Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Trade Policy Mission to Peru, 28683-28685 [2014-11472]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 96 / Monday, May 19, 2014 / Notices containers,’’ ‘‘53-foot dry containers,’’ ‘‘53-foot domestic dry containers,’’ ‘‘domestic dry containers’’ and ‘‘domestic containers.’’ These terms all describe the same article with the same design and performance characteristics. Notwithstanding the particular terminology used to describe the merchandise, all merchandise that meets the definition set forth herein is included within the scope of this investigation. Domestic containers generally meet the characteristic for closed van containers for domestic intermodal service as described in the American Association of Railroads (AAR) Manual of Standards and Recommended Practices Intermodal Equipment Manual Closed Van Containers for Domestic Intermodal Service Specification M 930 Adopted: 1972; Last Revised 2013 (AAR Specifications) for 53-foot and 53-foot high cube containers. The AAR Specifications generally define design, performance and testing requirements for closed van containers, but are not dispositive for purposes of defining subject merchandise within this scope definition. Containers which may not fall precisely within the AAR Specifications or any successor equivalent specifications are included within the scope definition of the subject merchandise if they have the exterior dimensions referenced below, are suitable for use in intermodal transportation, are capable of and suitable for double-stacking 35 in intermodal transportation, and otherwise meet the scope definition for the subject merchandise. Domestic containers have the following actual exterior dimensions: An exterior length exceeding 14.63 meters (48 feet) but not exceeding 16.154 meters (53 feet); an exterior width of between 2.438 meters and 2.60 meters (between 8 feet and 8 feet 63⁄8 inches); and an exterior height of between 2.438 meters and 2.908 meters (between 8 feet and 9 feet 61⁄2 inches), all subject to tolerances as allowed by the AAR Specifications. In addition to two frames (one at either end of the container), the domestic containers within the scope definition have two stacking frames located equidistant from each end of the container, as required by the AAR Specifications. The stacking frames have four upper handling fittings and four bottom dual aperture handling fittings, placed at the respective corners of the stacking frames. Domestic containers also have two forward facing 35 ‘‘Double-stacking’’ refers to two levels of intermodal containers on a rail car, one on top of the other. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:17 May 16, 2014 Jkt 232001 fittings at the front lower corners and two downward facing fittings at the rear lower corners of the container to facilitate chassis interface. All domestic containers as described herein are included within this scope definition, regardless of whether the merchandise enters the United States in a final, assembled condition, or as an unassembled kit or substantially complete domestic container which requires additional manipulation or processing after entry into the United States to be made ready for use as a domestic container. The scope of this investigation excludes the following items: (1) Refrigerated containers; (2) trailers, where the cargo box and rear wheeled chassis are of integrated construction, and the cargo box of the unit may not be separated from the chassis for further intermodal transport; (3) container chassis, whether or not imported with domestic containers, but the domestic containers remain subject merchandise, to the extent they meet the written description of the scope. Imports of the subject merchandise are provided for under subheading 8609.00.0000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Imports of the subject merchandise which meet the definition of and requirements for ‘‘instruments of international traffic’’ pursuant to 19 U.S.C. § 1322 and 19 C.F.R. § 10.41a may be classified under subheading 9803.00.50, HTSUS. While HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the subject merchandise as set forth herein is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2014–11527 Filed 5–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Trade Policy Mission to Peru International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Mission Description The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) is organizing a Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RE&EE) Trade Policy Mission to Lima, Peru for November 12–13, 2014. The mission is designed to be led by a senior Department of Commerce official, and PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28683 will focus on: (1) Creating a policy environment conducive to growth in Peru’s RE&EE market; (2) introducing U.S. RE&EE exporters to key Peruvian Government officials; and (3) supporting the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change annual meeting (COP–20) hosted by Peru in December 2014. The RE&EE trade policy mission will promote the export competitiveness of U.S. wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, hydropower, waste-to-energy, smart grid, and energy efficiency industries; and will demonstrate U.S. Government support for Peru’s strong renewable energy and energy efficiency goals. The mission supports ITA’s commitment in the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Export Initiative (RE4I) to significantly increase U.S. RE&EE exports through the development and creation of new export opportunities. Additionally, the mission supports the Administration’s Look South initiative, which encourages companies to explore opportunities in the United States’ 11 free trade agreement partner countries in Latin America. Renewable energy is in high demand throughout these growing and market liberalizing countries. Export.gov/looksouth includes ‘‘Best Prospect’’ market snapshots on renewable energy opportunities in six Look South countries, including Peru. Commercial Setting For the past decade, Peru has led South America as the country with the highest