Information and Communication Technology Trade Mission to Turkey; November 28, 2016-December 1, 2016, 76670-76671 [2015-31145]

Download as PDF 76670 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 237 / Thursday, December 10, 2015 / Notices Exclusions The mission fee does not include any personal travel expenses such as lodging, most meals, local ground transportation, and air transportation from the U.S. to the mission sites, between mission sites, and return to the United States. Business visas may be required. Government fees and processing expenses to obtain such visas are also not included in the mission costs. However, the U.S. 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://www.ita.doc.gov/ doctm/tmcal.html) 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 conclude no later than April 30, 2016. All applicants will be vetted by the Department of Commerce after September 1, 2016. Applications received after September 1, 2016 will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. 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 information, or take the lack of information into account when evaluating the applications. Each applicant must also certify that the products and services it seeks to export through the mission are either produced in the United States, or, if not, marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and have at least 51 percent U.S. content of the value of the finished product or service. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Douglas Wallace, U.S. Commercial Service, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Tel: +966 11 488–3800, Email: douglas.wallace@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. 2015–31146 Filed 12–9–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P Conditions for Participation An applicant must submit a completed and signed mission application and supplemental DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Information and Communication Technology Trade Mission to Turkey; November 28, 2016–December 1, 2016 International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA), is organizing an Information and Communication Technology Trade Mission to Istanbul, Turkey and Ankara from November 28th–December 1st, 2016. The trade mission will focus on Cyber Security and e-Commerce as a sub sector. The purpose of the mission is to introduce U.S. firms and trade associations to Turkey information and communication technology (ICT) security and critical infrastructure protection markets and to assist U.S. companies to find business partners and export their products and services. The mission will visit Istanbul and Ankara in Turkey where U.S. firms will have access to business development opportunities, participating firms will gain market insights, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, and advance specific projects, with the goal of increasing U.S. exports of products and services to Turkey. The mission will include customized oneon-one business appointments with prescreened potential buyers, agents, distributors and joint venture partners; meetings with state and local government officials and industry leaders; and networking events. SUMMARY: SCHEDULE Sunday, November 27 .................... Monday, November 28 ................... Tuesday, November 29 .................. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Wednesday, November 30 ............. Thursday, December 1 ................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:33 Dec 09, 2015 D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D Trade Mission Participants Arrive in Istanbul. Visit the city (Optional). Mission Welcome Meet-up. Welcome to Istanbul and Country Briefing (Turkey). One-on-One business matchmaking appointments. Networking Lunch. One-on-One business matchmaking appointments. Networking Reception (TBC). One-on-One business matchmaking appointments. Networking Lunch. One-on-One business matchmaking appointments. Travel to Ankara. Welcome to Ankara. One-on-One business matchmaking appointments. Networking Lunch. Site visits to Cyber Security Centers. Networking Reception. Ministry Meetings. Networking Lunch. Ministry Meetings. Trade Mission Ends. Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 237 / Thursday, December 10, 2015 / Notices 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 DOC. All applicants will be evaluated, on a rolling basis, on their ability to meet certain conditions and best satisfy the selection criteria as outlined below. A minimum of 15 and maximum of 20 firms and/or trade associations will be selected to participate in the mission from the applicant pool. Fees and Expenses After a firm or trade association 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 Business Development Mission will be $2970.63 for small or medium-sized enterprises (SME); and $3937.50 for large firms or trade associations. 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. Interpreter and driver services can be arranged for additional cost. 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, and air transportation from the U.S. to the mission sites, between mission sites, and return to the United States. Business visas may be required. Government fees and processing expenses to obtain such visas are also not included in the mission costs. However, the U.S. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:33 Dec 09, 2015 Jkt 238001 76671 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 September 6, 2016. The U.S. Department of Commerce will review applications and make selection decisions on a rolling basis beginning immediately until the maximum of 20 participants is selected. Applications received after September 6, 2016 will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. 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. Gemal Brangman, Project Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC, Tel: 202–482–3773, Fax: 202–482– 9000, Gemal.Brangman@trade.gov. 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 information, or take the lack of information into account when evaluating the applications. Companies must provide 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 and/or 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. 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. The following criteria will be evaluated in selecting participants: • Suitability of the company’s (or in the case of a trade association/ organization, represented companies’) products or services to the mission goals and the markets to be visited as part of this trade mission. • Company’s (or in the case of a trade association/organization, represented companies’) potential for business in each of the markets to be visited as part of this trade mission. • Consistency of the applicant’s (or in the case of a trade association/ organization, represented companies’) BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Frank Spector, Acting Director, Trade Missions Program. [FR Doc. 2015–31145 Filed 12–9–15; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration U.S. Safety and Security Trade Mission to the Northern Triangle (Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador) May 16–20, 2016. International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA), is organizing a Trade Mission to Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador from May 16 to 20, 2016. The purpose of this mission is to assist U.S. companies in launching or increasing exports of U.S. safety and security goods or services to Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. Participating firms will gain market insights, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, and advance specific projects, with the goal of increasing U.S. exports of products and services to the Northern Triangle of Central America. The mission will include customized one-on-one business appointments with prescreened potential buyers, agents, distributors, and joint venture partners; meetings with industry leaders, market briefings, and networking events. 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 237 (Thursday, December 10, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 76670-76671]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-31145]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Information and Communication Technology Trade Mission to Turkey; 
November 28, 2016-December 1, 2016

