Safety and Security Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait; November 12-18, 2016, 76669-76670 [2015-31146]

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[FR Doc. 2015–31196 Filed 12–9–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Safety and Security Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait; November 12–18, 2016 International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The United States Department of Commerce (DOC), International Trade Administration (ITA), U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (CS), is organizing an executive-led Safety and Security Trade Mission to Kuwait and Saudi Arabia scheduled for November 12–18, 2016. The objective of the mission is to introduce U.S. firms to Kuwait and Saudi Arabia’s homeland security market and to assist U.S. companies pursue export opportunities in this sector. The mission is intended to include representatives from leading U.S. companies that provide state-ofthe-art security and safety equipment. The mission will visit Kuwait City, Riyadh and Dhahran, where participants SUMMARY: 76669 will receive market briefings and participate in customized meetings with key safety and security officials and prospective partners in the private and public sector. The trade mission will coincide with the IFSEC exhibition scheduled in Riyadh from November 14–16, 2016. Trade mission participants will begin their business mission in Kuwait City, where CS Kuwait will arrange meetings with private and public sector officials that would include the procurement division of the Ministry of Interior. The mission will aid participating firms to gain market insights, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, and advance specific projects, with the goal of increasing U.S. exports to Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. The mission will include one-on-one business appointments with prescreened potential buyers, agents, distributors and joint venture partners; possible meetings with government officials; and networking events. Participating in an official U.S. industry delegation will enhance the companies’ ability to secure meetings with senior officials in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. SCHEDULE Saturday, November 12, 2016 ........ Sunday, November 13, 2016 .......... Monday, November 14, 2016 ......... Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 ................. Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 ............ Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 ................ D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D Delegates arrive in Kuwait City check-in, participate in ice-breaker event, and rest overnight. Briefing with CS. Business matchmaking sessions. Networking Reception. Meetings with Kuwaiti Government officials. Travel to Riyadh. Ice Breaker event. Business matchmaking sessions. Optional visit to IFSEC. Networking Dinner at Ambassador residence. Optional visit to IFSEC. Business matchmaking sessions. Evening travel to Dhahran. Briefing with U.S. Consulate in Dhahran. Business matchmaking sessions. Site visits to Aramco and Jubail. Networking reception. Web site: Please visit our official mission Web site for more information: http://www.export.gov/trademissions/. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Participation Requirements the first time may apply. A minimum of 15 and a maximum of 20 companies will be selected for participation in this mission. All parties interested in participating in the trade mission must complete and submit an application package for consideration by DOC. All applicants will be evaluated on their ability to meet certain conditions and best satisfy the selection criteria as outlined below. 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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. 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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 ................... 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 237 (Thursday, December 10, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 76669-76670]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-31146]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Safety and Security Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait; 
November 12-18, 2016

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The United States Department of Commerce (DOC), International 
Trade Administration (ITA), U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (CS), 
is organizing an executive-led Safety and Security Trade Mission to 
Kuwait and Saudi Arabia scheduled for November 12-18, 2016. The 
objective of the mission is to introduce U.S. firms to Kuwait and Saudi 
Arabia's homeland security market and to assist U.S. companies pursue 
export opportunities in this sector. The mission is intended to include 
representatives from leading U.S. companies that provide state-of-the-
art security and safety equipment. The mission will visit Kuwait City, 
Riyadh and Dhahran, where participants will receive market briefings 
and participate in customized meetings with key safety and security 
officials and prospective partners in the private and public sector. 
The trade mission will coincide with the IFSEC exhibition scheduled in 
Riyadh from November 14-16, 2016.
    Trade mission participants will begin their business mission in 
Kuwait City, where CS Kuwait will arrange meetings with private and 
public sector officials that would include the procurement division of 
the Ministry of Interior.
    The mission will aid participating firms to gain market insights, 
make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, and advance 
specific projects, with the goal of increasing U.S. exports to Kuwait 
and Saudi Arabia. The mission will include one-on-one business 
appointments with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors 
and joint venture partners; possible meetings with government 
officials; and networking events. Participating in an official U.S. 
industry delegation will enhance the companies' ability to secure 
meetings with senior officials in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

                                Schedule
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Saturday, November 12, 2016..  [ssquf] Delegates arrive in Kuwait City
                                check-in, participate in ice-breaker
                                event, and rest overnight.
Sunday, November 13, 2016....  [ssquf] Briefing with CS.
                               [ssquf] Business matchmaking sessions.
                               [ssquf] Networking Reception.
Monday, November 14, 2016....  [ssquf] Meetings with Kuwaiti Government
                                officials.
                               [ssquf] Travel to Riyadh.
                               [ssquf] Ice Breaker event.
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016.......  [ssquf] Business matchmaking sessions.
                               [ssquf] Optional visit to IFSEC.
                               [ssquf] Networking Dinner at Ambassador
                                residence.
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016.....  [ssquf] Optional visit to IFSEC.
                               [ssquf] Business matchmaking sessions.
                               [ssquf] Evening travel to Dhahran.
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016......  [ssquf] Briefing with U.S. Consulate in
                                Dhahran.
                               [ssquf] Business matchmaking sessions.
                               [ssquf] Site visits to Aramco and Jubail.
                               [ssquf] Networking reception.
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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 DOC. 
All applicants will be evaluated on their ability to meet certain 
conditions and best satisfy the selection criteria as outlined below. 
U.S. companies already doing business with Saudi Arabia as well as U.S. 
companies seeking to enter to the Saudi market for the first time may 
apply. A minimum of 15 and a maximum of 20 companies will be selected 
for participation in this mission.

Fees and Expenses

    After a company has been selected to participate on the mission, a 
payment to the DOC in the form of a participation fee is required. (The 
participation fee is $3,300 for large firms and $2,900 for a small or 
medium-sized enterprise (SME), which covers one representative. The fee 
for each additional representative is $750) this is just a suggestion.
    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.

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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.

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.
    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]
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