Calendar of Upcoming Trade Missions, 11895-11903 [2017-03722]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 37 / Monday, February 27, 2017 / Notices administer the raw cane sugar TRQs authorized under U.S. law. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 40. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 519. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–03695 Filed 2–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–13–2017] mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 7— Mayaguez, Puerto Rico; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Romark Global Pharma, LLC; Subzone 7P; ´ Manatı, Puerto Rico (Pharmaceuticals) Romark Global Pharma, LLC (Romark), operator of Subzone 7P, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility within Subzone 7P, in ´ Manatı, Puerto Rico. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on February 6, 2017. The Romark facility, currently under construction, will be used to produce finished pharmaceutical products and active ingredients. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), FTZ activity would be limited to the specific foreign-status materials and components and specific finished products described in the submitted notification (as described below) and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board. Production under FTZ procedures could exempt Romark from customs duty payments on the foreign-status components used in export production. On its domestic sales, Romark would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to Alinia® (nitazoxanide) tablets and oral suspension, nitazoxanide controlled release bilayer tablets, and nitazoxanide (active pharmaceutical ingredient) (duty rates—free and 6.5%) for the foreignstatus inputs noted below. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign-status production equipment. The components and materials sourced from abroad include: Croscarmellose sodium; microcrystalline cellulose; plastic bottles; container labels; glass bottles; VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:23 Feb 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 plastic caps; paper board cartons; colloidal silicon dioxide; cotton coil packaging; desiccant bags; dibasic calcium phosphate; hydroxypropyl cellulose; hydroxypropylmethylcellulose; hypromellose; product information paper inserts; magnesium stearate; pregelatinized corn starch; anhydrous citric acid; corn starch; strawberry flavoring with alcohol; sodium carboxymethylcellulose; nitazoxanide; sodium benzoate; sodium citrate dihydrate; sodium starch glycolate; talc; purified water; and, xanthan gum (duty rates range from free to 6.5%). Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the FTZ Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is April 10, 2017. A copy of the notification will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 21013, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the FTZ Board’s Web site, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Diane Finver at Diane.Finver@trade.gov or (202) 482–1367. Dated: February 21, 2017. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–03777 Filed 2–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Calendar of Upcoming Trade Missions International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce ACTION: Notice AGENCY: The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA) is announcing eight upcoming trade missions that will be recruited, organized and implemented by ITA. These missions are: • Executive-Led Wastewater Treatment Business Development Mission to China, June 11–17, 2017 • Paint & Coatings Materials Suppliers Trade Mission to Mexico City, June 18–20, 2017 • U.S. Healthcare Trade Mission to Africa, October 22–27, 2017 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11895 • Cyber Security Trade Mission to Canada, September 11–14, 2017 • Smart Cities Trade Mission to Poland and The Czech Republic, September 10–15, 2017 • Sustainable Building and Construction Trade Mission to Mexico City (Optional Stop in Guadalajara), October 9–13, 2017 • Trade Mission to Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia and Greece in Conjunction with Trade Winds— Southeastern Europe Business Forum, October 16–24, 2017 • Renewable Energy Integration Trade Mission to Canada, October 30– November 2, 2017 A summary of each mission is found below. Application information and more detailed mission information, including the commercial setting and sector information, can be found at the trade mission Web site: http:// export.gov/trademissions. For each 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, broadcast fax, notices by industry trade associations and other multiplier groups, and publicity at industry meetings, symposia, conferences, and trade shows. The following Conditions for Participation will be used for each mission: Applicants must submit a completed and signed mission application and supplemental application materials, including adequate information on their products and/or services, primary market objectives, and goals for participation. If the Department of Commerce receives an incomplete application, the Department may either: Reject the application, request additional information/clarification, or take the lack of information into account when evaluating the application. If the requisite minimum number of participants are not selected for a particular mission by the recruitment deadline, the mission may be cancelled. 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, are marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and have at least fifty-one percent U.S. content by value. In the case of a trade association or organization, the applicant must certify that, for each firm or service provider to be represented by the association/organization, the products and/or services the E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 11896 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 37 / Monday, February 27, 2017 / Notices represented firm or service provider seeks to export are either produced in the United States or, if not, marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and have at least 51% U.S. content. A trade association/organization applicant must certify to the above for all of the companies it seeks to represent on the mission. In addition, each applicant must: • Certify that the products and services that it wishes to market through the mission would be in compliance with U.S. export controls and regulations; • Certify that it has identified any matter pending before any bureau or office in the Department of Commerce; • 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. The following Selection Criteria will be used for each mission: Targeted mission participants are U.S. firms, services providers and trade associations/organizations providing or promoting U.S. products and services that have an interest in entering or expanding their business in the mission’s destination country. The following criteria will be evaluated in selecting participants: • Suitability of the applicant’s (or in the case of a trade association/ organization, represented firm or service provider’s) products or services to these markets; • The applicant’s (or in the case of a trade association/organization, represented firm or service provider’s) past, present, and prospective business activity in relation to the Mission’s target market(s) and sector(s); • The applicant’s (or in the case of a trade association/organization, represented firm or service provider’s) potential for business in the markets, including likelihood of exports resulting from the mission; and • Consistency of the applicant’s (or in the case of a trade association/ organization, represented firm or service VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:23 Feb 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 provider’s) goals and objectives with the stated scope of the mission. Referrals from a political party or partisan political group or any information, including on the application, containing references to political contributions or other partisan political activities will be excluded from the application and will not be considered during the selection process. The sender will be notified of these exclusions. Trade Mission Participation Fees: If and when an applicant is selected to participate on a particular mission, a payment to the Department of Commerce in the amount of the designated participation fee below is required. Upon notification of acceptance to participate, those selected have 5 business days to submit payment or the acceptance may be revoked. Participants selected for a trade mission will be expected to pay for the cost of personal expenses, including, but not limited to, international travel, lodging, meals, transportation, communication, and incidentals, unless otherwise noted. Participants will, however, be able to take advantage of U.S. Government rates for hotel rooms. In the event that a mission is cancelled, no personal expenses paid in anticipation of a mission will be reimbursed. However, participation fees for a cancelled mission will be reimbursed to the extent they have not already been expended in anticipation of the mission. If a visa is required to travel on a particular mission, 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 business visas. Trade Mission members participate in trade missions and undertake missionrelated 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. Definition of Small and Medium Sized Enterprise: For purposes of PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 assessing participation fees, the Department of Commerce defines Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SME) 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) Mission List: (additional information about each mission can be found at http://export.gov/trademissions). Department of Commerce Wastewater Business Development Mission to China, June 11–17, 2017 Summary The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA), is organizing an Executive-led Wastewater Treatment Business Development Mission to China from June 11–17, 2017. This mission is a follow-up to an April 2015 Smart Cities—Smart Growth Business Development Mission to China led by Secretary Pritzker. This mission will promote U.S. exports to China by supporting U.S. companies in launching or increasing their business in the marketplace products and services relating to wastewater treatment, including industrial wastewater treatment. Key elements will include business-to-government and businessto-business meetings, market briefings, and networking events. Trade mission delegates will participate in a five-day program, including roundtables and policy meetings with officials in China. In Beijing the mission will coincide with the China International Environmental Protection Exhibition and Conference (CIEPEC). CIEPEC is the Ministry of Environmental Protection’s biennial sponsored trade show and conference. CIEPEC draws officials from all regional Environmental Protection Bureaus (EPBs) and municipalities, providing access to the tendering organizations that are developing water and wastewater treatment plant projects. Participants will have an opportunity to walk this trade show floor, as well as have a series of one-on-one meetings with pre-screened potential agents, distributors, and representatives at the show. In Nanjing and Guangzhou, participants will also have one-on-one E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 37 / Monday, February 27, 2017 / Notices meetings with pre-screened potential partners, as well as meet end users and government officials. In each city, the participants will also attend market briefings by U.S. Embassy officials and other industry experts, as well as networking events offering further opportunities to speak with local business and industry decision-makers. Schedule Participation Requirements For Further Information Contact A minimum of 10 and a maximum of 12 firms, service providers, and/or trade associations/organizations will be selected to participate in the mission from the applicant pool. U.S. companies doing business in China, as well as U.S. companies seeking to enter the market for the first time may apply. Jay Biggs, Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy Beijing, Jay.biggs@trade.gov, Office +86–10–8531–4325. Pamela Kirkland, Project Officer, Trade Promotion Programs, Pamela.Kirkland@trade.gov, 202– 482–3587. Fees and Expenses Beijing, China Nanjing, China After a company has been selected to participate on 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 10 business days to submit payment or the acceptance may be revoked. This fee will include entrance to the China International Environmental Protection Exhibition and Conference (CIEPEC) show and matchmaking in all three mission stops. The fee schedule for the mission is $7,000 for large firms and $6,600 for a small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The fee for an additional firm representative (large firm or SME—limit one additional representative per company) is $500. June 14–15, 2017 Timeline for Recruitment June 12–13, 2017 • Business Development Mission Orientation • Market Briefing by U.S. Embassy Officials • Government Meetings • Industry Briefings/Roundtable Discussions • Individual Company Business Appointments • Participation in China International Environmental Protection Exhibition and Conference (CIEPEC) • Networking Reception (All day group bus transportation included) • Business matchmaking sessions • Government meetings • Evening travel to Dubai (All day group bus transportation included) The Department of Commerce will review applications and make selection decisions on a comparative basis until the maximum of 15 companies are selected. Recruitment for the trade mission will begin immediately and conclude no later than May 1, 2017. All applications must be submitted before May 1, 2017. The Department of Commerce will evaluate all applications and inform applicants of selection decisions as soon as possible after this application deadline. Applications received after May 1, will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. Guangzhou, China June 15–16, 2017 • Government Meetings • Individual Company Business Appointments • Networking Dinner or Reception • Wrap-up Session (All day group bus transportation included) Traded Mission concludes Sunday, June 18 ...... Monday, June 19 ...... ................................. 