Announcement of November 2019 Through April 2020 International Trade Administration Trade Missions, 48590-48596 [2019-19966]

Download as PDF 48590 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 179 / Monday, September 16, 2019 / Notices jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES proceeding in which the company was reviewed; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original investigation, but the producer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recently-completed segment of this proceeding for the producer of subject merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 7.26 percent, the all-others rate established in the investigation.9 These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Disclosure and Public Comment Commerce intends to disclose its calculations and analysis performed within five days of the date of publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii), interested parties will have the opportunity to comment on the preliminary results and may submit case briefs and/or written comments at a date to be determined in a memorandum following the issuance of the preliminary results. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in case briefs, may be submitted no later than five days after the deadline date for case briefs.10 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this review are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities. Case and rebuttal briefs should be filed using ACCESS. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, filed electronically via ACCESS. An electronically-filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by ACCESS by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. Requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; (3) whether any participant is a foreign national; and (4) a list of issues parties intend to discuss. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective case and rebuttal briefs.11 If a request for a hearing is made, Commerce intends to hold the hearing at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 9 See Order, 82 FR at 32533. 19 CFR 351.309; see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). 11 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 10 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Sep 13, 2019 Jkt 247001 NW, Washington, DC 20230, at a time and date to be determined.12 Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. Unless otherwise extended, Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, which will include the results of its analysis of issues raised in any briefs, within 120 days of publication of these preliminary results, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. Notification to Importers This notice serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. Notification to Interested Parties The preliminary results of review are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). Dated: September 6, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Companies Not Selected for Individual Examination V. Comparisons to Normal Value VI. Date of Sale VII. Export Price VIII. Normal Value IX. Currency Conversion X. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2019–19922 Filed 9–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Announcement of November 2019 Through April 2020 International Trade Administration Trade Missions International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: 12 See PO 00000 19 CFR 351.310(c). Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: • Additive Manufacturing Trade Mission to Europe—November 17–22, 2019. • Envirotech Executive Service Mission to India—February 9–15, 2020. • Asia EDGE Trade Mission to Southeast Asia—March 16–20, 2020. • Trade Winds Indo Pacific Hong Kong & Indo Pacific Region—April 20– 28, 2020. A summary of each mission is found below. Application information and more detailed mission information, including the commercial setting and sector information, can be found at the trade mission website: 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following conditions for participation will be used for each mission: Applicants must submit a completed and signed mission application and supplemental application materials, including adequate information on their products and/or services, primary market objectives, and goals for participation. If the Department of Commerce receives an incomplete application, the Department may either: reject the application, request additional information/clarification, or take the lack of information into account when evaluating the application. If the requisite minimum number of participants is not selected for a particular mission by the recruitment deadline, the mission may be cancelled. Each applicant must also certify that the products and services it seeks to export through the mission are either produced in the United States, or, if not, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1 jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 179 / Monday, September 16, 2019 / Notices 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’s or service provider’s) products or services to these markets; • The applicant’s (or in the case of a trade association/organization, represented firm’s 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/ VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Sep 13, 2019 Jkt 247001 organization, represented firm’s 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 a visa will be the responsibility of the mission participant. Government fees and processing expenses to obtain such a visa are not included in the participation fee. However, the Department of Commerce will provide instructions to each participant on the procedures required to obtain business visas. Trade Mission members participate in trade missions and undertake missionrelated travel at their own risk. The nature of the security situation in a given foreign market at a given time cannot be guaranteed. The U.S. Government does not make any representations or guarantees as to the safety or security of participants. The U.S. Department of State issues U.S. Government international travel alerts and warnings for U.S. citizens available at https://travel.state.gov/content/ passports/en/alertswarnings.html. Any question regarding insurance coverage PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48591 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. Mission List: (additional information about each mission can be found at http://export.gov/trademissions). U.S. Additive Manufacturing Trade Mission to France, Germany, and Poland Dates: November 18–22, 2019 Summary The United States (U.S.) Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration’s Foreign Commercial Service (USFCS), along with assistance from ITA’s Industry & Analysis unit, are organizing an Additive Manufacturing (AM) Trade Mission to France, Germany, and Poland, November 18–22. This mission is designed to help exportready U.S. companies launch or increase their export business in the rapidly advancing AM and 3D printing industries of France, Germany, and Poland. Mission participants will benefit from expert briefings, provided by public and private sector specialists, on each country’s commercial framework and the local AM market. Strategic focus on AM development, Research & Development (R&D), and commercial integration will be included in the briefings to emphasize American standards and increase competitiveness. The agenda in France and Poland includes meetings with local AM stakeholders, professional associations, one-on-one meetings with potential business partners, and onsite visits with industry leaders. In Germany, delegates will attend the Formnext trade show where they will have the opportunity to participate in discussions on AM standardization, promote their products via a ‘‘Pitch Fest’’, and network with international buyers and stakeholders also attending or exhibiting the show. The mission will include occur over five business days and involve stops in four cities; Paris, France, Frankfurt, Germany, and Warsaw and Rzeszow, E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1 48592 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 179 / Monday, September 16, 2019 / Notices Poland. Participants will attend site visits at companies active within the AM supply chain, appointments with potential partners, arranged by USFCS, and meetings with national and regional government officials, chambers of commerce, and business groups. In Germany, attendance at FormNext is included in the mission. There will also be networking opportunities with trade associations representing companies interested in expansion into other markets and meetings with government authorities to address questions about policies, tariff rates, incentives, regulations, projects, etc. PROPOSED TIMETABLE Hour Activity Address Description Monday, November 18, 2019—Official Start of Mission 8:30–10:00 ..................... Breakfast-Seminar .............. (TBC) .................................. 