Healthcare Business Development Mission to China October 23-28, 2016, 42654-42656 [2016-15486]

Download as PDF 42654 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 126 / Thursday, June 30, 2016 / Notices of the United States (HTSUS) numbers: 7306.30.1000, 7306.30.5025, 7306.30.5032, 7306.30.5040, 7306.30.5055, 7306.30.5085, and 7306.30.5090. Although the HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review For the reasons stated in the Initiation and Preliminary Results, and because we received no comments from interested parties, the Department finds that Hyundai Steel is the successor-ininterest to HYSCO. As a result of this determination, we find that Hyundai Steel should receive the cash deposit rate assigned to HYSCO in the most recently completed review of the antidumping duty order on CWP from Korea.3 Consequently, the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to suspend liquidation of all shipments of subject merchandise produced or exported by Hyundai Steel and entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of this notice in the Federal Register at 1.62 percent, which is the current antidumping duty cashdeposit rate for HYSCO. This cash deposit requirement shall remain in effect until further notice. Dated: June 22, 2016. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2016–15471 Filed 6–29–16; 8:45 am] applicants on a rolling basis starting immediately and until at least 10 participants are selected, with a maximum number of 15 participants. Applications received after July 25, 2016, will be considered only if space and scheduling constrains permit and participation fees must be paid by August 9, 2016. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Amendments to revise the selection process. Background It has been determined that the selection process of companies interested in participating in the mission will be vetted on a rolling basis. All applications will be evaluated on their ability to meet certain conditions and best satisfy the selection criteria outlined under the conditions of participation clause. Applications for this Mission will be accepted through July 25, 2016 (and after that date if space remains and scheduling constraints permit). Interested U.S. companies and trade associations/ organizations providing oil and gas equipment, technology, or services as well as U.S. companies seeking to enter the Brazilian market for the first time are encouraged to apply. Contact Information Ethel M. Azueta Glen, International Trade Specialist, Trade Missions, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, Tel: 202–482–5388, Fax: 202–482–9000, Ethel.Glen@trade.gov. Frank Spector, Director, Trade Missions Program. BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P [FR Doc. 2016–15481 Filed 6–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Subsea & Onshore Technology Trade Mission to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 19–21, 2016; Amendment International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, is amending the Notice published at 80 FR 76657 (December 10, 2015), regarding the Subsea & Onshore Technology Trade Mission to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 19–21, 2016, to modify the selection process of mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 3 See Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013– 2014, 81 FR 39908 (June 20, 2016). 20:01 Jun 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 Healthcare Business Development Mission to China October 23–28, 2016 International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 International Trade Administration The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, is organizing an executive-led Healthcare Business Development Mission to China with an emphasis on the Sector. The mission is proposed at the Deputy Secretary level with participation from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to ensure adequate access to Chinese government officials. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The purpose of the mission is open access to Chinese government health officials and to introduce U.S. firms and trade associations to the Chinese Healthcare market as well as assist U.S. companies to find business partners and export their products and services to China. The mission is intended to include representatives from U.S. companies and U.S. trade associations with members that provide high end, innovative medical devices (especially imaging), healthcare technology equipment, innovative pharmaceuticals, hospital management or senior care management solutions, and medical education or training, hospital cooperation (i.e. management and education), as well as pharmaceuticals and senior care segments. Healthcare is an important issue for both the China. Today, China’s annual healthcare spending is about $590.2 billion or 5.7% of its GDP. Commerce and health are not mutually exclusive, as workers become ill and as the cost of healthcare and insurance increases there is a direct impact on business through the loss of worker productivity and skilled workers, and reduced output. With fewer healthy workers earning incomes, businesses will also be harmed by decreased size and purchasing power of consumers. Families and individuals will be burdened with the impact of reduced incomes, increased health costs, and increased likelihood of long term care. As the world’s two largest economies, how the two sides approach healthcare in the future has the potential to impact global macroeconomic stability and future economic growth. In recent years China has prioritized the reform of its healthcare system, to ensure citizens have good quality and affordable care, especially given the trends in the population and the increase in various health issues. The aging population, chronic disease and lack of fitness for children create challenges and burdens on establishing an effective healthcare system. Incidence of non-communicable disease (NCDs) such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes has rapidly increased. Economic growth is also impeded because NCDs hit workers in their prime years of productivity— creating long term chronic conditions, withdrawal from the workforce, diminished family resources and early death. Tackling the prevalence and significance of NCDs is challenging. The causes are rooted in the universal trends of aging and rapid urbanization, demographic factors which will only increase in the future. E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 126 / Thursday, June 30, 2016 / Notices Facing similar challenges and possessing common goals to achieve a successful healthcare ecosystem, the United States and China are well positioned to share experiences and find solutions to existing problems through uniting government and private sector forces at the intersection of commerce and healthcare. Areas of mutual collaboration in the healthcare could focus on improving