7:30 a.m .................. 8:00–9:00 a.m ......... 9:00 a.m .................. 7:00–9:00 p.m ......... mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Tuesday, June 20 ..... Wednesday, June 21 Thursday, June 22 .... Friday, June 23 ......... VerDate Sep<11>2014 7:45 a.m .................. 8:30–10:00 a.m ....... 10:00–11:30 a.m ..... 11:30–12:30 p.m ..... 12:30–1:30 p.m ....... 2:00–7:00 p.m ......... 7:00 p.m .................. 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m 20:23 Feb 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 11897 Paint & Coatings Materials Suppliers Trade Mission to Mexico City, June 18– 20, 2017 Summary The U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, is organizing the first trade mission for U.S. Paint and Coatings Materials Suppliers in conjunction with the ANAFAPYT (Mexican National Association of Manufacturers of Paints and Inks) trade show, ‘‘Latin Americas Coatings Show 2017,’’ to be held June 20–22, 2017. This show is the largest event in Latin America for raw materials suppliers and equipment manufacturers in the paint and coatings industry. The purpose of the mission is to help participating firms gain market insight, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, and advance specific projects with the goal of increasing their exports to and business in Mexico. U.S. firms will participate in: (1) Customized Business-to-Business matchmaking appointments with prescreened potential distributors and buyers; (2) networking events; (3) commercial briefings about doing business in Mexico; (4) a presentation about the industrial chemical and the automotive sectors in Mexico; (5) a mini trade fair; (6) the opportunity to visit the Latin Americas Coating Show 2017 and; (7) have limited marketing materials displayed in the U.S. Commercial Service booth at Latin American Coatings Show 2017. Proposed Timetable Arrival/Hotel check-in (no group transportation provided). Shuttle to the U.S. Trade Center. Embassy Commercial briefing (light breakfast included). Depart for Business-to-Business Matchmaking appointments (up to four meetings) includes drivers and trade professionals. Lunch on your own depending on schedule. Networking reception for mission members. Shuttle to return to the hotel. Shuttle to the U.S. Trade Center. Industry overview and presentations in the chemical and auto sectors. Mini-trade fair with Mexican contacts from the chemical, automotive and paints industries. Box lunch provided. Shuttle to the ANAFAPYT LACS ribbon-cutting (1:30 p.m.). ANAFAPYT LACS show (optional). Formal Trade Mission activities ends, participants can depart after the show or stay to walk it. Shuttle departs for hotel. ANAFAPYT LACS show (optional). ANAFAPYT LACS show (optional). Departure. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1 11898 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 37 / Monday, February 27, 2017 / Notices Participating firms who wish to exhibit at the show will receive a 20% discount on the cost of the booth. All arrangements related to participating in the trade show must be made through the show organizer and by registering online. For further information or questions about the show please contact Ms. Adriana Ortiz, Public Relations Manager at ANAFAPYT relacionespublicas@anafapyt.org.mx, Tel: + (52) 55–5682–7794 ext. 104. Participants only wishing to visit the show will receive complimentary passes to be obtained by SCS Mexico. Participation Requirements A minimum of 7 and maximum of 11 firms, service providers, and/or trade associations will be selected to participate in the mission from the applicant pool. Fees and Expenses Participation fee for small or medium sized enterprises (SME): $ 1,900. Participation fee for large firms or trade associations: $ 2,900. Fee for each additional firm representative (large firm or SME/trade organization): $ 750. Timeline for Recruitment and Applications Recruitment for the mission will begin immediately and conclude no later than April 12, 2017. The Department of Commerce will evaluate applications and inform applicants of selection decisions three times during the recruitment period. All applications received subsequent to an evaluation date will be considered at the next evaluation. Deadlines for each round of evaluation are as follows: • March 15, 2017 • April 12, 2017 Applications received after April 12, 2017 will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. Contacts Mr. Dustin Ross, Project Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC, Tel: 202–482–1108, dustin.ross@trade.gov. Allison Mello, Commercial Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce, Chicago, Illinois, Tel: 312–353–8490, allison.mello@trade.gov. ´ Nathalie Scharf, Commercial Attache, U.S. Embassy—Mexico City, U.S. Department of Commerce, Tel: +52– 55–5080–2000 ext. 2191, nathalie.scharf@trade.gov. Sylvia Montano, Commercial Specialist, Industrial Chemicals, U.S. Embassy— Mexico City, U.S. Department of Commerce, Tel: +52–55–5080–2000 ext. 5219, sylvia.montano@trade.gov. U.S. Healthcare Trade Mission to Africa, October 22–27, 2017. Summary The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration is organizing a U.S. Healthcare Trade Mission to South Africa and Kenya scheduled for October 22–27, 2017. Optional add-on postmission stops will be available for selected mission participants that seem to appropriately fit market opportunities. These additional stops would include customized appointments with pre-screened potential foreign partners for an additional fee in: Ethiopia, Ghana, and Mozambique (space limited). This Healthcare Trade Mission is intended to include representatives from various U.S. medical/healthcare industry manufacturers, service providers, associations and trade organizations. In addition to new-tomarket companies, the mission also will Sunday, October 22, Johannesburg, South Africa .................................. Monday, October 23, Johannesburg, South Africa .................................. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Tuesday, October 24, Johannesburg, South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa. Wednesday, October 25, Johannesburg, South Africa and Nairobi, Kenya. Thursday, October 26, Nairobi, Kenya ..................................................... Friday, October 27, Nairobi, Kenya and possible add-on Post stops ..... VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:23 Feb 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • assist U.S. companies already doing business in South Africa and Kenya to expand their footprint. Target sectors holding high potential for U.S companies include: • Medical equipment/devices • Laboratory equipment • Dental equipment • Emergency equipment • Imaging and Diagnostic equipment • Physiotheraphy and Orthopedic equipment/devices • Healthcare information technology • Products and technologies for other allied health sectors The mission will include appointments and briefings in Johannesburg, Nairobi, and possibly other cities that are healthcare industry hubs. The delegates will meet with experts to obtain firsthand information about the regulations, policies, standards, and procedures for importing medical devices into South Africa and Kenya. Participants will also visit healthcare facilities to get acquainted with specialized care facilities. Trade mission participants will have the opportunity to interact extensively with U.S. Embassy/Consulate Officials and Commercial Service healthcare specialists in South Africa and Kenya to discuss industry developments, opportunities, and sales strategies. The U.S. Healthcare Trade Mission to South Africa and Kenya will draw on the resources of several U.S. government agencies and NGO’s, including Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Trade Development Agency, U.S. Agency for International Development, and World Health Organization. Schedule Arrive Johannesburg and hotel check-in. Welcome reception/ice breaker. Welcome and overview of Trade Mission. Market briefings from the U.S. Commercial Service and industry experts. One-on-one business meetings. Networking reception in Johannesburg. Hospital/Clinic tours and meetings. One-on-one business meetings. Government meetings. Mission participant speaking opportunities. Depart for Nairobi, Kenya (AM). Market briefings from the U.S. Commercial Service and industry experts (PM). Networking reception in Nairobi. One-on-one business meetings Nairobi. Government meetings. Some delegates depart for add-on stops. Government meetings. One-on-one business meetings. Mission ends. Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 37 / Monday, February 27, 2017 / Notices Saturday, October 28 & Sunday, October 29, Travel to optional stops over weekend. Monday, October 30 ................................................................................. Participation Requirements A minimum of 12 and a maximum of 15 companies and/or trade associations/ organizations will be selected from the applicant pool to participate in the trade mission. Fees and Expenses The participation fee for the U.S. Healthcare Trade Mission to South Africa and Kenya is $4,375 for small or medium-sized enterprises (SME) and $5,975 for large firms or trade associations. The fee for each additional representative (large firm or SME or trade association/organization) is $950. The additional fee for the optional add-on stops to: Ethiopia (space is limited to 2 companies), Ghana (space is limited to 2 companies), and Mozambique (space is limited to 3 companies) for an additional fee of $1,000 for an SME and $1,325 for a large firm. Delegation members may take advantage of U.S. Embassy rates for hotel rooms. Interpreter and driver services can be arranged for additional cost. Timeframe for Recruitment and Application Recruitment for the mission will begin immediately and conclude no later than June 30, 2017. All applications must be submitted before June 30, 2017. The Department of Commerce will evaluate all applications and inform applicants of selection decisions as soon as possible after this Johannesburg, South Africa Brian McCleary, Deputy Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Commercial Service Johannesburg, South Africa, Tel: +27–11–290–3227, Email: Brian.McCleary@trade.gov. Felicity Nagel, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service Johannesburg, South Africa, Tel: +27– 11–290–3332, Email: Felicity.Nagel@ trade.gov. Nairobi, Kenya James Rigasso, Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Commercial Service Nairobi, Kenya, Tel: +254–20–363– 6424, Email: James.Rigasso@ trade.gov. Janet Mwangi, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service Nairobi, Kenya, Tel: +254–20–363–6725, Email: Janet.Mwangi@trade.gov. Cyber Security Trade Mission to Canada, September 11–14, 2017 Summary The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Wednesday—September 13 Ottawa, Ontario .......................................... mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Thursday—September 14 Montreal, Quebec .......................................... A minimum of 10 and maximum of 20 firms, service providers and/or trade associations/organizations will be VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:23 Feb 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 • One-on-One Meetings at optional locations and networking opportunities. Contacts Michelle Ouellette, Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce, Boston, MA, Tel: 617– 565–4302, Email: Michelle.Ouellette@ trade.gov. Tuesday—September 12 Toronto, Ontario .............................................. Participation Requirements • Ethiopia, Ghana, or Mozambique (Optional add-on locations). application deadline. A maximum of 15 participants will be selected. Applications received after June 30, 2017 will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. Monday—September 11 Toronto, Ontario ............................................... Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Administration (ITA), is organizing a Cyber Security Trade mission to three locations in Canada: Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, September 11–14, 2017. The purpose of the mission is to introduce U.S. firms to Canada’s expanding opportunities within the cyber security industry, and to assist U.S. companies in pursuing export opportunities in this sector. The mission is designed for all U.S. firms and organizations who play a part in the industry, regardless of specific niche. This mission will also help U.S. companies already doing business within the Canadian market to increase their footprint and deepen their business interests. The mission will help participating firms gain market insights, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, and advance specific projects, with the goal of creating and increasing U.S. product and services 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 national, provincial, regional and municipal governments; and networking events. Participating in an official U.S. industry delegation, rather than traveling on their own, will enhance attending companies’ ability to identify opportunities and act on available opportunities in Canada. Schedule • Welcome and overview of Mission. • Market briefings from CS and industry experts. • Discussions with potential partners at on-site speed meetings or offsite one-on-ones. • Site Visits, pre-scheduled by industrial focus. • Roundtable with government, CS and industry officials. • Afternoon travel to Ottawa. • Morning session on selling to the Government of Canada. • Afternoon roundtable with government, CS and industry officials.. • Late Afternoon Networking Reception with government, industry and distributors. • Evening travel to Montreal. • Tabletop display at Montreal Security Tech Show. • Networking reception with targeted guest list from Montreal Security Tech Show and local cybersecurity contacts. selected from the applicant pool to participate in the trade mission. PO 00000 11899 Sfmt 4703 Fees and Expenses The participation fee for the trade mission to Canada is $3,200 for small or medium-sized enterprises (SME) and E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1 11900 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 37 / Monday, February 27, 2017 / Notices $3,600 for large firms and trade associations/organizations. The fee for each additional company representative (large firm or SME or trade association/ organization) is $500.00. 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. Timeframe for Recruitment and Application Recruitment for this mission will begin immediately and conclude no later than June 30, 2017. All applications must be submitted before June 30, 2017. The Department of Commerce will evaluate all applications and inform applicants of selection decisions as soon as possible after this application deadline. Applications received after June 30, 2017 will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. Contacts Gemal Brangman, Project Officer, Trade Promotion Programs, Tel: 202–482– 3773, Gemal.Brangman@trade.gov. Tracey Ford, Commercial Specialist, CS Canada Lead, Tel: 1 613–688–5406, Tracey.Ford@trade.gov. Stefan Popescu, Commercial Specialist, CS Toronto, Tel: 1 416–595–5412 x223, Stefan.Popescu@trade.gov. Connie Irrera, Commercial Specialist, CS Montreal,Tel: 1 514–908–3662, Connie.Irrera@trade.gov. Pompeya Lambrecht, Northern Virginia U.S. Export Assistance Center, Tel: 703–235–0102, Pompeya.Lambrecht@ trade.gov. Smart Cities Trade Mission to Poland and the Czech Republic, September 10– 15, 2017 Summary The U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (CS) is organizing a ‘‘Smart Cities’’ Business Development Mission to Poland and the Czech Republic from September 10–15. This mission is designed to help export ready U.S. Sunday, September 10 ............................................................................. Monday, September 11 ............................................................................ Tuesday, September 12 ........................................................................... Wednesday, September 13 ...................................................................... Thursday, September 14 .......................................................................... Friday, September 15 ............................................................................... Saturday, September 16 .......................................................................... mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Participation Requirements A minimum of 10 and maximum of 15 firms and/or trade associations will be selected to participate in the mission from the applicant pool. Fees and Expenses The participation fee for the Business Development Mission will be $2,500.00 for small or medium-sized enterprises (SME); and $3,750 for large firms or trade associations. The fee for each additional firm representative (large firm or SME/trade organization) is $1,000. Interpreter and driver services can be arranged for additional cost. Delegation members will be able to take advantage of U.S. Embassy rates for hotel rooms. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:23 Feb 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 Contacts Gemal Brangman, Project Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC, Tel: 202–482–3773, Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Schedule Trade Mission Participants Arrive in Warsaw. Country briefing and welcome event. Meetings with Polish Government officials and industry experts. One-on-One business matchmaking appointments. Networking Reception at Ambassador’s residence. Morning Site Visit. Depart for Krakow mid—to –late morning. Arrive Krakow between 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Evening Reception at U.S. Consul General’s Residence. Briefings/Presentations/Meetings with key local government officials/decision makers. One-on-one matchmaking meetings. Travel to Prague. Country briefing and welcome event. Meetings with key Czech Government officials and industry experts. One-on-one matchmaking meetings. Evening VIP reception at Ambassador’s residence. Trade Mission Participants Depart. Timeline for Recruitment and Applications Recruitment for the mission will begin immediately and conclude no later than June 1, 2017. All applications must be submitted before June 1, 2017. The Department of Commerce will evaluate all applications and inform applicants of selection decisions as soon as possible after this application deadline. Applications received after June 1, 2017, will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. PO 00000 companies launch or increase their export business in promising sectors in Poland and the Czech Republic that contribute to the development of smart cities, including e-mobility, energy efficiency and management, egovernance, and environmental management and quality, including air and water quality. Mission participants will benefit from expert briefings on the policy frameworks in Europe supporting smart cities and the particulars of smart cities developments in Poland and the Czech Republic. The mission will include opportunities to meet key Government officials and decision-makers in both countries, one-on-one meetings with potential business partners and networking events. The government and private sector in Poland and the Czech Republic are investing billions in projects conducive to the development of smart cities. Through this mission, U.S. companies will gain an understanding of and position themselves for success in the smart cities markets in Poland and the Czech Republic. Sfmt 4703 Fax: 202–482–9000, Gemal.Brangman@trade.gov. Kenneth Duckworth, Commercial ´ Attache, U.S. Embassy—Warsaw, Poland, U.S. Department of Commerce, Tel: +48–22–625–4374, Kenneth.Duckworth@trade.gov. Anna Janczewska, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy—Warsaw, Poland, U.S. Department of Commerce, Tel: +48–22–625–4274 Anna.Janczewska@trade.gov. Helen Peterson, Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy—Prague, Czech Republic, U.S. Department of Commerce, Tel: +420–257–022–434, ext. 2436, Helen.Peterson@trade.gov. Luda Taylor, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy—Prague, Czech E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 37 / Monday, February 27, 2017 / Notices Friday, October 13, 2017 Return to United States Republic, Tel: +420–257–022–424, ext. 2315, Luda.Taylor@trade.gov. Sustainable Building & Construction Trade Mission to Mexico City (Optional Stop in Guadalajara), October 9–13, 2017 Summary The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA), is organizing a Sustainable Construction Trade Mission to Mexico from October 9–13, 2017. The purpose of the mission is to introduce U.S. firms to Mexico’s Sustainable Building & Construction sector, and to assist U.S. companies in pursuing export opportunities in this sector. The mission also will help U.S. companies already doing business in Mexico increase their footprint and deepen their business interests. By focusing on infrastructure-related projects, this mission advances ITA’s work to increase U.S. company participation in infrastructure and strategically position our clients to tap medium and long-term opportunities. This trade mission is open to all qualified companies in the sector. Under ITA’s Veterans Go Global initiative, it also includes a focus on U.S. veteran-owned companies who play a significant role in sustainable building and construction. Schedule Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Briefing by U.S. Embassy Mexico officials B2B matchmaking meetings with Mexican companies at Expo CIHAC No-host lunch B2B matchmaking meetings with Mexican companies at Expo CIHAC Optional no-host dinner Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Hotel check out (if departing for Guadalajara) Attend Expo CIHAC Depart for Guadalajara (Optional Stop Guadalajara) Thursday, October 12, 2017 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Briefing by U.S. Guadalajara Consulate officials B2B matchmaking meetings Optional no-host dinner Sunday, October 15 ................................ Monday, October 16 ................................ Tuesday, October 17 ............................... Wednesday–Friday, October 18–20 ........ VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:23 Feb 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 Participation Requirements A maximum of 20 firms and a minimum of 10 firms, service providers and/or trade associations/organizations will be selected from the applicant pool to participate in the trade mission in Mexico City. For the optional Guadalajara portion, a maximum of 10 firms will be selected. Fees and Expenses For Mexico City only, the fee for a small & medium sized enterprise is $1400 and the fee for a large firm and a trade association is $1800. The cost for an additional representative is $400. For Mexico City and Guadalajara, the fee for a small and medium-sized company is $2750 and the fee for a large firm and a trade association is $3550. The cost for an additional representative is $700. Application Deadline. Recruitment for this mission will begin immediately and conclude no later than August 23, 2017. The Department of Commerce will evaluate applications and inform applicants of selection decisions on a rolling basis until the maximum number of participants has been selected. Contact Information ˜ Oscar Magana, International Trade Specialist, San Antonio U.S. Export Assistance Center, Phone: 210–472– 4020, Mobile: 210–419–3043, Fax: 210–472–4019, Oscar.Magana@ trade.gov. Warren Anderson, St Louis U.S. Export Assistance Center, Phone: 314–260– 3785, Mobile: 314–502–3263, Email: warren.anderson@trade.gov. Jeffrey Odum, Project Officer, Trade Promotion Programs, Phone: (202) 482–6397, Email: Jeffrey.Odum@ trade.gov. ´ Mr. Adrian Orta, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy, Mexico, Phone: +52(55) 5080–2000 ext. 5220, Mobile: +52(55) 4450–0469, Email: Adrian.Orta@ trade.gov. ´ Mr. Paul Oliva, Commercial Attache, U.S. Embassy, Mexico, Phone: +52(55) 5080–2206, Mobile: +52(55) 4450– 0462, Email: Paul.Oliva@trade.gov. ˜ Ms. Patricia Reinosa Munoz, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Consulate Guadalajara, Phone: +52(33) 3615– 11901 1140 ext. 102, Mobile: +52(33) 1603– 4848, Email: Patricia.Reinosa@ trade.gov. Trade Mission to Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia and Greece in Conjunction With Trade Winds— Southeastern Europe Business Forum, October 16–24, 2017 Summary The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration is organizing a trade mission to Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia and Greece that will include the Trade Winds—Southeastern Europe business forum in Bucharest, Romania on October 18–20, 2017. U.S. trade mission members will participate in the Trade Winds—Southeastern Europe business forum in Bucharest, Romania, which is also open to U.S. companies not participating in the trade mission. Trade mission participants may choose to participate in their choice of trade mission stops based on recommendations from the USFCS, including in Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia and Greece. Each trade mission stop will include one-on-one business appointments with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors or joint-venture partners. Trade mission participants in the Trade Winds— Southeastern Europe business forum may attend regional and industryspecific sessions and consultations with USFCS Senior Commercial Officers and other government officials representing the Europe region during the business forum in Bucharest, Romania on October 18–20, 2017. This mission is open to U.S. companies and trade associations from a cross-section of industries with growth potential in Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia and Greece, including, but not limited to the following industries: Agricultural technology, machinery and equipment; energy, power generation, environmental technologies; information and communications technology and equipment; healthcare, medical products, pharmaceuticals; infrastructure; and safety and security products and services. Schedule Trade Mission Participants Arrive in Belgrade, Serbia or Sofia, Bulgaria (if electing to participate in one of these mission stops). Belgrade, Serbia or Sofia, Bulgaria (choice of one mission stop), Business to Business meetings and networking with government and business officials. Arrive in Bucharest, Romania. Bucharest, Romania: Trade Winds Business Forum and SCO Consultations Market Briefings, Business to Business meetings, Consultations with U.S. government trade representatives and networking with U.S. and foreign government and business officials. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1 11902 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 37 / Monday, February 27, 2017 / Notices Saturday–Sunday, October 21–22 .......... Monday, October 23 ................................ Tuesday, October 24 ............................... Travel to Zagreb, Croatia or Athens, Greece (if electing to participate in one of these mission stops). Zagreb, Croatia or Athens, Greece (choice of one mission stop) Business to Business meetings and networking with government and business officials. Trade Mission Participants Depart. Participation Requirements All parties interested in participating in the trade mission to Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia and Greece must complete and submit an application package for consideration by the 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 40 companies and/or trade associations will be selected to participate in the mission from the applicant pool on a first-come, firstserved basis. Mission stop participation will be limited as follows: The Serbia mission stop is limited to 20 companies; the Bulgaria mission stop is limited to 20 companies; the Croatia mission stop is limited to 15 companies; the Greece mission stop is limited to 20 companies; and the Romania mission stop is limited to 40 companies. Additional delegates may be accepted based on available space. U.S. companies and/or trade associations already doing business in or seeking business in Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia and Greece for the first time may apply. Fees and Expenses After a company has been selected to participate in the mission, a payment to the Department of Commerce in the form of a participation fee is required. • For one mission stop, the participation fee will be $1,950 for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) and $3,300 for large firms. • For two mission stops, the participation fee will be $2,950 for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) and $4300 for large firms. • For three mission stops, the participation fee will be $3,950 for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) and $5300 for large firms. Sunday—October 29, Toronto, Ontario .. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Monday—October 30, Toronto ................ • • • • • • • Tuesday—October 31, Toronto ............... VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:23 Feb 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 • • • An additional representative for both SMEs and large firms will require an additional fee of $500. The above trade mission fees include the $650 fee for full participation in the Trade Winds business forum to be held in Bucharest, Romania on October 18– 20, 2017. Timeline for Recruitment and Applications Recruitment for the mission will begin immediately and conclude no later than August 18, 2017. The U.S. Department of Commerce will review applications and make selection decisions on a rolling basis beginning 14 days after publication of this Federal Register notice, until the maximum number of participants for each mission stop is selected. After August 18, 2017, applications will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. Contact Leslie Drake, Director, U.S. Export Assistance Center—Charleston, WV, Leslie.Drake@trade.gov, Tel: 304– 347–5123. Diego Gattesco, Director, U.S. Export Assistance Center—Wheeling, WV, Diego.Gattesco@trade.gov, Tel: 304– 243–5493. Greg O’Connor, Regional Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Commercial Service Romania, Email: Greg.O’Connor@trade.gov. Renewable Energy Integration Trade Mission to Canada, October 30– November 2, 2017 Mission Description The United States Department of Commerce International Trade Administration (ITA) is proposing a Renewable Energy Integration Trade Mission to Toronto and Calgary October 30–November 2, 2017. The purpose of the mission is to introduce U.S. firms to Canada’s rapidly expanding interest and projects-base towards the effective application of renewable energy and smart grid solutions into the electrical grid, and to assist U.S. companies in pursuing export opportunities while making the most appropriate and impactful contacts within this sector. The mission is designed for U.S. industry with a focus on utility-scale and distributed energy resources (DER) renewable energy power generators and services providers. This mission will further support U.S. companies who are active in the Canadian market with a focus on increasing footprints and deepening business interests, especially for those companies of all sizes who are part of the industry’s global supply chain. The mission is open to all U.S. firms and organizations in the renewable energy sector focused on solar, wind, and hydropower as well as the smart grid (transmission, distribution, and storage) technologies that will enable effective grid integration. The mission will help participants gain market insights, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, and advance specific projects, with the goal of increasing U.S. product and services exports. The mission will include market briefings, one-on-one business appointments with prescreened potential buyers, agents, distributors, industry leaders, and joint venture partners; meetings with state and local government officials; 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 and act on available opportunities in Canada. Schedule Participants arrive in Toronto by 4:00 p.m. Welcome social event at venue hotel. Welcome and overview of Mission from U.S. Consulate staff. Country briefing by consulate officials on Canada’s renewable energy sector and business opportunities. Market briefings from Foreign Commercial Service, renewable energy stakeholders, and government officials. Business to business meetings with potential partners at central venue. Evening reception hosted by U.S. Consulate including mission sponsors, with key stakeholders, government officials, and prospective business partners. Meetings with federal, provincial and/or local government officials at central venue. Site visit and Lunch with host company/sponsor and leading industry trade associations. Afternoon travel to Calgary. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 37 / Monday, February 27, 2017 / Notices Wednesday—November 1, Calgary, Alberta. Thursday—November 2, Calgary ............ • Welcome and overview of Mission from U.S. Consulate staff. • Briefing on Prairie Provinces renewable energy sector by consulate officials and business opportunities. • Market briefings from Foreign Commercial Service, renewable energy stakeholders, and government officials. • Business to business meetings with potential partners at central venue. • Evening event hosted by U.S. Consulate including mission sponsors, with key stakeholders, chamber and trade associations, government officials, and prospective business partners. • Meetings with federal, provincial and regional government officials at central venue. • Site visit and Lunch with host company/sponsor and leading industry trade associations. • Afternoon wrap-up; mission ends. Participation Requirements DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE A minimum of 10 and maximum of 20 firms, service providers and/or trade associations/organizations will be selected from the applicant pool to participate in the trade mission. International Trade Administration Fees and Expenses The participation fee for the trade mission to Canada, including 2 stops (Toronto and Calgary) will be $3,500 for small or medium-sized enterprises (SME) and $6,000 for large firms and trade associations/organizations. The fee for each additional company representative (large firm or SME or trade association/organization) is $1,000. A maximum of 2 representatives per company will be able to participate in the Mission. Timeframe for Recruitment and Application Recruitment for this mission will begin immediately and conclude no later than July 28, 2017. The Department of Commerce will evaluate applications and inform applicants of selection decisions on a rolling basis until the maximum of 20 applicants are selected. Applications received after July 28, 2017, will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Stefan Popescu, Senior Advisor—Sector, Lead Renewable Energy, U.S. Consulate General Toronto, Tel: +1 (416) 595–5412 x 223, Email: Stefan.Popescu@trade.gov. Tom Hanson, Principal Commercial Officer, Western Canada, U.S. Consulate General Calgary, Tel: +1 (403) 265–2116, Email: Thomas.hanson@trade.gov. Ethel M. Azueta Glen, International Trade Specialist, International Trade Administration—Trade Promotion Programs, Tel: +1 (202) 482–5388, Email: ethel.glen@trade.gov. [FR Doc. 2017–03722 Filed 2–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 [A–475–818] Certain Pasta From Italy: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On September 12, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain pasta from Italy. Based on the timely withdrawal of the requests for review of certain companies from interested parties, we are now rescinding this administrative review with respect to eight companies. DATES: Effective February 27, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George McMahon or Joy Zhang, AD/ CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1167 or (202) 482–1168, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Contacts Frank Spector, Senior Advisor for Trade Missions. 20:23 Feb 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 11903 notice of initiation of this antidumping duty administrative review with respect to the following companies for the period July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016: Delverde Industrie Alimentari S.p.A. (Delverde Alimentari), Ghigi Industria Agroalimentare in San Clemente S.r.L. (Ghigi), GR.A.M.M. S.r.l. (GR.A.M.M.), Industria Alimentare Colavita, S.p.A (Indalco), La Fabbrica Della Pasta di Gragnano S.A.S di Antonio Moccia (La Fabbrica), Liguori Pastificio dal 1820 S.p.A. (Liguori), Pastificio Andalini S.p.A. (Andalini), Pastificio Felicetti S.r.L. (Felicetti), Pastificio Labor S.r.L. (Labor), Pastificio Zaffiri S.r.l. (Zaffiri), Premiato Pastificio Afeltra S.r.l. (Afeltra), Rustichella d’Abruzzo SpA (Rustichella), Tamma Industrie Alimentari de Capitanata S.r.L. (Tamma), and Tesa SrL (Tesa).3 On October 13, 2016, Liguori timely withdrew its request for a review.4 On October 29, 2016, Rustichella timely withdrew its request for review.5 On October 30, 2016, Felicetti timely withdrew its request for a review.6 On November 2, 2016, the petitioners timely withdrew their request for a review of Tamma.7 On November 30, 2016, Delverde Alimentari timely withdrew its request for review.8 On December 12, 2016, Afeltra, La Fabbrica, and Labor, timely withdrew their respective requests for an administrative Background On July 5, 2016, the Department published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain pasta from Italy.1 Pursuant to requests from interested parties,2 the Department published in the Federal Register the 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review, 81 FR 43584 (July 5, 2016). 2 The petitioners are American Italian Pasta Company, Dakota Growers Pasta Company, and New World Pasta Company. The petitioners requested a review of Ghigi Industria Agroalimentare in San Clemente S.r.L. and Tamma Industrie Alimentari de Capitanata S.r.L. See Letter from the petitioners to the Department, ‘‘Request for 2015–2016 Administrative Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Pasta from ltaly,’’ dated July 29, 2016. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 81 FR 62720 (September 12, 2016) (Initiation Notice). 4 See Letter from Liguori to the Department, ‘‘Certain Pasta from Italy: Withdrawal of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Request for the Period of Review 7/1/2015–6/30/2016,’’ dated October 13, 2016. 5 See Letter from Rustichella to the Department, ‘‘Pasta from Italy: Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated October 29, 2016. 6 See Letter from Felicetti to the Department, ‘‘Pasta from Italy; Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated October 30, 2016. 7 See Letter from the petitioners to the Department, ‘‘2015/2016 (20th) Administrative Review of Certain Pasta from Italy—Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated November 2, 2016. 8 See Letter from Delverde Alimentari to the Department, ‘‘Certain Pasta from Italy: Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review on Behalf of Delverde Industrie Alimentari S.p.A.,’’ dated November 30, 2016. 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 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Calendar of Upcoming Trade Missions

