Announcement of July 2018 Approved International Trade Administration Trade Missions, 52391-52394 [2018-22097]

Download as PDF daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 201 / Wednesday, October 17, 2018 / Notices mattresses.’’ ‘‘Hybrid mattresses’’ contain two or more support systems as the core, such as layers of both memory foam and innerspring units. ‘‘Non-innerspring mattresses’’ are those that do not contain any innerspring units. They are generally produced from foams (e.g., polyurethane, memory (viscoelastic), latex foam, gel-infused viscoelastic (gel foam), thermobonded polyester, polyethylene) or other resilient filling. Mattresses covered by the scope of this investigation may be imported independently, as part of furniture or furniture mechanisms (e.g., convertible sofa bed mattresses, sofa bed mattresses imported with sofa bed mechanisms, corner group mattresses, day-bed mattresses, roll-away bed mattresses, high risers, trundle bed mattresses, crib mattresses), or as part of a set in combination with a ‘‘mattress foundation.’’ ‘‘Mattress foundations’’ are any base or support for a mattress. Mattress foundations are commonly referred to as ‘‘foundations,’’ ‘‘boxsprings,’’ ‘‘platforms,’’ and/or ‘‘bases.’’ Bases can be static, foldable, or adjustable. Only the mattress is covered by the scope if imported as part of furniture, with furniture mechanisms, or as part of a set in combination with a mattress foundation. Excluded from the scope of this investigation are ‘‘futon’’ mattresses. A ‘‘futon’’ is a bi-fold frame made of wood, metal, or plastic material, or any combination thereof, that functions as both seating furniture (such as a couch, love seat, or sofa) and a bed. A ‘‘futon mattress’’ is a tufted mattress, where the top covering is secured to the bottom with thread that goes completely through the mattress from the top through to the bottom, and it does not contain innersprings or foam. A futon mattress is both the bed and seating surface for the futon. Also excluded from the scope are airbeds (including inflatable mattresses) and waterbeds, which consist of air- or liquidfilled bladders as the core or main support system of the mattress. Further, also excluded from the scope of this investigation are any products covered by the existing antidumping duty order on uncovered innerspring units. See Uncovered Innerspring Units from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Antidumping Duty Order, 74 FR 7661 (February 19, 2009). The products subject to this investigation are currently properly classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule for the United States (HTSUS) subheadings: 9404.21.0010, 9404.21.0013, 9404.29.1005, 9404.29.1013, 9404.29.9085, and 9404.29.9087. Products subject to this investigation may also enter under HTSUS subheadings: 9404.21.0095, 9404.29.1095, 9404.29.9095, 9401.40.0000, and 9401.90.5081. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise subject to this investigation is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2018–22577 Filed 10–16–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:46 Oct 16, 2018 Jkt 247001 52391 when evaluating the application. If the requisite minimum number of International Trade Administration participants is not selected for a particular mission by the recruitment Announcement of July 2018 Approved deadline, the mission may be cancelled. International Trade Administration Each applicant must also certify that Trade Missions the products and services it seeks to export through the mission are either AGENCY: International Trade produced in the United States, or, if not, Administration, Department of are marketed under the name of a U.S. Commerce. firm and have at least fifty-one percent SUMMARY: The United States Department U.S. content by value. In the case of a of Commerce, International Trade trade association or organization, the Administration (ITA) is announcing two applicant must certify that, for each firm upcoming trade missions that will be or service provider to be represented by recruited, organized, and implemented the association/organization, the by ITA. These missions are: products and/or services the Trade Mission to India and Indo-Pacific represented firm or service provider in Conjunction with Trade Winds seeks to export are either produced in Indo-Pacific—May 6–13, 2019. the United States or, if not, marketed Cybersecurity Business Development under the name of a U.S. firm and have Mission to Denmark, Norway, and at least 51% U.S. content. Sweden—September 23–27, 2019. A trade association/organization A summary of each mission is found applicant must certify to the above for below. Application information and all of the companies it seeks to represent more detailed mission information, on the mission. In addition, each applicant must: including the commercial setting and • Certify that the products and sector information, can be found at the trade mission website: https://export.gov/ services that it wishes to market through the mission would be in compliance trademissions. For each mission, recruitment will be with U.S. export controls and regulations; conducted in an open and public • Certify that it has identified any manner, including publication in the