Aerospace Executive Service Trade Mission at the Singapore Airshow 2014, 38690-38692 [2013-15340]

Download as PDF 38690 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 124 / Thursday, June 27, 2013 / Notices demographics, may also be considered during the review process. Referrals from political organizations and any documents, including the application, 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 Application 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.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 this mission will begin immediately and conclude no later than August 9, 2013. The U.S. Department of Commerce will review applications and make selection decisions on a rolling basis beginning June 24, 2013 until the maximum of 20 participants is selected. Applications received after August 9, 2013 will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. Contacts U.S. Commercial Service Washington, DC Arica Young, U.S. Commercial Service, Washington, DC, Tel: 202–482– 6219, Email: Arica.Young@trade.gov. U.S. Commercial Service Brazil Patrick Levy, U.S. Commercial Service, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tel: +55+21–3823–2413, Email: Patrick.Levy@trade.gov. Elnora Moye, Program Assistant. [FR Doc. 2013–15341 Filed 6–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES International Trade Administration Aerospace Executive Service Trade Mission at the Singapore Airshow 2014 International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:12 Jun 26, 2013 Jkt 229001 I. Mission Description The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service is organizing an Aerospace Executive Service Trade Mission (AESTM) to Singapore in conjunction with the Singapore Airshow 2014 (http:// www.singaporeairshow.com.sg). The AESTM will include representatives from a variety of U.S. aerospace-industry manufacturers and service providers. The mission participants will be introduced to international agents, distributors and end-users whose capabilities are targeted to each participant’s needs. This year a key mission goal is to recruit U.S. firms that have not previously participated in this AESTM to the Singapore Airshow. Mission participants will also be briefed by key local industry leaders who can advise on local market conditions and opportunities. In addition, the Commercial Service will offer its AsiaNow Showtime program during the Singapore Airshow, where mission participants can meet one-on-one with Commercial Service aerospace and defense industry specialists from various markets in Asia. The industry specialists will be on-hand to discuss market trends and opportunities in their respective markets. II. Commercial Setting The Singapore Airshow is Asia’s largest aerospace and defense event and is one of the top three air shows in the world, serving as an international marketplace and networking platform for the global aerospace community. Encompassing all civil and military sectors of the international aerospace industry, the Singapore Airshow is the most prominent platform in the AsiaPacific region for companies to showcase aerospace products and services. The Asia-Pacific region is widely considered the most promising market for the aerospace industry worldwide. As a leading global aviation hub in Asia Pacific, Singapore (the United States’ 13th largest export market in 2012) can serve as an excellent base for taking advantage of growth opportunities stemming from the region’s brisk international trade, tourism and investment climate. U.S. aerospace firms looking to establish or expand business in Singapore and other markets in this dynamic region stand to benefit from participating in the Singapore Airshow through the AESTM. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 In addition to hosting the Airshow, Singapore is the regional leader in aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), manufacturing, and research and development. Since 1992, Singapore’s aerospace industry has grown at an average annual rate of 10% to become the most comprehensive MRO hub in Asia. Aerospace is one of the fastestgrowing industries in Singapore, and the long-term business outlook remains positive. According to business consulting firm Frost & Sullivan, the Asia-Pacific aviation industry is experiencing a faster recovery from its undesirable passenger load factor than anticipated. In fact, Asia-Pacific economies are leading the pace of recovery in the global aviation sector: The Asia-Pacific region is expected to account for approximately 40% (U.S. $270 billion) of the global airline revenue by 2020. The air freight and cargo business has also experienced consistent growth in the Asia-Pacific region. Also, the rising GDP per capita across Asia-Pacific and the increasing level of disposable income of the population will lead to an increase in air travel and therefore higher demand on cabin interiors. Singapore is particularly well-equipped to capture the demand from aviation-related services from this market given its MRO hub status, which will translate into greater opportunities for American suppliers to sell to this lucrative market and beyond. III. Mission Goals The mission’s goal for the Aerospace Executive Service (AES) at the Singapore Airshow is to facilitate an effective presence for small to mediumsized U.S. companies without the major expenses associated with purchasing and staffing exhibition space. The AES will enable U.S. aerospace companies to familiarize themselves with this important air show, conduct market research, and explore export opportunities through pre-screened meetings with potential partners. It will give the U.S. companies a small presence at the show, with an office infrastructure environment and the support of knowledgeable U.S. Commercial Service staff focused on furthering company-specific objectives. This mission also seeks to recruit a minimum of eight participants new to the AESTM at the Singapore Airshow. IV. Mission Scenario Within the U.S. Pavilion at the 2014 Singapore Airshow, the Commercial Service will maintain a 82.75-squaremeter booth that will include 60 square E:\FR\FM\27JNN1.SGM 27JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 124 / Thursday, June 27, 2013 / Notices meters of kiosk space for the mission participants, where each participant may display company literature and conduct meetings with visitors to the air show, including buyer delegations from the Asia-Pacific region recruited by Commercial Service staff as part of the AsiaNow program. The Commercial Service booth will also house an area for meetings with Commercial Service staff and a Business Information Office (BIO) reception area (22.75 square meters). Commercial Service staff will be available to provide market information and offer logistical assistance to AESTM participants throughout the trade mission duration at the Singapore Airshow. In summary, participation in the AESTM includes: • Pre-show breakfast briefing on February 10; • Daily transportation to and from the designated hotel and Singapore Airshow; • Pre-scheduled meetings with potential partners, distributors, and end users recruited by the Commercial Service; • One show entry pass per company representative; • Participation in U.S. Exhibitors Welcome Reception; • One invitation to the U.S. Ambassador’s reception per participant; • Access to Official U.S. Pavilion/BIO amenities, including meeting area and shared business center when not in use for AsiaNow one-on-one appointments; • Individual kiosk space (4.0 m2) within the U.S. Pavilion for displaying company marketing materials and conducting meetings; • Copy of the official 2014 Singapore Airshow Exhibitor’s Directory; • Meetings with Commercial Service aerospace and defense industry specialists from U.S. Embassies and Consulates across the Asia-Pacific region; • On site logistical support by U.S. Commercial Service staff. V. Proposed Timetable mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Monday, February 10, 2014 Briefing at the designated hotel on country/regional market and AESTM event logistics One-on-one business matchmaking appointments Evening welcome reception for U.S. exhibitors Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Attend U.S. Pavilion opening with VIP delegates at Singapore Airshow Participate in Singapore Airshow VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:12 Jun 26, 2013 Jkt 229001 38691 Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Participate in Singapore Airshow Evening U.S. Ambassador’s Reception and incidentals will be the responsibility of each mission participant. Thursday, February 13–Friday, February 14, 2014 AsiaNow Showtime meetings, participants walk show floor, and conduct any follow-up meetings Friday afternoon AES Trade Mission participants’ debrief with USCS staff Friday evening no host dinner (optional) 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. The applicant must also state whether the company has previously participated in the AESTM at the Singapore Airshow. If the Department of Commerce receives an incomplete application, the Department may reject the application, request additional information, or take the lack of information into account when evaluating the applications. • Each applicant must also certify that the products and services it seeks to export through the mission are either produced in the United States, or, if not, marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and have at least 51 percent U.S. content of the value of the finished product or service. • Each applicant’s products must meet the Singapore Airshow trade fair rules, which can be found at http:// www.singaporeair show.com.sg/. VI. Participation Requirements All parties interested in participating in the AESTM at the Singapore Airshow must complete and submit an application package for consideration by the Department of Commerce. All applicants will be evaluated on their ability to meet certain conditions and best satisfy the selection criteria as outlined below. A maximum of 15 companies will be selected to participate in the mission from the applicant pool. As a condition of the Singapore Airshow organizer on Commercial Service use of booth space at this event, half of the mission participation (at least eight participants) is reserved for companies that have not previously participated in the AESTM at the Singapore Airshow. These will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis. The remaining participants, up to the maximum of 15, may include companies that have previously participated in the AESTM, also to be selected on a first-come, first-served basis. U.S. companies already doing business in Singapore or elsewhere in the Asia-Pacific region as well as U.S. companies seeking to enter those markets for the first time may apply. Fees and Expenses After a company has been selected to participate on the mission, a payment to the Department of Commerce in the form of a participation fee is required. The participation fee will be $8,900 for large firms and $8,400 for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME).* The fee for each additional firm representative (large firm or SME) is $300. The participation fee is inclusive of registration for exhibiting at the Singapore Airshow. Expenses for travel to and from Singapore, lodging, meals, * 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/size standardstopics/). 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). PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Selection Criteria for Participation Selection will be based on the following criteria: • Suitability of the company’s products or services to the Asia Pacific markets. • Applicant’s potential for business in Asia Pacific, including likelihood of exports resulting from the mission. • Consistency of the applicant’s goals and objectives with the stated scope of the mission. As explained above, as a condition of the Singapore Airshow organizer on Commercial Service use of booth space at this event, half of the mission participation (at least eight participants) is reserved for companies that have not previously participated in the AESTM at the Singapore Airshow. Previous participation in the AESTM at the Singapore Airshow will be considered in making selection decisions for these eight opportunities to participate. Previous experience will not be considered when selecting applicants for the remaining seven opportunities. 