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce

ACTION: Notice

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Department of Commerce, 
International Trade Administration (ITA) is announcing eight upcoming 
trade missions that will be recruited, organized and implemented by 
ITA. These missions are:
     Executive-Led Wastewater Treatment Business Development 
Mission to China, June 11-17, 2017
     Paint & Coatings Materials Suppliers Trade Mission to 
Mexico City, June 18-20, 2017
     U.S. Healthcare Trade Mission to Africa, October 22-27, 
2017
     Cyber Security Trade Mission to Canada, September 11-14, 
2017
     Smart Cities Trade Mission to Poland and The Czech 
Republic, September 10-15, 2017
     Sustainable Building and Construction Trade Mission to 
Mexico City (Optional Stop in Guadalajara), October 9-13, 2017
     Trade Mission to Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia and 
Greece in Conjunction with Trade Winds--Southeastern Europe Business 
Forum, October 16-24, 2017
     Renewable Energy Integration Trade Mission to Canada, 
October 30-November 2, 2017
    A summary of each mission is found below. Application information 
and more detailed mission information, including the commercial setting 
and sector information, can be found at the trade mission Web site: 
http://export.gov/trademissions.
    For each 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, broadcast fax, notices by industry trade 
associations and other multiplier groups, and publicity at industry 
meetings, symposia, conferences, and trade shows.
    The following Conditions for Participation will be used for each 
mission: Applicants must submit a completed and signed mission 
application and supplemental application materials, including adequate 
information on their products and/or services, primary market 
objectives, and goals for participation. If the Department of Commerce 
receives an incomplete application, the Department may either: Reject 
the application, request additional information/clarification, or take 
the lack of information into account when evaluating the application. 
If the requisite minimum number of participants are not selected for a 
particular mission by the recruitment deadline, the mission may be 
cancelled.
    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, are marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and have 
at least fifty-one percent U.S. content by value. In the case of a 
trade association or organization, the applicant must certify that, for 
each firm or service provider to be represented by the association/
organization, the products and/or services the

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represented firm or service provider seeks to export are either 
produced in the United States or, if not, marketed under the name of a 
U.S. firm and have at least 51% U.S. content.
    A trade association/organization applicant must certify to the 
above for all of the companies it seeks to represent on the mission.
    In addition, each applicant must:
     Certify that the products and services that it wishes to 
market through the mission would be in compliance with U.S. export 
controls and regulations;
     Certify that it has identified any matter pending before 
any bureau or office in the Department of Commerce;
     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.
    The following Selection Criteria will be used for each mission: 
Targeted mission participants are U.S. firms, services providers and 
trade associations/organizations providing or promoting U.S. products 
and services that have an interest in entering or expanding their 
business in the mission's destination country. The following criteria 
will be evaluated in selecting participants:
     Suitability of the applicant's (or in the case of a trade 
association/organization, represented firm or service provider's) 
products or services to these markets;
     The applicant's (or in the case of a trade association/
organization, represented firm or service provider's) past, present, 
and prospective business activity in relation to the Mission's target 
market(s) and sector(s);
     The applicant's (or in the case of a trade association/
organization, represented firm or service provider's) potential for 
business in the markets, including likelihood of exports resulting from 
the mission; and
     Consistency of the applicant's (or in the case of a trade 
association/organization, represented firm or service provider's) goals 
and objectives with the stated scope of the mission.
    Referrals from a political party or partisan political group or any 
information, including on the application, containing references to 
political contributions or other partisan political activities will be 
excluded from the application and will not be considered during the 
selection process. The sender will be notified of these exclusions.
    Trade Mission Participation Fees: If and when an applicant is 
selected to participate on a particular mission, a payment to the 
Department of Commerce in the amount of the designated participation 
fee below is required. Upon notification of acceptance to participate, 
those selected have 5 business days to submit payment or the acceptance 
may be revoked.
    Participants selected for a trade mission will be expected to pay 
for the cost of personal expenses, including, but not limited to, 
international travel, lodging, meals, transportation, communication, 
and incidentals, unless otherwise noted. Participants will, however, be 
able to take advantage of U.S. Government rates for hotel rooms. In the 
event that a mission is cancelled, no personal expenses paid in 
anticipation of a mission will be reimbursed. However, participation 
fees for a cancelled mission will be reimbursed to the extent they have 
not already been expended in anticipation of the mission.
    If a visa is required to travel on a particular mission, 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 business visas.
    Trade Mission members participate in trade missions 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.
    Definition of Small and Medium Sized Enterprise: For purposes of 
assessing participation fees, the Department of Commerce defines Small 
and Medium Sized Enterprises (SME) 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)
    Mission List: (additional information about each mission can be 
found at http://export.gov/trademissions).

Department of Commerce Wastewater Business Development Mission to 
China, June 11-17, 2017

Summary

    The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade 
Administration (ITA), is organizing an Executive-led Wastewater 
Treatment Business Development Mission to China from June 11-17, 2017. 
This mission is a follow-up to an April 2015 Smart Cities--Smart Growth 
Business Development Mission to China led by Secretary Pritzker. This 
mission will promote U.S. exports to China by supporting U.S. companies 
in launching or increasing their business in the marketplace products 
and services relating to wastewater treatment, including industrial 
wastewater treatment. Key elements will include business-to-government 
and business-to-business meetings, market briefings, and networking 
events.
    Trade mission delegates will participate in a five-day program, 
including roundtables and policy meetings with officials in China. In 
Beijing the mission will coincide with the China International 
Environmental Protection Exhibition and Conference (CIEPEC). CIEPEC is 
the Ministry of Environmental Protection's biennial sponsored trade 
show and conference. CIEPEC draws officials from all regional 
Environmental Protection Bureaus (EPBs) and municipalities, providing 
access to the tendering organizations that are developing water and 
wastewater treatment plant projects. Participants will have an 
opportunity to walk this trade show floor, as well as have a series of 
one-on-one meetings with pre-screened potential agents, distributors, 
and representatives at the show. In Nanjing and Guangzhou, participants 
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meetings with pre-screened potential partners, as well as meet end 
users and government officials. In each city, the participants will 
also attend market briefings by U.S. Embassy officials and other 
industry experts, as well as networking events offering further 
opportunities to speak with local business and industry decision-
makers.

Schedule

Beijing, China

June 12-13, 2017
 Business Development Mission Orientation
 Market Briefing by U.S. Embassy Officials
 Government Meetings
 Industry Briefings/Roundtable Discussions
 Individual Company Business Appointments
 Participation in China International Environmental Protection 
Exhibition and Conference (CIEPEC)
 Networking Reception
    (All day group bus transportation included)

Nanjing, China

June 14-15, 2017
 Business matchmaking sessions
 Government meetings
 Evening travel to Dubai
    (All day group bus transportation included)

Guangzhou, China

June 15-16, 2017
 Government Meetings
 Individual Company Business Appointments
 Networking Dinner or Reception
 Wrap-up Session
    (All day group bus transportation included)
Traded Mission concludes

Participation Requirements

    A minimum of 10 and a maximum of 12 firms, service providers, and/
or trade associations/organizations will be selected to participate in 
the mission from the applicant pool. U.S. companies doing business in 
China, as well as U.S. companies seeking to enter the market for the 
first time may apply.

Fees and Expenses

    After a company has been selected to participate on 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 10 business days to submit payment or the acceptance may 
be revoked. This fee will include entrance to the China International 
Environmental Protection Exhibition and Conference (CIEPEC) show and 
matchmaking in all three mission stops. The fee schedule for the 
mission is $7,000 for large firms and $6,600 for a small or medium-
sized enterprises (SMEs). The fee for an additional firm representative 
(large firm or SME--limit one additional representative per company) is 
$500.

Timeline for Recruitment

    The Department of Commerce will review applications and make 
selection decisions on a comparative basis until the maximum of 15 
companies are selected. Recruitment for the trade mission will begin 
immediately and conclude no later than May 1, 2017. All applications 
must be submitted before May 1, 2017. The Department of Commerce will 
evaluate all applications and inform applicants of selection decisions 
as soon as possible after this application deadline. Applications 
received after May 1, will be considered only if space and scheduling 
constraints permit.

For Further Information Contact

Jay Biggs, Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy Beijing, 
Jay.biggs@trade.gov, Office +86-10-8531-4325.
Pamela Kirkland, Project Officer, Trade Promotion Programs, 
Pamela.Kirkland@trade.gov, 202-482-3587.

Paint & Coatings Materials Suppliers Trade Mission to Mexico City, June 
18-20, 2017

Summary

    The U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade 
Administration, is organizing the first trade mission for U.S. Paint 
and Coatings Materials Suppliers in conjunction with the ANAFAPYT 
(Mexican National Association of Manufacturers of Paints and Inks) 
trade show, ``Latin Americas Coatings Show 2017,'' to be held June 20-
22, 2017. This show is the largest event in Latin America for raw 
materials suppliers and equipment manufacturers in the paint and 
coatings industry.
    The purpose of the mission is to help participating firms gain 
market insight, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, 
and advance specific projects with the goal of increasing their exports 
to and business in Mexico.
    U.S. firms will participate in: (1) Customized Business-to-Business 
matchmaking appointments with pre-screened potential distributors and 
buyers; (2) networking events; (3) commercial briefings about doing 
business in Mexico; (4) a presentation about the industrial chemical 
and the automotive sectors in Mexico; (5) a mini trade fair; (6) the 
opportunity to visit the Latin Americas Coating Show 2017 and; (7) have 
limited marketing materials displayed in the U.S. Commercial Service 
booth at Latin American Coatings Show 2017.