patient access and services delivery, as well as areas of cooperation to benefit the health and lives of the population. As China reforms its’ healthcare system and endeavors to create an innovative medical device and pharmaceutical industry it risks the alienation of foreign firms in the market. This trade mission will offer U.S. firms not only the opportunity to market their products and services, but also to explore ways that U.S. industry can support China’s efforts to reform their healthcare system through win-win bilateral healthcare cooperation. The trade mission will include oneon-one business appointments with prescreened potential buyers, agents, distributors and joint venture partners; meetings with national and regional government officials, chambers of commerce, and business groups; and networking receptions for companies and trade associations representing companies interested in expansion into the Chinese markets. Meetings will be offered with government authorities (such as the National Health and Family Planning Commission, China Food and Drug Administration, Ministry of Human Resources and Social Services, and Ministry of Civil Affairs) that can address questions about policies, tariff rates, incentives, regulations, etc. Schedule Sunday, October 23 D Business Delegation arrives Beijing D Business Delegation Meet and Greet/ Icebreaker mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Monday, October 24 D China Economic and Market briefing by U.S. Embassy staff on programs and opportunities in the Healthcare Sector D Business Delegation Meeting with Vice Minister of National Health and Planning Commission D Lunch hosted by Healthcare Association D Business Delegation Meeting with Vice Minister of China Food and Drug Administration D Business Delegation Meeting with Vice Minister of Ministry of Human Resources and Social Services VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:01 Jun 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 Tuesday, October 25 D Business Delegation Meeting with Vice Minister of Ministry of Civil Affairs D Business Delegation Meeting with Commissioner of China Insurance Regulatory Commission D Business Delegation Business-toBusiness Meetings D Mission Reception Hosted By U.S. Ambassador Baucus Wednesday, October 26 D Airport Transfer to Beijing (PEK) Airport D Morning Travel to Chongqing (post will recommend a specific flight, however flight is not included in the mission cost) D Airport Transfer from Chongqing Airport D Lunch Briefing by U.S. Consulate Chengdu staff on programs and opportunities in the Healthcare Sector D Business Delegation Meeting with Chongqing Government Leadership D Hospital Site Visit or Evening tourism event Thursday, October 27 D Healthcare Association event (Healthcare Symposium, co-host with Chongqing Government) D Business Delegation Networking Luncheon D Business Delegation Business-toBusiness Meetings D CG-hosted Dinner for US companies and USGs Friday, October 28 D Business Delegation Meeting with Chongqing Health Bureau D Lunch Wrap-up Meeting D Afternoon—Delegates free to depart Web site Please visit our official mission Web site for more information: http:// export.gov/trademissions/eg_main_ 023185.asp. 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 12 and maximum of 18 firms and/or trade associations or organizations will be selected to participate in the mission from the applicant pool. Fees and Expenses After a trade association/organization has been selected to participate on the PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42655 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 $10,500 for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME); 1 and $12,500 for a large firm and trade association/organization. The fee for each additional firm representative (large firm or SME/trade organization) is $3500. Expenses for travel, lodging, meals, and incidentals will be the responsibility of each mission participant. Interpreter and driver services can be arranged by the CS 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: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/ TM/7R0L. 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, and air transportation from the U.S. to the 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 1 July 2016. The 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/contractingopportunities/ sizestandardstopics/index.html). 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). E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 42656 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 126 / Thursday, June 30, 2016 / Notices U.S. Department of Commerce will review applications and make selection decisions on a rolling basis. Applications received after 1 July 2016, will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. Contacts Mr. Dennis Simmons, Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy Beijing | U.S. Department of Commerce, Beijing, China, Tel: +(86)1–8531–3445, Dennis.Simmons@trade.gov Mr. Eric Hsu, Principal Commercial Officer, U.S. Consulate Chengdu | U.S. Department of Commerce, Chengdu, China, Tel: +(86) 28–8518–3992, Eric.Hsu@trade.gov Ms. Yolinda Qu, International Trade Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of China and Mongolia, Washington, DC, Tel: (202) 482–0007, Yolinda.Qu@trade.gov Frank Spector, Trade Missions Program. [FR Doc. 2016–15486 Filed 6–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Information and Communication Technologies and Services Trade Mission to Singapore and Vietnam March 6–10, 2017 International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Schedule Arrive in Singapore March 4th and 5th Monday, March 6, 2017 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Mission Description The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA) is organizing an Informational and Technologies (ICT) Trade Mission to Singapore and Vietnam from March 6–10th, 2017. The purpose of the mission is to introduce U.S. firms to Singapore and Vietnam’s rapidly expanding ICT sector, and to assist U.S. companies in pursuing export opportunities in this sector. The mission is designed for U.S. ICT companies. The mission also will help U.S. companies already doing business in Singapore and Vietnam increase their footprint and deepen their business interests. With the Administration’s emphasis on enacting the Trans-Pacific Partnership, medium and long-term opportunities will continue for American companies that strategically position in these markets. The mission will not be an executive-led mission. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:01 Jun 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 This trade mission focus on recruiting U.S. veteran-owned companies 1 2 and others who play a significant role in information communication and telecom infrastructure development, by helping U.S. companies get ahead of their global competitors in the ASEAN markets that present excellent market opportunities in these sectors. Target sectors holding high potential for U.S exporters include fixed and mobile telephone networks, Internet, satellites, broadcasting, Information Technology (IT) hardware and software, and in any sub-sector related to the telecommunications industry. Mission participants will benefit from country briefings, one-on-one appointments with prospective business contacts, and high-level meetings with government officials and business leaders. The mission will help participating firms and associations/organizations gain market insights, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, and advance specific projects, with the goal of increasing U.S. ICT exports. The mission will include market briefings, one-on-one business appointments with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors, industry leaders, and joint venture partners; meetings with host governments; and networking events. Participating in an official U.S. industry delegation, rather than traveling on their own, will enhance the companies’ ability to identify opportunities in Vietnam and Singapore. • Briefing by US Embassy Singapore officials • Briefing by Singapore Government/ Industry officials • One-on-one meetings with Singapore companies • Networking Reception Hanoi, Vietnam Wednesday, March 8, 2017 • Briefing by U.S. Embassy officials • Briefing by Vietnamese Government • One-on-one meetings with Vietnamese companies • Reception at Ambassador Residence 1 Formed by veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, Vets Go Global is a team of U.S. Commercial Service international trade specialists dedicated to helping other U.S. veterans connect to business opportunities around the world. The Vets Go Global team is the main organizer of this trade mission. 2 Despite the veteran-owned business focus, all companies are encouraged to apply. Recruitment will not be limited to veteran-owned businesses, and non-veteran-owned status will not determine eligibility and denial for the mission. PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Thursday, March 9, 2017 Ho Chi Minh City Friday, March 10, 2017 • Briefing by U.S. Consulate officials • Briefing by Vietnamese Government • One-on-one meetings with Vietnamese companies Web site Please visit our official mission Web site for more information: http:// export.gov/trademissions/eg_main_ 023185.asp. Participation Requirements All parties interested in participating in the trade mission must complete and submit an application package 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 ten firms and a maximum of 12 firms, service providers and/or trade associations/organizations will be selected from the applicant pool to participate in the trade mission. Fees and Expenses After an applicant has been selected to participate in the mission, a payment to the Department of Commerce in the form of a participation fee is required. Upon notification of acceptance to participate, those selected have 5 business days to submit payment or the acceptance may be revoked. The participation fee for the trade mission to Singapore and Vietnam alone is $3,200.00 for small or medium-sized enterprises (SME) 3 and $5,300.00 for large firms and trade associations/ organizations. The fee for each additional representative (large firm or SME or trade association/organization) is $750.00. The rate for additional/ optional meetings in Ho Chi Minh City is not included, but would be the formal established GKS rates for one-day worth of scheduled meetings ($700). Application All interested firms and associations may register via the following link: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/ TM/7R0N. 3 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/contractingopportunities/ sizestandardstopics/index.html). 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). E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 126 (Thursday, June 30, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 42654-42656]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Healthcare Business Development Mission to China October 23-28, 
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 executive-led Healthcare Business 
Development Mission to China with an emphasis on the Sector. The 
mission is proposed at the Deputy Secretary level with participation 
from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to ensure adequate 
access to Chinese government officials.
    The purpose of the mission is open access to Chinese government 
health officials and to introduce U.S. firms and trade associations to 
the Chinese Healthcare market as well as assist U.S. companies to find 
business partners and export their products and services to China. The 
mission is intended to include representatives from U.S. companies and 
U.S. trade associations with members that provide high end, innovative 
medical devices (especially imaging), healthcare technology equipment, 
innovative pharmaceuticals, hospital management or senior care 
management solutions, and medical education or training, hospital 
cooperation (i.e. management and education), as well as pharmaceuticals 
and senior care segments.
    Healthcare is an important issue for both the China. Today, China's 
annual healthcare spending is about $590.2 billion or 5.7% of its GDP. 
Commerce and health are not mutually exclusive, as workers become ill 
and as the cost of healthcare and insurance increases there is a direct 
impact on business through the loss of worker productivity and skilled 
workers, and reduced output. With fewer healthy workers earning 
incomes, businesses will also be harmed by decreased size and 
purchasing power of consumers. Families and individuals will be 
burdened with the impact of reduced incomes, increased health costs, 
and increased likelihood of long term care. As the world's two largest 
economies, how the two sides approach healthcare in the future has the 
potential to impact global macro-economic stability and future economic 
growth.
    In recent years China has prioritized the reform of its healthcare 
system, to ensure citizens have good quality and affordable care, 
especially given the trends in the population and the increase in 
various health issues. The aging population, chronic disease and lack 
of fitness for children create challenges and burdens on establishing 
an effective healthcare system. Incidence of non-communicable disease 
(NCDs) such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes has rapidly 
increased. Economic growth is also impeded because NCDs hit workers in 
their prime years of productivity--creating long term chronic 
conditions, withdrawal from the workforce, diminished family resources 
and early death. Tackling the prevalence and significance of NCDs is 
challenging. The causes are rooted in the universal trends of aging and 
rapid urbanization, demographic factors which will only increase in the 
future.