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. E:\FR\FM\27JNN1.SGM 27JNN1 38692 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 124 / Thursday, June 27, 2013 / Notices publications and association newsletters, mailings from internal mailing lists, faxes to internal aerospace Mission recruitment will be clients, emails to aerospace distribution conducted in an open and public lists, and promotion at industry manner, including publication in the meetings, symposia, conferences, trade Federal Register and posting on the shows, and other events. The ITA Commerce Department trade missions Aerospace and Defense Technology calendar—http://export.gov/ Team members in U.S. Export trademissions/— and other Internet Web Assistance Centers will have the lead in sites, publication in domestic trade recruiting the AESTM. VII. Timeframe for Recruitment and Applications Recruitment for the mission will begin immediately and conclude no later than November 30, 2013. The mission will open on a first-come, firstserved basis, as outlined above in the Participation Requirements section. Applications received after November 30, 2013, will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. CONTACTS Aerospace and defense technology team: U.S. and foreign commercial service in Singapore: Jason Sproule, Irvine U.S. Export Assistance Center, 2302 Marin Court, Suite 315, Irvine, CA 92612, Tel: (949) 660–1688/Fax: (949) 660–1338, Email: Jason.Sproule@trade.gov. Hawcheng Ng, American Embassy, 27 Napier Road, Singapore 258508, Tel. 011–(65) 6476–9037, Fax 011–(65) 6476–9080, Email: Hawcheng.Ng@trade.gov. Elnora Moye, Trade Program Assistant. [FR Doc. 2013–15340 Filed 6–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC719 Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Northeast Region, NMFS (Assistant Regional Administrator), has made a preliminary determination that an Exempted Fishing Permit application contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration and that the activities authorized under this Exempted Fishing Permit would be consistent with the goals and objectives of the Monkfish Fishery Management Plan. However, further review and consultation may be necessary before a final determination is made to issue an Exempted Fishing Permit. The Exempted Fishing Permit would grant exemptions from monkfish days-at-sea possession limits. The primary goal of this study, by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, is to investigate the influence of temperature on monkfish distribution and abundance. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:12 Jun 26, 2013 Jkt 229001 Regulations under the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed Exempted Fishing Permits. DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 12, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments by any of the following methods: • Email: nero.efp@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line ‘‘Comments on UMES Monkfish RSA EFP.’’ • Mail: John K. Bullard, Regional Administrator, NMFS, NE Regional Office, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. Mark the outside of the envelope ‘‘Comments on UMES monkfish RSA EFP.’’ • Fax: (978) 281–9135. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jason Berthiaume, Fishery Management Specialist, 978–281–9177. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) submitted a complete application for an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) on May 20, 2013, to conduct fishing activities that the regulations would otherwise prohibit. The EFP would exempt vessels from monkfish days-at-sea (DAS) possession limits in the Northern and Southern Monkfish Fishery Management Areas (SFMA). The applicants have identified eight vessels that would conduct monkfish compensation fishing under the requested EFP. Compensation fishing may occur through April 2014, with a possible extension through April 2015. This study was awarded 99 DAS under the 2013 Monkfish Research SetAside (RSA) Program. The primary goal of this study is to investigate the PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 influence of temperature on monkfish distribution and abundance. This study is intended to provide information on the biology of monkfish that could be used to enhance the management of this species. Participating vessels will receive temperature and depth loggers to attach to their gillnets during RSA compensation fishing trips. The loggers would collect temperature and depth at intervals of 1 hour, and would be downloaded approximately every 2 months. Catch data (number and size of monkfish) from panels with probes would be recorded by collaborating fishermen, along with information on location, depth fished, water currents, and lunar cycle. UMES plans to collect histological samples on board the fishing vessels from a subset of trips for analysis of reproductive condition. Weights and length measurements would be taken each trip from a minimum of 25 randomly selected monkfish from the nets with attached temperature probes to gain information about fish distribution. Fishing activity would otherwise be conducted under normal monkfish commercial fishing practices. The vessels would use standard commercial gear and land monkfish for sale. Monkfish EFPs that waive possession limits were first issued in 2007, and each year thereafter through 2011. The EFPs were approved to increase operational efficiency and to optimize research funds generated from RSA DAS. To ensure that the amount of monkfish harvested by vessels operating under the EFPs was similar to the amount of monkfish that was anticipated to be harvested under the 500 RSA DAS set-aside by the New England and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Councils, NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service associates 3,200 lb (1,451 kg) of whole E:\FR\FM\27JNN1.SGM 27JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Aerospace Executive Service Trade Mission at the Singapore 
Airshow 2014

