Smart Technologies Trade Mission to Taiwan and Hong Kong With an Optional Stop in Guangzhou (China), 80641-80643 [2016-27556]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 221 / Wednesday, November 16, 2016 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES respect to NKK at that time, but rather complete the review with respect to NKK and issue appropriate instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) based on the final results. After issuing the Preliminary Results, the Department received no comments from interested parties, and has not received any information that would cause it to alter its preliminary determination. Therefore, for these final results, the Department continues to find that NKK did not have any reviewable entries during the POR. be liquidated at the all-others rate effective during the period of review if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction.5 Cash Deposit Requirements The following deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the notice of final results of administrative review for all shipments of certain small diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line, and pressure pipe (under 41⁄2 inches) from Japan entered, or Final Results of Review withdrawn from warehouse, for Because the Department received no consumption on or after the date of comments after the Preliminary Results publication, as provided by section for consideration for these final results, 751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit we have made no changes to the rates for the reviewed companies will be Preliminary Results. As a result of this the rates established in the final results review, we determine that dumping of this review; (2) for merchandise margins on certain small diameter exported by manufacturers or exporters carbon and alloy seamless standard, not covered in this review but covered line, and pressure pipe (under 41⁄2 in a prior segment of the proceeding, the inches) from Japan exist for the period cash deposit rate will continue to be the June 1, 2014, through May 31, 2015, at company-specific rate published for the the following rates: most recently completed segment of this proceeding; (3) if the exporter is not a Margin Producer and/or exporter firm covered in this review, a prior (percent) review, or the less-than-fair-value JFE Steel Corporation ................ 106.07 investigation but the manufacturer is, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal the cash deposit rate will be the rate Corporation ............................. 106.07 established for the most recently Nippon Steel Corporation ........... 106.07 completed segment of this proceeding Sumitomo Metals Industries ....... 106.07 for the manufacturer of the merchandise; (4) if neither the exporter Assessment nor the manufacturer has its own rate, The Department has determined, and the cash deposit rate will continue to be CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on 70.43 percent, the all-others rate all appropriate entries of subject established in the order.6 These deposit merchandise in accordance with the requirements, when imposed, shall final results of this review.3 The remain in effect until further notice. Department intends to issue assessment Notification to Importers instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of these final results This notice serves as a final reminder of review. We will instruct CBP to apply to importers of their responsibility an ad valorem assessment rate of 106.07 under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a percent to all entries of subject certificate regarding the reimbursement merchandise during the POR which of antidumping duties prior to were produced and/or exported by liquidation of the relevant entries NSSMC, and an ad valorem assessment during this review period. Failure to rate of 106.07 percent to all entries of comply with this requirement could subject merchandise during the POR result in the Secretary’s presumption which were produced and/or exported by the companies that were not selected that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent for individual examination: JFE, NSC, assessment of double antidumping and SMI.4 Additionally, because the duties. Department determined that NKK had no shipments of subject merchandise 5 See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty during the POR, any suspended entries Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 that entered under NKK’s AD case number (i.e., at that exporter’s rate) will FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). 6 3 See 19 CFR 351.212(b). Preliminary Decision Memorandum at section V.b ‘‘Rate for Non-Examined Companies’’ (for an explanation of how we preliminarily determined the rate for non-selected companies). 4 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Nov 15, 2016 Jkt 241001 See Notice of Antidumping Duty Orders: Certain Large Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe from Japan; and Certain Small Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe From Japan and the Republic of South Africa, 65 FR 39360 (June 26, 2000). PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 80641 Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: November 9, 2016. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2016–27520 Filed 11–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Smart Technologies Trade Mission to Taiwan and Hong Kong With an Optional Stop in Guangzhou (China) April 24–28, 2017. 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 Taiwan and Hong Kong, with an optional stop in Guangzhou (China), focused on Smart Technologies in the Information and Communication Technology Sector on April 24–28, 2017. The goal of this trade mission is to provide U.S. participants with first-hand market information and one-on-one meetings with technology partners in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Guangzhou, including potential agents and distributors of smart technologies, so they can position themselves to enter or expand their presence in those markets. The mission is intended to help expand U.S. exports to Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China for U.S. technology providers of smart transportation, smart building and financial technology (fintech). The mission will introduce these suppliers to business partners, industry representatives, and government officials in Taiwan and Hong Kong, with an optional stop in Guangzhou (for smart transportation and smart building only) to learn about SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1 80642 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 221 / Wednesday, November 16, 2016 / Notices and benefit from various smart city projects and opportunities in these respective cities. Increasingly, smart city technologies are seen as means to keep metropolitan and national economies competitive. A smart city market research report published by Navigant in 2014 forecast that the annual smart city technology investment in the Greater China region (China, Taiwan and Hong Kong) will grow from US$1 billion to US$5 billion by 2023. This figure represents only the smart technology part of much larger smart city projects across different industries and sectors, such as: • Smart sensors and meters • dedicated networks • cloud computing platforms • data analytics, and • integrated systems and applications The trade mission offers a timely and cost effective way of engaging key stakeholders in the development of smart city projects in Greater China. Trade mission participants will have the opportunity to interact extensively with host government, private sector and Commercial Service (CS) officials in Taiwan and Hong Kong to discuss industry developments, business opportunities and market entry strategies. In addition, participants with smart transportation and smart building technologies may opt to receive similar briefing and meeting opportunities in Guangzhou, China for an additional cost. In Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Guangzhou (optional), participants will meet with pre-screened distributors, corporate representatives, and other business partners and government organizations involved in the promotion of smart technologies. They will also attend market briefings by U.S. Commercial Service and Consulate officials, as well as round table discussions offering further opportunities to speak with local business and industry decision-makers. Schedule April 23, Sunday ....... April 24, Monday ....... April 25, Tuesday ...... asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES April 26, Wednesday April 27, Thursday ..... April 28, Friday .......... April 29, Saturday ..... Delegates arrive in Taiwan. 1 Day in Taiwan. 1⁄2 Day in Taiwan. Travel to Hong Kong. 1 Day in Hong Kong. 1⁄2 Day in Hong Kong. Travel to Guangzhou (Optional). 1 Day in Guangzhou (Optional). Delegates depart. Participation Requirements All parties interested in participating in the trade mission to Taiwan, Hong VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Nov 15, 2016 Jkt 241001 Kong, and Guangzhou (Optional) must complete and submit an application package for consideration by the Department of Commerce. All applicants, on a staggered basis, will be evaluated on their ability to meet certain conditions and best satisfy the selection criteria as outlined below. U.S. companies or trade associations already doing business in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China, as well as U.S. companies/ trade associations seeking to enter those markets for the first time may apply. 