Proposed Timetable

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Sunday, June 18..........................  ...........................  Arrival/Hotel check-in (no group
                                                                         transportation provided).
Monday, June 19..........................  7:30 a.m...................  Shuttle to the U.S. Trade Center.
                                           8:00-9:00 a.m..............  Embassy Commercial briefing (light
                                                                         breakfast included).
                                           9:00 a.m...................  Depart for Business-to-Business
                                                                         Matchmaking appointments (up to four
                                                                         meetings) includes drivers and trade
                                                                         professionals.
                                                                        Lunch on your own depending on schedule.
                                           7:00-9:00 p.m..............  Networking reception for mission
                                                                         members.
                                                                        Shuttle to return to the hotel.
Tuesday, June 20.........................  7:45 a.m...................  Shuttle to the U.S. Trade Center.
                                           8:30-10:00 a.m.............  Industry overview and presentations in
                                                                         the chemical and auto sectors.
                                           10:00-11:30 a.m............  Mini-trade fair with Mexican contacts
                                                                         from the chemical, automotive and
                                                                         paints industries.
                                           11:30-12:30 p.m............  Box lunch provided.
                                           12:30-1:30 p.m.............  Shuttle to the ANAFAPYT LACS ribbon-
                                                                         cutting (1:30 p.m.).
                                           2:00-7:00 p.m..............  ANAFAPYT LACS show (optional).
                                                                        Formal Trade Mission activities ends,
                                                                         participants can depart after the show
                                                                         or stay to walk it.
                                           7:00 p.m...................  Shuttle departs for hotel.
Wednesday, June 21.......................  11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m........  ANAFAPYT LACS show (optional).
Thursday, June 22........................  11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m........  ANAFAPYT LACS show (optional).
Friday, June 23..........................                               Departure.
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    Participating firms who wish to exhibit at the show will receive a 
20% discount on the cost of the booth. All arrangements related to 
participating in the trade show must be made through the show organizer 
and by registering online. For further information or questions about 
the show please contact Ms. Adriana Ortiz, Public Relations Manager at 
ANAFAPYT relacionespublicas@anafapyt.org.mx, Tel: + (52) 55-5682-7794 
ext. 104.
    Participants only wishing to visit the show will receive 
complimentary passes to be obtained by SCS Mexico.

Participation Requirements

    A minimum of 7 and maximum of 11 firms, service providers, and/or 
trade associations will be selected to participate in the mission from 
the applicant pool.

Fees and Expenses

    Participation fee for small or medium sized enterprises (SME): $ 
1,900.
    Participation fee for large firms or trade associations: $ 2,900.
    Fee for each additional firm representative (large firm or SME/
trade organization): $ 750.

Timeline for Recruitment and Applications

    Recruitment for the mission will begin immediately and conclude no 
later than April 12, 2017. The Department of Commerce will evaluate 
applications and inform applicants of selection decisions three times 
during the recruitment period. All applications received subsequent to 
an evaluation date will be considered at the next evaluation. Deadlines 
for each round of evaluation are as follows:

 March 15, 2017
 April 12, 2017
Applications received after April 12, 2017 will be considered only if 
space and scheduling constraints permit.

Contacts

Mr. Dustin Ross, Project Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce, 
Washington, DC, Tel: 202-482-1108, dustin.ross@trade.gov.
Allison Mello, Commercial Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce, 
Chicago, Illinois, Tel: 312-353-8490, allison.mello@trade.gov.
Nathalie Scharf, Commercial Attach[eacute], U.S. Embassy--Mexico City, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Tel: +52-55-5080-2000 ext. 2191, 
nathalie.scharf@trade.gov.
Sylvia Montano, Commercial Specialist, Industrial Chemicals, U.S. 
Embassy--Mexico City, U.S. Department of Commerce, Tel: +52-55-5080-
2000 ext. 5219, sylvia.montano@trade.gov.
    U.S. Healthcare Trade Mission to Africa, October 22-27, 2017.

Summary

    The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade 
Administration is organizing a U.S. Healthcare Trade Mission to South 
Africa and Kenya scheduled for October 22-27, 2017. Optional add-on 
post-mission stops will be available for selected mission participants 
that seem to appropriately fit market opportunities. These additional 
stops would include customized appointments with pre-screened potential 
foreign partners for an additional fee in: Ethiopia, Ghana, and 
Mozambique (space limited).
    This Healthcare Trade Mission is intended to include 
representatives from various U.S. medical/healthcare industry 
manufacturers, service providers, associations and trade organizations. 
In addition to new-to-market companies, the mission also will assist 
U.S. companies already doing business in South Africa and Kenya to 
expand their footprint. Target sectors holding high potential for U.S 
companies include:

 Medical equipment/devices
 Laboratory equipment
 Dental equipment
 Emergency equipment
 Imaging and Diagnostic equipment
 Physiotheraphy and Orthopedic equipment/devices
 Healthcare information technology
 Products and technologies for other allied health sectors

    The mission will include appointments and briefings in 
Johannesburg, Nairobi, and possibly other cities that are healthcare 
industry hubs.
    The delegates will meet with experts to obtain firsthand 
information about the regulations, policies, standards, and procedures 
for importing medical devices into South Africa and Kenya. Participants 
will also visit healthcare facilities to get acquainted with 
specialized care facilities. Trade mission participants will have the 
opportunity to interact extensively with U.S. Embassy/Consulate 
Officials and Commercial Service healthcare specialists in South Africa 
and Kenya to discuss industry developments, opportunities, and sales 
strategies.
    The U.S. Healthcare Trade Mission to South Africa and Kenya will 
draw on the resources of several U.S. government agencies and NGO's, 
including Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Patent 
and Trademark Office, U.S. Trade Development Agency, U.S. Agency for 
International Development, and World Health Organization.

Schedule

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Sunday, October 22, Johannesburg, South   Arrive Johannesburg
 Africa.                                  and hotel check-in.
                                          Welcome reception/ice
                                          breaker.
Monday, October 23, Johannesburg, South   Welcome and overview
 Africa.                                  of Trade Mission.
                                          Market briefings from
                                          the U.S. Commercial Service
                                          and industry experts.
                                          One-on-one business
                                          meetings.
                                          Networking reception
                                          in Johannesburg.
Tuesday, October 24, Johannesburg,        Hospital/Clinic tours
 South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa.    and meetings.
                                          One-on-one business
                                          meetings.
                                          Government meetings.
                                          Mission participant
                                          speaking opportunities.
Wednesday, October 25, Johannesburg,      Depart for Nairobi,
 South Africa and Nairobi, Kenya.         Kenya (AM).
                                          Market briefings from
                                          the U.S. Commercial Service
                                          and industry experts (PM).
                                          Networking reception
                                          in Nairobi.
Thursday, October 26, Nairobi, Kenya...   One-on-one business
                                          meetings Nairobi.
                                          Government meetings.
                                          Some delegates depart
                                          for add-on stops.
Friday, October 27, Nairobi, Kenya and    Government meetings.
 possible add-on Post stops.              One-on-one business
                                          meetings.
                                          Mission ends.

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Saturday, October 28 & Sunday, October    Ethiopia, Ghana, or
 29, Travel to optional stops over        Mozambique (Optional add-on
 weekend.                                 locations).
Monday, October 30.....................   One-on-One Meetings at
                                          optional locations and
                                          networking opportunities.
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Participation Requirements

    A minimum of 12 and a maximum of 15 companies and/or trade 
associations/organizations will be selected from the applicant pool to 
participate in the trade mission.

Fees and Expenses

    The participation fee for the U.S. Healthcare Trade Mission to 
South Africa and Kenya is $4,375 for small or medium-sized enterprises 
(SME) and $5,975 for large firms or trade associations. The fee for 
each additional representative (large firm or SME or trade association/
organization) is $950.
    The additional fee for the optional add-on stops to: Ethiopia 
(space is limited to 2 companies), Ghana (space is limited to 2 
companies), and Mozambique (space is limited to 3 companies) for an 
additional fee of $1,000 for an SME and $1,325 for a large firm.
    Delegation members may take advantage of U.S. Embassy rates for 
hotel rooms. Interpreter and driver services can be arranged for 
additional cost.

Timeframe for Recruitment and Application

    Recruitment for the mission will begin immediately and conclude no 
later than June 30, 2017. All applications must be submitted before 
June 30, 2017. The Department of Commerce will evaluate all 
applications and inform applicants of selection decisions as soon as 
possible after this application deadline. A maximum of 15 participants 
will be selected. Applications received after June 30, 2017 will be 
considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit.

Contacts

Michelle Ouellette, Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, Boston, MA, Tel: 617-565-4302, Email: 
Michelle.Ouellette@trade.gov.

Johannesburg, South Africa

Brian McCleary, Deputy Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Commercial 
Service Johannesburg, South Africa, Tel: +27-11-290-3227, Email: 
Brian.McCleary@trade.gov.
Felicity Nagel, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service 
Johannesburg, South Africa, Tel: +27-11-290-3332, Email: 
Felicity.Nagel@trade.gov.

Nairobi, Kenya

James Rigasso, Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Commercial Service 
Nairobi, Kenya, Tel: +254-20-363-6424, Email: James.Rigasso@trade.gov.
Janet Mwangi, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service Nairobi, 
Kenya, Tel: +254-20-363-6725, Email: Janet.Mwangi@trade.gov.