11:30 a.m.–13:00 ........... Additive Factory Hub in Saclay and/or 4.0 BCG plant in Saclay or Other site (TBD) or B2B meetings if appropriate. Lunch .................................. Visit of Dassault Syste`mes 3D Experience Lab in Velizy or B2B meetings if appropriate. Saclay (91) .......................... Presentation of the 3D printing Market in France by President of Multistation (https:// www.multistation.com/en/demo-center-paris/) and representative of SYMOP (Trade Association of Machines and Technologies for Production) (TBC). TBD. TBD. Velizy (78) ........................... TBD. 13:00–14:00 ................... 15:00–16:30 ................... Frankfurt, Germany—Tuesday, November 19, 2019 13:00–18:00 ................... FormNext Show .................. ............................................. 19:00 .............................. No host dinner .................... Wegener Restaurant ........... Show visit; one-on-one meetings at the CS booth or at client locations throughout the halls. Participants and invited guests. Wednesday, November 20, 2019 9:00–18:00 ..................... 9:30–12:00 ..................... 12:00–12:30 ................... 15:00–15:30 ................... 16:00–16:45 ................... 17:30–18:30 ................... Formnext Show. Participation in Standards Events (tentative). USA Pitch Fest Part I: Quick pitch round for TM members. USA Pitch Fest Part II ........ ............................................. Opportunity for TM members to present their technology. Recent Developments in U.S. Additive Manufacturing. International Reception ....... ............................................. Networking. ............................................. ............................................. Use of Standards and New Developments in AM Standards. Opportunity for TM members to present their technology. Warsaw, Poland—Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:00 ................................ 10:00–12:00 ................... 12:00–13:00 ................... 13:00–14:00 ................... Welcome by Commercial Officer in Warsaw. Visit of the Institute of Aviation TBC. No host lunch. Association of Automotive Parts Producers and Distributors. Institute of Aviation Aleja Krakowska 110/114, 02– 256 Warszawa, Poland. USFCS offices .................... Presentation of Automotive sector in Poland TBC. Rzeszow, Poland—Thursday November 21, 2019 jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 19:00—21:00 .................. No host informal dinner ...... Hotel restaurant in Rzeszow: Miko5aja Kopernika 12, 35–069 Rzeszo´w, Polska. Friday, November 22, 2019 8:30–9:30 ....................... Meeting with Aviation Valley Rzeszo´w, hotel Bristol ........ 9:30–11:00 ..................... Site visit company from automotive sector OR B2B meetings. TBD. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Sep 13, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Presentation of aerospace sector in Poland + presentation of all the U.S. companies. E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 179 / Monday, September 16, 2019 / Notices 48593 PROPOSED TIMETABLE—Continued Hour Activity 11:30–12:30 ................... Site visit aerospace company OR B2B meetings. Visit of 3D printing Laboratory. Lunch in hotel Bristol .......... B2B meetings ..................... Closing remarks and end of mission. 13:00–14:00 ................... 14:00–15:30 ................... 15:30–17:00 ................... 17:00 .............................. Participation Requirements All parties interested in participating in the trade mission must submit a complete application for consideration by the U.S. Department of Commerce. All applicants will be evaluated on their market potential and objectives as they relate to the mission stops. The mission will be open on a rolling basis to a minimum of eight and a maximum of 15 firms. Companies must meet the 51% US content rule and eligibility guidelines. jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Fees and Expenses Upon review of an application and acceptance to participate, 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 $3,995 for small or medium-sized enterprises (SME); and $7,750 for large firms or trade associations. The fee for each additional firm representative (large firm or SME/trade organization) is $700. Expenses for travel, lodging, meals, and incidentals will be the responsibility of each mission participant. Post in Germany has coordinated with the FormNext show organizer to allow participants entry to its show. Interpreter and driver services can be arranged for an additional cost. Delegation members will be able to take advantage of U.S. Embassy rates for hotel rooms. More detailed travel information and recommended providers will be provided once a company has confirmed participation. 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, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Sep 13, 2019 Jkt 247001 Address Description TBD. TBD. Hotel Bristol. Hotel Bristol. Hotel Bristol. conferences, and trade shows. Recruitment for the mission will begin immediately and conclude no later than August 30, 2019. The U.S. Department of Commerce will review applications and inform applicants of selection decisions. Applications received after August 30, 2019, will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. Contacts Molly Ho, Advanced Manufacturing Deputy Team Leader, U.S. Department of Commerce, Phoenix, Arizona, Tel: +1–480–387–9405, Molly.Ho@trade.gov. Amy Freedman, Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Dept of Commerce, Cleveland, Ohio, Tel: 216.522.4737, Amy.Freedman@ trade.gov. Kirsten Hentschel, Senior Commercial Specialist, U.S. Consulate— Dusseldorf, Germany, U.S. Department of Commerce, Tel: +48– 211–737–767–30, Kirsten.Hentschel@ trade.gov. Ken Walsh, Commercial Officer, U.S. Consulate—Dusseldorf, Germany, U.S. Department of Commerce, Tel: +48–211–737–767–30, Ken.Walsh@ trade.gov. Stephanie Pencole, Senior Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy—Paris, France, U.S. Department of Commerce, Tel: +33–01–43–12–71– 38, Stephanie.Pencole@trade.gov. Christophe Joly, Senior Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy—Paris, France, U.S. Department of Commerce, Tel: +33–01–43–12–70– 03, Christophe.Joly@trade.gov. Joanna Bereza, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy—Warsaw, Poland, U.S. Department of Commerce, Tel: +48– 22–625–4374, Joanna.Bereza@ trade.gov. Jaron Bass, International Trade Specialist, Industry & Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC, Tel: +1 (202) 482– 2625, Jaron.Bass@trade.