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 Trade Mission will be $3,700 for small or medium-sized enterprises (SME); 1 and $4,700 for large firms or trade associations. The cost for the optional stop in Guangzhou for smart transportation and smart building firms is not included and is an additional $750 per SME and $2,300 per large firm and trade association/organization. The fee for each additional firm representative for the mission and optional stop (large firm or SME/trade organization) is $1,000. Upon notification of acceptance to participate, those selected have 10 business days to submit payment or after such time the Department of Commerce reserves the right to revoke the acceptance or may offer the participant spot to other qualified applicants. 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. The participation fee will cover group transit from hotel to airport/train station on departure from each destination as well as local group transportation to meeting venues, where applicable. Delegation members will be able to take advantage of U.S. Embassy rates for hotel rooms. 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 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Exclusions The mission fee does not include any personal travel expenses such as lodging, most meals, local ground transportation and air transportation. Delegate members will, however, be able to take advantage of U.S. Government rates for hotel rooms. Government fees and processing expenses to obtain visas are also not included in the mission costs. However, the Department of Commerce will provide instructions to each participant on the procedures required to obtain necessary business visas. Trade Mission members participate in the trade mission and undertake mission-related travel at their own risk. The nature of the security situation in a given foreign market at a given time cannot be guaranteed. The U.S. Government does not make any representations or guarantees as to the safety or security of participants. The U.S. Department of State issues U.S. Government international travel alerts and warnings for U.S. citizens available at https:// travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/ alertswarnings.html. Any question regarding insurance coverage must be resolved by the participant and its insurer of choice. 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 U.S., or, if not, are marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and have at least fifty-one percent U.S. content. In the case of a trade association or organization, the applicant must certify that for each company to be represented by the association/organization, the products and/or services the represented company seeks to export are either produced in the U.S. or, if not, marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and have at least fifty-one percent U.S. content. In addition, each applicant must: • Certify that the products and services that it wishes to market through the mission would be in compliance E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 221 / Wednesday, November 16, 2016 / Notices with U.S. export controls and regulations; • Certify that it has identified to the Department of Commerce for its evaluation any business pending before the Department that may present the appearance of a conflict of interest; • Certify that it has identified any pending litigation (including any administrative proceedings) to which it is a party that involves the Department of Commerce; and • Sign and submit an agreement that it and its affiliates (1) have not and will not engage in the bribery of foreign officials in connection with a company’s/participant’s involvement in this mission, and (2) maintain and enforce a policy that prohibits the bribery of foreign officials. In the case of a trade association/ organization, the applicant must certify that each firm or service provider to be represented by the association/ organization can make the above certifications. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Selection Criteria for Participation • Suitability of the company’s (or, in the case of a trade association or trade organization, represented companies’) products or services to the market. • Company’s (or, in the case of a trade association or trade organization, represented companies’) potential for business in the country and region, including likelihood of exports resulting from the mission. • Consistency of the applicant’s goals and objectives with the stated scope of the mission. Balance of company size, sector or subsector, and location may also be considered during the review process. 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. 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 January 31, 2017. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:23 Nov 15, 2016 Jkt 241001 The U.S. Department of Commerce will review applications and inform applicants of selection decisions on a staggered basis during the recruitment period beginning October 7, 2016. Applications received after January 31, 2017, will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gemal Brangman, Trade Promotion Programs Team Lead, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC, Tel: 202–482–3773, Email: Gemal.Brangman@trade.gov. Frank Spector, Trade Missions Program. [FR Doc. 2016–27556 Filed 11–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XF004 Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Meeting of the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting and webinar/conference call. AGENCY: NMFS will hold a 2-day Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Advisory Panel (AP) meeting in December 2016. The intent of the meeting is to consider options for the conservation and management of Atlantic HMS, specifically Amendment 5b to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic HMS Fishery Management Plan (FMP). The meeting is open to the public. DATES: The AP meeting and webinar will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 1, 2016, and from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, December 2, 2016. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 8120 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814. The meeting presentations will also be available via WebEx webinar/ conference call. The meeting on Thursday, December 1, and Friday, December 2, 2016, will also be accessible via conference call and webinar. Conference call and webinar access information are available at: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/ advisory_panels/hms_ap/meetings/dec2016/ap-meeting.html. Participants are strongly encouraged to log/dial in 15 minutes prior to the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 80643 meeting. NMFS will show the presentations via webinar and allow public comment during identified times on the agenda. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Cooper or Margo Schulze-Haugen at (301) 427–8503. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq., as amended by the Sustainable Fisheries Act, Public Law 104–297, provided for the establishment of an AP to assist in the collection and evaluation of information relevant to the development of any FMP or FMP amendment for Atlantic HMS. NMFS consults with and considers the comments and views of AP members when preparing and implementing FMPs or FMP amendments for Atlantic tunas, swordfish, billfish, and sharks. The AP has previously consulted with NMFS on: Amendment 1 to the Billfish FMP (April 1999); the HMS FMP (April 1999); Amendment 1 to the HMS FMP (December 2003); the Consolidated HMS FMP (October 2006); and Amendments 1, 2, 3, 4, 5a, 5b, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 to the 2006 Consolidated HMS FMP (April and October 2008, February and September 2009, May and September 2010, April and September 2011, March and September 2012, January and September 2013, April and September 2014, March and September 2015, March and September 2016), among other things. The intent of this meeting is for NMFS to consult with the AP on the proposed management measures contained in Draft Amendment 5b to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic HMS FMP, which proposes a range of management measures to prevent overfishing and rebuild dusky sharks. These measures are based on a recent stock assessment that determined dusky sharks—a prohibited species since 2000—are overfished and still experiencing overfishing. Draft Amendment 5b could affect any commercial fishermen with HMS permits, any recreational fishermen who catch sharks of any species, and any dealers who buy or sell sharks or shark products. Additional information on the meeting and a copy of the draft agenda will be posted prior to the meeting at: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/ advisory_panels/hms_ap/meetings/ap_ meetings.html. Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 221 (Wednesday, November 16, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 80641-80643]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-27556]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Smart Technologies Trade Mission to Taiwan and Hong Kong With an 
Optional Stop in Guangzhou (China)