matter pending before any bureau or Federal Register, posting on the office in the Department of Commerce; Commerce Department trade mission • Certify that it has identified any calendar (https://export.gov/ pending litigation (including any trademissions) and other internet administrative proceedings) to which it websites, press releases to general and is a party that involves the Department trade media, direct mail, broadcast fax, of Commerce; and notices by industry trade associations • Sign and submit an agreement that and other multiplier groups, and it and its affiliates (1) have not and will publicity at industry meetings, symposia, conferences, and trade shows. not engage in the bribery of foreign officials in connection with a DATES: Applicable October 17, 2018. company’s/participant’s involvement in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: this mission, and (2) maintain and Gemal Brangman, Trade Promotion enforce a policy that prohibits the Programs, Industry and Analysis, bribery of foreign officials. International Trade Administration, In the case of a trade association/ U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 organization, the applicant must certify Constitution Avenue NW, Washington that each firm or service provider to be DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–3773. represented by the association/ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: organization can make the above certifications. The Following Conditions for Participation Will Be Used for Each The Following Selection Criteria Will Mission Be Used for Each Mission Applicants must submit a completed Targeted mission participants are U.S. and signed mission application and firms, services providers and trade supplemental application materials, associations/organizations providing or including adequate information on their promoting U.S. products and services products and/or services, primary that have an interest in entering or market objectives, and goals for expanding their business in the participation. If the Department of mission’s destination country. The Commerce receives an incomplete following criteria will be evaluated in application, the Department may either: selecting participants: • Suitability of the applicant’s (or in Reject the application, request the case of a trade association/ additional information/clarification, or take the lack of information into account organization, represented firm or service DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\17OCN1.SGM 17OCN1 52392 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 201 / Wednesday, October 17, 2018 / Notices 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) 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. Balance of company size and location may also be considered during the review process. 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 https:// www.sba.gov/services/contracting opportunities/sizestandardstopics/ index.html). Parent companies, affiliates, and subsidiaries will be considered when determining business size. Mission List: (additional information about each mission can be found at https://export.gov/trademissions). Trade Mission to India and Indo-Pacific in Conjunction With Trade Winds IndoPacific, May 6–13, 2019 Summary The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Sunday, May 5 ........................................................................................ Monday–Wednesday, May 6–8 .............................................................. Thursday, May 9 ..................................................................................... daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Friday, May 10 ........................................................................................ Saturday–Sunday, May 11–12 ................................................................ Monday, May 13 ..................................................................................... Tuesday, May 14 .................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:46 Oct 16, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00017 Administration, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (USFCS) is organizing a trade mission to India and the Indo-Pacific region, that will include the Trade Winds Indo-Pacific business forum in New Delhi, India, May 2019. U.S. trade mission members will participate in the Trade Winds—IndoPacific business forum in New Delhi, India (which is also open to U.S. companies not participating in the trade mission). Trade mission participants may participate in their choice of mission stops based on recommendations from the USFCS. Each trade mission stop will include one-on-one business appointments with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors and joint-venture partners, and networking events. Trade mission participants electing to participate in the Trade Winds Indo-Pacific business forum may attend regional consultations with USFCS Senior Commercial Officers and Officers from participating State Department Partner Posts. This mission is open to U.S. companies from a cross section of industries with growth potential in India and the Indo-Pacific region, including but not limited