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Envirotech Executive Service Mission— Water Delegation to India Dates: February 9–15, 2020 Summary The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, U.S. Commercial Service is organizing the ‘‘Envirotech Executive Service’’ (EES) Mission— Water Delegation to India from February 9–15, 2020, with optional spin-off Gold Key Service in Mumbai or Hyderabad on February 17, 2020. The ‘‘Envirotech Executive Service’’ (EES) Water Delegation to India is intended to include representatives from up to six U.S. water/wastewater industry manufacturers, service providers, associations, or trade organizations. The EES will introduce the participants to government service providers, end-users and prospective partners whose needs and capabilities are best suited to each U.S. participant’s strengths. Participating in an official U.S. industry delegation, rather than traveling to India on their own, will enhance the participants’ ability to secure business and government meetings in India. The business meetings will be designed to match the delegates with potential business partners, distributors or importers in India. The delegates will meet with government officials to obtain first-hand information about the regulations, policies and procedures for importing into and doing business in India. Participants will also visit facilities to get acquainted with the environmental water/wastewater sector in India. The mission will include appointments and briefings in Delhi, Ahmedabad and Chennai, as well as the opportunity to visit/participate in a local trade show Water Expo 2020 in Chennai. After completion of the EES, delegates can opt for a day of additional Gold Key Service matchmaking meetings in Mumbai or Hyderabad. Each city is one of India’s major water industry hubs. Trade mission participants will have the opportunity to interact extensively with Embassy/Consulate Officials and E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1 48594 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 179 / Monday, September 16, 2019 / Notices Commercial Service India environmental technology specialists to discuss industry developments, opportunities, and sales strategies. Proposed Timetable Mission Schedule—February 9–17, 2020 Mission participants are encouraged to arrive on Sunday, February 9, 2020 before the mission program begins on Monday, February 10, 2020. Sunday—February 9, 2020 Fees and Expenses —Arrive in Delhi (evening arrival) —Check into hotel New Delhi—February 10–11, 2020 Monday—February 10, 2020 —Breakfast/industry briefing on the India water/wastewater market by industry experts —Full day one-on-one business matchmaking meetings Tuesday, February 11, 2020 —Customized site visits —Late afternoon departure for Ahmedabad Ahmedabad—February 12, 2020 Wednesday, February 12, 2020 —Customized site visit —One-on-one matchmaking meetings Chennai—February 13–15, 2020 Thursday, February 13, 2020 —Morning departure for Chennai —Participation in the inauguration of the Water Expo 2020 trade show and matchmaking meetings —Full day one-on-one matchmaking meetings at the Water Expo 2020 (with an option to participate in the concurrent trade show conference program) —Customized site visit Saturday—February 15, 2020 —Optional visit to the trade show on your own in the morning —End of program and delegates depart for U.S. or for the optional spin-off stops in Mumbai or Hyderabad jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Optional Spin-off Gold Key Service in Mumbai or Hyderabad—February 17, 2020 Monday—February 17, 2020 —Full day one-on-one matchmaking meetings in Mumbai or Hyderabad Participation Requirements All parties interested in participating in the EES to India must complete and submit an application for consideration 18:14 Sep 13, 2019 Jkt 247001 After a company or organization has been selected to participate on the mission, a payment to the Department of Commerce in the form of a participation fee is required. The participation fee for the three-city (New Delhi, Ahmedabad and Chennai) Trade Mission will be $3,460.00 for one principal representative from a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME), or trade organization and $5,090.00 for large firms. The fee for each additional representative (large firm or SME/trade organization) is $750.00. The participant fee includes entry to the local trade show Water Expo 2020 in Chennai. Expenses for lodging, some meals, incidentals, and all travel (except for transportation to and from airports incountry, previously noted) will be the responsibility of each mission participant. Additional Gold Key Service matchmaking meetings in Mumbai or Hyderabad will cost $950 for a small company, $2,300 for a medium sized company and $3,400 for a large company. Timeframe for Recruitment and Application Friday, February 14, 2020 VerDate Sep<11>2014 by the Department of Commerce. All applicants will be evaluated on their ability to meet certain conditions and best satisfy the selection criteria as outlined below. A minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6 companies will be selected to participate in the EES from the applicant pool. U.S. companies already doing business in India as well as U.S. companies seeking to enter the Indian market for the first time may apply. 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 December 6, 2019. The U.S. Department of Commerce will review applications and make selection decisions on a rolling basis. We will inform all applicants of selection decisions as soon as possible after the applications are reviewed. Applications received after the December 6, 2019 deadline will be considered only if PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 space and scheduling constraints permit. Contacts U.S. Export Assistance Center: Jolanta C. Coffey, Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Export Assistance Center, Maryland | U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, T: 410–962– 4578, Jolanta.Coffey@trade.gov. U.S. Commercial Service in India: Ms. Malarvizhi Parimel, U.S. Commercial Service, American Consulate General, Chennai 600 006, T: (91–44) 2857– 4192, 2857–4477, Malarvizhi.Parimel@trade.gov. Asia EDGE (Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy) Business Development Mission to Indonesia and Vietnam Date: March 12–20, 2020 Summary The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA), is organizing an executive-led Business Development Mission to Southeast Asia, with stops in Indonesia (Jakarta) and Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi) and an optional program in Thailand (Bangkok). This trade mission will be the first organized under the Asia Enhancing Development and Economic Growth through Energy (Asia EDGE) initiative. Launched in July 2018 to support the Trump Administration’s vision for the Indo-Pacific region, Asia EDGE is a U.S. whole-of-government effort to grow sustainable and secure energy markets throughout Asia by promoting U.S. exports, mobilizing private sector investment, removing trade barriers, and strengthening standards and procurement practices. Drawing on expertise and resources from across the U.S. government, this trade mission will advance the Asia EDGE strategic objective of improving free, fair, and reciprocal energy trading relationships. In addition, the mission will build on several existing energy programs and events, including those organized under the U.S.-Indonesia Power Working Group and the U.S.-Vietnam Energy Working Group. Mission participants will have the opportunity to meet with key Southeast Asian decision makers to discuss how to foster policies, regulations, and financial investment that support the development of sustainable, secure, and profitable energy markets. Mission participants will network with regional government officials, be introduced to prospective business partners, and facilitate discussions on best practices in their areas of technical expertise. E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 179 / Monday, September 16, 2019 / Notices Participants will gain market insights, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, discuss enabling policies, and advance specific projects, with the primary goal of increasing U.S. exports of products and services to the Indo-Pacific. The mission will include customized one-on-one business appointments, meetings with government officials, and networking events. Participation will be open to all energy sector stakeholders meeting the prerequisites for participation outlined in the Conditions of Participation below. Schedule Proposed Timetable* *Note: The final schedule of meetings, events, and site visits will depend on the availability of host government and business officials, specific goals of mission participants, and flight availability and ground transportation options. Sunday, March 15, 2020 • Travel to JAKARTA Monday, March 16, 2020 • JAKARTA (Full Day Sessions) Tuesday, March 17, 2020 • JAKARTA (Morning Sessions) • Travel to HO CHI MINH CITY • HO CHI MINH CITY (Evening Industry Reception) Wednesday, March 18, 2020 • HO CHI MINH CITY (Full Day Sessions) Thursday, March 19, 2020 • Travel to HANOI • HANOI (Afternoon and Evening Sessions) Friday, March 20, 2020 • HANOI (Full Day Sessions) • Official Trade Mission Program Concludes Saturday/Sunday, March 21–22, 2020 • Optional Spin Off—Travel to BANGKOK Monday, March 23, 2020 • BANGKOK (Full Day Sessions) Tuesday, March 24, 2020 • BANGKOK (Morning Sessions) • Optional Spin Off Program Concludes jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Participation Requirements Applicants must sign and submit a completed trade mission application form and satisfy all the conditions of participation to be eligible for consideration. ITA plans to select a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 15 firms and/or trade associations to participate in the mission. Fees and Expenses After a firm or trade association has been selected to participate on the VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Sep 13, 2019 Jkt 247001 mission, a payment to the U.S. Department of Commerce in the form of a participation fee is required. The participation fee for this Business Development Mission will be $4,000 for small or medium-sized enterprises (SME); and $6,200 for large firms or trade associations. The fee for each additional firm representative (large firm, SME or trade association) is $1,000. The fee for the spin-off to Bangkok will be $1,500 for SME; and $2,400 for large firms or trade associations. Timeline for Recruitment 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. The Department of Commerce will evaluate applications and inform applicants of selection decisions twice during the recruitment period. All applications received after the first evaluation deadline will be considered during the second evaluation. Deadlines for each round of evaluation are as follows: • First Round: October 31, 2019 • Final Round: December 2, 2019 Applications received after December 2, 2019, will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. Contacts Stephen Anderson, Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy Bangkok, U.S. Department of Commerce, Phone: 66– 2–205–5263, Email: stephen.anderson@trade.gov Cathy Gibbons, Global Energy Team Lead, U.S. Commercial Service, Westchester (New York), U.S. Department of Commerce, Phone: 1– 914–682–6712, Email: cathy.gibbons@ trade.gov Victoria Gunderson, International Trade Specialist, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries, U.S. Department of Commerce, Phone: 1– 202–482–7890, Email: victoria.gunderson@trade.gov Eric Hsu, Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy Hanoi (Vietnam), U.S. Department of Commerce, Phone: 84– 24–3850–5070, Email: eric.hsu@ trade.gov PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48595 David Nufrio, International Trade Specialist, Global Markets Asia, U.S. Department of Commerce, Phone: 1– 202–482–5175, Email: david.nufrio@ trade.gov Paul Taylor, Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy Jakarta (Indonesia), U.S. Department of Commerce, Phone: 62– 815–1080–0475, Email: paul.taylor@ trade.gov Trade Mission to Hong Kong and IndoPacific in Conjunction With Trade Winds Indo-Pacific Date: April 20–28, 2020 Summary The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (USFCS) is organizing a trade mission to Hong Kong and the Indo Pacific region, that will include the Trade Winds Indo Pacific business forum in Hong Kong, April 20– 28, 2020. U.S. trade mission members will participate in the Trade Winds— Indo Pacific business forum in Hong Kong (which is also open to U.S. companies not participating in the trade mission). Trade mission participants may participate in their choice of mission stops based on recommendations from the USFCS. Each trade mission stop will include one-on-one business appointments with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors and joint-venture partners, and networking events. Trade mission participants electing to participate in the Trade Winds Indo Pacific business forum may attend regional consultations with USFCS Senior Commercial Officers and Officers from participating State Department Partner Posts. This mission is open to U.S. companies from a cross section of industries with growth potential in Hong Kong and the Indo Pacific region, including but not limited to: Aerospace and defense, consumer goods, energy, franchising, healthcare, environmental technologies, information & communication technologies, design & construction, and environmental technologies. Proposed Timetable This timetable allows for clients to take part in business matchmaking across the diverse Indo Pacific marketplace by offering scheduled business-to-business meetings in Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, and Vietnam. This structure ensures that each post has set days for meetings that allow the clients to explore up to three of their best prospects for business. E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1 48596 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 179 / Monday, September 16, 2019 / Notices Sunday April 19, 2020 Trade Mission Participants Arrive in Japan or Vietnam (if electing to participate in one of these mission stops) Monday April 20, 2020 Japan or Vietnam (choice of one mission stop) Business to Business meetings and networking with government and business officials Tuesday April 21, 2020 Arrive in Hong Kong Wednesday–Friday, April 22–24, 2020 Hong Kong: Trade Winds Business Forum and SCO Consultations Market Briefings, Business to Business meetings, Consultations with U.S. government trade representatives and networking with U.S. and foreign government and business officials Saturday–Sunday, April 25–26, 2020 Travel to South Korea or Thailand (if electing to participate in one of these mission stops) Monday April 27, 2020 South Korea or Thailand (choice of one mission stop) Business to Business meetings and networking with government and business officials Tuesday April 28, 2020 Trade Mission Participants Depart jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Participation Requirements All parties interested in participating in the trade mission to Hong Kong (including mission stops with business matchmaking in Hong Kong and/or additional countries) must complete and submit an application package for consideration by the Department of Commerce. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Announcement of November 2019 Through April 2020 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:
     Additive Manufacturing Trade Mission to Europe--November 
17-22, 2019.
     Envirotech Executive Service Mission to India--February 9-
15, 2020.
     Asia EDGE Trade Mission to Southeast Asia--March 16-20, 
2020.
     Trade Winds Indo Pacific Hong Kong & Indo Pacific Region--
April 20-28, 2020.
    A summary of each mission is found below. Application information 
and more detailed mission information, including the commercial setting 
and sector information, can be found at the trade mission website: 
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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    The following conditions for participation will be used for each 
mission:
    Applicants must submit a completed and signed mission application 
and supplemental application materials, including adequate information 
on their products and/or services, primary market objectives, and goals 
for participation. If the Department of Commerce receives an incomplete 
application, the Department may either: reject the application, request 
additional information/clarification, or take the lack of information 
into account when evaluating the application. If the requisite minimum 
number of participants is not selected for a particular mission by the 
recruitment deadline, the mission may be cancelled.
    Each applicant must also certify that the products and services it 
seeks to export through the mission are either produced in the United 
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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's or service provider's) 
products or services to these markets;
     The applicant's (or in the case of a trade association/
organization, represented firm's 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's 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 a visa will be the responsibility of the mission 
participant. Government fees and processing expenses to obtain such a 
visa 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.
    Mission List: (additional information about each mission can be 
found at http://export.gov/trademissions).

