U.S. Education Mission to Central America: Panama and Honduras (Optional Stop to Guatemala), 76672-76674 [2015-31144]

Download as PDF 76672 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 237 / Thursday, December 10, 2015 / Notices security training services, retail security systems, sensor tags. SCHEDULE Sunday, May 15, 2016, San Pedro Sula, Honduras ... Monday, May 16, 2016, San Pedro Sula, Honduras .. Tuesday, May 17, 2016, Guatemala City, Guatemala Wednesday, May 18, 2016, Guatemala City, Guatemala. Thursday, May 19, 2016, San Salvador, El Salvador Friday, May 20, 2016, San Salvador, El Salvador ...... Saturday, May 21, 2016 .............................................. Web site: Please visit our official mission Web site for more information: http://export.gov/eac/show_detail_trade _events.asp?EventID+36399&Input Type=EVENT. Participation Requirements All parties interested in participating in the Safety and Security Trade Mission to Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras must complete and submit an application for consideration by the U.S. 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 10 U.S. companies and/or trade associations and a maximum of 12 companies and/ or trade associations will be selected to participate in the mission from the applicant pool. U.S. companies or trade associations already doing business with Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras, as well as U.S. companies or trade associations seeking to enter these countries for the first time may apply. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Fees and Expenses After a company and/or trade association has been selected to participate on the mission, a payment to the U.S. Department of Commerce in the form of a participation fee is required. The participation fee will be US$3,800 for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) and US$4,800 for a large firm. The fee for each additional representative is US$450. Expenses for travel to and from the mission, lodging, most meals, and incidentals will be the responsibility of each mission participant. Application All interested firms and associations may register via the following link: http://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/ TM/6R0R. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:33 Dec 09, 2015 Jkt 238001 D D D D D D D Travel Day/Arrival in San Pedro Sula, Honduras Welcome Reception. Market Briefing. Business-to-Business (B2B) Matchmaking Appointments. Site Visit in San Pedro Sula (TBD). Travel to Guatemala City. Market Briefing and Networking Reception. Business-to-Business (B2B) Matchmaking Appointments. D D D D Travel to San Salvador, El Salvador. Market Briefing and Networking Reception. Business-to-Business (B2B) Matchmaking Appointments. Depart for the United States/Travel Day. 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 agenda, and air transportation from the United States to the mission site and return to the United States. 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 U.S. Department of Commerce trade mission calendar (www.export.gov/ trademissions) and other Internet Web sites, press releases to general and trade media, notices by industry trade associations and other multiplier groups, and publicity at industry meetings, symposia, conferences, and trade shows. Recruitment will begin immediately and conclude no later than Friday, March 4, 2016. The U.S. Department of Commerce will review applications and make selection decisions on a rolling basis until the maximum of participants is reached. We will inform all applicants of selection decisions as soon as possible after applications are reviewed. Applications received after the deadline will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. 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. If the Department of Commerce receives an incomplete application, the Department may reject the application, request additional PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 fifty-one percent U.S. content. In the case of a trade association or trade organization, 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 have at least fifty-one percent U.S. content. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. April Redmon, Industry & Analysis, Safety and Security Team, Arlington, VA, Tel: (703) 235–0103, Email: april.redmon@trade.gov. Ms. Jessica Dulkadir, International Trade Specialist, Trade Missions, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, Tel: 202 482 2026, Fax: 202– 482–9000, Jessica.Dulkadir@trade.gov. Frank Spector, Acting Director, Trade Missions Program. [FR Doc. 2015–31139 Filed 12–9–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration U.S. Education Mission to Central America: Panama and Honduras (Optional Stop to Guatemala) May 2–5, 2016. International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 237 / Thursday, December 10, 2015 / Notices The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, is organizing an education mission to Panama and Honduras with an optional stop to Guatemala. The Department of Commerce is partnering with the Department of State’s EducationUSA Advising Centers. This trade mission is designed to emphasize U.S. higher education, focusing on, in order of importance, intensive English language programs, community colleges, summer, undergraduate and graduate programs. The trade mission follows a successful trade mission to El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua in March 2015 and was of high demand given the previous successes. This mission will seek to connect U.S. higher education institutions to SUMMARY: potential students and university/ institution partners in Central America. The mission will include student fairs organized by EducationUSA, embassy briefings, site visits, and networking events. Panama City, San Pedro Sula and Guatemala City, are three of the top cities for recruiting students from Central America to the United States. Participating in the Education Mission, rather than traveling to these markets independently, will enhance the participants ability to secure appropriate meetings, especially in light of the high level engagement and support of U.S. education by the U.S. ambassadors in Panama and Honduras. Certain criteria must be fulfilled by schools attending this trade mission. Summer programs seeking to participate should be appropriately accredited by 76673 an accreditation body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Intensive English language programs seeking to participate should be accredited by the Commission on English Language Programs Accreditation (CEA) or appropriately accredited by an accreditation body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Community colleges, undergraduate and graduate programs seeking to participate should be accredited by a recognized accreditation body listed in Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or Accrediting Council for Education and Training (ACCET), in the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA), or any accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. SCHEDULE Monday, May 2 .................... Tuesday, May 3 ................... Wednesday, May 4 .............. D D D D D D D D D D D D Thursday, May 5 .................. D D D D D Arrive in Panama City. Check into hotel. Welcome Dinner and Embassy Briefing. Group departure to secondary school and university visits. Group lunch with American Chamber of Commerce/Panama. Group return to hotel for one-on-one appointments and networking opportunities. Afternoon: Student Information Sessions and Education Fair organized by EducationUSA in conjunction with the Commercial Service. Group departs Panama City for San Pedro Sula. Arrive in San Pedro Sula; Check into hotel. Group Lunch and Country Briefing with U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, EducationUSA and U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer. Networking coffee with local universities. Afternoon: Student Information Sessions and Education Fair organized by EducationUSA in conjunction with the Commercial Service. Group departs to Guatemala City. Arrive in Guatemala City; Check into Hotel. Lunch and Embassy Briefing with U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service and Public Affairs. One-on-one opportunities with local