to: Aviation and defense, energy, healthcare, environmental technologies, digital services, infrastructure, smart cities, mining, agribusiness, automotive, and consumer goods. Schedule This timetable allows for clients to take part in business matchmaking across the diverse Indian marketplace by offering scheduled business-tobusiness meetings in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Ahmedabad. This structure ensures that each post has set days for meetings that allow the clients to explore up to three of their best prospects for business. The clients have the option to travel over the weekend to their choice of a mission stop offered in Bangladesh or Sri Lanka. Arrive in New Delhi, India. New Delhi, India: Trade Winds Business Forum. Registration and Market Briefings, Business to Business meetings, Consultations with U.S. government trade representatives and networking with U.S. and foreign government and business officials. Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata: Business to Business Meetings (Choice of one mission stop). Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata: Business to Business Meetings (Choice of one mission stop). Travel to Bangladesh or Sri Lanka if electing to participate in one of these mission stops. Bangladesh or Sri Lanka: Business to Business meetings and networking with government and business officials. Trade Mission Participants Depart. Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\17OCN1.SGM 17OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 201 / Wednesday, October 17, 2018 / Notices Website: Please visit our official mission website for more information: https://export.gov/tradewinds. Participation Requirements All parties interested in participating in the trade mission to India (including mission stops with business matchmaking within India and/or Bangladesh or Sri Lanka 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 rolling basis. Mission stop participation will be limited as follows: Business matchmaking capacity: New Delhi—30 Mumbai—30 Chennai—25 Kolkata—15 Bengaluru—25 Ahmedabad—8 Hyderabad—5 Partner Post Sri Lanka—5 Partner Post Bangladesh—12 Additional delegates may be accepted based on available space. U.S. companies and/or trade associations already doing business in or seeking business in India, Sri Lanka or Bangladesh for the first time may apply. Fees and Expenses daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 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. The below trade mission fees include the $650 participation fee for the Trade Winds business forum to be held in New Delhi, India on May 6–8, 2019. 1. For one mission stop, the participation fee will be $2,200 for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) and $4,200 for large firms. 2. For two mission stops, the participation fee will be $3,200 for a Sunday, September 22 ....................... Monday, September 23, Copenhagen Tuesday, September 24, Copenhagen/Oslo. Wednesday, September 25, Oslo/ Stockholm. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:46 Oct 16, 2018 52393 companies in finding business partners to which they may export their products and services in the region. This mission intends to include representatives from U.S. companies and U.S. trade associations with members that provide cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection products and services. The mission will visit Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, giving U.S. firms access to business development opportunities across in the Nordic region. Participating firms will gain market insights, make industry contacts, Timeline for Recruitment solidify business strategies, and advance Recruitment for the mission will their own specific projects, all with the begin immediately and conclude no goal of increasing U.S. product and later than March 15, 2019. The U.S. service exports to the region. This Department of Commerce will review mission will include customized, oneapplications and make selection on-one, business appointments with decisions on a rolling basis beginning pre-screened potential buyers, agents, October 31, 2018, until the maximum distributors, and joint venture partners. number of participants is selected. After It will also allow for meetings with March 15, 2019, applications will be industry leaders as well as state and considered only if space and scheduling local government officials, along with constraints permit. other networking events. Like many other European countries, Contacts the Nordic cybersecurity market Leslie Drake, Director U.S. Export revolves around the following Assistance Center—Charleston, WV, categories: Leslie.Drake@trade.gov, Tel: 304–347– Security Software: Software as a 5123 Service (SAaS); Anti-virus software; International Contact Information content-management soft-ware; Security Information and Event Management Aileen Nandi, Acting Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Commercial (SIEM); software associated with compliance and disclosure regulations. Service New Delhi, Email: Security Services: Managed Aileen.Nandi@trade.gov Greg Taevs, Acting Deputy Senior Information Security Services (MISS); Commercial Officer, U.S. Commercial Outsourcing; security audits and Service Mumbai, Email: penetration testing; services associated Gregory.Taevs@trade.gov with compliance and disclosure regulations. Cyber-Security Business Development Security Appliances: Unified Threat Mission to Denmark, Norway, and Management (UTM)—the unification of Sweden, September 23–27, 2019 firewall, VPN, ID&P and gateway Summary antivirus into a single platform; wireless and application security solutions; The United States Department of biometric technology. Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA), is organizing a Proposed Timetable cybersecurity Business Development * Note: The schedule below is only an Mission to Denmark, Norway, and example of potential activities during Sweden. the mission and are subject to change. This mission aims to introduce U.S. firms and trade associations to Northern The final schedule and potential site visits will depend on the availability of Europe’s information and host government and business officials, communication technology (ICT), specific goals of mission participants, security, and critical infrastructure and ground transportation. protection markets. It will assist U.S. small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) and $5,200 for large firms. 3. For three mission stops, the participation fee will be $4,200 for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) and $6,200 for large firms. 4. For four mission stops, the participation fee will be $5,200 for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) and $7,200 for large firms. An additional representative for both SMEs and large firms will require an additional fee of $500. Trade Mission Participants Arrive in Copenhagen. Welcome and Denmark Country Briefing; Participant Elevator Pitches followed by matchmaking appointments; Networking Lunch; Matchmaking continues; Networking Reception at Ambassador’s residence (TBC). Public Sector Roundtable incl. light lunch; Travel to Oslo; Networking Reception at Ambassador’s residence including Norway Country Briefing (TBC). Public Sector Roundtable; Networking Lunch with Participant Elevator Pitches; Matchmaking appointments; Depart for Stockholm. Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\17OCN1.SGM 17OCN1 52394 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 201 / Wednesday, October 17, 2018 / Notices Thursday, September 26, Stockholm Friday, September 27 ......................... Welcome and Sweden Country Briefing; Participant Elevator Pitches followed by matchmaking appointments; Networking Lunch; Matchmaking continues; Networking Reception at Ambassador’s residence (TBC). Public Sector Roundtable; Mission concludes and Participants Depart. Participation Requirements All parties interested in participating in the trade mission must complete and submit an application package for consideration by the U.S. Department of Commerce. All applicants will be evaluated on their ability to meet certain conditions and best satisfy the selection criteria as outlined below. A minimum of 10 and maximum of 12 firms and/or trade associations will be selected to participate in the mission from the applicant pool. Fees and Expenses 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 is required. Upon notification of acceptance to participate, those selected have 5 business days to submit payment or the acceptance may be revoked. The participation fee for the Business Development Mission will be $3,800.00 for small or medium-sized enterprises (SME); and $4,800.00 for large firms or trade associations. The fee for each additional firm representative (large firm or SME/trade organization) is $1,000. Expenses for travel, lodging, meals, and incidentals will be the responsibility of each mission participant. Interpreter and driver services can be arranged for additional cost. Delegation members will be able to take advantage of U.S. Embassy rates for hotel rooms. Timeframe for Recruitment and Application Recruitment for the mission will begin immediately and conclude no later than June 14, 2019. The U.S. Department of Commerce will review applications and make selection decisions on a rolling basis beginning September 10, 2018 until the maximum of 12 participants is selected. Applications received after June 14, 2019, will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Contacts USA Gemal Brangman, Project Officer, Trade Promotion Programs, Washington, DC, Tel: 202–482–3773, Gemal.Brangman@trade.gov Pompeya Lambrecht, Senior International Trade Specialist, VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:46 Oct 16, 2018 Jkt 247001 Northern Virginia—USEAC, Tel: 703– 235–0102, Pompeya.Lambrecht@ trade.gov Sheryl Hitomi, International Trade Specialist, San Jose—USEAC, Tel: 408–535–2757, Sheryl.Hitomi@ trade.gov Denmark Aleksander Moos, Commercial Specialist, Tel: + 45 33 41 73 15, Aleksander.Moos@trade.gov Norway Heming Bjorna, Senior Commercial Specialist, Tel: + 47 21 30 88 66, Heming.Bjorna@trade.gov Sweden Tuula Ahlstrom, Senior Commercial Specialist, Tel: + 46 8 783 5346, Tuula.Ahlstrom@trade.gov Tiara Hampton-Diggs, Program Specialist for Trade Promotion Programs. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Announcement of July 2018 Approved International Trade 
Administration Trade Missions

