Annual U.S. Industry Program at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference; Meeting, 35612-35614 [2018-16099]

Download as PDF 35612 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 145 / Friday, July 27, 2018 / Notices and Tube and its individual members 2 (collectively, the petitioners), timely requested that Commerce conduct an administrative review of this antidumping duty order with respect to Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group, Inc. (Golden Dragon).3 On January 11, 2018, Commerce initiated an administrative review with respect to Golden Dragon, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i).4 On March 29, 2018, the petitioners timely withdrew their request for an administrative review.5 Rescission of Administrative Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party that requested a review withdraws the request within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. In this case, the petitioners withdrew their request for review by the 90-day deadline. Because Commerce received no other request for a review of the antidumping duty order with respect to Golden Dragon, and no other requests were made for a review of the antidumping duty order with respect to other companies, we are rescinding this administrative review covering the period November 1, 2016, through October 31, 2017, in accordance with 19 CFR 213(d)(1). amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Assessment Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of copper pipe and tube from China during the POR. Antidumping duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). Commerce intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register. 2 The individual members of Ad Hoc Coalition for Domestically Produced Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube are Cerro Flow Products, LLC, Wieland Copper Products, LLC, Howell Metal Company, Mueller Copper Tube Products, Inc., and Mueller Copper Tube Company, Inc. 3 See Letter from the petitioners, ‘‘Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from China: Request for Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated November 21, 2017. 4 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 82 FR 1329, 1333 (January 11, 2018). 5 See Letter from the petitioners, ‘‘Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from China: Withdrawal of Request for Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated March 29, 2018. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:38 Jul 26, 2018 Jkt 244001 Notification to Importers This notice serves as the only reminder to importers of their responsibility, under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2), to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials, or conversion to judicial protective order, is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: July 20, 2018. James Maeder, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations performing the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2018–16075 Filed 7–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Annual U.S. Industry Program at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference; Meeting International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of 11th Annual U.S. Industry Program at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference. AGENCY: Mission Description The United States Department of Commerce’s (DOC) International Trade Administration (ITA), with participation PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 from the U.S. Departments of Energy and State, is organizing the 11th Annual U.S. Industry Program at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference, to be held September 16–19, 2018, in Vienna, Austria. The IAEA General Conference is the premier global meeting of civil nuclear policymakers and typically attracts senior officials and industry representatives from all 162 Member States. The U.S. Industry Program is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (DOC) Civil Nuclear Trade Initiative, a U.S. Government effort to help U.S. civil nuclear companies identify and capitalize on commercial civil nuclear opportunities around the world. The purpose of the program is to help the U.S. nuclear industry promote its services and technologies to an international audience, including senior energy policymakers from current and emerging markets as well as IAEA staff. Representatives of U.S. companies from across the U.S. civil nuclear supply chain are eligible to participate. In addition, organizations providing related services to the industry, such as universities, research institutions, and U.S. civil nuclear trade associations, are eligible for participation. The mission will help U.S. participants gain market insights, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, and identify or advance specific projects with the goal of increasing U.S. civil nuclear exports to a wide variety of countries interested in nuclear energy. The schedule includes: Meetings with foreign delegations and discussions with senior U.S. Government officials on important civil nuclear topics including regulatory, technology and standards, liability, public acceptance, export controls, financing, infrastructure development, and R&D cooperation. Past U.S. Industry Programs have included participation by the U.S. Secretary of Energy, the Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and senior U.S. Government officials from the Departments of Commerce, Energy, State, the ExportImport Bank of the United States and the National Security Council. There are significant opportunities for U.S. businesses in the global civil nuclear energy market. With 55 reactors currently under construction in 15 countries and 160 nuclear plant projects planned in 27 countries over the next 8– 10 years, this translates to a market demand for equipment and services totaling $500–740 billion over the next ten years. This mission contributes to DOC’s Civil Nuclear Trade Initiative by assisting U.S. businesses in entering or expanding in international markets. E:\FR\FM\27JYN1.SGM 27JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 145 / Friday, July 27, 2018 / Notices Mission Setting The IAEA General Conference is the premier global meeting of civil nuclear policymakers, and typically attracts over 1,200 senior officials and industry representatives from all 162 IAEA Member States. As such, it is an opportunity to highlight the breadth and depth of the U.S. civil nuclear sector to foreign energy policymakers and potential