average annual growth in GDP (6.4%) and lowest inflation (2.9%). In fact, Peru’s credit rating was increased by Fitch Ratings to BBB+, making it the highest-ranked South American country after Chile. Much of the country’s growth has been a result of an expansion in energy-intensive mining, which has caused Peru’s energy demand to increase substantially. As a result, Peru has the fourth highest energy demand of any Latin American country, a challenge that is focusing new investment—both international and domestic—on the development of stable, domestically-produced, renewable energy resources. To promote renewable energy development, Peru now offers several policy incentives, including priority dispatch for renewable electricity, accelerated depreciation of up to 20 percent for investments in machinery or equipment that support renewable energy deployment, and technologyspecific auctions. The country also features a 5 percent clean energy generation target and a biofuel blending mandate of 7.8 percent. Peru’s Ministry E:\FR\FM\19MYN1.SGM 19MYN1 28684 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 96 / Monday, May 19, 2014 / Notices of Energy and Mines (MEM) is currently considering a new target, as it is charged with updating the national renewable energy target every five years. To date, the technology-specific auctions have been the key driver of renewable energy deployment in Peru, promoting the development of several wind, solar, small hydro and biomass projects across the country. Introduced in 2008, the auctions are conducted by the MEM and award contracts to developers that offer the lowest tariff per kilowatt (kWh) for a given technology. Prices are guaranteed for 20 years, providing a stable investment climate—the result of which has been considerable international investor interest in the market. In fact, Peru has held four renewable auctions, including one for off-grid solar capacity. In the ongrid tenders, Peru has awarded power contracts to 58 projects for a total of 882MW from biomass, small hydro, solar and wind sources. According to its regulations, the Peruvian Government evaluates the need for additional auctions every two years. Peru’s liberalized power market and strong policy regime led to over $1 billion of cumulative clean energy investment in 2012, with additional investment expected well into the future. Today, Peru generates 52 percent of its electricity from renewable sources—mostly from large hydro (43 percent), biomass and waste, solar and small hydro. Natural gas, oil and diesel account for the rest, with several large mining operations producing their own power using expensive diesel generators. ITA expects export opportunities for U.S. companies in all six RE&EE subsectors, including wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, hydropower, and renewable fuels; as well as in the smart grid and traditional energy efficiency industries. Peru lacks complete supply chains in each of these sectors, indicating that any RE&EE development will result in imports, supporting opportunities for U.S. exporters that should be well positioned to compete effectively in the market. In particular, exporters that manufacture bearings, gearboxes, turbines, and blades for the wind industry, as well as wafers, cells, modules, and invertors for the solar industry should all find opportunities. Opportunities also exist for geothermal service exporters, including firms capable of providing exploration, production, and resource confirmation expertise; as well as for companies capable of supplying equipment or services to support ethanol or energyfrom-waste development. plans to boost the electrification rate to 95 percent by 2015 through the deployment of solar technologies. • Electricity prices: The Peruvian Government keeps electricity rates artificially low through direct subsidies which limit opportunities for efficiency and make renewable energy investment difficult. • Financing: Local financial institutions appear unwilling to invest in renewable energy or energy efficiency projects, leaving the market to be sustained by international investors. • Biofuels: Peru has struggled to meet its biofuel blending target, established in 2007, which mandates that 7.8% ethanol be blended into the country’s gasoline stock, due to limited biofuel production and a lack of operations and maintenance supplier. Mission Goals The RE&EE trade policy mission will facilitate the development of an export market by supporting the establishment of policy incentives in Peru’s emerging RE&EE market. The mission will occur at an opportune time, as Peruvian policy makers seek to establish policy environment to support RE&EE investment prior to the COP–20 meetings in December. The delegation will have the unique opportunity to meet government officials, discuss policy concerns, and suggest creative solutions to Peru’s energy challenges. Topics relevant to Peru’s RE&EE expansion include: • Rural electrification: Fourteen percent of the Peruvian population lacks access to reliable electricity. The Peruvian Government has announced The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Trade Policy Mission will provide several opportunities for participants to discuss policy challenges with Peruvian Government officials. During the trade policy mission, participants will: (1) Receive market briefings on the status of the renewable energy market in Peru, including an assessment of upcoming opportunities; (2) receive a Market Assessment Report on opportunities in Peru’s renewable energy market; (3) be introduced to key Peruvian government and regulatory officials during meetings to discuss policies related to renewable energy and energy efficiency; and (4) attend a networking reception with Peruvian business persons and government officials organized by the U.S. Foreign and Commercial Service. Mission Scenario PROPOSED TIMETABLE * Date Day Activity November 11 ................................... Tuesday ......................................... Lima, Peru November 12 ................................... Wednesday .................................... Lima, Peru ..................................... Thursday ........................................ Arrive in Lima, Peru • Welcome reception (in the evening). • Market briefing on RE&EE industry in Peru for mission participants by US&FCS Lima and Embassy staff. • Meetings with key Government officials and stakeholders. November 13 ................................... Lima, Peru ..................................... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES November 14 ................................... Friday ............................................. Lima, Peru ..................................... • Seminar or Forum on RE&EE development in Peru hosted by AmCham Peru; or additional group meetings. • Networking reception at Ambassador’s Residence. • Mission ends. Depart Lima, Peru • [OPTIONAL] Site visits for interested companies. * Note: The final schedule will depend on the availability of local government and business officials, specific goals of the mission participants, and air travel schedules. Participation Requirements All parties interested in participating in the trade policy mission must complete and submit an application VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:17 May 16, 2014 Jkt 232001 package for consideration by the Department of Commerce. All applicants will be evaluated based on their ability to meet certain conditions PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and best satisfy the selection criteria as outlined below. A minimum of 10 and maximum of 25 companies will be selected to participate in the mission E:\FR\FM\19MYN1.SGM 19MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 96 / Monday, May 19, 2014 / Notices from the applicant pool. U.S. companies already doing business in Peru as well as U.S. companies seeking to enter to the Peruvian 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 of a participation fee is required. The participation fee for the Trade Mission will be $1,300 for a small or medium-sized firm (SME),1 and $2,300 for large firms. The fee for each additional firm representative (large firm or SME/trade organization) is $500. Expenses for travel, lodging, meals, and incidentals will be the responsibility of each mission participant. Delegation members will be able to take advantage of U.S. Embassy rates for hotel rooms. Exclusions The mission fee does not include any personal travel expenses such as lodging, most meals, local ground transportation, except as stated in the proposed timetable, or air transportation to and from the United States. Business visas are not required. Conditions for Participation An applicant must submit a completed mission application signed by a company officer, together with supplemental application materials, including adequate information on the company’s products and/or services, primary market objectives, and goals for participation. Note: Each applicant must also certify that the products or services it seeks to export through the mission are either produced in the United States, or, if not, are 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. 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. Selection Criteria for Participation • Suitability of the company’s products or services to the market; • Applicant’s potential for business in Peru and in the region, including likelihood of exports resulting from the mission; • Consistency of the applicant’s goals and objectives with the stated scope of the mission. 28685 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. Diversity of company size and location may also be considered during the review process. Timeline for Recruitment and Applications 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://export.gov/ trademissions) and other Internet Web sites, including the Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Exporters Portal (www.export.gov/reee), press releases to general and trade media, direct mail, 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 September 15, 2014. Applications received after September 15, 2014 will be considered only if space and scheduling permit. Contacts Ryan Mulholland, Senior Renewable Energy Trade Specialist, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries, Phone: (202) 482–4693, Email: Ryan.Mulholland@trade.gov. Edward A. O’Malley, Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries. 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 July 18, 2014. 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 Carrie Upite, (978) 282–8475 or carrie.upite@noaa.gov/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This request is for extension of an inspection program for modified pound net leaders in the Virginia waters of the mainstem Chesapeake Bay. Pound net fishermen must call the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to arrange for a meeting. At the meeting, they must allow for the inspection of gear to ensure the modified leader meets the definition of a modified pound net leader, as described in the regulations (§ 222.102). This inspection program is necessary to provide fishermen with the insurance that their leaders meet the regulatory definition of a modified pound net leader before setting their gear, provide managers with the knowledge that the offshore leaders in a portion of the Virginia Chesapeake Bay are configured in a sea turtle-safe manner, and aid in enforcement efforts. This collection of information will end 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/contracting opportunities/ 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). [FR Doc. 2014–11472 Filed 5–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Virginia Modified Pound Net Leader Inspection Program National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ´ Ricardo Pelaaez, Commercial Counselor, U.S. Embassy—Luma, Peru, Phone: +(51) 1–618–2440, Email: ricardo.pelaez@trade.gov. SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:17 May 16, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\19MYN1.SGM 19MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 96 (Monday, May 19, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 28683-28685]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-11472]


