Announcement of May Through November 2019 International Trade Administration Trade Missions, 14087-14094 [2019-07008]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 68 / Tuesday, April 9, 2019 / Notices 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 Board’s website, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Wedderburn at Chris.Wedderburn@trade.gov or (202) 482–1963. Dated: April 4, 2019. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–21–2019] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [S–50–2019] Foreign-Trade Zone 281—Miami, Florida; Application for Subzone; GDI Technology, Inc., Miami, Florida amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2019–06980 Filed 4–8–19; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by Miami-Dade County, grantee of FTZ 281, requesting subzone status for the facility of GDI Technology, Inc., located in Miami, Florida. The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a– 81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally docketed on April 4, 2019. The proposed subzone (1.128 acres) is located at 12577 SW 134th Court, Miami, Florida. No authorization for production activity has been requested at this time. The proposed subzone would be subject to the existing activation limit of FTZ 281. In accordance with the Board’s regulations, Qahira El-Amin of the FTZ Staff is designated examiner to review the application and make recommendations to the Executive Secretary. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is May 20, 2019. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to June 3, 2019. A copy of the application will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, 18:15 Apr 08, 2019 Dated: April 4, 2019. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P [FR Doc. 2019–06976 Filed 4–8–19; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 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 Board’s website, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Qahira El-Amin at Qahira.El-Amin@ trade.gov or (202) 482–5928. Jkt 247001 Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 291— Cameron Parish, Louisiana; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (Liquified Natural Gas), Cameron, Louisiana Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (Cheniere) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in Cameron, Louisiana. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on March 25, 2019. The Cheniere facility is located within Site 1 of FTZ 291. The facility is used for the production of liquified natural gas. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), FTZ activity would be limited to the specific foreign-status material 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 Cheniere from customs duty payments on the foreign-status gaseous natural gas (duty free) used in export production. On its domestic sales, for the foreign-status gaseous natural gas, Cheniere would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to liquified natural gas and stabilized gas condensate (duty rates are duty-free and 10 cents/barrel, respectively). Cheniere would be able to avoid duty on foreignstatus components which become scrap/ waste. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign-status production equipment. The request indicates that gaseous natural gas is subject to special duties under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 (Section 301), depending on the PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14087 country of origin. The applicable Section 301 decisions require subject merchandise to be admitted to FTZs in privileged foreign status (19 CFR 146.41). Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is May 20, 2019. 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 Board’s website, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Diane Finver at Diane.Finver@trade.gov or (202) 482–1367. Dated: April 3, 2019. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–06979 Filed 4–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Announcement of May Through November 2019 International Trade Administration Trade Missions International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA) is announcing five upcoming trade missions that will be recruited, organized, and implemented by ITA. These missions are: • Safety and Security Trade Mission to Nigeria and Kenya, with an optional stop in South Africa—May 21–31, 2019. • Infrastructure Trade Mission to Mexico—June 16–21, 2019. • Water Trade Mission to South Africa and Angola—July 6–16, 2019. • The 12th Annual U.S. Industry Program at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference in Vienna, Austria— September 15–18, 2019. • Clean Energy and Zero Emission Vehicle Technologies Business Development Mission to Mexico— November 17–22, 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 AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\09APN1.SGM 09APN1 14088 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 68 / Tuesday, April 9, 2019 / Notices trade mission website: 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 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. 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. amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:15 Apr 08, 2019 Jkt 247001 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) 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 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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, an applicant is a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) if it qualifies under the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) size standards (https://www.sba.gov/document/ support--table-size-standards), which vary by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code. The SBA Size Standards Tool [https:// www.sba.gov/size-standards/] can help you determine the qualifications that apply to your company. E:\FR\FM\09APN1.SGM 09APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 68 / Tuesday, April 9, 2019 / Notices Mission List: (additional information about each mission can be found at http://export.gov/trademissions). Safety & Security Trade Mission to Nigeria and Kenya (With an Optional Stop in Johannesburg, South Africa) Dates: MAY 21–31, 2019. Summary The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA) is organizing the first safety and security trade mission to Nigeria and Kenya (May 21–29th), with an optional stop in South Africa (May 30–31st). The purpose of this mission is to help U.S. firms in the safety and security industry find business partners and sell products and services in subSaharan Africa. The mission will include stops in Lagos, Nigeria and Nairobi, Kenya, with an optional stop in Johannesburg, South Africa. Participating firms will gain market insights, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, and advance specific projects, with the goal of increasing U.S. exports of products and services to Africa. The mission will include customized one-on-one business appointments with prescreened potential buyers, agents, distributors and joint venture partners; meetings with state and local 14089 government officials and industry leaders; and networking events. For the Nigeria leg of the trade mission, companies will have the opportunity to participate in the USA Fair, a 2-day conference and exhibition followed by a 1-day appreciation and recognition award ceremony, the Networking with the U.S.A. or ‘‘NUSA’’ awards. As background, NUSA is a selfselect platform that enables the U.S. Commercial Service in Nigeria to carry out background checks and screen interested Nigerian businesses for probable enlistment in our database for client management with U.S firms looking to engage with local partners. PROPOSED TIMETABLE Day/date Planned schedule of activities Day 1, Tue, May 21st ............................................................................... Day 2, Wed, May 22nd ............................................................................ Day 3, Thurs, May 23rd ........................................................................... Day 4, Fri, May 24th ................................................................................. Day 5, Sat, May 25th ............................................................................... Day 6, Sun, May 26th .............................................................................. Day 7, Mon, May 27th .............................................................................. Day 8, Tue, May 28th ............................................................................... Day 9, Wed, May 29 ................................................................................ Day 10, Thurs, May 30th .......................................................................... Day 11, Fri, May 31st ............................................................................... Day 12, Sat, June 1st ............................................................................... Day 13, Sun, June 2nd ............................................................................ amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES Participation Requirements All parties interested in participating in the trade mission must complete and submit an application package for consideration by the DOC. All applicants will be evaluated on their ability to meet certain conditions and best satisfy the selection criteria. A minimum of 12 and maximum of 20 firms and/or trade associations will be selected to participate in the mission from the applicant pool. Fees and Expenses After a firm or trade association has been selected to participate on the mission, a payment to DOC in the form of a participation fee is required. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:15 Apr 08, 2019 Jkt 247001 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Travel to Nigeria (all participants). Personal/recovery time. Cultural welcome dinner (TBD). Welcome and Country Briefing. Regional Briefings. One-on-One business matchmaking appointments. N–USA (Nigeria—USA) Reception. Participation at N–USA (Nigeria—USA). One-on-One business matchmaking appointments. Networking reception at Ambassador’s residence (TBC). Travel to Kenya. Evening welcome reception and country briefing. Free Day. One-on-One business matchmaking appointments. Networking lunch/additional market briefings. One-on-One business matchmaking appointments. Networking reception at Ambassador’s residence (TBC). Visit to government ministry. One-on-One business matchmaking appointments. Networking reception (mission wrap-up). Travel to South Africa (optional stop for participants). Personal/recovery time. Welcome and Country Briefing (South Africa). One-on-One business matchmaking appointments. One-on-One business matchmaking appointments. Networking (mission wrap-up). Cultural event/visit to wildlife reserve (optional). Return home (all participants). • The total participation fee for the trade mission with stops in Kenya and Nigeria is $5150 for a large firm and includes participation in the N–USA Fair. • The total fee per participant for the trade mission with stops in Kenya and Nigeria is $3725 for a small or mediumsized enterprise (SME) and includes participation in the N–USA Fair. • The fee for each additional firm participant (a large firm or SME) in the trade mission is $1000 (stops in Kenya and Nigeria). • The participation fee for the optional stop in South Africa is $1,100 for a large firm and $837.00 for a SME. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • The fee for each additional firm participant (a large firm or SME) for the optional stop in South Africa is $750.00. Timeframe for Recruitment and Application 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 websites, press releases to general and trade media, direct mail, notices by industry trade associations and other multiplier groups, and publicity at industry meetings, symposia, conferences, and trade shows. E:\FR\FM\09APN1.SGM 09APN1 14090 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 68 / Tuesday, April 9, 2019 / Notices Recruitment for the mission will begin immediately and conclude no later than April 15, 2019. The U.S. Department of Commerce will review applications and make selection decisions on a rolling basis. Applications received after close of business on April 15, 2019. will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. Contacts Mathew Woodlee, Global Safety & Security Industry Team Leader, U.S. Commercial Service—Minneapolis, MN, U.S. Department of Commerce, 330 2nd Avenue South, Suite 410, Minneapolis, MN 55401, Tel: 612– 348–1640, Mathew.Woodlee@ trade.gov Tatyana Aguirre, Global Safety & Security Deputy Team Leader, U.S. Department of Commerce, 2302 Martin, Suite 315, Irvine, CA 92712, Tel: 949–660–1410, Tatyana.Aguirre@ trade.gov Anthony Adesina, Commercial Specialist, (Aviation, Defense, Education, Safety & Security), Global Safety & Security Industry Team Member, U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Consulate General, 2, Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria, Tel: +234–1–4603465, Email: Anthony.Adesina@trade.gov Johan van Rensburg, Senior Commercial Specialist, US Embassy, Commercial Section, Johannesburg, South Africa, Tel: (+27) 011–290–3208, Fax: (+27) 011–884–0253, Cell: (+083) 617–0340, Email: Johan.vanRensburg@trade.gov Infrastructure Trade Mission to Mexico Dates:June 16–21, 2019. Summary The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, is organizing a trade mission to Mexico to be held in Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Monterrey on June 16–21, 2019. The trade mission will focus on sustainable building products, materials, technology, and software to improve the quality and sustainability of major infrastructure and construction projects in Mexico. Participant companies will attend a U.S. and Mexico Infrastructure Conference in Mexico City on June 16– 17 and will have a market briefing and targeted business-to-business (B2B) matchmaking appointments in up to three cities. The conference and meeting schedule will give participants access to substantive information about—and contacts for—navigating the infrastructure procurement process in Mexico, including direct interaction on project financing resources from The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (TDA). The conference will introduce U.S. firms to Mexico’s major infrastructure projects and highlight opportunities for U.S. prime contractors, sub-contractors, and suppliers in the infrastructure sectors. U.S. Participants have the option to participate in two additional mission stops in Guadalajara and/or Monterrey. PROPOSED TIMETABLE June 16, 2019 .............. June 17, 2019 .............. June 18, 2019 .............. Travel Day/Arrival in Mexico City. Afternoon: Registration, Market Briefing and USG Resource Consultations. Mexico City. Morning: Conference Plenary, Panels on Industry Trends, Resources, and Sector-Specific Projects. Afternoon: Luncheon and B2B Meetings. Evening: Networking Reception. Mexico City. B2B Meetings (and Onward Travel if Participating in Optional Cities). Optional June 19–21, 2019 ........ June 22, 2019 .............. Travel and Business-to-Business Meetings in choice of two cities: Option (A) Guadalajara. Option (B) Monterrey. Option (C) Both Guadalajara and Monterrey. Travel Day. Return to USA. amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES Participation Requirements A minimum of 10 and a maximum of 20 companies will be selected to participate in the mission. 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. During the registration process, applicants will indicate their markets/cities of choice and will receive a brief market assessment for each of those markets/ cities. Applicants can select up to three markets based on the selection criteria above and the participation limits to follow. A total of 20 companies may be selected for Mexico City. Up to five companies may request and be selected for Guadalajara and/or Monterrey. U.S. companies already doing business in Mexico or seeking to enter this market for the first time may apply. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:15 Apr 08, 2019 Jkt 247001 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 the conference and business-tobusiness meetings in Mexico City, the participation fee will be $1,950 for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) and $3,600 for large firms. For business-to-business meetings in two markets/cities (Mexico City plus Guadalajara or Monterrey), the participation fee will be $3,975 for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) and $7,000 for large firms. For business-to-business meetings in three markets/cities (Mexico City plus Guadalajara and Monterrey), the participation fee will be $6,000 for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) and $9,980 for large firms. The mission participation fee includes the U.S. and Mexico Infrastructure Conference registration fee exclusively discounted for mission PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 participants of $150 per primary participant from each firm. There will be a $300 fee for each additional firm representative (large firm or SME) that wishes to participate in business-to-business meetings for each of the markets/cities selected. Additional representatives participating in the mission who wish to attend the conference will be charged the discounted registration fee of $150 available to mission participants. Timeframe for Recruitment and Application 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 on www.export.gov, the Trade Americas web page at http://export.gov/ tradeamericas/index.asp, and other internet websites, press releases to the general and trade media, direct mail and broadcast fax, notices by industry trade E:\FR\FM\09APN1.SGM 09APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 68 / Tuesday, April 9, 2019 / Notices associations and other multiplier groups, and announcements at industry meetings, symposia, conferences, and trade shows. Recruitment for the mission will begin immediately and conclude no later than Friday, April 5, 2019. The U.S. Department of Commerce will review applications and make selection decisions on a rolling basis until the maximum of 20 participants is selected. After April 5, 2019, companies will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. U.S. Commercial Service Mexico Contact Information Paul Oliva, Commercial Officer, U.S. Commercial Service—U.S. Embassy, Mexico City, Mexico, Paul.Oliva@ trade.gov Adrian Orta, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service—U.S. Embassy, Mexico City, Mexico, Adrian.Orta@trade.gov U.S. Department of Commerce Water Trade Mission to South Africa and Angola Date: July 6–16, 2019. Contacts Summary U.S. Trade Americas Team Contact Information Diego Gattesco, Director, U.S. Commercial Service—Wheeling, WV, Diego.Gattesco@trade.gov, Tel: 304– 243–5493 Steven Murray, Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service—Pittsburgh, PA Steven.Murray@trade.gov, Tel: 412– 644–2819 Global Design & Construction Team Contact Information Matt Baker, Director, U.S. Commercial Service—Fort Worth, TX, Matt.Baker@trade.gov, Tel: 817–701– 6350 Saturday, July 6 .............................. Sunday, July 7 ................................ Monday, July 8 ................................ Tuesday, July 9 ............................... Wednesday, July 10 ....................... Thursday, July 11 ........................... Friday, July 12 ................................ Saturday, July 13 ............................ Sunday, July 14 .............................. Monday, July 15 .............................. amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES Tuesday, July 16 ............................. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 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 18:15 Apr 08, 2019 conditions and opportunities in the various regions of South Africa and Angola. The goals of the Water Trade Mission to Africa are: 1. Provide market access to U.S. water and wastewater companies, especially small- and medium-sized enterprises new to the market in Africa or seeking to expand their current activities; 2. Facilitate timely connections between the government of South Africa and U.S. water technology innovators in order to address South Africa’s serious water shortage, resulting in both relief for South Africa and business connections, and exports for U.S. companies; 3. Cooperate with IFAT Africa (the leading environmental technology trade fair in sub-Saharan Africa focusing on water, sewage, waste and recycling) to maximize connections between mission participants and opportunities in the water technologies subsector not limited to South Africa or Angola, but rather throughout all of Africa; Schedule Note: 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. Trade Mission Participants depart for Johannesburg. Trade Mission Participants arrive in Johannesburg. Hotel Check-in. Country Briefing. One-on-One business matchmaking appointments. Networking Lunch. One-on-One business matchmaking appointments. Networking Reception at Consulate General’s residence (TBC). Participation in IFAT show. One-on-One business matchmaking appointments. Participation in IFAT show. One-on-One business matchmaking appointments. Participation in IFAT show. Afternoon travel to Cape Town. One-on-One business matchmaking appointments. Networking Lunch. One-on-One business matchmaking appointments. Evening on own. Attendees wishing to travel to Angola depart for Angola; all others return home. Sunday on own. Welcome briefing. One-on-One business matchmaking appointments. Networking Lunch. One-on-One business matchmaking appointments. Networking Reception at Ambassador’s residence (TBC). Mission ends; attendees depart for home. Participation Requirements VerDate Sep<11>2014 ‘‘The U.S. Department of Commerce is organizing a Water Trade Mission (WTM) to Johannesburg and Cape Town, with an optional stop in Angola in July 2019. This mission will include representatives from a variety of U.S. environmental technologies-industry manufacturers and service providers, specifically with a concentration in the water and wastewater technologies subsector. The mission participants will be introduced to government officials, end-users, and customers whose needs are targeted to each participant’s product or service offering. Mission participants will also be briefed by key local industry leaders on local market 14091 Jkt 247001 evaluated on the applicant’s ability to best satisfy the selection criteria. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Fees and Expenses After a firm or trade association has been selected to participate on the mission, a payment to the Department of Commerce in the form of a participation fee is required. The participation fee for E:\FR\FM\09APN1.SGM 09APN1 14092 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 68 / Tuesday, April 9, 2019 / Notices the Water Trade Mission to South Africa only will be $3,200 for small or medium-sized enterprises (SME); and $4,100 for large firms or trade associations. Participation in the South Africa portion includes admission to the IFAT Africa event in Johannesburg. If a firm wishes to travel to the optional Angola stop, an SME will pay an additional $1,200 for a total of $4,400 and a large firm will pay an additional $2,000 for a total of $6,100. The fee for each additional firm representative (large firm or SME/trade association) is $1,000. Expenses for travel, lodging, meals, and incidentals will be the responsibility of each mission participant unless otherwise noted. Interpreter and driver services can be arranged for additional cost. Delegation members can take advantage of U.S. Embassy rates for hotel rooms. Timeline for Recruitment 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 websites, press releases to general and trade media, direct mail, notices by industry trade associations and other multiplier groups, and publicity at industry meetings, symposia, conferences, and trade shows. Recruitment for the mission will begin immediately and conclude no later than May 3, 2019. The U.S. Department of Commerce will review applications and inform applicants of selection decisions periodically during the recruitment period. All applications received after the evaluation date will be considered at the next evaluation. Applications received after May 3, 2019 will be considered if space/scheduling constraints permit. Contacts Pamela Kirkland, Project Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC, Tel: 202–482–3587, pamela.kirkland@trade.gov Christine Kelley, Commercial Officer, U.S. Export Assistance Center, Seattle, Washington, Tel: 206–553–5615x234, Christine.kelley@trade.gov Elizabeth Laxague, International Trade Specialist, U.S. Export Assistance Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Tel: 414–336–1953, Elizabeth.Laxague@ trade.gov Glen Roberts, U.S. Export Assistance Center, Fresno, California, Tel: 559– 348–1398, Glen.roberts@trade.gov Rhonda Sinkfield, Commercial Attache´, U.S. Embassy—South Africa, rhonda.sinkfield@trade.gov. Everett Wakai, Commercial Attache´, U.S. Embassy—Angola, Tel: +244– 222–641–000 ext. 1603, everett.wakai@trade.gov. 12th Annual U.S. Industry Program at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference in Vienna, Austria Date: September 15–18, 2019. Summary 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 12th Annual U.S. Industry Program at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference, to be held September 15–18, 2019, 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 170 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. PROPOSED TIMETABLE amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES **** Note that specific events and meeting times have yet to be confirmed **** Sunday, September 15 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. ............................................. 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. ............................................. Monday, September 16 7:00 a.m. ............................................................... 8:00–9:45 a.m. ...................................................... 9:45–10:00 a.m. .................................................... 10:00–11:00 a.m. .................................................. 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. ........................................... 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. ......................................... 12:30–6:00 p.m. .................................................... 7:30–9:30 p.m. ...................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:04 Apr 08, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 1–1 Showtime Meetings with visiting ITA Staff. U.S. Industry Welcome Reception. Industry Program Breakfast Begins. U.S. Policymakers Roundtable. Break. USG Dialogue with Industry. IAEA Side Events. Break. Country Briefings for Industry Delegation (presented by foreign delegates). U.S. Mission to the IAEA Reception. Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\09APN1.SGM 09APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 68 / Tuesday, April 9, 2019 / Notices 14093 PROPOSED TIMETABLE—Continued Tuesday, September 17 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. ............................................. 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. ........................................... Wednesday, September 18 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. ............................................. 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. ........................................... 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 selection 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 accepted 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 begin evaluating applications and inform applicants of selection decisions on a rolling basis until the maximum number of participants has been selected. amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES 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 $4,800 for a large company and $3,800 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 $1,400. 