Cyber Security Trade Mission to Canada, September 11-14, 2017

Summary

    The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade 
Administration (ITA), is organizing a Cyber Security Trade mission to 
three locations in Canada: Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, September 11-
14, 2017.
    The purpose of the mission is to introduce U.S. firms to Canada's 
expanding opportunities within the cyber security industry, and to 
assist U.S. companies in pursuing export opportunities in this sector.
    The mission is designed for all U.S. firms and organizations who 
play a part in the industry, regardless of specific niche. This mission 
will also help U.S. companies already doing business within the 
Canadian market to increase their footprint and deepen their business 
interests.
    The mission will help participating firms gain market insights, 
make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, and advance 
specific projects, with the goal of creating and increasing U.S. 
product and services 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 national, provincial, regional and municipal 
governments; and networking events. Participating in an official U.S. 
industry delegation, rather than traveling on their own, will enhance 
attending companies' ability to identify opportunities and act on 
available opportunities in Canada.

Schedule

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Monday--September 11 Toronto, Ontario..   Welcome and overview
                                          of Mission.
                                          Market briefings from
                                          CS and industry experts.
                                          Discussions with
                                          potential partners at on-site
                                          speed meetings or off-site one-
                                          on-ones.
Tuesday--September 12 Toronto, Ontario.   Site Visits, pre-
                                          scheduled by industrial focus.
                                          Roundtable with
                                          government, CS and industry
                                          officials.
                                          Afternoon travel to
                                          Ottawa.
Wednesday--September 13 Ottawa, Ontario   Morning session on
                                          selling to the Government of
                                          Canada.
                                          Afternoon roundtable
                                          with government, CS and
                                          industry officials..
                                          Late Afternoon
                                          Networking Reception with
                                          government, industry and
                                          distributors.
                                          Evening travel to
                                          Montreal.
Thursday--September 14 Montreal, Quebec   Tabletop display at
                                          Montreal Security Tech Show.
                                          Networking reception
                                          with targeted guest list from
                                          Montreal Security Tech Show
                                          and local cybersecurity
                                          contacts.
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Participation Requirements

    A minimum of 10 and maximum of 20 firms, service providers and/or 
trade associations/organizations will be selected from the applicant 
pool to participate in the trade mission.

Fees and Expenses

    The participation fee for the trade mission to Canada is $3,200 for 
small or medium-sized enterprises (SME) and

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$3,600 for large firms and trade associations/organizations. The fee 
for each additional company representative (large firm or SME or trade 
association/organization) is $500.00. 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.

Timeframe for Recruitment and Application

    Recruitment for this mission will begin immediately and conclude no 
later than June 30, 2017. All applications must be submitted before 
June 30, 2017. The Department of Commerce will evaluate all 
applications and inform applicants of selection decisions as soon as 
possible after this application deadline. Applications received after 
June 30, 2017 will be considered only if space and scheduling 
constraints permit.

Contacts

Gemal Brangman, Project Officer, Trade Promotion Programs, Tel: 202-
482-3773, Gemal.Brangman@trade.gov.
Tracey Ford, Commercial Specialist, CS Canada Lead, Tel: 1 613-688-
5406, Tracey.Ford@trade.gov.
Stefan Popescu, Commercial Specialist, CS Toronto, Tel: 1 416-595-5412 
x223, Stefan.Popescu@trade.gov.
Connie Irrera, Commercial Specialist, CS Montreal,Tel: 1 514-908-3662, 
Connie.Irrera@trade.gov.
Pompeya Lambrecht, Northern Virginia U.S. Export Assistance Center, 
Tel: 703-235-0102, Pompeya.Lambrecht@trade.gov.

Smart Cities Trade Mission to Poland and the Czech Republic, September 
10-15, 2017

Summary

    The U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (CS) is organizing 
a ``Smart Cities'' Business Development Mission to Poland and the Czech 
Republic from September 10-15. This mission is designed to help export 
ready U.S. companies launch or increase their export business in 
promising sectors in Poland and the Czech Republic that contribute to 
the development of smart cities, including e-mobility, energy 
efficiency and management, e-governance, and environmental management 
and quality, including air and water quality.
    Mission participants will benefit from expert briefings on the 
policy frameworks in Europe supporting smart cities and the particulars 
of smart cities developments in Poland and the Czech Republic. The 
mission will include opportunities to meet key Government officials and 
decision-makers in both countries, one-on-one meetings with potential 
business partners and networking events. The government and private 
sector in Poland and the Czech Republic are investing billions in 
projects conducive to the development of smart cities.
    Through this mission, U.S. companies will gain an understanding of 
and position themselves for success in the smart cities markets in 
Poland and the Czech Republic.

Schedule

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Sunday, September 10...................  Trade Mission Participants
                                          Arrive in Warsaw.
                                         Country briefing and welcome
                                          event.
Monday, September 11...................  Meetings with Polish Government
                                          officials and industry
                                          experts.
                                         One-on-One business matchmaking
                                          appointments.
                                         Networking Reception at
                                          Ambassador's residence.
Tuesday, September 12..................  Morning Site Visit.
                                         Depart for Krakow mid--to -late
                                          morning.
                                         Arrive Krakow between 12:00
                                          p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
                                         Evening Reception at U.S.
                                          Consul General's Residence.
Wednesday, September 13................  Briefings/Presentations/
                                          Meetings with key local
                                          government officials/decision
                                          makers. One-on-one matchmaking
                                          meetings.
Thursday, September 14.................  Travel to Prague.
                                         Country briefing and welcome
                                          event.
                                         Meetings with key Czech
                                          Government officials and
                                          industry experts.
Friday, September 15...................  One-on-one matchmaking
                                          meetings.
                                         Evening VIP reception at
                                          Ambassador's residence.
Saturday, September 16.................  Trade Mission Participants
                                          Depart.
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Participation Requirements

    A minimum of 10 and maximum of 15 firms and/or trade associations 
will be selected to participate in the mission from the applicant pool.

Fees and Expenses

    The participation fee for the Business Development Mission will be 
$2,500.00 for small or medium-sized enterprises (SME); and $3,750 for 
large firms or trade associations. The fee for each additional firm 
representative (large firm or SME/trade organization) is $1,000. 
Interpreter and driver services can be arranged for additional cost. 
Delegation members will be able to take advantage of U.S. Embassy rates 
for hotel rooms.

Timeline for Recruitment and Applications

    Recruitment for the mission will begin immediately and conclude no 
later than June 1, 2017. All applications must be submitted before June 
1, 2017. The Department of Commerce will evaluate all applications and 
inform applicants of selection decisions as soon as possible after this 
application deadline. Applications received after June 1, 2017, will be 
considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit.

Contacts

Gemal Brangman, Project Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce, 
Washington, DC, Tel: 202-482-3773, Fax: 202-482-9000, 
Gemal.Brangman@trade.gov.
Kenneth Duckworth, Commercial Attach[eacute], U.S. Embassy--Warsaw, 
Poland, U.S. Department of Commerce, Tel: +48-22-625-4374, 
Kenneth.Duckworth@trade.gov.
Anna Janczewska, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy--Warsaw, Poland, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Tel: +48-22-625-4274 
Anna.Janczewska@trade.gov.
Helen Peterson, Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy--Prague, Czech 
Republic, U.S. Department of Commerce, Tel: +420-257-022-434, ext. 
2436, Helen.Peterson@trade.gov.
Luda Taylor, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy--Prague, Czech

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Republic, Tel: +420-257-022-424, ext. 2315, Luda.Taylor@trade.gov.

Sustainable Building & Construction Trade Mission to Mexico City 
(Optional Stop in Guadalajara), October 9-13, 2017

Summary

    The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade 
Administration (ITA), is organizing a Sustainable Construction Trade 
Mission to Mexico from October 9-13, 2017. The purpose of the mission 
is to introduce U.S. firms to Mexico's Sustainable Building & 
Construction sector, and to assist U.S. companies in pursuing export 
opportunities in this sector. The mission also will help U.S. companies 
already doing business in Mexico increase their footprint and deepen 
their business interests. By focusing on infrastructure-related 
projects, this mission advances ITA's work to increase U.S. company 
participation in infrastructure and strategically position our clients 
to tap medium and long-term opportunities.
    This trade mission is open to all qualified companies in the 
sector. Under ITA's Veterans Go Global initiative, it also includes a 
focus on U.S. veteran-owned companies who play a significant role in 
sustainable building and construction.

Schedule

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Briefing by U.S. Embassy Mexico officials
B2B matchmaking meetings with Mexican companies at Expo CIHAC
No-host lunch
B2B matchmaking meetings with Mexican companies at Expo CIHAC
Optional no-host dinner

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Hotel check out (if departing for Guadalajara)
Attend Expo CIHAC
Depart for Guadalajara

(Optional Stop Guadalajara)

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Briefing by U.S. Guadalajara Consulate officials
B2B matchmaking meetings
Optional no-host dinner

Friday, October 13, 2017

Return to United States

Participation Requirements

    A maximum of 20 firms and a minimum of 10 firms, service providers 
and/or trade associations/organizations will be selected from the 
applicant pool to participate in the trade mission in Mexico City. For 
the optional Guadalajara portion, a maximum of 10 firms will be 
selected.

Fees and Expenses

    For Mexico City only, the fee for a small & medium sized enterprise 
is $1400 and the fee for a large firm and a trade association is $1800. 
The cost for an additional representative is $400. For Mexico City and 
Guadalajara, the fee for a small and medium-sized company is $2750 and 
the fee for a large firm and a trade association is $3550. The cost for 
an additional representative is $700.
    Application Deadline. Recruitment for this mission will begin 
immediately and conclude no later than August 23, 2017. The Department 
of Commerce will evaluate applications and inform applicants of 
selection decisions on a rolling basis until the maximum number of 
participants has been selected.

