Notice of Vacancies on the U.S. Section of the U.S.-Iraq Business Dialogue, 77426-77427 [2013-30385]

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AGENCY: The U.S. Secretary of Commerce and the Iraq Minister of Trade in July 2006 established the U.S.Iraq Business Dialogue (Business Dialogue or Dialogue) as a bilateral forum to facilitate private sector business growth in Iraq and to strengthen trade and investment ties between the United States and Iraq. This notice announces an amendment to a previous Notice and extends the deadline for applications to fill ten open SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 246 / Monday, December 23, 2013 / Notices membership opportunities for representatives of American industry to join the U.S. section of the Dialogue. DATES: Applications must be received no later than December 31, 2013; 5:00 p.m. EST. ADDRESSES: Please send requests for consideration and supporting material by Federal Express, U.S. Postal Service, or fax on 202–482–0878 to Mr. Tom Sams, Acting Director, Office of the Middle East, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW., Room 2029B, Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin M. Reichelt, Office of the Middle East, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 2029B, Washington, DC 20230. Email: Kevin.Reichelt@trade.gov; Phone: 202–482–2896. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Secretary of Commerce and the Iraqi Minister of Trade co-chair the Dialogue. The Dialogue consists of a U.S. Section and an Iraqi Section. Each Section consists of members from the private sector, representing the views and interests of the private sector business community. Each Party appoints the members to its respective Section. The Sections provide policy advice and counsel to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and to Iraq’s Minister of Trade that reflect private sector views, needs, and concerns regarding private sector business development in Iraq and enhanced bilateral commercial ties that would form the basis for expanded trade between the United States and Iraq. The Dialogue will exchange information and encourage bilateral discussions that address the following areas: —Factors that affect the growth of private sector business in Iraq, including disincentives to trade and investment and regulatory obstacles to job creation and investment growth; —Initiatives that the Government of Iraq might take, such as enacting, amending, enforcing, or repealing laws and regulations, to promote private sector business growth in Iraq; —Promotion of business opportunities in both Iraq and the United States, and identification of opportunities for U.S. and Iraqi firms to work together; and —Attracting U.S. businesses to opportunities in Iraq and serving as a catalyst for Iraqi private sector growth. Applications to represent any sector will be considered. The U.S. section will represent a cross-section of American businesses. Members serve in a representative capacity representing the views and VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:12 Dec 20, 2013 Jkt 232001 interests of their particular industries. Members are not special government employees, and receive no compensation for their participation in Dialogue activities. Only appointed members may participate in Dialogue meetings; substitutes and alternates will not be permitted. Section members serve for three-year terms, but may be reappointed. U.S. Section members serve at the discretion of the Secretary of Commerce. Candidates will be evaluated based on: Their interest in the Iraqi market; export/investment experience in the Iraqi market; contribution to diversity based on size of company, geographic location, and sector; and ability to initiate and be responsible for activities in which the Business Dialogue will be active. In order to be eligible for membership in the U.S. section, potential candidates shall be: —A U.S. citizen residing in the United States or able to travel to the United States or other location to attend official Business Dialogue meetings; —The President or CEO (or comparable level of responsibility) of a private sector company, or, in the case of large companies, a person having substantial responsibility for the company’s commercial activities in Iraq, either of which shall possess unique experience with or specialized knowledge about the commercial environment in Iraq; or the head of a non-profit entity, such as a trade or industry association, who possesses unique technical expertise, and the ability to provide counsel with respect to private sector business development in Iraq; and —Not 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 Dialogue if the member becomes a federally-registered lobbyist. Members will be selected on the basis of who best will carry out the objectives of the Business Dialogue as described above and as stated in the Terms of Reference for the Dialogue. (The Terms of Reference are available from the point of contact listed above.) Recommendations for appointment will be made to the Secretary of Commerce. All candidates will be notified of whether they have been selected. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Notice of Vacancies on the U.S. Section of the U.S.-Iraq Business 
Dialogue

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: Amendment to Prior Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Secretary of Commerce and the Iraq Minister of Trade 
in July 2006 established the U.S.-Iraq Business Dialogue (Business 
Dialogue or Dialogue) as a bilateral forum to facilitate private sector 
business growth in Iraq and to strengthen trade and investment ties 
between the United States and Iraq. This notice announces an amendment 
to a previous Notice and extends the deadline for applications to fill 
ten open

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membership opportunities for representatives of American industry to 
join the U.S. section of the Dialogue.