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 cancelled, no personal expenses paid in anticipation of a Trade Mission will be reimbursed. However, participation fees for a cancelled Trade Mission will be reimbursed to the extent VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:04 Apr 08, 2019 Jkt 247001 Country Briefings for Industry (presented by foreign delegates). IAEA Side Event Meetings. Country Briefings for Industry (presented by foreign delegates). IAEA Side Event Meetings. they have not already been expended in the anticipation of the Mission. Timeframe for Recruitment and Application 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 July 19, 2019. The ITA will review applications and make selection decisions on a rolling basis. Applications received after July 19, 2019, will be considered only if space and scheduling permit. Contacts Jonathan Chesebro, Industry & Analysis, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries, Washington, DC, Tel: (202) 482–1297, Email: jonathan.chesebro@ trade.gov. Devin Horne, Industry & Analysis, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries, Washington, DC, Tel: (202) 482–0775, Email: devin.horne@ trade.gov. Clean Energy and Zero Emission Vehicle Technologies Trade Mission to Mexico Dates: November 17–22, 2019. Summary The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA), is organizing a Clean Energy and Zero Emission Vehicle Technologies Business Development Mission to Mexico City, the State of Mexico and Puebla. This trade mission will expand business opportunities for U.S. exporters of clean energy products, services and technologies, by introducing them to Mexican automakers (OEMs), tier 1 and 2 suppliers, and relevant government agencies. The incoming Mexico City government supports mobility PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 initiatives, such as the replacement of private and public transportation, including taxi fleets, to drastically reduce emissions in the city. Moreover, the current Mexico City government has exempted electric and hybrid vehicles from local taxes and emission control verification processes. As a result, there is stronger potential to sell zero emission vehicles. In 2017, electric and hybrid vehicles sales grew 27.3 percent compared to 2016, reaching over 10,000 units sold. Mexico has established a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by the end of the decade, which will have a significant impact on manufacturing, including in the auto sector. In addition, Mexico intends to increase electricity generated from clean sources to 35 percent by 2024 and 50 percent by 2050. The responsibility for generating clean energy belongs to the participants in the electricity market (large consumers of electricity) and the Clean Energy Certificate (CEL) mechanism became mandatory for industrial and commercial users in 2018. Automotive OEMs and tier 1 and 2 suppliers are increasingly interested in sustainable technologies, products and services for the manufacturing of electric and hybrid vehicles. The new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) also is expected to foster additional opportunities for U.S. exports of components and parts by increasing the regional value content required to benefit from the tariff preferences. These factors contribute to the opening of a broader range of business opportunities in the Mexican market for U.S. exporters of clean energy technologies such as energy storage and efficiency, batteries, catalyzers, and electric chargers. Moreover, automotive manufacturers are interested in investing in renewable energy generation technologies to lower the cost of their electricity consumption, comply with federal law, and be consistent with clean manufacturing best practices in the production of lowemissions vehicles and auto parts. E:\FR\FM\09APN1.SGM 09APN1 14094 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 68 / Tuesday, April 9, 2019 / Notices PROPOSED TIMETABLE Sunday, November 17 ............................... Monday, November 18 .............................. Tuesday, November 19 ............................. Wednesday, November 20 ........................ Thursday, November 21 ............................ Friday, November 22 ................................. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 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 selection criteria. A minimum of 15 and maximum of 20 firms will be selected to participate in the mission from the applicant pool. Fees and Expenses After a firm has been selected to participate on the mission, a payment to the U.S. Department of Commerce in the form of a participation fee is required. The participation fee for the Business Development Mission will be $4,064.05 for SME and $5,591.71 for large firms (Mexico City including State of Mexico and Puebla). The fee for each additional firm representative (large firm or SME) is $1,000.00. 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. amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES Timeframe for Recruitment and Application Mission recruitment will be conducted in an open and public manner, including publication in the Federal Register, posting on the U.S. Department of Commerce trade mission calendar (http://export.gov/ trademissions) and other internet websites, press releases to general and VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:15 Apr 08, 2019 Jkt 247001 Trade mission participants arrive in Mexico City. Welcome and country briefing. Clean energy briefing. Automotive briefing. Q&A session. Seminar (morning). Energy speaker. Automotive speaker. Roundtables (3 sessions). Clean energy roundtable. Automotive roundtable. Standards roundtable. Seminar (lunch). Carmaker plant visit. Carmaker one-on-one business matchmaking appointments. Networking reception at Ambassador’s residence or hotel (TBD). One-on-one business matchmaking appointments in Mexico City and State of Mexico. Lunch. Depart by bus to Puebla State. Wind or solar project plant visit by bus. Automotive tier plant visit. One-on-one business matchmaking appointments in Puebla (hotel). One-on-one business matchmaking appointments in Puebla. Lunch. Carmaker plant visit in Puebla. Trade mission participants depart. trade media, direct mail, notices by industry trade associations and other multiplier groups, and publicity at industry meetings, symposia, conferences, and trade shows. Recruitment for the mission will begin immediately and conclude no later than March 31, 2019. The U.S. Department of Commerce will review applications and inform applicants of selection decisions periodically during the recruitment period beginning immediately. All applications received subsequent to an evaluation date will be considered at the next evaluation. Applications received after April 1, 2019, will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Contacts Braeden Young, Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy—Mexico, U.S. Department of Commerce, Tel: 55– 5080–2182, Braeden.Young@ trade.gov. Claudia Salgado, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy—Mexico, U.S. Department of Commerce, Tel: 55– 5080–2000 x5224, Claudia.Salgado@ trade.gov. Monica Martinez, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy—Mexico, U.S. Department of Commerce, Tel: 55–5080–2000 x5218, Monica.Martinez@trade.gov. The SEDAR 61 stock assessment process for Gulf of Mexico red grouper will consist of an in-person workshop, and a series of data and assessment webinars. DATES: The SEDAR 61 Assessment Webinar IV will be held May 1, 2019, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. Eastern Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar. The webinar is open to members of the public. Those interested in participating should contact Julie A. Neer at SEDAR (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) to request an invitation providing webinar access information. Please request webinar invitations at least 24 hours in advance of each webinar. SEDAR address: 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405. Tiara Hampton-Diggs, Program Specialist, Trade Promotion Programs. [FR Doc. 2019–07008 Filed 4–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG934 Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR) Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR 61 Assessment Webinar IV for Gulf of Mexico red grouper. AGENCY: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09APN1.SGM 09APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 68 (Tuesday, April 9, 2019)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Announcement of May Through November 2019 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 five upcoming trade missions that 
will be recruited, organized, and implemented by ITA. These missions 
are:
     Safety and Security Trade Mission to Nigeria and Kenya, 
with an optional stop in South Africa--May 21-31, 2019.
     Infrastructure Trade Mission to Mexico--June 16-21, 2019.
     Water Trade Mission to South Africa and Angola--July 6-16, 
2019.
     The 12th Annual U.S. Industry Program at the International 
Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference in Vienna, Austria--
September 15-18, 2019.
     Clean Energy and Zero Emission Vehicle Technologies 
Business Development Mission to Mexico--November 17-22, 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

