Transportation Technologies, Equipment & Systems Trade Mission to Turkey; September 26-30, 2016, 76666-76667 [2015-31141]

Download as PDF 76666 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 237 / Thursday, December 10, 2015 / Notices Forum costs. However, the U.S. Department of Commerce will provide instructions to each participant on the procedures required to obtain necessary business visas. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Timeline for Recruitment and Applications Recruitment for the Fukushima Recovery Forum will be conducted in an open and public manner, including publication in the Federal Register, posting on CS Japan’s Web site, notices by industry trade associations and other multiplier groups, and publicity through the ITA network. Recruitment will begin immediately and conclude no later than January 8, 2016. The U.S. Department of Commerce will review applications on a rolling basis beginning on January 8, 2016 until the maximum of 25 participants is selected. Applications received after January 15, 2016 will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. Conditions for Participation Applicants must submit a completed mission application signed by a company official, together with supplemental application materials, including adequate information on the company’s products and/or services, interest in doing business in Japan, and goals for participation by January 8, 2016. If the U.S. Department of Commerce receives an incomplete application, it may reject the application, request additional information, or take the lack of information into account in its evaluation. Each applicant must also certify that the products or services it seeks to export through its participation in the Fukushima Recovery Forum are either produced in the United States, or, if not, marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and that the promotion of the products or services the applicant seeks to export would be consistent with ITA’s mission to strengthen the international competitiveness of U.S. industry and promote U.S. exports. In the case of a trade association, the applicant must certify that, for each company to be represented by the trade association or trade organization, the products and services the represented company seeks to export are either produced in the United States, or, if not, marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and that the promotion of the products or services the applicant seeks to export would be consistent with ITA’s mission to strengthen the international competitiveness of U.S. industry and promote U.S. exports. In the case of an academic or research institution, the applicant must certify that as part of its activities at the event, it will represent the interests of the organization’s staff that meet the criteria above. Applicants from a company, organization or institution that is majority owned or controlled by a foreign government entity will not be considered for participation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jonathan Chesebro, Senior Nuclear Trade Specialist, Industry & Analysis | Office of Energy and Environmental Industries, U.S. Department of Commerce | International Trade Administration, Phone: (202) 482–1297, Email: jonathan.chesebro@ trade.gov. Mr. Robert McEntire, Project Officer— Office of Trade Promotion Programs, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC, Tel: (202) 482–5226, Email: Robert.McEntire@trade.gov. Frank Spector, Acting Director, Trade Missions Program. [FR Doc. 2015–31148 Filed 12–9–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Transportation Technologies, Equipment & Systems Trade Mission to Turkey; September 26–30, 2016 International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The United States Department of Commerce International Trade Administration’s (ITA) U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (US&FCS) in Turkey is organizing a Transportation Technologies, Equipment & Systems Trade Mission to Turkey on September 26–30, 2016. The U.S.-Turkey Transportation Industry Trade Mission is intended to include representatives from a variety of SUMMARY: U.S. transportation industry hi-tech equipment, systems and technology suppliers and service providers. The mission will introduce these suppliers to Turkish business partners, industry representatives, and to the Turkish municipal/government officials to learn about and benefit from various transportation project opportunities in the country. Participating in an official U.S. industry delegation, rather than traveling to Turkey on their own, will enhance the companies’ ability to secure meetings in Ankara, Istanbul, and Izmir. The influence of the transportation sector is expected to increase more in the future, as a large number of transportation related projects, including rail, air, sea, and land, are either already underway or expected to accommodate for an increasingly industrialized country in the years to come. Further in the horizon, due to the increased infrastructural partnership between private and government enterprises, marine and railway freightage will have a big role in cargo moving for combined transportation. The Government of Turkey has committed to new investments in this industry to keep up with future demand which is expected to reach targets in 2023, the centennial of the Turkish Republic. GoT spells out investments totaling almost $250 billion with the distribution as follows: Land transportation: $110 billion; rail: $50; marine: $35; and aviation: $50. The trade mission offers a timely and cost effective way of engaging with key stake holders in the transportation sector which covers a wide range of players from air to sea, land to rail industries. Trade mission participants will have the opportunity to interact extensively with Commercial Service (CS) Turkey specialists as well as USEAC offices to discuss industry developments, opportunities, and sales strategies. The trade mission will also include a regional program for introductions to private sector and government officials from the partnership posts of Turkey, namely Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Georgia. The meetings will take place in Istanbul, with the participation of the partnership posts and possibly other countries in the region. SCHEDULE Sunday, September 25, 2016 ......... Monday, September 26, 2016 ........ VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:33 Dec 09, 2015 D Mission Welcome and orientation—early evening at the TM hotel in Ankara. D Country Team Briefing with U.S. Embassy officials. D Meeting and Briefing with Ministry of Transportation (Each official department will be able to talk about upcoming projects and tenders on presentations). D State Railway Officials & Projects. Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 237 / Thursday, December 10, 2015 / Notices 76667 SCHEDULE—Continued Tuesday, September 27, 2016 ....... Wednesday, September 28, 2016 .. Thursday, September 29, 2016 ...... Friday, September 30, 2016 ........... D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D State Highways Officials and Projects. Marine Officials and Projects. Airways Officials and Projects. Business Matchmaking Meetings with private companies and government officials in Ankara. Networking Reception with U.S. and Turkish Government and Private Sector Representatives. Fly to Izmir. Site visits (tunnel/bridge under/over the Izmir Bay). 1–1 Business Matchmaking Meetings with private companies and municipal officials in the Aegean region. Fly to Istanbul. Site visits (new metro, 3rd airport, 3rd bridge, Marmaray). Morning: 1–1 Business Matchmaking Meetings with private companies and municipal officials in Istanbul. Afternoon: 1–1 Business Matchmaking Meetings with private companies and municipal officials in Istanbul. Industry Reception. Morning: 1–1 Business Matchmaking Meetings with Partnership Posts and Public and Private Sector representatives from these countries. Noon: program ends. Web site: Please visit our official mission Web site for more information: http://www.export.gov/trademissions/. Participation Requirements All parties interested in participating in the trade mission 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 minimum of 15 and maximum of 25 companies will be selected to participate in the mission. Fees and Expenses After a company or organization has been selected to participate on the mission, a payment to the Department of Commerce in the form of a participation fee is required. The participation fee for the Trade Mission will be $3700 for a small or medium-sized firm (SME), and $4700 for large firms. The fee for each additional firm representative (large firm or SME/trade organization) is $750. 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Application All interested firms and associations may register via the following link: http://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/ TM/6R0R. Exclusions The mission fee does not include any personal travel expenses such as lodging, most meals, local ground transportation (except for transportation to and from meetings, and airport transfers during the mission), and air transportation. Participants will, however, be able to take advantage of VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:33 Dec 09, 2015 Jkt 238001 U.S. Government rates for hotel rooms. Electronic visas are required to participate on the mission, which are easily obtainable online. Applying for and obtaining such visas will be the responsibility of the mission participant. Government fees and processing expenses to obtain such visas are not included in the participation fee. However, the Department of Commerce will provide instructions to each participant on the procedures required to obtain necessary business visas. 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, 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 July 29, 2016. The U.S. Department of Commerce will review applications and make selection decisions on a comparative basis starting on June 24, 2016 until the maximum number of participants is selected. Applications received after July 29, 2016, will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. Conditions for Participation Targeted mission participants are U.S. companies providing material/ equipment, technology and services to any of the four transportation industries, air, rail, land, and marine that have an PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 interest in learning more about the Turkish and regional markets. Target sectors holding high potential for U.S exporters/contractors include: Material/ equipment/technology/services providers in the transportation industry, including airports. Certification of products and/or services being manufactured or produced in the United States or if manufactured/produced outside of the United States, the product/service is marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and have U.S. content representing at least 51 percent of the value of the finished good or service. The following criteria will be evaluated in selecting participants: • Suitability of a firm’s or service provider’s products or services to these markets. • Firm’s or service provider’s potential for business in the markets, including likelihood of exports resulting from the mission. • Consistency of the firm’s or service provider’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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Kent Campbell, International Trade Specialist, Office of Trade Promotion Programs, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, Tel: 202–482–7426, Fax: 202–482–9000, Kent.Campbell@trade.gov. Frank Spector, Acting Director, Trade Missions Program. 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 237 (Thursday, December 10, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 76666-76667]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-31141]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Transportation Technologies, Equipment & Systems Trade Mission to 
Turkey; September 26-30, 2016