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    Facing similar challenges and possessing common goals to achieve a 
successful healthcare ecosystem, the United States and China are well 
positioned to share experiences and find solutions to existing problems 
through uniting government and private sector forces at the 
intersection of commerce and healthcare. Areas of mutual collaboration 
in the healthcare could focus on improving patient access and services 
delivery, as well as areas of cooperation to benefit the health and 
lives of the population. As China reforms its' healthcare system and 
endeavors to create an innovative medical device and pharmaceutical 
industry it risks the alienation of foreign firms in the market. This 
trade mission will offer U.S. firms not only the opportunity to market 
their products and services, but also to explore ways that U.S. 
industry can support China's efforts to reform their healthcare system 
through win-win bilateral healthcare cooperation.
    The trade mission will include one-on-one business appointments 
with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors and joint 
venture partners; meetings with national and regional government 
officials, chambers of commerce, and business groups; and networking 
receptions for companies and trade associations representing companies 
interested in expansion into the Chinese markets. Meetings will be 
offered with government authorities (such as the National Health and 
Family Planning Commission, China Food and Drug Administration, 
Ministry of Human Resources and Social Services, and Ministry of Civil 
Affairs) that can address questions about policies, tariff rates, 
incentives, regulations, etc.

Schedule

Sunday, October 23

[ssquf] Business Delegation arrives Beijing
[ssquf] Business Delegation Meet and Greet/Icebreaker