customers. The U.S. Industry Program will provide opportunities for U.S. industry representatives to meet with U.S. Government representatives and discuss key issues of interest for civil nuclear exporters. The program will also feature briefings from foreign government representatives, providing opportunities for participants to develop contacts in potential export markets. Mission Goals The purpose of the U.S. Industry Program is to highlight the benefits of U.S. civil nuclear technology to foreign decision makers in key export markets and to enable representatives from the U.S. public and private sector to discuss U.S. industry’s role in the safe and secure expansion of civil nuclear power worldwide. U.S. participants will also have the opportunity to network and build relationships in the global civil nuclear sector, interact with foreign government and industry officials, and learn more about current and future project opportunities. Foreign government participants will hear about the expertise that U.S. industry has amassed in this sector and may learn how to better partner with U.S. industry on future nuclear power projects. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Mission Scenario On Sunday September 16, trade mission participants will have one-onone meetings with visiting ITA staff from top export markets as part of ITA’s Showtime Program (meetings are subject to availability of visiting ITA staff) and an evening U.S. Industry Welcome Reception. On Monday, September 17, mission participants will begin with a Policymaker’s Roundtable and an interagency U.S. Government briefing featuring discussion sessions and remarks by senior officials from the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Energy and State, and the NRC. In addition, on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, meetings with foreign delegation officials from some of the top markets for U.S. civil nuclear exports will be scheduled. Approximately ten such meetings will be planned throughout the duration of the event. Throughout the weeklong conference, participants can attend IAEA side meetings using VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:38 Jul 26, 2018 Jkt 244001 35613 their official IAEA badges, which will be provided as part of the program. number of participants has been selected. Event Dates and Proposed Agenda Conditions for Participation ****Note that specific events and meeting times have yet to be confirmed**** Applicants must submit a completed mission application signed by a company, trade association, or academic or research institution official, together with supplemental application materials, including adequate information on the organization’s products and/or services, primary market objectives, and goals for participation. If the DOC receives an incomplete application, the DOC may reject the application, request additional information, or take the lack of information into account in its evaluation. Each applicant must certify one’s organization is not majority-owned or -controlled by a foreign government entity (or foreign government entities). Each applicant also must certify that the products or services it seeks to export through the mission are either produced in the United States, or, if not, marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and have demonstrable U.S. content as a percentage of the value of the finished product or service. In the case of a trade association, the applicant must certify that it will only be representing companies during the Trade Mission consistent with the domestic content criteria laid out in this section. In the case of an academic or research institution, the applicant must certify that as part of its activities at the event, it will represent the interests of the organization’s staff that meet the criteria above. Applicants 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 U.S. Department of Commerce; • Certify that it has identified any pending litigation (including any administrative proceedings) to which it is a party that involves the U.S. Department of Commerce; • 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; and • Certify that it meets the minimum requirements as stated in this announcement. Sunday, September 16 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. 1–1 Showtime Meetings with visiting ITA Staff 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. U.S. Industry Welcome Reception Monday, September 17 7:00 a.m. Industry Program Breakfast Begins 8:00–9:45 a.m. U.S. Policymakers Roundtable 9:45–10:00 a.m. Break 10:00–11:00 a.m. USG Dialogue with Industry 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. IAEA Side Events 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Break 12:30–6:00 p.m. Country Briefings for Industry (presented by foreign delegates) 7:30–9:30 p.m. U.S. Mission to the IAEA Reception Tuesday, September 18 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Country Briefings for Industry (presented by foreign delegates) 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. IAEA Side Event Meetings Wednesday, September 19 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Country Briefings for Industry (presented by foreign delegates) 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. IAEA Side Event Meetings Participation Requirements Applicants must sign and submit a completed Trade Mission application form and satisfy all of the conditions of participation in order to be eligible for consideration. Applications will be evaluated on the applicant’s ability to best satisfy the participation criteria. A minimum of 15 and maximum of 50 companies and/or trade associations and/or U.S. academic and research institutions will be selected to participate in the mission. The first fifteen applicants will be permitted to send two representatives per organization (if desired). After the first fifteen applicants, additional representatives will be permitted only if space is available. The Department of Commerce will evaluate applications and inform applicants of selection decisions [three weeks after publication in the Federal Register] and on a rolling basis thereafter until the maximum PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27JYN1.SGM 27JYN1 35614 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 145 / Friday, July 27, 2018 / Notices Applicants from a company, organization or institution that is majority-owned or -controlled by a foreign government entity will not be considered for participation in the U.S. Industry Program. Selection Criteria Selection will be based on the following criteria: • Suitability of the company’s (or, in the case of another organization, represented companies’ or constituents’) products or services to each of the markets the company or organization has expressed an interest in exporting to as part of this trade mission. • The company’s (or, in the case of another organization, represented companies’ or constituents’) potential for business in each of the markets the company or organization has expressed an interest in exporting to as part of this trade mission, including likelihood of exports resulting from the mission. • Consistency of the applicant company’s (or, in the case of another organization, represented companies’ or constituents’) goals and objectives with the stated mission scope. Referrals from political organizations and any documents containing references to partisan political activities (including political contributions) will be removed from an applicant’s submission and will not be considered. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Timeframe for Recruitment and Participation Recruitment for participation in the U.S. Industry Program as a representative of the U.S. civil nuclear industry will be conducted in an open and public manner, including publication in the Federal Register, posting on the DOC trade mission calendar, notices to industry trade associations and other multiplier groups. Recruitment will begin after publication in the Federal Register and conclude no later than August 3, 2018. The ITA will review applications and make selection decisions on a rolling basis thereafter. Applications received after August 3, 2018, will be considered only if space and scheduling permit. Fees and Expenses After a company or organization has been selected to participate on the mission, a payment to the DOC in the form of a participation fee is required. The fee covers ITA support to register U.S. industry participants for the IAEA General Conference. Participants will be able to take advantage of discounted rates for hotel rooms. • The fee to participate in the event is $2,700 for a large company and VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:38 Jul 26, 2018 Jkt 244001 $2,266 for a small or medium-sized company (SME), a trade association, or a U.S. university or research institution. The fee for each additional representative (large company, trade association, university/research institution, or SME) is $1,100. • To apply to the mission, complete the trade mission application at https:// emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/TM/ 8R0V. Participants selected for the Trade Mission will be expected to pay for the cost of all personal expenses, including, but not limited to, international travel, lodging, meals, transportation, communication, and incidentals, unless otherwise noted. In the event that the Mission is canceled, no personal expenses paid in anticipation of a Trade Mission will be reimbursed. However, participation fees for a canceled Trade Mission will be reimbursed to the extent they have not already been expended in the anticipation of the Mission. Contacts Jonathan Chesebro, DOC, ITA, Industry & Analysis, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries, Washington, DC, Tel: (202) 482–1297, Email: jonathan.chesebro@trade.gov. Devin Horne, DOC, ITA, Industry & Analysis, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries, Washington, DC, Tel: (202) 482–0775, Email: devin.horne@trade.gov. Dated: July 23, 2018. Man Cho, Deputy Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries. [FR Doc. 2018–16099 Filed 7–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–967] Aluminum Extrusions From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2016– 2017 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on aluminum extrusions from the People’s Republic of China (China) for the period of review (POR) May 1, 2016, through April 30, 2017. We determine that 25 of the AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 companies for which an administrative review was requested, and not withdrawn, failed to demonstrate eligibility for a separate rate; therefore, each is part of the China-wide entity. We also determine that Guangdong Xin Wei Aluminum Products Co., Ltd., Xin Wei Aluminum Company Limited, and Xin Wei Aluminum Co. Ltd. made no entries, exports, or sales of the subject merchandise during the POR covered by this administrative review. DATES: Applicable July 27, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah Scott or Mark Flessner, AD/ CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2657 or (202) 482–6312, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce initiated this review on July 6, 2017.1 On February 8, 2018, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of this administrative review.2 At that time, we invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results.3 On March 13, 2018, we received case briefs from the Aluminum Extrusions Fair Trade Committee (the petitioner) 4 and Xin Wei Aluminum Company Limited, Guangdong Xin Wei Aluminum Products Co., Ltd., Xin Wei Aluminum Co. Ltd., Xin Wei Aluminum Co., and Regal Ideas Inc. (collectively, Xin Wei/Regal).5 On March 19, 2018, we received rebuttal briefs from the petitioner 6 and Tai-Ao Aluminium (Taishan) Co., Ltd. (Tai-Ao).7 No other party submitted case or rebuttal briefs. These final results cover 29 companies 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 82 FR 31292 (July 6, 2017) (Initiation Notice). 2 See Aluminum Extrusions from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Rescission of Review in Part; 2016–2017, 83 FR 5604 (February 8, 2018) (Preliminary Results) and accompanying preliminary decision memorandum (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 3 See Preliminary Results, 83 FR at 5606; see also 19 CFR 351.309. 4 See Petitioner Letter re: Aluminum Extrusions from the People’s Republic of China: Case Brief, dated March 13, 2018. 5 See Xin Wei/Regal Letter re: Aluminum Extrusions from the People’s Republic of China: Case Brief, dated March 13, 2018. 6 See Petitioner Letter re: Aluminum Extrusions from the People’s Republic of China: Rebuttal Brief, dated March 19, 2018. 7 See Tai-Ao Letter re: Tai-Ao’s Administrative Rebuttal Brief: Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Aluminum Extrusions from the People’s Republic of China: Review Period—5/1/16–4/30/17, dated March 19, 2018. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Annual U.S. Industry Program at the International Atomic Energy 
Agency (IAEA) General Conference; Meeting