institutions. Afternoon: Student Information Sessions and Education Fair organized by a local contractor in conjunction with the Commercial Service. may apply. The optional stop of Guatemala City will also be available on a rolling basis up to a maximum of 10 participants. Participation Requirements mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Web site: Please visit our official mission Web site for more information: http://export.gov/industry/education/ centralamericamission/. Fees and Expenses All parties interested in participating in the mission to Central America must submit a complete application package for consideration to the U.S. Department of Commerce. All applicants will be evaluated on their ability to meet certain conditions and best satisfy the selection criteria as outlined below. Participants in the mission will be selected on a rolling basis to a minimum of 14 and a maximum of 20 appropriately accredited U.S. educational institutions. Both, U.S. educational institutions already recruiting students and developing partnerships in the region and those who are new to recruiting and developing partnerships in the region After an institution 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 is $2,550 for one principal representative from each nonprofit educational institution or educational institution with less than 500 employees and $ $2,939 for forprofit universities with over 500 employees. An institution can choose to participate in the optional stop in Guatemala for an additional $1,646 for one principal representative from each non-profit educational institution or educational institution with less than 500 employees and $1,872 for for-profit VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:33 Dec 09, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 universities with over 500 employees. The fee for each additional representative is $500. Expenses for lodging, some meals, incidentals, and all travel (except for transportation to and from airports in-country, previously noted) will be the responsibility of each mission participant. The U.S. Department of Commerce can facilitate government rates in some hotels. The cost of participating in the student fairs at each location will be included in the registration fee. 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 E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1 76674 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 237 / Thursday, December 10, 2015 / Notices lodging, most meals, local ground transportation, except as stated in the proposed agenda, and air transportation from the United States to the mission site and return to the United States. Washington, DC, Tel: (202) 482–1706, Email: jeffrey.goldberg@trade.gov. Frank Spector, Acting Director, Trade Missions Program. [FR Doc. 2015–31144 Filed 12–9–15; 8:45 am] Timeline for Recruitment and Applications BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P 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/industry/ education/) 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 March 1, 2016. Applications for the mission will be accepted on a rolling basis. Applications received after March 1, 2016, will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Conditions for Participation An applicant must submit a timely, completed and signed mission application and supplemental application materials, including adequate information on course offerings, primary market objectives, and goals for participation. The institution must have appropriate accreditation as specified per paragraph one above. The institution must be represented at the student fair by an employee. No agents will be allowed to represent a school on the mission or participate at the student fair. Agents will also not be allowed into the fairs to solicit new partnerships. 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. Participants must travel to both stops in Panama and Honduras on the mission. Guatemala is the only optional stop. Each applicant must certify that the 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 service. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Goldberg, Industry & Analysis, Office of Trade Promotion Programs, VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:33 Dec 09, 2015 Jkt 238001 International Trade Administration [A–489–501] Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipe and Tube Products From Turkey: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2013– 2014 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On June 5, 2015, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on welded carbon steel standard pipe and tube products (welded pipe and tube) from Turkey.1 The period of review (POR) is May 1, 2013 through April 30, 2014. The review covers the following producers/exporters of the subject merchandise: Borusan Istikbal Ticaret T.A.S. and Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (collectively, Borusan); 2 Toscelik Profil ve Sac Endustrisi A.S. and Tosyali Dis Ticaret A.S. (collectively, Toscelik); 3 and ERBOSAN Erciyas Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (Erbosan). Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made certain changes in the margin calculations. Therefore, the final results differ from the preliminary results. The final weighted-average dumping margins for the reviewed firms are listed below in the section entitled, ‘‘Final Results of the Review.’’ Further, we find that one of the companies covered by this review had no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR. DATES: Effective date: December 10, 2015. AGENCY: 1 See Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipe and Tube Products From Turkey: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013– 2014, 80 FR 32090 (June 5, 2015) (Preliminary Results). 2 As explained in the Preliminary Results, the Department treats Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. and Borusan Istikbal Ticaret T.A.S. as the same legal entity. See Preliminary Results, 80 FR at 32090 and n. 3. 3 As explained in the Preliminary Results, the Department treats Toscelik Profil ve Sac Endustrisi A.S. and Tosyali Dis Ticaret A.S. as the same legal entity. Id. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Fred Baker, Deborah Scott, or Robert James AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2924, (202) 482–2657, and (202) 482–0649, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Background On June 5, 2015, the Department published the Preliminary Results of this review in the Federal Register. We invited parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. On July 26, 2015, we received a case brief from Toscelik. On July 27, 2015, we received case briefs from Allied Tube & Conduit and TMK IPSCO (petitioner) and from Borusan. On August 10, 2015, we received rebuttal briefs from petitioner, Borusan, and Toscelik. The Department conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the order is welded pipe and tube. The welded pipe and tube subject to the order is currently classifiable under subheading 7306.30.1000, 7306.30.5025, 7306.30.5032, 7306.30.5040, 7306.30.5055, 7306.30.5085, and 7306.30.5090 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes only. The written description is dispositive.4 Final Determination of No Shipments In the Preliminary Results, the Department preliminarily determined that Erbosan had no shipments during the POR.5 Following publication of the Preliminary Results, we received no comments from interested parties regarding this company. As a consequence, and because the record contains no evidence to the contrary, we continue to find that Erbosan made no 4 A full written description of the scope of the order is contained in the memorandum from Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipe and Tube Products from Turkey; 2013–2014,’’ (Issues and Decision Memorandum), dated concurrently with this notice and which is incorporated herein by reference. 5 See Preliminary Results, 80 FR at 32091 and the accompanying preliminary decision memorandum at 3–4. E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 237 (Thursday, December 10, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 76672-76674]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-31144]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