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY:  The United States Department of Commerce International Trade 
Administration's (ITA) U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (US&FCS) in 
Turkey is organizing a Transportation Technologies, Equipment & Systems 
Trade Mission to Turkey on September 26-30, 2016.
    The U.S.-Turkey Transportation Industry Trade Mission is intended 
to include representatives from a variety of U.S. transportation 
industry hi-tech equipment, systems and technology suppliers and 
service providers. The mission will introduce these suppliers to 
Turkish business partners, industry representatives, and to the Turkish 
municipal/government officials to learn about and benefit from various 
transportation project opportunities in the country. Participating in 
an official U.S. industry delegation, rather than traveling to Turkey 
on their own, will enhance the companies' ability to secure meetings in 
Ankara, Istanbul, and Izmir. The influence of the transportation sector 
is expected to increase more in the future, as a large number of 
transportation related projects, including rail, air, sea, and land, 
are either already underway or expected to accommodate for an 
increasingly industrialized country in the years to come. Further in 
the horizon, due to the increased infrastructural partnership between 
private and government enterprises, marine and railway freightage will 
have a big role in cargo moving for combined transportation. The 
Government of Turkey has committed to new investments in this industry 
to keep up with future demand which is expected to reach targets in 
2023, the centennial of the Turkish Republic. GoT spells out 
investments totaling almost $250 billion with the distribution as 
follows: Land transportation: $110 billion; rail: $50; marine: $35; and 
aviation: $50. The trade mission offers a timely and cost effective way 
of engaging with key stake holders in the transportation sector which 
covers a wide range of players from air to sea, land to rail 
industries. Trade mission participants will have the opportunity to 
interact extensively with Commercial Service (CS) Turkey specialists as 
well as USEAC offices to discuss industry developments, opportunities, 
and sales strategies.
    The trade mission will also include a regional program for 
introductions to private sector and government officials from the 
partnership posts of Turkey, namely Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, 
Turkmenistan and Georgia. The meetings will take place in Istanbul, 
with the participation of the partnership posts and possibly other 
countries in the region.