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of 11th Annual U.S. Industry Program at the 
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference.

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Mission Description

    The United States Department of Commerce's (DOC) International 
Trade Administration (ITA), with participation from the U.S. 
Departments of Energy and State, is organizing the 11th Annual U.S. 
Industry Program at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) 
General Conference, to be held September 16-19, 2018, in Vienna, 
Austria. The IAEA General Conference is the premier global meeting of 
civil nuclear policymakers and typically attracts senior officials and 
industry representatives from all 162 Member States. The U.S. Industry 
Program is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce's (DOC) Civil 
Nuclear Trade Initiative, a U.S. Government effort to help U.S. civil 
nuclear companies identify and capitalize on commercial civil nuclear 
opportunities around the world. The purpose of the program is to help 
the U.S. nuclear industry promote its services and technologies to an 
international audience, including senior energy policymakers from 
current and emerging markets as well as IAEA staff.
    Representatives of U.S. companies from across the U.S. civil 
nuclear supply chain are eligible to participate. In addition, 
organizations providing related services to the industry, such as 
universities, research institutions, and U.S. civil nuclear trade 
associations, are eligible for participation. The mission will help 
U.S. participants gain market insights, make industry contacts, 
solidify business strategies, and identify or advance specific projects 
with the goal of increasing U.S. civil nuclear exports to a wide 
variety of countries interested in nuclear energy.
    The schedule includes: Meetings with foreign delegations and 
discussions with senior U.S. Government officials on important civil 
nuclear topics including regulatory, technology and standards, 
liability, public acceptance, export controls, financing, 
infrastructure development, and R&D cooperation. Past U.S. Industry 
Programs have included participation by the U.S. Secretary of Energy, 
the Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and senior 
U.S. Government officials from the Departments of Commerce, Energy, 
State, the Export-Import Bank of the United States and the National 
Security Council.
    There are significant opportunities for U.S. businesses in the 
global civil nuclear energy market. With 55 reactors currently under 
construction in 15 countries and 160 nuclear plant projects planned in 
27 countries over the next 8-10 years, this translates to a market 
demand for equipment and services totaling $500-740 billion over the 
next ten years. This mission contributes to DOC's Civil Nuclear Trade 
Initiative by assisting U.S. businesses in entering or expanding in 
international markets.

