Healthcare Business Development Mission to China, 59183-59184 [2016-20526]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 167 / Monday, August 29, 2016 / Notices 59183 3 This acquisition allows for use of non-stockpile materials in the production of material meeting modern specifications. U.S.C. 50 § 98 Sec. 5a(1) allows for replacement of stockpile materials with better quality material without specific legislated authority. 4 Excludes acquisition of yttrium, dysprosium and europium as these rare earths were requested under separate legislation. [FR Doc. 2016–20579 Filed 8–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Healthcare Business Development Mission to China International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Replacement of trade mission statement. AGENCY: The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration is replacing a notice published June 30, 2016, at 81 FR 42654, for its Healthcare Business Development Mission to China, to amend the dates of that mission to Oct. 16–21, 2016. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Replacement of Trade Mission Statement. SUMMARY: Background The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration is amending the dates of the Healthcare Business Development Mission to China to Oct. 16–21, 2016. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Replacement Healthcare Business Development Mission to China, October 16–21, 2016 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 will be led by the Deputy Secretary of Commerce with participation from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to facilitate access to the appropriate Chinese government agencies. 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, VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:27 Aug 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 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. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 16 D Business Delegation arrives Beijing D Business Delegation Meet and Greet/ Icebreaker Monday, October 17 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 Tuesday, October 18 D Business Delegation Meeting with Vice Minister of Ministry of Civil Affairs E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1 59184 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 167 / Monday, August 29, 2016 / Notices 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 19 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 20 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 U.S. companies and USGs Friday, October 21 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://2016.export.gov/china/ healthcaretrademission/. Participation Requirements jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 staggered basis on their ability to meet certain conditions and best satisfy the selection criteria as outlined below. A minimum of 15 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:27 Aug 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 (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 $3,500. 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: ttps:// 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 for transportation to and from meetings, and airport transfers during the mission), and air transportation. Participants will, however, be able to take advantage of U.S. Government rates for hotel rooms. Electronic visas are required to participate on the mission, which are easily obtainable online. Applying for and obtaining such visas will be the responsibility of the mission participant. Government fees and processing expenses to obtain such visas are not included in the participation fee. However, the Department of Commerce will provide instructions to each participant on the procedures required to obtain necessary business visas. Timeline for Recruitment and Applications Mission recruitment will be conducted in an open and public manner, including publication in the Federal Register, posting on the Commerce Department trade mission calendar (http://export.gov/ trademissions) and other Internet Web sites, press releases to general and trade media, direct mail, notices by industry trade associations and other multiplier groups, and publicity at industry meetings, symposia, conferences, and trade shows. Recruitment for the mission will begin immediately and conclude no later than 5 August 2016. The U.S. Department of Commerce will 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). PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 review applications and make selection decisions on a staggered basis. Applications received after 5 August 2016, will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 Ms. Melissa Hill, Deputy Team Leader, Global China Team, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Export Assistance Center—New York City, Tel: (212) 809–2675, Melissa.Hill@trade.gov Frank Spector, Senior Advisor for Trade Missions. [FR Doc. 2016–20526 Filed 8–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Subsea & Onshore Technology Trade Mission to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 19–21, 2016; Cancellation International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice; cancellation. AGENCY: The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, published a notice in the Federal Register at 80 FR 76657 (December 10, 2015), regarding the Subsea & Onshore Technology Trade Mission to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 19–21, 2016. This mission has been cancelled due to scheduling difficulties. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Trade Mission Cancellation. Background 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 being encouraged to contact us for information on the Gold Key Service (GKS) — through the U.S. E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 167 (Monday, August 29, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 59183-59184]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-20526]


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 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Healthcare Business Development Mission to China

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Replacement of trade mission statement.

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SUMMARY: The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade 
Administration is replacing a notice published June 30, 2016, at 81 FR 
42654, for its Healthcare Business Development Mission to China, to 
amend the dates of that mission to Oct. 16-21, 2016.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Replacement of Trade Mission Statement.

Background

    The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade 
Administration is amending the dates of the Healthcare Business 
Development Mission to China to Oct. 16-21, 2016.

Replacement

Healthcare Business Development Mission to China, October 16-21, 2016

    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 will be led by the Deputy Secretary of Commerce with 
participation from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to 
facilitate access to the appropriate Chinese government agencies.
    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.
    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 16
[ssquf] Business Delegation arrives Beijing
[ssquf] Business Delegation Meet and Greet/Icebreaker
Monday, October 17
[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 18
[ssquf] Business Delegation Meeting with Vice Minister of Ministry of 
Civil Affairs

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[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 19
[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 20
[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 U.S. companies and USGs
Friday, October 21
[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://2016.export.gov/china/healthcaretrademission/.

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 staggered basis on their 
ability to meet certain conditions and best satisfy the selection 
criteria as outlined below. A minimum of 15 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 $3,500. 
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: ttps://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 for 
transportation to and from meetings, and airport transfers during the 
mission), and air transportation. Participants will, however, be able 
to take advantage of U.S. Government rates for hotel rooms. Electronic 
visas are required to participate on the mission, which are easily 
obtainable online. Applying for and obtaining such visas will be the 
responsibility of the mission participant. Government fees and 
processing expenses to obtain such visas are not included in the 
participation fee. However, the Department of Commerce will provide 
instructions to each participant on the procedures required to obtain 
necessary business visas.

Timeline for Recruitment and Applications

    Mission recruitment will be conducted in an open and public manner, 
including publication in the Federal Register, posting on the Commerce 
Department trade mission calendar (http://export.gov/trademissions) and 
other Internet Web sites, press releases to general and trade media, 
direct mail, notices by industry trade associations and other 
multiplier groups, and publicity at industry meetings, symposia, 
conferences, and trade shows. Recruitment for the mission will begin 
immediately and conclude no later than 5 August 2016. The U.S. 
Department of Commerce will review applications and make selection 
decisions on a staggered basis. Applications received after 5 August 
2016, will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints 
permit.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Mr. Dennis Simmons, Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy Beijing [bond] 
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 
[bond] 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
Ms. Melissa Hill, Deputy Team Leader, Global China Team, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, U.S. Export Assistance Center--New York City, 
Tel: (212) 809-2675, Melissa.Hill@trade.gov

Frank Spector,
Senior Advisor for Trade Missions.
[FR Doc. 2016-20526 Filed 8-26-16; 8:45 am]
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