U.S. Additive Manufacturing Trade Mission to France, Germany, and 
Poland

Dates: November 18-22, 2019

Summary

    The United States (U.S.) Department of Commerce, International 
Trade Administration's Foreign Commercial Service (USFCS), along with 
assistance from ITA's Industry & Analysis unit, are organizing an 
Additive Manufacturing (AM) Trade Mission to France, Germany, and 
Poland, November 18-22. This mission is designed to help export-ready 
U.S. companies launch or increase their export business in the rapidly 
advancing AM and 3D printing industries of France, Germany, and Poland.
    Mission participants will benefit from expert briefings, provided 
by public and private sector specialists, on each country's commercial 
framework and the local AM market. Strategic focus on AM development, 
Research & Development (R&D), and commercial integration will be 
included in the briefings to emphasize American standards and increase 
competitiveness. The agenda in France and Poland includes meetings with 
local AM stakeholders, professional associations, one-on-one meetings 
with potential business partners, and onsite visits with industry 
leaders. In Germany, delegates will attend the Formnext trade show 
where they will have the opportunity to participate in discussions on 
AM standardization, promote their products via a ``Pitch Fest'', and 
network with international buyers and stakeholders also attending or 
exhibiting the show.
    The mission will include occur over five business days and involve 
stops in four cities; Paris, France, Frankfurt, Germany, and Warsaw and 
Rzeszow,

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Poland. Participants will attend site visits at companies active within 
the AM supply chain, appointments with potential partners, arranged by 
USFCS, and meetings with national and regional government officials, 
chambers of commerce, and business groups. In Germany, attendance at 
FormNext is included in the mission. There will also be networking 
opportunities with trade associations representing companies interested 
in expansion into other markets and meetings with government 
authorities to address questions about policies, tariff rates, 
incentives, regulations, projects, etc.