U.S. Education Mission to Central America: Panama and Honduras 
(Optional Stop to Guatemala)

May 2-5, 2016.
AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade 
Administration, is organizing an education mission to Panama and 
Honduras with an optional stop to Guatemala. The Department of Commerce 
is partnering with the Department of State's EducationUSA Advising 
Centers. This trade mission is designed to emphasize U.S. higher 
education, focusing on, in order of importance, intensive English 
language programs, community colleges, summer, undergraduate and 
graduate programs. The trade mission follows a successful trade mission 
to El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua in March 2015 and was of high 
demand given the previous successes.
    This mission will seek to connect U.S. higher education 
institutions to potential students and university/institution partners 
in Central America. The mission will include student fairs organized by 
EducationUSA, embassy briefings, site visits, and networking events. 
Panama City, San Pedro Sula and Guatemala City, are three of the top 
cities for recruiting students from Central America to the United 
States. Participating in the Education Mission, rather than traveling 
to these markets independently, will enhance the participants ability 
to secure appropriate meetings, especially in light of the high level 
engagement and support of U.S. education by the U.S. ambassadors in 
Panama and Honduras.
    Certain criteria must be fulfilled by schools attending this trade 
mission. Summer programs seeking to participate should be appropriately 
accredited by an accreditation body recognized by the U.S. Department 
of Education. Intensive English language programs seeking to 
participate should be accredited by the Commission on English Language 
Programs Accreditation (CEA) or appropriately accredited by an 
accreditation body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 
Community colleges, undergraduate and graduate programs seeking to 
participate should be accredited by a recognized accreditation body 
listed in Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or 
Accrediting Council for Education and Training (ACCET), in the 
Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA), or any 
accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