April 24-28, 2017.
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 a Trade Mission to Taiwan and Hong 
Kong, with an optional stop in Guangzhou (China), focused on Smart 
Technologies in the Information and Communication Technology Sector on 
April 24-28, 2017. The goal of this trade mission is to provide U.S. 
participants with first-hand market information and one-on-one meetings 
with technology partners in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Guangzhou, including 
potential agents and distributors of smart technologies, so they can 
position themselves to enter or expand their presence in those markets.
    The mission is intended to help expand U.S. exports to Hong Kong, 
Taiwan, and China for U.S. technology providers of smart 
transportation, smart building and financial technology (fintech). The 
mission will introduce these suppliers to business partners, industry 
representatives, and government officials in Taiwan and Hong Kong, with 
an optional stop in Guangzhou (for smart transportation and smart 
building only) to learn about

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and benefit from various smart city projects and opportunities in these 
respective cities. Increasingly, smart city technologies are seen as 
means to keep metropolitan and national economies competitive. A smart 
city market research report published by Navigant in 2014 forecast that 
the annual smart city technology investment in the Greater China region 
(China, Taiwan and Hong Kong) will grow from US$1 billion to US$5 
billion by 2023. This figure represents only the smart technology part 
of much larger smart city projects across different industries and 
sectors, such as:

 Smart sensors and meters
 dedicated networks
 cloud computing platforms
 data analytics, and
 integrated systems and applications

    The trade mission offers a timely and cost effective way of 
engaging key stakeholders in the development of smart city projects in 
Greater China. Trade mission participants will have the opportunity to 
interact extensively with host government, private sector and 
Commercial Service (CS) officials in Taiwan and Hong Kong to discuss 
industry developments, business opportunities and market entry 
strategies. In addition, participants with smart transportation and 
smart building technologies may opt to receive similar briefing and 
meeting opportunities in Guangzhou, China for an additional cost.
    In Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Guangzhou (optional), participants will 
meet with pre-screened distributors, corporate representatives, and 
other business partners and government organizations involved in the 
promotion of smart technologies. They will also attend market briefings 
by U.S. Commercial Service and Consulate officials, as well as round 
table discussions offering further opportunities to speak with local 
business and industry decision-makers.

Schedule

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April 23, Sunday..........................  Delegates arrive in Taiwan.
April 24, Monday..........................  1 Day in Taiwan.
April 25, Tuesday.........................  \1/2\ Day in Taiwan.
                                            Travel to Hong Kong.
April 26, Wednesday.......................  1 Day in Hong Kong.
April 27, Thursday........................  \1/2\ Day in Hong Kong.
                                            Travel to Guangzhou
                                             (Optional).
April 28, Friday..........................  1 Day in Guangzhou
                                             (Optional).
April 29, Saturday........................  Delegates depart.
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Participation Requirements