                                               Proposed Timetable
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                 Hour                         Activity                Address                 Description
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                              Monday, November 18, 2019--Official Start of Mission
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8:30-10:00...........................  Breakfast-Seminar.....  (TBC)................  Presentation of the 3D
                                                                                       printing Market in France
                                                                                       by President of
                                                                                       Multistation (https://www.multistation.com/en/demo-center-paris/) and
                                                                                       representative of SYMOP
                                                                                       (Trade Association of
                                                                                       Machines and Technologies
                                                                                       for Production) (TBC).
11:30 a.m.-13:00.....................  Additive Factory Hub    Saclay (91)..........  TBD.
                                        in Saclay and/or 4.0
                                        BCG plant in Saclay
                                        or Other site (TBD)
                                        or B2B meetings if
                                        appropriate.
13:00-14:00..........................  Lunch.................  TBD..................
15:00-16:30..........................  Visit of Dassault       Velizy (78)..........  TBD.
                                        Syst[egrave]mes 3D
                                        Experience Lab in
                                        Velizy or B2B
                                        meetings if
                                        appropriate.
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                                 Frankfurt, Germany--Tuesday, November 19, 2019
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13:00-18:00..........................  FormNext Show.........  .....................  Show visit; one-on-one
                                                                                       meetings at the CS booth
                                                                                       or at client locations
                                                                                       throughout the halls.
19:00................................  No host dinner........  Wegener Restaurant...  Participants and invited
                                                                                       guests.
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                                          Wednesday, November 20, 2019
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9:00-18:00...........................  Formnext Show.........
9:30-12:00...........................  Participation in        .....................  Use of Standards and New
                                        Standards Events                               Developments in AM
                                        (tentative).                                   Standards.
12:00-12:30..........................  USA Pitch Fest Part I:  .....................  Opportunity for TM members
                                        Quick pitch round for                          to present their
                                        TM members.                                    technology.
15:00-15:30..........................  USA Pitch Fest Part II  .....................  Opportunity for TM members
                                                                                       to present their
                                                                                       technology.
16:00-16:45..........................  Recent Developments in
                                        U.S. Additive
                                        Manufacturing.
17:30-18:30..........................  International           .....................  Networking.
                                        Reception.
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                                   Warsaw, Poland--Thursday, November 21, 2019
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9:00.................................  Welcome by Commercial
                                        Officer in Warsaw.
10:00-12:00..........................  Visit of the Institute  Institute of Aviation
                                        of Aviation TBC.        Aleja Krakowska 110/
                                                                114, 02-256
                                                                Warszawa, Poland.
12:00-13:00..........................  No host lunch.........
13:00-14:00..........................  Association of          USFCS offices........  Presentation of Automotive
                                        Automotive Parts                               sector in Poland TBC.
                                        Producers and
                                        Distributors.
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                                   Rzeszow, Poland--Thursday November 21, 2019
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19:00--21:00.........................  No host informal        Hotel restaurant in
                                        dinner.                 Rzeszow:
                                                                Miko[lstrok]aja
                                                                Kopernika 12, 35-069
                                                                Rzesz[oacute]w,
                                                                Polska.
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                                            Friday, November 22, 2019
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8:30-9:30............................  Meeting with Aviation   Rzesz[oacute]w, hotel  Presentation of aerospace
                                        Valley.                 Bristol.               sector in Poland +
                                                                                       presentation of all the
                                                                                       U.S. companies.
9:30-11:00...........................  Site visit company      TBD..................
                                        from automotive
                                        sector OR B2B
                                        meetings.

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11:30-12:30..........................  Site visit aerospace    TBD..................
                                        company OR B2B
                                        meetings.
13:00-14:00..........................  Visit of 3D printing    TBD..................
                                        Laboratory.
14:00-15:30..........................  Lunch in hotel Bristol  Hotel Bristol........
15:30-17:00..........................  B2B meetings..........  Hotel Bristol........
17:00................................  Closing remarks and     Hotel Bristol........
                                        end of mission.
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Participation Requirements

    All parties interested in participating in the trade mission must 
submit a complete application for consideration by the U.S. Department 
of Commerce. All applicants will be evaluated on their market potential 
and objectives as they relate to the mission stops. The mission will be 
open on a rolling basis to a minimum of eight and a maximum of 15 
firms. Companies must meet the 51% US content rule and eligibility 
guidelines.

Fees and Expenses

    Upon review of an application and acceptance to participate, 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 $3,995 for small or medium-sized 
enterprises (SME); and $7,750 for large firms or trade associations. 
The fee for each additional firm representative (large firm or SME/
trade organization) is $700. Expenses for travel, lodging, meals, and 
incidentals will be the responsibility of each mission participant. 
Post in Germany has coordinated with the FormNext show organizer to 
allow participants entry to its show. Interpreter and driver services 
can be arranged for an additional cost. Delegation members will be able 
to take advantage of U.S. Embassy rates for hotel rooms. More detailed 
travel information and recommended providers will be provided once a 
company has confirmed participation.

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. Recruitment for the mission will begin 
immediately and conclude no later than August 30, 2019. The U.S. 
Department of Commerce will review applications and inform applicants 
of selection decisions. Applications received after August 30, 2019, 
will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit.

Contacts

Molly Ho, Advanced Manufacturing Deputy Team Leader, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, Phoenix, Arizona, Tel: +1-480-387-9405, [email protected].
Amy Freedman, Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Dept of 
Commerce, Cleveland, Ohio, Tel: 216.522.4737, [email protected].
Kirsten Hentschel, Senior Commercial Specialist, U.S. Consulate--
Dusseldorf, Germany, U.S. Department of Commerce, Tel: +48-211-737-767-
30, [email protected].
Ken Walsh, Commercial Officer, U.S. Consulate--Dusseldorf, Germany, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Tel: +48-211-737-767-30, 
[email protected].
Stephanie Pencole, Senior Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy--Paris, 
France, U.S. Department of Commerce, Tel: +33-01-43-12-71-38, 
[email protected].
Christophe Joly, Senior Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy--Paris, 
France, U.S. Department of Commerce, Tel: +33-01-43-12-70-03, 
[email protected].
Joanna Bereza, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy--Warsaw, Poland, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Tel: +48-22-625-4374, 
[email protected].
Jaron Bass, International Trade Specialist, Industry & Analysis, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, Washington, DC, Tel: +1 (202) 482-2625, 
[email protected].