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trade mission website: 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 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.

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.

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 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, an applicant is a 
small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) if it qualifies under the Small 
Business Administration's (SBA) size standards (https://www.sba.gov/document/support--table-size-standards), which vary by North American 
Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code. The SBA Size Standards 
Tool [https://www.sba.gov/size-standards/] can help you determine the 
qualifications that apply to your company.

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    Mission List: (additional information about each mission can be 
found at http://export.gov/trademissions).

Safety & Security Trade Mission to Nigeria and Kenya (With an Optional 
Stop in Johannesburg, South Africa)

    Dates: MAY 21-31, 2019.

Summary

    The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade 
Administration (ITA) is organizing the first safety and security trade 
mission to Nigeria and Kenya (May 21-29th), with an optional stop in 
South Africa (May 30-31st). The purpose of this mission is to help U.S. 
firms in the safety and security industry find business partners and 
sell products and services in sub-Saharan Africa.
    The mission will include stops in Lagos, Nigeria and Nairobi, 
Kenya, with an optional stop in Johannesburg, South Africa. 
Participating firms will gain market insights, make industry contacts, 
solidify business strategies, and advance specific projects, with the 
goal of increasing U.S. exports of products and services to Africa. The 
mission will include customized one-on-one business appointments with 
pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors and joint venture 
partners; meetings with state and local government officials and 
industry leaders; and networking events.
    For the Nigeria leg of the trade mission, companies will have the 
opportunity to participate in the USA Fair, a 2-day conference and 
exhibition followed by a 1-day appreciation and recognition award 
ceremony, the Networking with the U.S.A. or ``NUSA'' awards. As 
background, NUSA is a self-select platform that enables the U.S. 
Commercial Service in Nigeria to carry out background checks and screen 
interested Nigerian businesses for probable enlistment in our database 
for client management with U.S firms looking to engage with local 
partners.

                           Proposed Timetable
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                Day/date                  Planned schedule of activities
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Day 1, Tue, May 21st...................   Travel to Nigeria (all
                                          participants).
                                          Personal/recovery
                                          time.
                                          Cultural welcome
                                          dinner (TBD).
Day 2, Wed, May 22nd...................   Welcome and Country
                                          Briefing.
                                          Regional Briefings.
                                          One-on-One business
                                          matchmaking appointments.
                                          N-USA (Nigeria--USA)
                                          Reception.
Day 3, Thurs, May 23rd.................   Participation at N-USA
                                          (Nigeria--USA).
Day 4, Fri, May 24th...................   One-on-One business
                                          matchmaking appointments.
                                          Networking reception
                                          at Ambassador's residence
                                          (TBC).
Day 5, Sat, May 25th...................   Travel to Kenya.
                                          Evening welcome
                                          reception and country
                                          briefing.
Day 6, Sun, May 26th...................   Free Day.
Day 7, Mon, May 27th...................   One-on-One business
                                          matchmaking appointments.
                                          Networking lunch/
                                          additional market briefings.
                                          One-on-One business
                                          matchmaking appointments.
                                          Networking reception
                                          at Ambassador's residence
                                          (TBC).
Day 8, Tue, May 28th...................   Visit to government
                                          ministry.
                                          One-on-One business
                                          matchmaking appointments.
                                          Networking reception
                                          (mission wrap-up).
Day 9, Wed, May 29.....................   Travel to South Africa
                                          (optional stop for
                                          participants).
                                          Personal/recovery
                                          time.
Day 10, Thurs, May 30th................   Welcome and Country
                                          Briefing (South Africa).
                                          One-on-One business
                                          matchmaking appointments.
Day 11, Fri, May 31st..................   One-on-One business
                                          matchmaking appointments.
                                          Networking (mission
                                          wrap-up).
Day 12, Sat, June 1st..................   Cultural event/visit
                                          to wildlife reserve
                                          (optional).
Day 13, Sun, June 2nd..................   Return home (all
                                          participants).
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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 
DOC. All applicants will be evaluated on their ability to meet certain 
conditions and best satisfy the selection criteria. A minimum of 12 and 
maximum of 20 firms and/or trade associations will be selected to 
participate in the mission from the applicant pool.