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 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Trade Policy Mission to 
Peru

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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Mission Description

    The U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade 
Administration (ITA) is organizing a Renewable Energy and Energy 
Efficiency (RE&EE) Trade Policy Mission to Lima, Peru for November 12-
13, 2014. The mission is designed to be led by a senior Department of 
Commerce official, and will focus on: (1) Creating a policy environment 
conducive to growth in Peru's RE&EE market; (2) introducing U.S. RE&EE 
exporters to key Peruvian Government officials; and (3) supporting the 
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change annual meeting 
(COP-20) hosted by Peru in December 2014.
    The RE&EE trade policy mission will promote the export 
competitiveness of U.S. wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, hydropower, 
waste-to-energy, smart grid, and energy efficiency industries; and will 
demonstrate U.S. Government support for Peru's strong renewable energy 
and energy efficiency goals. The mission supports ITA's commitment in 
the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Export Initiative (RE4I) to 
significantly increase U.S. RE&EE exports through the development and 
creation of new export opportunities.
    Additionally, the mission supports the Administration's Look South 
initiative, which encourages companies to explore opportunities in the 
United States' 11 free trade agreement partner countries in Latin 
America. Renewable energy is in high demand throughout these growing 
and market liberalizing countries. Export.gov/looksouth includes ``Best 
Prospect'' market snapshots on renewable energy opportunities in six 
Look South countries, including Peru.

Commercial Setting

    For the past decade, Peru has led South America as the country with 
the highest average annual growth in GDP (6.4%) and lowest inflation 
(2.9%). In fact, Peru's credit rating was increased by Fitch Ratings to 
BBB+, making it the highest-ranked South American country after Chile. 
Much of the country's growth has been a result of an expansion in 
energy-intensive mining, which has caused Peru's energy demand to 
increase substantially. As a result, Peru has the fourth highest energy 
demand of any Latin American country, a challenge that is focusing new 
investment--both international and domestic--on the development of 
stable, domestically-produced, renewable energy resources.
    To promote renewable energy development, Peru now offers several 
policy incentives, including priority dispatch for renewable 
electricity, accelerated depreciation of up to 20 percent for 
investments in machinery or equipment that support renewable energy 
deployment, and technology-specific auctions. The country also features 
a 5 percent clean energy generation target and a biofuel blending 
mandate of 7.8 percent. Peru's Ministry