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade 
Administration (ITA), is organizing an Information and Communication 
Technology Trade Mission to Istanbul, Turkey and Ankara from November 
28th-December 1st, 2016. The trade mission will focus on Cyber Security 
and e-Commerce as a sub sector.
    The purpose of the mission is to introduce U.S. firms and trade 
associations to Turkey information and communication technology (ICT) 
security and critical infrastructure protection markets and to assist 
U.S. companies to find business partners and export their products and 
services. The mission will visit Istanbul and Ankara in Turkey where 
U.S. firms will have access to business development opportunities, 
participating firms will gain market insights, make industry contacts, 
solidify business strategies, and advance specific projects, with the 
goal of increasing U.S. exports of products and services to Turkey. The 
mission will include customized one-on-one business appointments with 
pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors and joint venture 
partners; meetings with state and local government officials and 
industry leaders; and networking events.

                                Schedule
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Sunday, November 27..........  [ssquf] Trade Mission Participants Arrive
                                in Istanbul.
                               [ssquf] Visit the city (Optional).
                               [ssquf] Mission Welcome Meet-up.
Monday, November 28..........  [ssquf] Welcome to Istanbul and Country
                                Briefing (Turkey).
                               [ssquf] One-on-One business matchmaking
                                appointments.
                               [ssquf] Networking Lunch.
                               [ssquf] One-on-One business matchmaking
                                appointments.
                               [ssquf] Networking Reception (TBC).
Tuesday, November 29.........  [ssquf] One-on-One business matchmaking
                                appointments.
                               [ssquf] Networking Lunch.
                               [ssquf] One-on-One business matchmaking
                                appointments.
                               [ssquf] Travel to Ankara.
Wednesday, November 30.......  [ssquf] Welcome to Ankara.
                               [ssquf] One-on-One business matchmaking
                                appointments.
                               [ssquf] Networking Lunch.
                               [ssquf] Site visits to Cyber Security
                                Centers.
                               [ssquf] Networking Reception.
Thursday, December 1.........  [ssquf] Ministry Meetings.
                               [ssquf] Networking Lunch.
                               [ssquf] Ministry Meetings.
                               [ssquf] Trade Mission 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 
DOC. All applicants will be evaluated, on a rolling basis, on their 
ability to meet certain conditions and best satisfy the selection 
criteria as outlined below. A minimum of 15 and maximum of 20 firms 
and/or trade associations will be selected to participate in the 
mission from the applicant pool.

Fees and Expenses

    After a firm or trade association 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 Business 
Development Mission will be $2970.63 for small or medium-sized 
enterprises (SME); and $3937.50 for large firms or trade associations. 
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. 
Interpreter and driver services can be arranged for additional cost. 
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, and air 
transportation from the U.S. to the mission sites, between mission 
sites, and return to the United States. Business visas may be required. 
Government fees and processing expenses to obtain such visas are also 
not included in the mission costs. However, the U.S. 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 September 6, 2016. The U.S. 
Department of Commerce will review applications and make selection 
decisions on a rolling basis beginning immediately until the maximum of 
20 participants is selected. Applications received after September 6, 
2016 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 information, or take the lack of information into 
account when evaluating the applications.
    Companies must provide 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 and/or 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. 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.
    The following criteria will be evaluated in selecting participants:
     Suitability of the company's (or in the case of a trade 
association/organization, represented companies') products or services 
to the mission goals and the markets to be visited as part of this 
trade mission.
     Company's (or in the case of a trade association/
organization, represented companies') potential for business in each of 
the markets to be visited as part of this trade mission.
     Consistency of the applicant's (or in the case of a trade 
association/organization, represented companies') 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. Gemal Brangman, Project Officer, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC, Tel: 202-482-3773, Fax: 
202-482-9000, Gemal.Brangman@trade.gov.

Frank Spector,
Acting Director, Trade Missions Program.
[FR Doc. 2015-31145 Filed 12-9-15; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DR-P