    All parties interested in participating in the trade mission to 
Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Guangzhou (Optional) must complete and submit an 
application package for consideration by the Department of Commerce. 
All applicants, on a staggered basis, will be evaluated on their 
ability to meet certain conditions and best satisfy the selection 
criteria as outlined below. U.S. companies or trade associations 
already doing business in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China, as well as U.S. 
companies/trade associations seeking to enter those markets for the 
first time may apply. 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 Trade 
Mission will be $3,700 for small or medium-sized enterprises (SME); \1\ 
and $4,700 for large firms or trade associations. The cost for the 
optional stop in Guangzhou for smart transportation and smart building 
firms is not included and is an additional $750 per SME and $2,300 per 
large firm and trade association/organization. The fee for each 
additional firm representative for the mission and optional stop (large 
firm or SME/trade organization) is $1,000. Upon notification of 
acceptance to participate, those selected have 10 business days to 
submit payment or after such time the Department of Commerce reserves 
the right to revoke the acceptance or may offer the participant spot to 
other qualified applicants. 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. 
The participation fee will cover group transit from hotel to airport/
train station on departure from each destination as well as local group 
transportation to meeting venues, where applicable. 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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Exclusions

    The mission fee does not include any personal travel expenses such 
as lodging, most meals, local ground transportation and air 
transportation. Delegate members will, however, be able to take 
advantage of U.S. Government rates for hotel rooms. Government fees and 
processing expenses to obtain visas are also not included in the 
mission costs. However, the Department of Commerce will provide 
instructions to each participant on the procedures required to obtain 
necessary business visas. Trade Mission members participate in the 
trade mission and undertake mission-related travel at their own risk. 
The nature of the security situation in a given foreign market at a 
given time cannot be guaranteed. The U.S. Government does not make any 
representations or guarantees as to the safety or security of 
participants. The U.S. Department of State issues U.S. Government 
international travel alerts and warnings for U.S. citizens available at 
https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings.html. Any 
question regarding insurance coverage must be resolved by the 
participant and its insurer of choice.

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 U.S., 
or, if not, are marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and have at 
least fifty-one percent U.S. content. In the case of a trade 
association or organization, the applicant must certify that for each 
company to be represented by the association/organization, the products 
and/or services the represented company seeks to export are either 
produced in the U.S. or, if not, marketed under the name of a U.S. firm 
and have at least fifty-one percent U.S. content.
    In addition, each applicant must:
     Certify that the products and services that it wishes to 
market through the mission would be in compliance

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with U.S. export controls and regulations;
     Certify that it has identified to the Department of 
Commerce for its evaluation any business pending before the Department 
that may present the appearance of a conflict of interest;
     Certify that it has identified any pending litigation 
(including any administrative proceedings) to which it is a party that 
involves the Department of Commerce; and
     Sign and submit an agreement that it and its affiliates 
(1) have not and will not engage in the bribery of foreign officials in 
connection with a company's/participant's involvement in this mission, 
and (2) maintain and enforce a policy that prohibits the bribery of 
foreign officials.
    In the case of a trade association/organization, the applicant must 
certify that each firm or service provider to be represented by the 
association/organization can make the above certifications.

Selection Criteria for Participation

     Suitability of the company's (or, in the case of a trade 
association or trade organization, represented companies') products or 
services to the market.
     Company's (or, in the case of a trade association or trade 
organization, represented companies') potential for business in the 
country and region, including likelihood of exports resulting from the 
mission.
     Consistency of the applicant's goals and objectives with 
the stated scope of the mission. Balance of company size, sector or 
subsector, and location may also be considered during the review 
process.
    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.

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 January 31, 2017. The U.S. 
Department of Commerce will review applications and inform applicants 
of selection decisions on a staggered basis during the recruitment 
period beginning October 7, 2016. Applications received after January 
31, 2017, will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints 
permit.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gemal Brangman, Trade Promotion 
Programs Team Lead, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC, Tel: 
202-482-3773, Email: Gemal.Brangman@trade.gov.

Frank Spector,
Trade Missions Program.
[FR Doc. 2016-27556 Filed 11-15-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-DR-P