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Mission Setting

    The IAEA General Conference is the premier global meeting of civil 
nuclear policymakers, and typically attracts over 1,200 senior 
officials and industry representatives from all 162 IAEA Member States. 
As such, it is an opportunity to highlight the breadth and depth of the 
U.S. civil nuclear sector to foreign energy policymakers and potential 
customers. The U.S. Industry Program will provide opportunities for 
U.S. industry representatives to meet with U.S. Government 
representatives and discuss key issues of interest for civil nuclear 
exporters. The program will also feature briefings from foreign 
government representatives, providing opportunities for participants to 
develop contacts in potential export markets.

Mission Goals

    The purpose of the U.S. Industry Program is to highlight the 
benefits of U.S. civil nuclear technology to foreign decision makers in 
key export markets and to enable representatives from the U.S. public 
and private sector to discuss U.S. industry's role in the safe and 
secure expansion of civil nuclear power worldwide. U.S. participants 
will also have the opportunity to network and build relationships in 
the global civil nuclear sector, interact with foreign government and 
industry officials, and learn more about current and future project 
opportunities. Foreign government participants will hear about the 
expertise that U.S. industry has amassed in this sector and may learn 
how to better partner with U.S. industry on future nuclear power 
projects.

Mission Scenario

    On Sunday September 16, trade mission participants will have one-
on-one meetings with visiting ITA staff from top export markets as part 
of ITA's Showtime Program (meetings are subject to availability of 
visiting ITA staff) and an evening U.S. Industry Welcome Reception. On 
Monday, September 17, mission participants will begin with a 
Policymaker's Roundtable and an interagency U.S. Government briefing 
featuring discussion sessions and remarks by senior officials from the 
U.S. Departments of Commerce, Energy and State, and the NRC. In 
addition, on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, meetings with foreign 
delegation officials from some of the top markets for U.S. civil 
nuclear exports will be scheduled. Approximately ten such meetings will 
be planned throughout the duration of the event. Throughout the 
weeklong conference, participants can attend IAEA side meetings using 
their official IAEA badges, which will be provided as part of the 
program.

Event Dates and Proposed Agenda

****Note that specific events and meeting times have yet to be 
confirmed****

Sunday, September 16

3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. 1-1 Showtime Meetings with visiting ITA Staff
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. U.S. Industry Welcome Reception

Monday, September 17

7:00 a.m. Industry Program Breakfast Begins
8:00-9:45 a.m. U.S. Policymakers Roundtable
9:45-10:00 a.m. Break
10:00-11:00 a.m. USG Dialogue with Industry
11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. IAEA Side Events
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Break
12:30-6:00 p.m. Country Briefings for Industry (presented by foreign 
delegates)
7:30-9:30 p.m. U.S. Mission to the IAEA Reception

Tuesday, September 18

9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Country Briefings for Industry (presented by 
foreign delegates)
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. IAEA Side Event Meetings

Wednesday, September 19

9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Country Briefings for Industry (presented by 
foreign delegates)
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. IAEA Side Event Meetings

Participation Requirements

    Applicants must sign and submit a completed Trade Mission 
application form and satisfy all of the conditions of participation in 
order to be eligible for consideration. Applications will be evaluated 
on the applicant's ability to best satisfy the participation criteria. 
A minimum of 15 and maximum of 50 companies and/or trade associations 
and/or U.S. academic and research institutions will be selected to 
participate in the mission. The first fifteen applicants will be 
permitted to send two representatives per organization (if desired). 
After the first fifteen applicants, additional representatives will be 
permitted only if space is available. The Department of Commerce will 
evaluate applications and inform applicants of selection decisions 
[three weeks after publication in the Federal Register] and on a 
rolling basis thereafter until the maximum number of participants has 
been selected.