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

SUMMARY: The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade 
Administration (ITA) is announcing two upcoming trade missions that 
will be recruited, organized, and implemented by ITA. These missions 
are:

Trade Mission to India and Indo-Pacific in Conjunction with Trade Winds 
Indo-Pacific--May 6-13, 2019.
Cybersecurity Business Development Mission to Denmark, Norway, and 
Sweden--September 23-27, 2019.

    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 website: 
https://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 (https://export.gov/trademissions) and other internet websites, 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.

DATES: Applicable October 17, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gemal Brangman, Trade Promotion 
Programs, Industry and Analysis, International Trade Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC 
20230; telephone (202) 482-3773.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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 is 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 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

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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) 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.
    Balance of company size and location may also be considered during 
the review process. 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 https://www.sba.gov/services/contractingopportunities/sizestandardstopics/). Parent 
companies, affiliates, and subsidiaries will be considered when 
determining business size.
    Mission List: (additional information about each mission can be 
found at https://export.gov/trademissions).

Trade Mission to India and Indo-Pacific in Conjunction With Trade Winds 
Indo-Pacific, May 6-13, 2019

Summary

    The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (USFCS) is 
organizing a trade mission to India and the Indo-Pacific region, that 
will include the Trade Winds Indo-Pacific business forum in New Delhi, 
India, May 2019. U.S. trade mission members will participate in the 
Trade Winds--Indo-Pacific business forum in New Delhi, India (which is 
also open to U.S. companies not participating in the trade mission). 
Trade mission participants may participate in their choice of mission 
stops based on recommendations from the USFCS. Each trade mission stop 
will include one-on-one business appointments with pre-screened 
potential buyers, agents, distributors and joint-venture partners, and 
networking events. Trade mission participants electing to participate 
in the Trade Winds Indo-Pacific business forum may attend regional 
consultations with USFCS Senior Commercial Officers and Officers from 
participating State Department Partner Posts.
    This mission is open to U.S. companies from a cross section of 
industries with growth potential in India and the Indo-Pacific region, 
including but not limited to: Aviation and defense, energy, healthcare, 
environmental technologies, digital services, infrastructure, smart 
cities, mining, agribusiness, automotive, and consumer goods.

Schedule

    This timetable allows for clients to take part in business 
matchmaking across the diverse Indian marketplace by offering scheduled 
business-to-business meetings in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, 
Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Ahmedabad. This structure ensures that each 
post has set days for meetings that allow the clients to explore up to 
three of their best prospects for business.
    The clients have the option to travel over the weekend to their 
choice of a mission stop offered in Bangladesh or Sri Lanka.

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Sunday, May 5.................  Arrive in New Delhi, India.
Monday-Wednesday, May 6-8.....  New Delhi, India: Trade Winds Business
                                 Forum. Registration and Market
                                 Briefings, Business to Business
                                 meetings, Consultations with U.S.
                                 government trade representatives and
                                 networking with U.S. and foreign
                                 government and business officials.
Thursday, May 9...............  Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai,
                                 Hyderabad and Kolkata: Business to
                                 Business Meetings (Choice of one
                                 mission stop).
Friday, May 10................  Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai,
                                 Hyderabad and Kolkata: Business to
                                 Business Meetings (Choice of one
                                 mission stop).
Saturday-Sunday, May 11-12....  Travel to Bangladesh or Sri Lanka if
                                 electing to participate in one of these
                                 mission stops.
Monday, May 13................  Bangladesh or Sri Lanka: Business to
                                 Business meetings and networking with
                                 government and business officials.
Tuesday, May 14...............  Trade Mission Participants Depart.
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    Website: Please visit our official mission website for more 
information: https://export.gov/tradewinds.