Fees and Expenses

    After a firm or trade association has been selected to participate 
on the mission, a payment to DOC in the form of a participation fee is 
required.
     The total participation fee for the trade mission with 
stops in Kenya and Nigeria is $5150 for a large firm and includes 
participation in the N-USA Fair.
     The total fee per participant for the trade mission with 
stops in Kenya and Nigeria is $3725 for a small or medium-sized 
enterprise (SME) and includes participation in the N-USA Fair.
     The fee for each additional firm participant (a large firm 
or SME) in the trade mission is $1000 (stops in Kenya and Nigeria).
     The participation fee for the optional stop in South 
Africa is $1,100 for a large firm and $837.00 for a SME.
     The fee for each additional firm participant (a large firm 
or SME) for the optional stop in South Africa is $750.00.

Timeframe for Recruitment and Application

    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 websites, press releases to general and trade media, 
direct mail, notices by industry trade associations and other 
multiplier groups, and publicity at industry meetings, symposia, 
conferences, and trade shows.

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Recruitment for the mission will begin immediately and conclude no 
later than April 15, 2019. The U.S. Department of Commerce will review 
applications and make selection decisions on a rolling basis. 
Applications received after close of business on April 15, 2019. will 
be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit.

Contacts

Mathew Woodlee, Global Safety & Security Industry Team Leader, U.S. 
Commercial Service--Minneapolis, MN, U.S. Department of Commerce, 330 
2nd Avenue South, Suite 410, Minneapolis, MN 55401, Tel: 612-348-1640, 
[email protected]
Tatyana Aguirre, Global Safety & Security Deputy Team Leader, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 2302 Martin, Suite 315, Irvine, CA 92712, Tel: 
949-660-1410, [email protected]
Anthony Adesina, Commercial Specialist, (Aviation, Defense, Education, 
Safety & Security), Global Safety & Security Industry Team Member, U.S. 
Commercial Service, U.S. Consulate General, 2, Walter Carrington 
Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria, Tel: +234-1-4603465, Email: 
[email protected]
Johan van Rensburg, Senior Commercial Specialist, US Embassy, 
Commercial Section, Johannesburg, South Africa, Tel: (+27) 011-290-
3208, Fax: (+27) 011-884-0253, Cell: (+083) 617-0340, Email: 
[email protected]

Infrastructure Trade Mission to Mexico

    Dates:June 16-21, 2019.

Summary

    The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade 
Administration, is organizing a trade mission to Mexico to be held in 
Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Monterrey on June 16-21, 2019.
    The trade mission will focus on sustainable building products, 
materials, technology, and software to improve the quality and 
sustainability of major infrastructure and construction projects in 
Mexico.
    Participant companies will attend a U.S. and Mexico Infrastructure 
Conference in Mexico City on June 16-17 and will have a market briefing 
and targeted business-to-business (B2B) matchmaking appointments in up 
to three cities. The conference and meeting schedule will give 
participants access to substantive information about--and contacts 
for--navigating the infrastructure procurement process in Mexico, 
including direct interaction on project financing resources from The 
Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), the Overseas 
Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), and the U.S. Trade and 
Development Agency (TDA). The conference will introduce U.S. firms to 
Mexico's major infrastructure projects and highlight opportunities for 
U.S. prime contractors, sub-contractors, and suppliers in the 
infrastructure sectors. U.S. Participants have the option to 
participate in two additional mission stops in Guadalajara and/or 
Monterrey.

                           Proposed Timetable
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June 16, 2019.....................  Travel Day/Arrival in Mexico City.
                                     Afternoon: Registration, Market
                                     Briefing and USG Resource
                                     Consultations.
June 17, 2019.....................  Mexico City. Morning: Conference
                                     Plenary, Panels on Industry Trends,
                                     Resources, and Sector-Specific
                                     Projects. Afternoon: Luncheon and
                                     B2B Meetings. Evening: Networking
                                     Reception.
June 18, 2019.....................  Mexico City. B2B Meetings (and
                                     Onward Travel if Participating in
                                     Optional Cities).
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                                Optional
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June 19-21, 2019..................  Travel and Business-to-Business
                                     Meetings in choice of two cities:
                                     Option (A) Guadalajara. Option (B)
                                     Monterrey. Option (C) Both
                                     Guadalajara and Monterrey.
June 22, 2019.....................  Travel Day. Return to USA.
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Participation Requirements

    A minimum of 10 and a maximum of 20 companies will be selected to 
participate in the mission. 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. 
During the registration process, applicants will indicate their 
markets/cities of choice and will receive a brief market assessment for 
each of those markets/cities. Applicants can select up to three markets 
based on the selection criteria above and the participation limits to 
follow. A total of 20 companies may be selected for Mexico City. Up to 
five companies may request and be selected for Guadalajara and/or 
Monterrey. U.S. companies already doing business in Mexico or seeking 
to enter this market 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 the conference and business-to-business meetings in Mexico 
City, the participation fee will be $1,950 for a small or medium-sized 
enterprise (SME)[thinsp]and $3,600 for large firms.
    For business-to-business meetings in two markets/cities (Mexico 
City plus Guadalajara or Monterrey), the participation fee will be 
$3,975 for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) and $7,000 for 
large firms.
    For business-to-business meetings in three markets/cities (Mexico 
City plus Guadalajara and Monterrey), the participation fee will be 
$6,000 for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) and $9,980 for 
large firms.
    The mission participation fee includes the U.S. and Mexico 
Infrastructure Conference registration fee exclusively discounted for 
mission participants of $150 per primary participant from each firm.
    There will be a $300 fee for each additional firm representative 
(large firm or SME) that wishes to participate in business-to-business 
meetings for each of the markets/cities selected. Additional 
representatives participating in the mission who wish to attend the 
conference will be charged the discounted registration fee of $150 
available to mission participants.

Timeframe for Recruitment and Application

    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 on www.export.gov, the Trade Americas 
web page at http://export.gov/tradeamericas/index.asp, and other 
internet websites, press releases to the general and trade media, 
direct mail and broadcast fax, notices by industry trade

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associations and other multiplier groups, and announcements at industry 
meetings, symposia, conferences, and trade shows.
    Recruitment for the mission will begin immediately and conclude no 
later than Friday, April 5, 2019. The U.S. Department of Commerce will 
review applications and make selection decisions on a rolling basis 
until the maximum of 20 participants is selected. After April 5, 2019, 
companies will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints 
permit.