Monday, October 24

[ssquf] China Economic and Market briefing by U.S. Embassy staff on 
programs and opportunities in the Healthcare Sector
[ssquf] Business Delegation Meeting with Vice Minister of National 
Health and Planning Commission
[ssquf] Lunch hosted by Healthcare Association
[ssquf] Business Delegation Meeting with Vice Minister of China Food 
and Drug Administration
[ssquf] Business Delegation Meeting with Vice Minister of Ministry of 
Human Resources and Social Services

Tuesday, October 25

[ssquf] Business Delegation Meeting with Vice Minister of Ministry of 
Civil Affairs
[ssquf] Business Delegation Meeting with Commissioner of China 
Insurance Regulatory Commission
[ssquf] Business Delegation Business-to-Business Meetings
[ssquf] Mission Reception Hosted By U.S. Ambassador Baucus

Wednesday, October 26

[ssquf] Airport Transfer to Beijing (PEK) Airport
[ssquf] Morning Travel to Chongqing (post will recommend a specific 
flight, however flight is not included in the mission cost)
[ssquf] Airport Transfer from Chongqing Airport
[ssquf] Lunch Briefing by U.S. Consulate Chengdu staff on programs and 
opportunities in the Healthcare Sector
[ssquf] Business Delegation Meeting with Chongqing Government 
Leadership
[ssquf] Hospital Site Visit or Evening tourism event

Thursday, October 27

[ssquf] Healthcare Association event (Healthcare Symposium, co-host 
with Chongqing Government)
[ssquf] Business Delegation Networking Luncheon
[ssquf] Business Delegation Business-to-Business Meetings
[ssquf] CG-hosted Dinner for US companies and USGs

Friday, October 28

[ssquf] Business Delegation Meeting with Chongqing Health Bureau
[ssquf] Lunch Wrap-up Meeting
[ssquf] Afternoon--Delegates free to depart

Web site

    Please visit our official mission Web site for more information: 
http://export.gov/trademissions/eg_main_023185.asp.

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 12 and maximum of 18 firms 
and/or trade associations or organizations will be selected to 
participate in the mission from the applicant pool.

Fees and Expenses

    After a trade association/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 $10,500 for a small or medium-sized 
enterprise (SME); \1\ and $12,500 for a large firm and trade 
association/organization. The fee for each additional firm 
representative (large firm or SME/trade organization) is $3500. 
Expenses for travel, lodging, meals, and incidentals will be the 
responsibility of each mission participant. Interpreter and driver 
services can be arranged by the CS for additional cost. 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/contractingopportunities/sizestandardstopics/index.html). 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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Application

    All interested firms and associations may register via the 
following link: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/TM/7R0L.

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, and air transportation from the U.S. to the 
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 1 July 2016. The

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U.S. Department of Commerce will review applications and make selection 
decisions on a rolling basis. Applications received after 1 July 2016, 
will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit.

Contacts

Mr. Dennis Simmons, Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy Beijing [verbar] 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Beijing, China, Tel: +(86)1-8531-3445, 
Dennis.Simmons@trade.gov
Mr. Eric Hsu, Principal Commercial Officer, U.S. Consulate Chengdu 
[verbar] U.S. Department of Commerce, Chengdu, China, Tel: +(86) 28-
8518-3992, Eric.Hsu@trade.gov
Ms. Yolinda Qu, International Trade Specialist, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, Office of China and Mongolia, Washington, DC, Tel: (202) 482-
0007, Yolinda.Qu@trade.gov

Frank Spector,
Trade Missions Program.
[FR Doc. 2016-15486 Filed 6-29-16; 8:45 am]
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