Participation Requirements

    All parties interested in participating in the trade mission to 
India (including mission stops with business matchmaking within India 
and/or Bangladesh or Sri Lanka 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 
rolling basis. Mission stop participation will be limited as follows:
    Business matchmaking capacity:

New Delhi--30
Mumbai--30
Chennai--25
Kolkata--15
Bengaluru--25
Ahmedabad--8
Hyderabad--5
Partner Post Sri Lanka--5
Partner Post Bangladesh--12

    Additional delegates may be accepted based on available space. U.S. 
companies and/or trade associations already doing business in or 
seeking business in India, Sri Lanka or Bangladesh for the first time 
may apply.

Fees and Expenses

    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.
    The below trade mission fees include the $650 participation fee for 
the Trade Winds business forum to be held in New Delhi, India on May 6-
8, 2019.
    1. For one mission stop, the participation fee will be $2,200 for a 
small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) and $4,200 for large firms.
    2. For two mission stops, the participation fee will be $3,200 for 
a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) and $5,200 for large firms.
    3. For three mission stops, the participation fee will be $4,200 
for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) and $6,200 for large 
firms.
    4. For four mission stops, the participation fee will be $5,200 for 
a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) and $7,200 for large firms.
    An additional representative for both SMEs and large firms will 
require an additional fee of $500.

Timeline for Recruitment

    Recruitment for the mission will begin immediately and conclude no 
later than March 15, 2019. The U.S. Department of Commerce will review 
applications and make selection decisions on a rolling basis beginning 
October 31, 2018, until the maximum number of participants is selected. 
After March 15, 2019, applications will be considered only if space and 
scheduling constraints permit.

Contacts

Leslie Drake, Director U.S. Export Assistance Center--Charleston, WV, 
[email protected], Tel: 304-347-5123

International Contact Information

Aileen Nandi, Acting Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Commercial Service 
New Delhi, Email: [email protected]
Greg Taevs, Acting Deputy Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Commercial 
Service Mumbai, Email: [email protected]

Cyber-Security Business Development Mission to Denmark, Norway, and 
Sweden, September 23-27, 2019

Summary

    The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade 
Administration (ITA), is organizing a cybersecurity Business 
Development Mission to Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.
    This mission aims to introduce U.S. firms and trade associations to 
Northern Europe's information and communication technology (ICT), 
security, and critical infrastructure protection markets. It will 
assist U.S. companies in finding business partners to which they may 
export their products and services in the region. This mission intends 
to include representatives from U.S. companies and U.S. trade 
associations with members that provide cybersecurity and critical 
infrastructure protection products and services. The mission will visit 
Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, giving U.S. firms access to business 
development opportunities across in the Nordic region. Participating 
firms will gain market insights, make industry contacts, solidify 
business strategies, and advance their own specific projects, all with 
the goal of increasing U.S. product and service exports to the region. 
This mission will include customized, one-on-one, business appointments 
with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors, and joint 
venture partners. It will also allow for meetings with industry leaders 
as well as state and local government officials, along with other 
networking events.
    Like many other European countries, the Nordic cybersecurity market 
revolves around the following categories:
    Security Software: Software as a Service (SAaS); Anti-virus 
software; content-management soft-ware; Security Information and Event 
Management (SIEM); software associated with compliance and disclosure 
regulations.
    Security Services: Managed Information Security Services (MISS); 
Outsourcing; security audits and penetration testing; services 
associated with compliance and disclosure regulations.
    Security Appliances: Unified Threat Management (UTM)--the 
unification of firewall, VPN, ID&P and gateway antivirus into a single 
platform; wireless and application security solutions; biometric 
technology.

Proposed Timetable

    * Note: The schedule below is only an example of potential 
activities during the mission and are subject to change. The final 
schedule and potential site visits will depend on the availability of 
host government and business officials, specific goals of mission 
participants, and ground transportation.