                                Schedule
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Sunday, September 25, 2016...  [ssquf] Mission Welcome and orientation--
                                early evening at the TM hotel in Ankara.
Monday, September 26, 2016...  [ssquf] Country Team Briefing with U.S.
                                Embassy officials.
                               [ssquf] Meeting and Briefing with
                                Ministry of Transportation (Each
                                official department will be able to talk
                                about upcoming projects and tenders on
                                presentations).
                               [ssquf] State Railway Officials &
                                Projects.

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                               [ssquf] State Highways Officials and
                                Projects.
                               [ssquf] Marine Officials and Projects.
                               [ssquf] Airways Officials and Projects.
                               [ssquf] Business Matchmaking Meetings
                                with private companies and government
                                officials in Ankara.
                               [ssquf] Networking Reception with U.S.
                                and Turkish Government and Private
                                Sector Representatives.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016..  [ssquf] Fly to Izmir.
                               [ssquf] Site visits (tunnel/bridge under/
                                over the Izmir Bay).
                               [ssquf] 1-1 Business Matchmaking Meetings
                                with private companies and municipal
                                officials in the Aegean region.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016  [ssquf] Fly to Istanbul.
                               [ssquf] Site visits (new metro, 3rd
                                airport, 3rd bridge, Marmaray).
Thursday, September 29, 2016.  [ssquf] Morning: 1-1 Business Matchmaking
                                Meetings with private companies and
                                municipal officials in Istanbul.
                               [ssquf] Afternoon: 1-1 Business
                                Matchmaking Meetings with private
                                companies and municipal officials in
                                Istanbul.
                               [ssquf] Industry Reception.
Friday, September 30, 2016...  [ssquf] Morning: 1-1 Business Matchmaking
                                Meetings with Partnership Posts and
                                Public and Private Sector
                                representatives from these countries.
                               [ssquf] Noon: program ends.
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    Web site: Please visit our official mission Web site for more 
information: http://www.export.gov/trademissions/.

Participation Requirements

    All parties interested in participating in the trade mission 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 minimum of 15 and maximum of 25 companies 
will be selected to participate in the mission.

Fees and Expenses

    After a company or organization has been selected to participate on 
the mission, a payment to the Department of Commerce in the form of a 
participation fee is required. The participation fee for the Trade 
Mission will be $3700 for a small or medium-sized firm (SME), and $4700 
for large firms. The fee for each additional firm representative (large 
firm or SME/trade organization) is $750. 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.

Application

    All interested firms and associations may register via the 
following link: http://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/TM/6R0R.

Exclusions

    The mission fee does not include any personal travel expenses such 
as lodging, most meals, local ground transportation (except for 
transportation to and from meetings, and airport transfers during the 
mission), and air transportation. Participants will, however, be able 
to take advantage of U.S. Government rates for hotel rooms. Electronic 
visas are required to participate on the mission, which are easily 
obtainable online. Applying for and obtaining such visas will be the 
responsibility of the mission participant. Government fees and 
processing expenses to obtain such visas are not included in the 
participation fee. However, the Department of Commerce will provide 
instructions to each participant on the procedures required to obtain 
necessary business visas.

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, 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 July 29, 2016. The U.S. Department of Commerce will review 
applications and make selection decisions on a comparative basis 
starting on June 24, 2016 until the maximum number of participants is 
selected. Applications received after July 29, 2016, will be considered 
only if space and scheduling constraints permit.

Conditions for Participation

    Targeted mission participants are U.S. companies providing 
material/equipment, technology and services to any of the four 
transportation industries, air, rail, land, and marine that have an 
interest in learning more about the Turkish and regional markets. 
Target sectors holding high potential for U.S exporters/contractors 
include: Material/equipment/technology/services providers in the 
transportation industry, including airports.
    Certification of products and/or services being manufactured or 
produced in the United States or if manufactured/produced outside of 
the United States, the product/service is marketed under the name of a 
U.S. firm and have U.S. content representing at least 51 percent of the 
value of the finished good or service.
    The following criteria will be evaluated in selecting participants:
     Suitability of a firm's or service provider's products or 
services to these markets.
     Firm's or service provider's potential for business in the 
markets, including likelihood of exports resulting from the mission.
     Consistency of the firm's or service provider'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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Kent Campbell, International Trade 
Specialist, Office of Trade Promotion Programs, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, Tel: 202-482-7426, Fax: 202-482-9000, 
Kent.Campbell@trade.gov.

Frank Spector,
Acting Director, Trade Missions Program.
[FR Doc. 2015-31141 Filed 12-9-15; 8:45 am]
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