DATES: Applications must be received no later than December 31, 2013; 
5:00 p.m. EST.

ADDRESSES: Please send requests for consideration and supporting 
material by Federal Express, U.S. Postal Service, or fax on 202-482-
0878 to Mr. Tom Sams, Acting Director, Office of the Middle East, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW., Room 2029B, 
Washington, DC 20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin M. Reichelt, Office of the 
Middle East, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 2029B, Washington, DC 
20230. Email: Kevin.Reichelt@trade.gov; Phone: 202-482-2896.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Secretary of Commerce and the Iraqi 
Minister of Trade co-chair the Dialogue. The Dialogue consists of a 
U.S. Section and an Iraqi Section. Each Section consists of members 
from the private sector, representing the views and interests of the 
private sector business community. Each Party appoints the members to 
its respective Section. The Sections provide policy advice and counsel 
to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and to Iraq's Minister of Trade that 
reflect private sector views, needs, and concerns regarding private 
sector business development in Iraq and enhanced bilateral commercial 
ties that would form the basis for expanded trade between the United 
States and Iraq. The Dialogue will exchange information and encourage 
bilateral discussions that address the following areas:

--Factors that affect the growth of private sector business in Iraq, 
including disincentives to trade and investment and regulatory 
obstacles to job creation and investment growth;
--Initiatives that the Government of Iraq might take, such as enacting, 
amending, enforcing, or repealing laws and regulations, to promote 
private sector business growth in Iraq;
--Promotion of business opportunities in both Iraq and the United 
States, and identification of opportunities for U.S. and Iraqi firms to 
work together; and
--Attracting U.S. businesses to opportunities in Iraq and serving as a 
catalyst for Iraqi private sector growth.

    Applications to represent any sector will be considered. The U.S. 
section will represent a cross-section of American businesses.
    Members serve in a representative capacity representing the views 
and interests of their particular industries. Members are not special 
government employees, and receive no compensation for their 
participation in Dialogue activities. Only appointed members may 
participate in Dialogue meetings; substitutes and alternates will not 
be permitted. Section members serve for three-year terms, but may be 
reappointed. U.S. Section members serve at the discretion of the 
Secretary of Commerce.
    Candidates will be evaluated based on: Their interest in the Iraqi 
market; export/investment experience in the Iraqi market; contribution 
to diversity based on size of company, geographic location, and sector; 
and ability to initiate and be responsible for activities in which the 
Business Dialogue will be active.
    In order to be eligible for membership in the U.S. section, 
potential candidates shall be:

--A U.S. citizen residing in the United States or able to travel to the 
United States or other location to attend official Business Dialogue 
meetings;
--The President or CEO (or comparable level of responsibility) of a 
private sector company, or, in the case of large companies, a person 
having substantial responsibility for the company's commercial 
activities in Iraq, either of which shall possess unique experience 
with or specialized knowledge about the commercial environment in Iraq; 
or the head of a non-profit entity, such as a trade or industry 
association, who possesses unique technical expertise, and the ability 
to provide counsel with respect to private sector business development 
in Iraq; and
--Not 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 Dialogue if the member becomes a federally-
registered lobbyist.

    Members will be selected on the basis of who best will carry out 
the objectives of the Business Dialogue as described above and as 
stated in the Terms of Reference for the Dialogue. (The Terms of 
Reference are available from the point of contact listed above.) 
Recommendations for appointment will be made to the Secretary of 
Commerce. All candidates will be notified of whether they have been 
selected.
    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 or non-profit entity to be represented; 
size of the company or non-profit entity; description of relevant 
product, service, or technical expertise; size of company's export 
trade, investment, and/or international program experience; nature of 
operations or interest in Iraq; responsibilities of the candidate 
within the company or non-profit entity; and a brief statement of why 
the candidate should be appointed, including information about the 
candidate's ability to initiate and be responsible for activities in 
which the Business Dialogue will be active.

    Dated: December 2013.
Tom Sams,
Acting Director, Office of the Middle East, International Trade 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2013-30385 Filed 12-20-13; 8:45 am]
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