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Sunday, September 22............................  Trade Mission
                                                   Participants Arrive
                                                   in Copenhagen.
Monday, September 23, Copenhagen................  Welcome and Denmark
                                                   Country Briefing;
                                                   Participant Elevator
                                                   Pitches followed by
                                                   matchmaking
                                                   appointments;
                                                   Networking Lunch;
                                                   Matchmaking
                                                   continues; Networking
                                                   Reception at
                                                   Ambassador's
                                                   residence (TBC).
Tuesday, September 24, Copenhagen/Oslo..........  Public Sector
                                                   Roundtable incl.
                                                   light lunch; Travel
                                                   to Oslo; Networking
                                                   Reception at
                                                   Ambassador's
                                                   residence including
                                                   Norway Country
                                                   Briefing (TBC).
Wednesday, September 25, Oslo/Stockholm.........  Public Sector
                                                   Roundtable;
                                                   Networking Lunch with
                                                   Participant Elevator
                                                   Pitches; Matchmaking
                                                   appointments; Depart
                                                   for Stockholm.

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Thursday, September 26, Stockholm...............  Welcome and Sweden
                                                   Country Briefing;
                                                   Participant Elevator
                                                   Pitches followed by
                                                   matchmaking
                                                   appointments;
                                                   Networking Lunch;
                                                   Matchmaking
                                                   continues; Networking
                                                   Reception at
                                                   Ambassador's
                                                   residence (TBC).
Friday, September 27............................  Public Sector
                                                   Roundtable; Mission
                                                   concludes and
                                                   Participants Depart.
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Participation Requirements

    All parties interested in participating in the trade mission must 
complete and submit an application package for consideration by the 
U.S. Department of Commerce. All applicants will be evaluated on their 
ability to meet certain conditions and best satisfy the selection 
criteria as outlined below. A minimum of 10 and maximum of 12 firms 
and/or trade associations will be selected to participate in the 
mission from the applicant pool.

Fees and Expenses

    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 is required. Upon 
notification of acceptance to participate, those selected have 5 
business days to submit payment or the acceptance may be revoked. The 
participation fee for the Business Development Mission will be 
$3,800.00 for small or medium-sized enterprises (SME); and $4,800.00 
for large firms or trade associations. The fee for each additional firm 
representative (large firm or SME/trade organization) is $1,000. 
Expenses for travel, lodging, meals, and incidentals will be the 
responsibility of each mission participant. Interpreter and driver 
services can be arranged for additional cost. Delegation members will 
be able to take advantage of U.S. Embassy rates for hotel rooms.

Timeframe for Recruitment and Application

    Recruitment for the mission will begin immediately and conclude no 
later than June 14, 2019. The U.S. Department of Commerce will review 
applications and make selection decisions on a rolling basis beginning 
September 10, 2018 until the maximum of 12 participants is selected. 
Applications received after June 14, 2019, will be considered only if 
space and scheduling constraints permit.

Contacts

USA

Gemal Brangman, Project Officer, Trade Promotion Programs, Washington, 
DC, Tel: 202-482-3773, [email protected]
Pompeya Lambrecht, Senior International Trade Specialist, Northern 
Virginia--USEAC, Tel: 703-235-0102, [email protected]
Sheryl Hitomi, International Trade Specialist, San Jose--USEAC, Tel: 
408-535-2757, [email protected]

Denmark

Aleksander Moos, Commercial Specialist, Tel: + 45 33 41 73 15, 
[email protected]

Norway

Heming Bjorna, Senior Commercial Specialist, Tel: + 47 21 30 88 66, 
[email protected]

Sweden

Tuula Ahlstrom, Senior Commercial Specialist, Tel: + 46 8 783 5346, 
[email protected]

Tiara Hampton-Diggs,
Program Specialist for Trade Promotion Programs.
[FR Doc. 2018-22097 Filed 10-16-18; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DR-P