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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I. Mission Description

    The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service is organizing an 
Aerospace Executive Service Trade Mission (AESTM) to Singapore in 
conjunction with the Singapore Airshow 2014 (http://www.singaporeairshow.com.sg).
    The AESTM will include representatives from a variety of U.S. 
aerospace-industry manufacturers and service providers. The mission 
participants will be introduced to international agents, distributors 
and end-users whose capabilities are targeted to each participant's 
needs. This year a key mission goal is to recruit U.S. firms that have 
not previously participated in this AESTM to the Singapore Airshow.
    Mission participants will also be briefed by key local industry 
leaders who can advise on local market conditions and opportunities.
    In addition, the Commercial Service will offer its AsiaNow Showtime 
program during the Singapore Airshow, where mission participants can 
meet one-on-one with Commercial Service aerospace and defense industry 
specialists from various markets in Asia. The industry specialists will 
be on-hand to discuss market trends and opportunities in their 
respective markets.

II. Commercial Setting

    The Singapore Airshow is Asia's largest aerospace and defense event 
and is one of the top three air shows in the world, serving as an 
international marketplace and networking platform for the global 
aerospace community. Encompassing all civil and military sectors of the 
international aerospace industry, the Singapore Airshow is the most 
prominent platform in the Asia-Pacific region for companies to showcase 
aerospace products and services.
    The Asia-Pacific region is widely considered the most promising 
market for the aerospace industry worldwide. As a leading global 
aviation hub in Asia Pacific, Singapore (the United States' 13th 
largest export market in 2012) can serve as an excellent base for 
taking advantage of growth opportunities stemming from the region's 
brisk international trade, tourism and investment climate. U.S. 
aerospace firms looking to establish or expand business in Singapore 
and other markets in this dynamic region stand to benefit from 
participating in the Singapore Airshow through the AESTM.
    In addition to hosting the Airshow, Singapore is the regional 
leader in aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), 
manufacturing, and research and development. Since 1992, Singapore's 
aerospace industry has grown at an average annual rate of 10% to become 
the most comprehensive MRO hub in Asia.
    Aerospace is one of the fastest-growing industries in Singapore, 
and the long-term business outlook remains positive. According to 
business consulting firm Frost & Sullivan, the Asia-Pacific aviation 
industry is experiencing a faster recovery from its undesirable 
passenger load factor than anticipated. In fact, Asia-Pacific economies 
are leading the pace of recovery in the global aviation sector: The 
Asia-Pacific region is expected to account for approximately 40% (U.S. 
$270 billion) of the global airline revenue by 2020. The air freight 
and cargo business has also experienced consistent growth in the Asia-
Pacific region. Also, the rising GDP per capita across Asia-Pacific and 
the increasing level of disposable income of the population will lead 
to an increase in air travel and therefore higher demand on cabin 
interiors. Singapore is particularly well-equipped to capture the 
demand from aviation-related services from this market given its MRO 
hub status, which will translate into greater opportunities for 
American suppliers to sell to this lucrative market and beyond.