Envirotech Executive Service Mission--Water Delegation to India

Dates: February 9-15, 2020

Summary

    The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Commercial Service is organizing the ``Envirotech 
Executive Service'' (EES) Mission--Water Delegation to India from 
February 9-15, 2020, with optional spin-off Gold Key Service in Mumbai 
or Hyderabad on February 17, 2020.
    The ``Envirotech Executive Service'' (EES) Water Delegation to 
India is intended to include representatives from up to six U.S. water/
wastewater industry manufacturers, service providers, associations, or 
trade organizations. The EES will introduce the participants to 
government service providers, end-users and prospective partners whose 
needs and capabilities are best suited to each U.S. participant's 
strengths. Participating in an official U.S. industry delegation, 
rather than traveling to India on their own, will enhance the 
participants' ability to secure business and government meetings in 
India. The business meetings will be designed to match the delegates 
with potential business partners, distributors or importers in India. 
The delegates will meet with government officials to obtain first-hand 
information about the regulations, policies and procedures for 
importing into and doing business in India. Participants will also 
visit facilities to get acquainted with the environmental water/
wastewater sector in India. The mission will include appointments and 
briefings in Delhi, Ahmedabad and Chennai, as well as the opportunity 
to visit/participate in a local trade show Water Expo 2020 in Chennai. 
After completion of the EES, delegates can opt for a day of additional 
Gold Key Service matchmaking meetings in Mumbai or Hyderabad. Each city 
is one of India's major water industry hubs. Trade mission participants 
will have the opportunity to interact extensively with Embassy/
Consulate Officials and

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Commercial Service India environmental technology specialists to 
discuss industry developments, opportunities, and sales strategies.

Proposed Timetable

Mission Schedule--February 9-17, 2020

    Mission participants are encouraged to arrive on Sunday, February 
9, 2020 before the mission program begins on Monday, February 10, 2020.

Sunday--February 9, 2020

--Arrive in Delhi (evening arrival)
--Check into hotel

New Delhi--February 10-11, 2020

Monday--February 10, 2020
--Breakfast/industry briefing on the India water/wastewater market by 
industry experts
--Full day one-on-one business matchmaking meetings
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
--Customized site visits
--Late afternoon departure for Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad--February 12, 2020

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
--Customized site visit
--One-on-one matchmaking meetings

Chennai--February 13-15, 2020

Thursday, February 13, 2020
--Morning departure for Chennai
--Participation in the inauguration of the Water Expo 2020 trade show 
and matchmaking meetings
Friday, February 14, 2020
--Full day one-on-one matchmaking meetings at the Water Expo 2020 (with 
an option to participate in the concurrent trade show conference 
program)
--Customized site visit
Saturday--February 15, 2020
--Optional visit to the trade show on your own in the morning
--End of program and delegates depart for U.S. or for the optional 
spin-off stops in Mumbai or Hyderabad

Optional Spin-off Gold Key Service in Mumbai or Hyderabad--February 17, 
2020

Monday--February 17, 2020
--Full day one-on-one matchmaking meetings in Mumbai or Hyderabad

Participation Requirements

    All parties interested in participating in the EES to India must 
complete and submit an application for consideration by the Department 
of Commerce. All applicants will be evaluated on their ability to meet 
certain conditions and best satisfy the selection criteria as outlined 
below. A minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6 companies will be selected to 
participate in the EES from the applicant pool. U.S. companies already 
doing business in India as well as U.S. companies seeking to enter the 
Indian market for the first time may apply.

Fees and Expenses

    After a company or organization has been selected to participate on 
the mission, a payment to the Department of Commerce in the form of a 
participation fee is required.
    The participation fee for the three-city (New Delhi, Ahmedabad and 
Chennai) Trade Mission will be $3,460.00 for one principal 
representative from a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME), or trade 
organization and $5,090.00 for large firms. The fee for each additional 
representative (large firm or SME/trade organization) is $750.00. The 
participant fee includes entry to the local trade show Water Expo 2020 
in Chennai. Expenses for lodging, some meals, incidentals, and all 
travel (except for transportation to and from airports in-country, 
previously noted) will be the responsibility of each mission 
participant. Additional Gold Key Service matchmaking meetings in Mumbai 
or Hyderabad will cost $950 for a small company, $2,300 for a medium 
sized company and $3,400 for a large company.

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.
    Recruitment for the mission will begin immediately and conclude no 
later than December 6, 2019. The U.S. Department of Commerce will 
review applications and make selection decisions on a rolling basis. We 
will inform all applicants of selection decisions as soon as possible 
after the applications are reviewed. Applications received after the 
December 6, 2019 deadline will be considered only if space and 
scheduling constraints permit.

Contacts

U.S. Export Assistance Center: Jolanta C. Coffey, Senior International 
Trade Specialist, U.S. Export Assistance Center, Maryland [verbar] U.S. 
and Foreign Commercial Service, T: 410-962-4578, 
[email protected].
U.S. Commercial Service in India: Ms. Malarvizhi Parimel, U.S. 
Commercial Service, American Consulate General, Chennai 600 006, T: 
(91-44) 2857-4192, 2857-4477, [email protected].

Asia EDGE (Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy) Business 
Development Mission to Indonesia and Vietnam

Date: March 12-20, 2020

Summary

    The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade 
Administration (ITA), is organizing an executive-led Business 
Development Mission to Southeast Asia, with stops in Indonesia 
(Jakarta) and Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi) and an optional 
program in Thailand (Bangkok).
    This trade mission will be the first organized under the Asia 
Enhancing Development and Economic Growth through Energy (Asia EDGE) 
initiative. Launched in July 2018 to support the Trump Administration's 
vision for the Indo-Pacific region, Asia EDGE is a U.S. whole-of-
government effort to grow sustainable and secure energy markets 
throughout Asia by promoting U.S. exports, mobilizing private sector 
investment, removing trade barriers, and strengthening standards and 
procurement practices. Drawing on expertise and resources from across 
the U.S. government, this trade mission will advance the Asia EDGE 
strategic objective of improving free, fair, and reciprocal energy 
trading relationships. In addition, the mission will build on several 
existing energy programs and events, including those organized under 
the U.S.-Indonesia Power Working Group and the U.S.-Vietnam Energy 
Working Group.
    Mission participants will have the opportunity to meet with key 
Southeast Asian decision makers to discuss how to foster policies, 
regulations, and financial investment that support the development of 
sustainable, secure, and profitable energy markets. Mission 
participants will network with regional government officials, be 
introduced to prospective business partners, and facilitate discussions 
on best practices in their areas of technical expertise.