Contacts

U.S. Trade Americas Team Contact Information

Diego Gattesco, Director, U.S. Commercial Service--Wheeling, WV, 
[email protected], Tel: 304-243-5493
Steven Murray, Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial 
Service--Pittsburgh, PA [email protected], Tel: 412-644-2819

Global Design & Construction Team Contact Information

Matt Baker, Director, U.S. Commercial Service--Fort Worth, TX, 
[email protected], Tel: 817-701-6350

U.S. Commercial Service Mexico Contact Information

Paul Oliva, Commercial Officer, U.S. Commercial Service--U.S. Embassy, 
Mexico City, Mexico, [email protected]
Adrian Orta, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service--U.S. 
Embassy, Mexico City, Mexico, [email protected]

U.S. Department of Commerce Water Trade Mission to South Africa and 
Angola

    Date: July 6-16, 2019.

Summary

    ``The U.S. Department of Commerce is organizing a Water Trade 
Mission (WTM) to Johannesburg and Cape Town, with an optional stop in 
Angola in July 2019.
    This mission will include representatives from a variety of U.S. 
environmental technologies-industry manufacturers and service 
providers, specifically with a concentration in the water and 
wastewater technologies subsector. The mission participants will be 
introduced to government officials, end-users, and customers whose 
needs are targeted to each participant's product or service offering. 
Mission participants will also be briefed by key local industry leaders 
on local market conditions and opportunities in the various regions of 
South Africa and Angola.
    The goals of the Water Trade Mission to Africa are:
    1. Provide market access to U.S. water and wastewater companies, 
especially small- and medium-sized enterprises new to the market in 
Africa or seeking to expand their current activities;
    2. Facilitate timely connections between the government of South 
Africa and U.S. water technology innovators in order to address South 
Africa's serious water shortage, resulting in both relief for South 
Africa and business connections, and exports for U.S. companies;
    3. Cooperate with IFAT Africa (the leading environmental technology 
trade fair in sub-Saharan Africa focusing on water, sewage, waste and 
recycling) to maximize connections between mission participants and 
opportunities in the water technologies subsector not limited to South 
Africa or Angola, but rather throughout all of Africa;

Schedule

    Note: 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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Saturday, July 6..................   Trade Mission Participants
                                     depart for Johannesburg.
Sunday, July 7....................   Trade Mission Participants
                                     arrive in Johannesburg.
                                     Hotel Check-in.
Monday, July 8....................   Country Briefing.
                                     One-on-One business
                                     matchmaking appointments.
                                     Networking Lunch.
                                     One-on-One business
                                     matchmaking appointments.
                                     Networking Reception at
                                     Consulate General's residence
                                     (TBC).
Tuesday, July 9...................   Participation in IFAT show.
                                     One-on-One business
                                     matchmaking appointments.
Wednesday, July 10................   Participation in IFAT show.
                                     One-on-One business
                                     matchmaking appointments.
Thursday, July 11.................   Participation in IFAT show.
                                     Afternoon travel to Cape
                                     Town.
Friday, July 12...................   One-on-One business
                                     matchmaking appointments.
                                     Networking Lunch.
                                     One-on-One business
                                     matchmaking appointments.
                                     Evening on own.
Saturday, July 13.................   Attendees wishing to travel
                                     to Angola depart for Angola; all
                                     others return home.
Sunday, July 14...................   Sunday on own.
                                     Welcome briefing.
Monday, July 15...................   One-on-One business
                                     matchmaking appointments.
                                     Networking Lunch.
                                     One-on-One business
                                     matchmaking appointments.
                                     Networking Reception at
                                     Ambassador's residence (TBC).
Tuesday, July 16..................   Mission ends; attendees
                                     depart for home.
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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 selection criteria. 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

    After a firm or trade association has been selected to participate 
on the mission, a payment to the Department of Commerce in the form of 
a participation fee is required. The participation fee for

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the Water Trade Mission to South Africa only will be $3,200 for small 
or medium-sized enterprises (SME); and $4,100 for large firms or trade 
associations. Participation in the South Africa portion includes 
admission to the IFAT Africa event in Johannesburg. If a firm wishes to 
travel to the optional Angola stop, an SME will pay an additional 
$1,200 for a total of $4,400 and a large firm will pay an additional 
$2,000 for a total of $6,100. The fee for each additional firm 
representative (large firm or SME/trade association) is $1,000. 
Expenses for travel, lodging, meals, and incidentals will be the 
responsibility of each mission participant unless otherwise noted. 
Interpreter and driver services can be arranged for additional cost. 
Delegation members can take advantage of U.S. Embassy rates for hotel 
rooms.

Timeline for Recruitment

    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 websites, press releases to general and trade media, 
direct mail, notices by industry trade associations and other 
multiplier groups, and publicity at industry meetings, symposia, 
conferences, and trade shows. Recruitment for the mission will begin 
immediately and conclude no later than May 3, 2019. The U.S. Department 
of Commerce will review applications and inform applicants of selection 
decisions periodically during the recruitment period. All applications 
received after the evaluation date will be considered at the next 
evaluation. Applications received after May 3, 2019 will be considered 
if space/scheduling constraints permit.

Contacts

Pamela Kirkland, Project Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce, 
Washington, DC, Tel: 202-482-3587, [email protected]
Christine Kelley, Commercial Officer, U.S. Export Assistance Center, 
Seattle, Washington, Tel: 206-553-5615x234, [email protected]
Elizabeth Laxague, International Trade Specialist, U.S. Export 
Assistance Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Tel: 414-336-1953, 
[email protected]
Glen Roberts, U.S. Export Assistance Center, Fresno, California, Tel: 
559-348-1398, [email protected]
Rhonda Sinkfield, Commercial Attach[eacute], U.S. Embassy--South 
Africa, [email protected].
Everett Wakai, Commercial Attach[eacute], U.S. Embassy--Angola, Tel: 
+244-222-641-000 ext. 1603, [email protected].

12th Annual U.S. Industry Program at the International Atomic Energy 
Agency (IAEA) General Conference in Vienna, Austria

    Date: September 15-18, 2019.

Summary

    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 12th Annual U.S. 
Industry Program at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) 
General Conference, to be held September 15-18, 2019, 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 170 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.