III. Mission Goals

    The mission's goal for the Aerospace Executive Service (AES) at the 
Singapore Airshow is to facilitate an effective presence for small to 
medium-sized U.S. companies without the major expenses associated with 
purchasing and staffing exhibition space. The AES will enable U.S. 
aerospace companies to familiarize themselves with this important air 
show, conduct market research, and explore export opportunities through 
pre-screened meetings with potential partners. It will give the U.S. 
companies a small presence at the show, with an office infrastructure 
environment and the support of knowledgeable U.S. Commercial Service 
staff focused on furthering company-specific objectives. This mission 
also seeks to recruit a minimum of eight participants new to the AESTM 
at the Singapore Airshow.

IV. Mission Scenario

    Within the U.S. Pavilion at the 2014 Singapore Airshow, the 
Commercial Service will maintain a 82.75-square-meter booth that will 
include 60 square

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meters of kiosk space for the mission participants, where each 
participant may display company literature and conduct meetings with 
visitors to the air show, including buyer delegations from the Asia-
Pacific region recruited by Commercial Service staff as part of the 
AsiaNow program. The Commercial Service booth will also house an area 
for meetings with Commercial Service staff and a Business Information 
Office (BIO) reception area (22.75 square meters). Commercial Service 
staff will be available to provide market information and offer 
logistical assistance to AESTM participants throughout the trade 
mission duration at the Singapore Airshow.
    In summary, participation in the AESTM includes:
     Pre-show breakfast briefing on February 10;
     Daily transportation to and from the designated hotel and 
Singapore Airshow;
     Pre-scheduled meetings with potential partners, 
distributors, and end users recruited by the Commercial Service;
     One show entry pass per company representative;
     Participation in U.S. Exhibitors Welcome Reception;
     One invitation to the U.S. Ambassador's reception per 
participant;
     Access to Official U.S. Pavilion/BIO amenities, including 
meeting area and shared business center when not in use for AsiaNow 
one-on-one appointments;
     Individual kiosk space (4.0 m\2\) within the U.S. Pavilion 
for displaying company marketing materials and conducting meetings;
     Copy of the official 2014 Singapore Airshow Exhibitor's 
Directory;
     Meetings with Commercial Service aerospace and defense 
industry specialists from U.S. Embassies and Consulates across the 
Asia-Pacific region;
     On site logistical support by U.S. Commercial Service 
staff.

V. Proposed Timetable

Monday, February 10, 2014

Briefing at the designated hotel on country/regional market and AESTM 
event logistics
One-on-one business matchmaking appointments
Evening welcome reception for U.S. exhibitors

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Attend U.S. Pavilion opening with VIP delegates at Singapore Airshow
Participate in Singapore Airshow

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Participate in Singapore Airshow
Evening U.S. Ambassador's Reception

Thursday, February 13-Friday, February 14, 2014

AsiaNow Showtime meetings, participants walk show floor, and conduct 
any follow-up meetings
Friday afternoon AES Trade Mission participants' debrief with USCS 
staff
Friday evening no host dinner (optional)

VI. Participation Requirements

    All parties interested in participating in the AESTM at the 
Singapore Airshow must complete and submit an application package for 
consideration by the Department of Commerce. All applicants will be 
evaluated on their ability to meet certain conditions and best satisfy 
the selection criteria as outlined below. A maximum of 15 companies 
will be selected to participate in the mission from the applicant pool. 
As a condition of the Singapore Airshow organizer on Commercial Service 
use of booth space at this event, half of the mission participation (at 
least eight participants) is reserved for companies that have not 
previously participated in the AESTM at the Singapore Airshow. These 
will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis. The remaining 
participants, up to the maximum of 15, may include companies that have 
previously participated in the AESTM, also to be selected on a first-
come, first-served basis. U.S. companies already doing business in 
Singapore or elsewhere in the Asia-Pacific region as well as U.S. 
companies seeking to enter those markets for the first time may apply.