Conditions for Participation

    Applicants must submit a completed mission application signed by a 
company, trade association, or academic or research institution 
official, together with supplemental application materials, including 
adequate information on the organization's products and/or services, 
primary market objectives, and goals for participation. If the DOC 
receives an incomplete application, the DOC may reject the application, 
request additional information, or take the lack of information into 
account in its evaluation.
    Each applicant must certify one's organization is not majority-
owned or -controlled by a foreign government entity (or foreign 
government entities). Each applicant also must certify that the 
products or services it seeks to export through the mission are either 
produced in the United States, or, if not, marketed under the name of a 
U.S. firm and have demonstrable U.S. content as a percentage of the 
value of the finished product or service. In the case of a trade 
association, the applicant must certify that it will only be 
representing companies during the Trade Mission consistent with the 
domestic content criteria laid out in this section. In the case of an 
academic or research institution, the applicant must certify that as 
part of its activities at the event, it will represent the interests of 
the organization's staff that meet the criteria above.
    Applicants 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 U.S. Department of Commerce;
     Certify that it has identified any pending litigation 
(including any administrative proceedings) to which it is a party that 
involves the U.S. Department of Commerce;
     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; and
     Certify that it meets the minimum requirements as stated 
in this announcement.

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    Applicants from a company, organization or institution that is 
majority-owned or -controlled by a foreign government entity will not 
be considered for participation in the U.S. Industry Program.

Selection Criteria

    Selection will be based on the following criteria:
     Suitability of the company's (or, in the case of another 
organization, represented companies' or constituents') products or 
services to each of the markets the company or organization has 
expressed an interest in exporting to as part of this trade mission.
     The company's (or, in the case of another organization, 
represented companies' or constituents') potential for business in each 
of the markets the company or organization has expressed an interest in 
exporting to as part of this trade mission, including likelihood of 
exports resulting from the mission.
     Consistency of the applicant company's (or, in the case of 
another organization, represented companies' or constituents') goals 
and objectives with the stated mission scope.
    Referrals from political organizations and any documents containing 
references to partisan political activities (including political 
contributions) will be removed from an applicant's submission and will 
not be considered.

Timeframe for Recruitment and Participation

    Recruitment for participation in the U.S. Industry Program as a 
representative of the U.S. civil nuclear industry will be conducted in 
an open and public manner, including publication in the Federal 
Register, posting on the DOC trade mission calendar, notices to 
industry trade associations and other multiplier groups. Recruitment 
will begin after publication in the Federal Register and conclude no 
later than August 3, 2018. The ITA will review applications and make 
selection decisions on a rolling basis thereafter. Applications 
received after August 3, 2018, will be considered only if space and 
scheduling permit.

Fees and Expenses

    After a company or organization has been selected to participate on 
the mission, a payment to the DOC in the form of a participation fee is 
required. The fee covers ITA support to register U.S. industry 
participants for the IAEA General Conference. Participants will be able 
to take advantage of discounted rates for hotel rooms.
     The fee to participate in the event is $2,700 for a large 
company and $2,266 for a small or medium-sized company (SME), a trade 
association, or a U.S. university or research institution. The fee for 
each additional representative (large company, trade association, 
university/research institution, or SME) is $1,100.
     To apply to the mission, complete the trade mission 
application at https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/TM/8R0V.
    Participants selected for the Trade Mission will be expected to pay 
for the cost of all personal expenses, including, but not limited to, 
international travel, lodging, meals, transportation, communication, 
and incidentals, unless otherwise noted. In the event that the Mission 
is canceled, no personal expenses paid in anticipation of a Trade 
Mission will be reimbursed. However, participation fees for a canceled 
Trade Mission will be reimbursed to the extent they have not already 
been expended in the anticipation of the Mission.

Contacts

    Jonathan Chesebro, DOC, ITA, Industry & Analysis, Office of Energy 
and Environmental Industries, Washington, DC, Tel: (202) 482-1297, 
Email: [email protected].
    Devin Horne, DOC, ITA, Industry & Analysis, Office of Energy and 
Environmental Industries, Washington, DC, Tel: (202) 482-0775, Email: 
[email protected].

    Dated: July 23, 2018.
Man Cho,
Deputy Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries.
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