee if the member becomes a federally-
registered lobbyist.
    Evaluation of applications for membership in the U.S. Section by 
eligible individuals will be based on the following criteria:

--A demonstrated commitment by the individual's company to the 
Brazilian market either through exports or investment.
--A demonstrated strong interest in Brazil and its economic 
development.
--The ability to offer a broad perspective and business experience to 
the discussions.
--The ability to address cross-cutting issues that affect the entire 
business community.
--The ability to initiate and be responsible for activities in which 
the Forum will be active.

    Members will be selected on the basis of who will best carry out 
the objectives of the Forum as stated in the Terms of Reference 
establishing the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum. The U.S. Section of the Forum 
should also include members that represent a diversity of business 
sectors and geographic locations. To the extent possible, U.S. Section 
members also should represent a cross-section of small, medium, and 
large firms.
    U.S. members will receive no compensation for their participation 
in Forum-related activities. Individual members will be responsible for 
all travel and related expenses associated with their participation in 
the Forum, including attendance at Committee and Section meetings. Only 
appointed members may participate in official Forum meetings; 
substitutes and alternates will not be designated. According to the 
current Terms of Reference, members are normally to serve two-year 
terms, but may be reappointed. However, we are currently pursuing a 
modification to the Terms of Reference which would provide for a three-
year term with the possibility for reappointment.
    To be considered for membership, please submit the following 
information as instructed in the ADDRESSES and DATES captions above: 
Name(s) and title(s) of the individual(s) requesting consideration; 
name and address of company's headquarters; location of incorporation; 
size of the company; size of company's export trade, investment, and 
nature of operations or interest in Brazil; an affirmative statement 
that the applicant is neither registered nor required to register as a 
foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as 
amended; an affirmative statement that the applicant is not a 
federally-registered lobbyist, and that the applicant understands that 
if appointed, the applicant will not be allowed to continue to serve as 
a member of the U.S. Section of the Forum if the applicant becomes a 
federally registered lobbyist; and a brief statement of why the 
candidate should be considered, including information about the 
candidate's ability to initiate and be responsible for activities in 
which the Forum will be active. Applications will be considered as they 
are received. All candidates will be notified of whether they have been 
selected.

    Dated: May 21, 2013.
Anne Driscoll,
Director for the Office of South America.
[FR Doc. 2013-12646 Filed 5-28-13; 8:45 am]
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