Contact Information

Oscar Maga[ntilde]a, International Trade Specialist, San Antonio U.S. 
Export Assistance Center, Phone: 210-472-4020, Mobile: 210-419-3043, 
Fax: 210-472-4019, Oscar.Magana@trade.gov.
Warren Anderson, St Louis U.S. Export Assistance Center, Phone: 314-
260-3785, Mobile: 314-502-3263, Email: warren.anderson@trade.gov.
Jeffrey Odum, Project Officer, Trade Promotion Programs, Phone: (202) 
482-6397, Email: Jeffrey.Odum@trade.gov.
Mr. Adri[aacute]n Orta, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy, Mexico, 
Phone: +52(55) 5080-2000 ext. 5220, Mobile: +52(55) 4450-0469, Email: 
Adrian.Orta@trade.gov.
Mr. Paul Oliva, Commercial Attach[eacute], U.S. Embassy, Mexico, Phone: 
+52(55) 5080-2206, Mobile: +52(55) 4450-0462, Email: 
Paul.Oliva@trade.gov.
Ms. Patricia Reinosa Mu[ntilde]oz, Commercial Specialist, U.S. 
Consulate Guadalajara, Phone: +52(33) 3615-1140 ext. 102, Mobile: 
+52(33) 1603-4848, Email: Patricia.Reinosa@trade.gov.

Trade Mission to Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia and Greece in 
Conjunction With Trade Winds--Southeastern Europe Business Forum, 
October 16-24, 2017

Summary

    The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade 
Administration is organizing a trade mission to Romania, Bulgaria, 
Croatia, Serbia and Greece that will include the Trade Winds--
Southeastern Europe business forum in Bucharest, Romania on October 18-
20, 2017. U.S. trade mission members will participate in the Trade 
Winds--Southeastern Europe business forum in Bucharest, Romania, which 
is also open to U.S. companies not participating in the trade mission. 
Trade mission participants may choose to participate in their choice of 
trade mission stops based on recommendations from the USFCS, including 
in Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia and Greece. Each trade mission 
stop will include one-on-one business appointments with pre-screened 
potential buyers, agents, distributors or joint-venture partners. Trade 
mission participants in the Trade Winds--Southeastern Europe business 
forum may attend regional and industry-specific sessions and 
consultations with USFCS Senior Commercial Officers and other 
government officials representing the Europe region during the business 
forum in Bucharest, Romania on October 18-20, 2017.
    This mission is open to U.S. companies and trade associations from 
a cross-section of industries with growth potential in Romania, 
Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia and Greece, including, but not limited to the 
following industries: Agricultural technology, machinery and equipment; 
energy, power generation, environmental technologies; information and 
communications technology and equipment; healthcare, medical products, 
pharmaceuticals; infrastructure; and safety and security products and 
services.

Schedule

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Sunday, October 15..........................  Trade Mission Participants Arrive in Belgrade, Serbia or Sofia,
                                               Bulgaria (if electing to participate in one of these mission
                                               stops).
Monday, October 16..........................  Belgrade, Serbia or Sofia, Bulgaria (choice of one mission stop),
                                               Business to Business meetings and networking with government and
                                               business officials.
Tuesday, October 17.........................  Arrive in Bucharest, Romania.
Wednesday-Friday, October 18-20.............  Bucharest, Romania: Trade Winds Business Forum and SCO
                                               Consultations Market Briefings, Business to Business meetings,
                                               Consultations with U.S. government trade representatives and
                                               networking with U.S. and foreign government and business
                                               officials.

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Saturday-Sunday, October 21-22..............  Travel to Zagreb, Croatia or Athens, Greece (if electing to
                                               participate in one of these mission stops).
Monday, October 23..........................  Zagreb, Croatia or Athens, Greece (choice of one mission stop)
                                               Business to Business meetings and networking with government and
                                               business officials.
Tuesday, October 24.........................  Trade Mission Participants Depart.
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Participation Requirements

    All parties interested in participating in the trade mission to 
Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia and Greece must complete and submit 
an application package for consideration by the 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 40 companies and/or trade associations will be 
selected to participate in the mission from the applicant pool on a 
first-come, first-served basis. Mission stop participation will be 
limited as follows: The Serbia mission stop is limited to 20 companies; 
the Bulgaria mission stop is limited to 20 companies; the Croatia 
mission stop is limited to 15 companies; the Greece mission stop is 
limited to 20 companies; and the Romania mission stop is limited to 40 
companies.
    Additional delegates may be accepted based on available space. U.S. 
companies and/or trade associations already doing business in or 
seeking business in Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia and Greece for 
the first time may apply.

Fees and Expenses

    After a company has been selected to participate in the mission, a 
payment to the Department of Commerce in the form of a participation 
fee is required.
     For one mission stop, the participation fee will be $1,950 
for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) and $3,300 for large 
firms.
     For two mission stops, the participation fee will be 
$2,950 for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) and $4300 for large 
firms.
     For three mission stops, the participation fee will be 
$3,950 for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) and $5300 for large 
firms.
    An additional representative for both SMEs and large firms will 
require an additional fee of $500.
    The above trade mission fees include the $650 fee for full 
participation in the Trade Winds business forum to be held in 
Bucharest, Romania on October 18-20, 2017.

Timeline for Recruitment and Applications

    Recruitment for the mission will begin immediately and conclude no 
later than August 18, 2017. The U.S. Department of Commerce will review 
applications and make selection decisions on a rolling basis beginning 
14 days after publication of this Federal Register notice, until the 
maximum number of participants for each mission stop is selected. After 
August 18, 2017, applications will be considered only if space and 
scheduling constraints permit.

Contact

Leslie Drake, Director, U.S. Export Assistance Center--Charleston, WV, 
Leslie.Drake@trade.gov, Tel: 304-347-5123.
Diego Gattesco, Director, U.S. Export Assistance Center--Wheeling, WV, 
Diego.Gattesco@trade.gov, Tel: 304-243-5493.
Greg O'Connor, Regional Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Commercial 
Service Romania, Email: Greg.O'Connor@trade.gov.

Renewable Energy Integration Trade Mission to Canada, October 30-
November 2, 2017

Mission Description

    The United States Department of Commerce International Trade 
Administration (ITA) is proposing a Renewable Energy Integration Trade 
Mission to Toronto and Calgary October 30-November 2, 2017.
    The purpose of the mission is to introduce U.S. firms to Canada's 
rapidly expanding interest and projects-base towards the effective 
application of renewable energy and smart grid solutions into the 
electrical grid, and to assist U.S. companies in pursuing export 
opportunities while making the most appropriate and impactful contacts 
within this sector.
    The mission is designed for U.S. industry with a focus on utility-
scale and distributed energy resources (DER) renewable energy power 
generators and services providers. This mission will further support 
U.S. companies who are active in the Canadian market with a focus on 
increasing footprints and deepening business interests, especially for 
those companies of all sizes who are part of the industry's global 
supply chain. The mission is open to all U.S. firms and organizations 
in the renewable energy sector focused on solar, wind, and hydropower 
as well as the smart grid (transmission, distribution, and storage) 
technologies that will enable effective grid integration.
    The mission will help participants gain market insights, make 
industry contacts, solidify business strategies, and advance specific 
projects, with the goal of increasing U.S. product and services 
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 state and 
local government officials; 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 and act 
on available opportunities in Canada.

Schedule

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Sunday--October 29, Toronto, Ontario........   Participants arrive in Toronto by 4:00 p.m.
                                               Welcome social event at venue hotel.
Monday--October 30, Toronto.................   Welcome and overview of Mission from U.S. Consulate
                                               staff.
                                               Country briefing by consulate officials on Canada's
                                               renewable energy sector and business opportunities.
                                               Market briefings from Foreign Commercial Service,
                                               renewable energy stakeholders, and government officials.
                                               Business to business meetings with potential partners at
                                               central venue.
                                               Evening reception hosted by U.S. Consulate including
                                               mission sponsors, with key stakeholders, government officials,
                                               and prospective business partners.
Tuesday--October 31, Toronto................   Meetings with federal, provincial and/or local government
                                               officials at central venue.
                                               Site visit and Lunch with host company/sponsor and
                                               leading industry trade associations.
                                               Afternoon travel to Calgary.

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Wednesday--November 1, Calgary, Alberta.....   Welcome and overview of Mission from U.S. Consulate
                                               staff.
                                               Briefing on Prairie Provinces renewable energy sector by
                                               consulate officials and business opportunities.
                                               Market briefings from Foreign Commercial Service,
                                               renewable energy stakeholders, and government officials.
                                               Business to business meetings with potential partners at
                                               central venue.
                                               Evening event hosted by U.S. Consulate including mission
                                               sponsors, with key stakeholders, chamber and trade associations,
                                               government officials, and prospective business partners.
Thursday--November 2, Calgary...............   Meetings with federal, provincial and regional government
                                               officials at central venue.
                                               Site visit and Lunch with host company/sponsor and
                                               leading industry trade associations.
                                               Afternoon wrap-up; mission ends.
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Participation Requirements

    A minimum of 10 and maximum of 20 firms, service providers and/or 
trade associations/organizations will be selected from the applicant 
pool to participate in the trade mission.

Fees and Expenses

    The participation fee for the trade mission to Canada, including 2 
stops (Toronto and Calgary) will be $3,500 for small or medium-sized 
enterprises (SME) and $6,000 for large firms and trade associations/
organizations. The fee for each additional company representative 
(large firm or SME or trade association/organization) is $1,000. A 
maximum of 2 representatives per company will be able to participate in 
the Mission.

Timeframe for Recruitment and Application

    Recruitment for this mission will begin immediately and conclude no 
later than July 28, 2017. The Department of Commerce will evaluate 
applications and inform applicants of selection decisions on a rolling 
basis until the maximum of 20 applicants are selected. Applications 
received after July 28, 2017, will be considered only if space and 
scheduling constraints permit.

Contacts

Stefan Popescu, Senior Advisor--Sector, Lead Renewable Energy, U.S. 
Consulate General Toronto, Tel: +1 (416) 595-5412 x 223, Email: 
Stefan.Popescu@trade.gov.
Tom Hanson, Principal Commercial Officer, Western Canada, U.S. 
Consulate General Calgary, Tel: +1 (403) 265-2116, Email: 
Thomas.hanson@trade.gov.
Ethel M. Azueta Glen, International Trade Specialist, International 
Trade Administration--Trade Promotion Programs, Tel: +1 (202) 482-5388, 
Email: ethel.glen@trade.gov.

Frank Spector,
Senior Advisor for Trade Missions.
[FR Doc. 2017-03722 Filed 2-24-17; 8:45 am]
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