                                Schedule
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Monday, May 2................  [ssquf] Arrive in Panama City.
                               [ssquf] Check into hotel.
                               [ssquf] Welcome Dinner and Embassy
                                Briefing.
Tuesday, May 3...............  [ssquf] Group departure to secondary
                                school and university visits.
                               [ssquf] Group lunch with American Chamber
                                of Commerce/Panama.
                               [ssquf] Group return to hotel for one-on-
                                one appointments and networking
                                opportunities.
                               [ssquf] Afternoon: Student Information
                                Sessions and Education Fair organized by
                                EducationUSA in conjunction with the
                                Commercial Service.
Wednesday, May 4.............  [ssquf] Group departs Panama City for San
                                Pedro Sula.
                               [ssquf] Arrive in San Pedro Sula; Check
                                into hotel.
                               [ssquf] Group Lunch and Country Briefing
                                with U.S. and Foreign Commercial
                                Service, EducationUSA and U.S. Embassy
                                Public Affairs Officer.
                               [ssquf] Networking coffee with local
                                universities.
                               [ssquf] Afternoon: Student Information
                                Sessions and Education Fair organized by
                                EducationUSA in conjunction with the
                                Commercial Service.
Thursday, May 5..............  [ssquf] Group departs to Guatemala City.
                               [ssquf] Arrive in Guatemala City; Check
                                into Hotel.
                               [ssquf] Lunch and Embassy Briefing with
                                U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service and
                                Public Affairs.
                               [ssquf] One-on-one opportunities with
                                local institutions.
                               [ssquf] Afternoon: Student Information
                                Sessions and Education Fair organized by
                                a local contractor in conjunction with
                                the Commercial Service.
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    Web site: Please visit our official mission Web site for more 
information: http://export.gov/industry/education/centralamericamission/.

Participation Requirements

    All parties interested in participating in the mission to Central 
America must submit a complete application package for consideration to 
the U.S. Department of Commerce. All applicants will be evaluated on 
their ability to meet certain conditions and best satisfy the selection 
criteria as outlined below. Participants in the mission will be 
selected on a rolling basis to a minimum of 14 and a maximum of 20 
appropriately accredited U.S. educational institutions. Both, U.S. 
educational institutions already recruiting students and developing 
partnerships in the region and those who are new to recruiting and 
developing partnerships in the region may apply. The optional stop of 
Guatemala City will also be available on a rolling basis up to a 
maximum of 10 participants.

Fees and Expenses

    After an institution 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 is $2,550 for one 
principal representative from each non-profit educational institution 
or educational institution with less than 500 employees and $ $2,939 
for for-profit universities with over 500 employees. An institution can 
choose to participate in the optional stop in Guatemala for an 
additional $1,646 for one principal representative from each non-profit 
educational institution or educational institution with less than 500 
employees and $1,872 for for-profit universities with over 500 
employees. The fee for each additional representative is $500. Expenses 
for lodging, some meals, incidentals, and all travel (except for 
transportation to and from airports in-country, previously noted) will 
be the responsibility of each mission participant. The U.S. Department 
of Commerce can facilitate government rates in some hotels. The cost of 
participating in the student fairs at each location will be included in 
the registration fee.

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

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lodging, most meals, local ground transportation, except as stated in 
the proposed agenda, and air transportation from the United States to 
the mission site and return to the United States.

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/industry/education/) 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 March 1, 2016. Applications for 
the mission will be accepted on a rolling basis. Applications received 
after March 1, 2016, will be considered only if space and scheduling 
constraints permit.

Conditions for Participation

    An applicant must submit a timely, completed and signed mission 
application and supplemental application materials, including adequate 
information on course offerings, primary market objectives, and goals 
for participation. The institution must have appropriate accreditation 
as specified per paragraph one above. The institution must be 
represented at the student fair by an employee. No agents will be 
allowed to represent a school on the mission or participate at the 
student fair. Agents will also not be allowed into the fairs to solicit 
new partnerships. 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.
    Participants must travel to both stops in Panama and Honduras on 
the mission. Guatemala is the only optional stop.
    Each applicant must certify that the 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 service.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Goldberg, Industry & Analysis, 
Office of Trade Promotion Programs, Washington, DC, Tel: (202) 482-
1706, Email: jeffrey.goldberg@trade.gov.

Frank Spector,
Acting Director, Trade Missions Program.
[FR Doc. 2015-31144 Filed 12-9-15; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DR-P