                           Proposed Timetable
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     **** Note that specific events and meeting times have yet to be
                             confirmed ****
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Sunday, September 15
    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 16
    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
                                          Delegation (presented by
                                          foreign delegates).
    7:30-9:30 p.m......................  U.S. Mission to the IAEA
                                          Reception.

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Tuesday, September 17
    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 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.
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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 selection 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 accepted 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 
begin evaluating applications and inform applicants of selection 
decisions on a rolling basis until the maximum number of participants 
has been selected.

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 $4,800 for a large 
company and $3,800 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 $1,400.
    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 cancelled, no personal expenses paid in anticipation of a Trade 
Mission will be reimbursed. However, participation fees for a cancelled 
Trade Mission will be reimbursed to the extent they have not already 
been expended in the anticipation of the Mission.

Timeframe for Recruitment and Application

    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 July 19, 2019. The ITA will review applications and make 
selection decisions on a rolling basis. Applications received after 
July 19, 2019, will be considered only if space and scheduling permit.

Contacts

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

Clean Energy and Zero Emission Vehicle Technologies Trade Mission to 
Mexico

    Dates: November 17-22, 2019.

Summary

    The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade 
Administration (ITA), is organizing a Clean Energy and Zero Emission 
Vehicle Technologies Business Development Mission to Mexico City, the 
State of Mexico and Puebla.
    This trade mission will expand business opportunities for U.S. 
exporters of clean energy products, services and technologies, by 
introducing them to Mexican automakers (OEMs), tier 1 and 2 suppliers, 
and relevant government agencies.
    The incoming Mexico City government supports mobility initiatives, 
such as the replacement of private and public transportation, including 
taxi fleets, to drastically reduce emissions in the city. Moreover, the 
current Mexico City government has exempted electric and hybrid 
vehicles from local taxes and emission control verification processes. 
As a result, there is stronger potential to sell zero emission 
vehicles. In 2017, electric and hybrid vehicles sales grew 27.3 percent 
compared to 2016, reaching over 10,000 units sold.
    Mexico has established a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 
30 percent by the end of the decade, which will have a significant 
impact on manufacturing, including in the auto sector. In addition, 
Mexico intends to increase electricity generated from clean sources to 
35 percent by 2024 and 50 percent by 2050. The responsibility for 
generating clean energy belongs to the participants in the electricity 
market (large consumers of electricity) and the Clean Energy 
Certificate (CEL) mechanism became mandatory for industrial and 
commercial users in 2018.
    Automotive OEMs and tier 1 and 2 suppliers are increasingly 
interested in sustainable technologies, products and services for the 
manufacturing of electric and hybrid vehicles. The new U.S.-Mexico-
Canada Agreement (USMCA) also is expected to foster additional 
opportunities for U.S. exports of components and parts by increasing 
the regional value content required to benefit from the tariff 
preferences. These factors contribute to the opening of a broader range 
of business opportunities in the Mexican market for U.S. exporters of 
clean energy technologies such as energy storage and efficiency, 
batteries, catalyzers, and electric chargers.
    Moreover, automotive manufacturers are interested in investing in 
renewable energy generation technologies to lower the cost of their 
electricity consumption, comply with federal law, and be consistent 
with clean manufacturing best practices in the production of low-
emissions vehicles and auto parts.

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                           Proposed Timetable
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Sunday, November 17..................   Trade mission
                                        participants arrive in Mexico
                                        City.
                                        Welcome and country
                                        briefing.
                                        Clean energy briefing.
                                        Automotive briefing.
                                        Q&A session.
Monday, November 18..................   Seminar (morning).
                                        Energy speaker.
                                        Automotive speaker.
                                        Roundtables (3
                                        sessions).
                                        Clean energy roundtable.
                                        Automotive roundtable.
                                        Standards roundtable.
                                        Seminar (lunch).
                                        Carmaker plant visit.
                                        Carmaker one-on-one
                                        business matchmaking
                                        appointments.
                                        Networking reception at
                                        Ambassador's residence or hotel
                                        (TBD).
Tuesday, November 19.................   One-on-one business
                                        matchmaking appointments in
                                        Mexico City and State of Mexico.
                                        Lunch.
                                        Depart by bus to Puebla
                                        State.
Wednesday, November 20...............   Wind or solar project
                                        plant visit by bus.
                                        Automotive tier plant
                                        visit.
                                        One-on-one business
                                        matchmaking appointments in
                                        Puebla (hotel).
Thursday, November 21................   One-on-one business
                                        matchmaking appointments in
                                        Puebla.
                                        Lunch.
                                        Carmaker plant visit in
                                        Puebla.
Friday, November 22..................   Trade mission
                                        participants depart.
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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 selection criteria. A 
minimum of 15 and maximum of 20 firms will be selected to participate 
in the mission from the applicant pool.

Fees and Expenses

    After a firm has been selected to participate on the mission, a 
payment to the U.S. Department of Commerce in the form of a 
participation fee is required. The participation fee for the Business 
Development Mission will be $4,064.05 for SME and $5,591.71 for large 
firms (Mexico City including State of Mexico and Puebla). The fee for 
each additional firm representative (large firm or SME) is $1,000.00. 
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.

Timeframe for Recruitment and Application

    Mission recruitment will be conducted in an open and public manner, 
including publication in the Federal Register, posting on the U.S. 
Department of Commerce trade mission calendar (http://export.gov/trademissions) and other internet websites, press releases to general 
and trade media, direct mail, notices by industry trade associations 
and other multiplier groups, and publicity at industry meetings, 
symposia, conferences, and trade shows. Recruitment for the mission 
will begin immediately and conclude no later than March 31, 2019. The 
U.S. Department of Commerce will review applications and inform 
applicants of selection decisions periodically during the recruitment 
period beginning immediately. All applications received subsequent to 
an evaluation date will be considered at the next evaluation. 
Applications received after April 1, 2019, will be considered only if 
space and scheduling constraints permit.

Contacts

Braeden Young, Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy--Mexico, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, Tel: 55-5080-2182, [email protected].
Claudia Salgado, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy--Mexico, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, Tel: 55-5080-2000 x5224, 
[email protected].
Monica Martinez, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy--Mexico, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, Tel: 55-5080-2000 x5218, 
[email protected].

Tiara Hampton-Diggs,
Program Specialist, Trade Promotion Programs.
[FR Doc. 2019-07008 Filed 4-8-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-DR-P