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of Energy and Mines (MEM) is currently considering a new target, as it 
is charged with updating the national renewable energy target every 
five years.
    To date, the technology-specific auctions have been the key driver 
of renewable energy deployment in Peru, promoting the development of 
several wind, solar, small hydro and biomass projects across the 
country. Introduced in 2008, the auctions are conducted by the MEM and 
award contracts to developers that offer the lowest tariff per kilowatt 
(kWh) for a given technology. Prices are guaranteed for 20 years, 
providing a stable investment climate--the result of which has been 
considerable international investor interest in the market. In fact, 
Peru has held four renewable auctions, including one for off-grid solar 
capacity. In the on-grid tenders, Peru has awarded power contracts to 
58 projects for a total of 882MW from biomass, small hydro, solar and 
wind sources. According to its regulations, the Peruvian Government 
evaluates the need for additional auctions every two years.
    Peru's liberalized power market and strong policy regime led to 
over $1 billion of cumulative clean energy investment in 2012, with 
additional investment expected well into the future. Today, Peru 
generates 52 percent of its electricity from renewable sources--mostly 
from large hydro (43 percent), biomass and waste, solar and small 
hydro. Natural gas, oil and diesel account for the rest, with several 
large mining operations producing their own power using expensive 
diesel generators.
    ITA expects export opportunities for U.S. companies in all six 
RE&EE subsectors, including wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, 
hydropower, and renewable fuels; as well as in the smart grid and 
traditional energy efficiency industries. Peru lacks complete supply 
chains in each of these sectors, indicating that any RE&EE development 
will result in imports, supporting opportunities for U.S. exporters 
that should be well positioned to compete effectively in the market. In 
particular, exporters that manufacture bearings, gearboxes, turbines, 
and blades for the wind industry, as well as wafers, cells, modules, 
and invertors for the solar industry should all find opportunities. 
Opportunities also exist for geothermal service exporters, including 
firms capable of providing exploration, production, and resource 
confirmation expertise; as well as for companies capable of supplying 
equipment or services to support ethanol or energy-from-waste 
development.

Mission Goals

    The RE&EE trade policy mission will facilitate the development of 
an export market by supporting the establishment of policy incentives 
in Peru's emerging RE&EE market. The mission will occur at an opportune 
time, as Peruvian policy makers seek to establish policy environment to 
support RE&EE investment prior to the COP-20 meetings in December.
    The delegation will have the unique opportunity to meet government 
officials, discuss policy concerns, and suggest creative solutions to 
Peru's energy challenges. Topics relevant to Peru's RE&EE expansion 
include:
     Rural electrification: Fourteen percent of the Peruvian 
population lacks access to reliable electricity. The Peruvian 
Government has announced plans to boost the electrification rate to 95 
percent by 2015 through the deployment of solar technologies.
     Electricity prices: The Peruvian Government keeps 
electricity rates artificially low through direct subsidies which limit 
opportunities for efficiency and make renewable energy investment 
difficult.
     Financing: Local financial institutions appear unwilling 
to invest in renewable energy or energy efficiency projects, leaving 
the market to be sustained by international investors.
     Biofuels: Peru has struggled to meet its biofuel blending 
target, established in 2007, which mandates that 7.8% ethanol be 
blended into the country's gasoline stock, due to limited biofuel 
production and a lack of operations and maintenance supplier.

Mission Scenario

    The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Trade Policy Mission 
will provide several opportunities for participants to discuss policy 
challenges with Peruvian Government officials. During the trade policy 
mission, participants will: (1) Receive market briefings on the status 
of the renewable energy market in Peru, including an assessment of 
upcoming opportunities; (2) receive a Market Assessment Report on 
opportunities in Peru's renewable energy market; (3) be introduced to 
key Peruvian government and regulatory officials during meetings to 
discuss policies related to renewable energy and energy efficiency; and 
(4) attend a networking reception with Peruvian business persons and 
government officials organized by the U.S. Foreign and Commercial 
Service.