Fees and Expenses

    After a company has been selected to participate on the mission, a 
payment to the Department of Commerce in the form of a participation 
fee is required. The participation fee will be $8,900 for large firms 
and $8,400 for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME).* The fee for 
each additional firm representative (large firm or SME) is $300. The 
participation fee is inclusive of registration for exhibiting at the 
Singapore Airshow. Expenses for travel to and from Singapore, lodging, 
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/contractingopportunities/sizestandardstopics/). Parent companies, affiliates, and 
subsidiaries will be considered when determining business size. The 
dual pricing reflects the Commercial Service's user fee schedule 
that became effective May 1, 2008 (see 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. The applicant must also state 
whether the company has previously participated in the AESTM at the 
Singapore Airshow. If the Department of Commerce receives an incomplete 
application, the Department may reject the application, request 
additional information, or take the lack of information into account 
when evaluating the applications.
     Each applicant must also certify that the products and 
services it seeks to export through the mission are either produced in 
the United States, or, if not, marketed under the name of a U.S. firm 
and have at least 51 percent U.S. content of the value of the finished 
product or service.
     Each applicant's products must meet the Singapore Airshow 
trade fair rules, which can be found at http://www.singaporeair 
show.com.sg/.

Selection Criteria for Participation

    Selection will be based on the following criteria:
     Suitability of the company's products or services to the 
Asia Pacific markets.
     Applicant's potential for business in Asia Pacific, 
including likelihood of exports resulting from the mission.
     Consistency of the applicant's goals and objectives with 
the stated scope of the mission.
    As explained above, as a condition of the Singapore Airshow 
organizer on Commercial Service use of booth space at this event, half 
of the mission participation (at least eight participants) is reserved 
for companies that have not previously participated in the AESTM at the 
Singapore Airshow. Previous participation in the AESTM at the Singapore 
Airshow will be considered in making selection decisions for these 
eight opportunities to participate. Previous experience will not be 
considered when selecting applicants for the remaining seven 
opportunities.
    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.

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VII. Timeframe for Recruitment and Applications

    Mission recruitment will be conducted in an open and public manner, 
including publication in the Federal Register and posting on the 
Commerce Department trade missions calendar--http://export.gov/trademissions/-- and other Internet Web sites, publication in domestic 
trade publications and association newsletters, mailings from internal 
mailing lists, faxes to internal aerospace clients, emails to aerospace 
distribution lists, and promotion at industry meetings, symposia, 
conferences, trade shows, and other events. The ITA Aerospace and 
Defense Technology Team members in U.S. Export Assistance Centers will 
have the lead in recruiting the AESTM.
    Recruitment for the mission will begin immediately and conclude no 
later than November 30, 2013. The mission will open on a first-come, 
first-served basis, as outlined above in the Participation Requirements 
section. Applications received after November 30, 2013, will be 
considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit.

                                Contacts
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                                           U.S. and foreign commercial
 Aerospace and defense technology team:       service in Singapore:
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Jason Sproule, Irvine U.S. Export        Hawcheng Ng, American Embassy,
 Assistance Center, 2302 Marin Court,     27 Napier Road, Singapore
 Suite 315, Irvine, CA 92612, Tel:        258508, Tel. 011-(65) 6476-
 (949) 660-1688/Fax: (949) 660-1338,      9037, Fax 011-(65) 6476-9080,
 Email: Jason.Sproule@trade.gov.          Email: Hawcheng.Ng@trade.gov.
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Elnora Moye,
Trade Program Assistant.
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