                          Proposed Timetable *
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             Date                      Day                Activity
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                                                   Arrive in Lima, Peru
November 11...................  Tuesday..........   Welcome
                                                    reception (in the
                                                    evening).
                                Lima, Peru          Market
                                                    briefing on RE&EE
                                                    industry in Peru for
                                                    mission participants
                                                    by US&FCS Lima and
                                                    Embassy staff.
November 12...................  Wednesday........   Meetings
                                Lima, Peru.......   with key Government
                                                    officials and
                                                    stakeholders.
November 13...................  Thursday.........   Seminar or
                                                    Forum on RE&EE
                                                    development in Peru
                                                    hosted by AmCham
                                                    Peru; or additional
                                                    group meetings.
                                Lima, Peru.......   Networking
                                                    reception at
                                                    Ambassador's
                                                    Residence.
                                                    Mission
                                                    ends.
November 14...................  Friday...........  Depart Lima, Peru
                                Lima, Peru.......   [OPTIONAL]
                                                    Site visits for
                                                    interested
                                                    companies.
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* Note: The final schedule will depend on the availability of local
  government and business officials, specific goals of the mission
  participants, and air travel schedules.

Participation Requirements

    All parties interested in participating in the trade policy mission 
must complete and submit an application package for consideration by 
the Department of Commerce. All applicants will be evaluated based on 
their ability to meet certain conditions and best satisfy the selection 
criteria as outlined below. A minimum of 10 and maximum of 25 companies 
will be selected to participate in the mission

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from the applicant pool. U.S. companies already doing business in Peru 
as well as U.S. companies seeking to enter to the Peruvian 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 of a participation 
fee is required. The participation fee for the Trade Mission will be 
$1,300 for a small or medium-sized firm (SME),\1\ and $2,300 for large 
firms. The fee for each additional firm representative (large firm or 
SME/trade organization) is $500. Expenses for travel, lodging, meals, 
and incidentals will be the responsibility of each mission participant. 
Delegation members will be able to take advantage of U.S. Embassy rates 
for hotel rooms.
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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/contracting opportunities/
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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Exclusions

    The mission fee does not include any personal travel expenses such 
as lodging, most meals, local ground transportation, except as stated 
in the proposed timetable, or air transportation to and from the United 
States. Business visas are not required.

Conditions for Participation

    An applicant must submit a completed mission application signed by 
a company officer, together with supplemental application materials, 
including adequate information on the company's products and/or 
services, primary market objectives, and goals for participation. Note: 
Each applicant must also certify that the products or services it seeks 
to export through the mission are either produced in the United States, 
or, if not, are 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. 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.

Selection Criteria for Participation

     Suitability of the company's products or services to the 
market;
     Applicant's potential for business in Peru and in the 
region, including likelihood of exports resulting from the mission;
     Consistency of the applicant's goals and objectives with 
the stated scope of the mission.
    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. Diversity of company size and 
location may also be considered during the review process.

Timeline for Recruitment and Applications

    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://export.gov/trademissions) and 
other Internet Web sites, including the Renewable Energy & Energy 
Efficiency Exporters Portal (www.export.gov/reee), press releases to 
general and trade media, direct mail, 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 September 15, 
2014. Applications received after September 15, 2014 will be considered 
only if space and scheduling permit.

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              Contacts
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Ryan Mulholland, Senior Renewable    Ricardo Pela[aacute]ez, Commercial
 Energy Trade Specialist, Office of   Counselor, U.S. Embassy--Luma,
 Energy and Environmental             Peru, Phone: +(51) 1-618-2440,
 Industries, Phone: (202) 482-4693,   Email: ricardo.pelaez@trade.gov.
 Email: Ryan.Mulholland@trade.gov.
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Edward A. O'Malley,
Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries.
[FR Doc. 2014-11472 Filed 5-16-14; 8:45 am]
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