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Participants will gain market insights, make industry contacts, 
solidify business strategies, discuss enabling policies, and advance 
specific projects, with the primary goal of increasing U.S. exports of 
products and services to the Indo-Pacific. The mission will include 
customized one-on-one business appointments, meetings with government 
officials, and networking events. Participation will be open to all 
energy sector stakeholders meeting the prerequisites for participation 
outlined in the Conditions of Participation below.

Schedule

Proposed Timetable*

    *Note: The final schedule of meetings, events, and site visits will 
depend on the availability of host government and business officials, 
specific goals of mission participants, and flight availability and 
ground transportation options.

Sunday, March 15, 2020
     Travel to JAKARTA
Monday, March 16, 2020
     JAKARTA (Full Day Sessions)
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
     JAKARTA
    (Morning Sessions)
     Travel to HO CHI MINH CITY
     HO CHI MINH CITY (Evening Industry Reception)
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
     HO CHI MINH CITY (Full Day Sessions)
Thursday, March 19, 2020
     Travel to HANOI
     HANOI (Afternoon and Evening Sessions)
Friday, March 20, 2020
     HANOI (Full Day Sessions)
     Official Trade Mission Program Concludes
Saturday/Sunday, March 21-22, 2020
     Optional Spin Off--Travel to BANGKOK
Monday, March 23, 2020
     BANGKOK (Full Day Sessions)
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
     BANGKOK (Morning Sessions)
     Optional Spin Off Program Concludes

Participation Requirements

    Applicants must sign and submit a completed trade mission 
application form and satisfy all the conditions of participation to be 
eligible for consideration. ITA plans to select a minimum of 10 and a 
maximum of 15 firms and/or trade associations to participate in the 
mission.

Fees and Expenses

    After a firm or trade association 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 this 
Business Development Mission will be $4,000 for small or medium-sized 
enterprises (SME); and $6,200 for large firms or trade associations. 
The fee for each additional firm representative (large firm, SME or 
trade association) is $1,000. The fee for the spin-off to Bangkok will 
be $1,500 for SME; and $2,400 for large firms or trade associations.

Timeline for Recruitment

    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.
    The Department of Commerce will evaluate applications and inform 
applicants of selection decisions twice during the recruitment period. 
All applications received after the first evaluation deadline will be 
considered during the second evaluation. Deadlines for each round of 
evaluation are as follows:

 First Round: October 31, 2019
 Final Round: December 2, 2019

    Applications received after December 2, 2019, will be considered 
only if space and scheduling constraints permit.

Contacts

Stephen Anderson, Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy Bangkok, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, Phone: 66-2-205-5263, Email: 
[email protected]
Cathy Gibbons, Global Energy Team Lead, U.S. Commercial Service, 
Westchester (New York), U.S. Department of Commerce, Phone: 1-914-682-
6712, Email: [email protected]
Victoria Gunderson, International Trade Specialist, Office of Energy 
and Environmental Industries, U.S. Department of Commerce, Phone: 1-
202-482-7890, Email: [email protected]
Eric Hsu, Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy Hanoi (Vietnam), U.S. 
Department of Commerce, Phone: 84-24-3850-5070, Email: 
[email protected]
David Nufrio, International Trade Specialist, Global Markets Asia, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, Phone: 1-202-482-5175, Email: 
[email protected]
Paul Taylor, Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy Jakarta (Indonesia), U.S. 
Department of Commerce, Phone: 62-815-1080-0475, Email: 
[email protected]

Trade Mission to Hong Kong and Indo-Pacific in Conjunction With Trade 
Winds Indo-Pacific

Date: April 20-28, 2020

Summary

    The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (USFCS) is 
organizing a trade mission to Hong Kong and the Indo Pacific region, 
that will include the Trade Winds Indo Pacific business forum in Hong 
Kong, April 20-28, 2020. U.S. trade mission members will participate in 
the Trade Winds--Indo Pacific business forum in Hong Kong (which is 
also open to U.S. companies not participating in the trade mission). 
Trade mission participants may participate in their choice of mission 
stops based on recommendations from the USFCS. Each trade mission stop 
will include one-on-one business appointments with pre-screened 
potential buyers, agents, distributors and joint-venture partners, and 
networking events. Trade mission participants electing to participate 
in the Trade Winds Indo Pacific business forum may attend regional 
consultations with USFCS Senior Commercial Officers and Officers from 
participating State Department Partner Posts.
    This mission is open to U.S. companies from a cross section of 
industries with growth potential in Hong Kong and the Indo Pacific 
region, including but not limited to: Aerospace and defense, consumer 
goods, energy, franchising, healthcare, environmental technologies, 
information & communication technologies, design & construction, and 
environmental technologies.

Proposed Timetable

    This timetable allows for clients to take part in business 
matchmaking across the diverse Indo Pacific marketplace by offering 
scheduled business-to-business meetings in Hong Kong, South Korea, 
Japan, Thailand, and Vietnam. This structure ensures that each post has 
set days for meetings that allow the clients to explore up to three of 
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Sunday April 19, 2020
    Trade Mission Participants Arrive in Japan or Vietnam (if electing 
to participate in one of these mission stops)
Monday April 20, 2020
    Japan or Vietnam (choice of one mission stop) Business to Business 
meetings and networking with government and business officials
Tuesday April 21, 2020
    Arrive in Hong Kong
Wednesday-Friday, April 22-24, 2020
    Hong Kong: Trade Winds Business Forum and SCO Consultations Market 
Briefings, Business to Business meetings, Consultations with U.S. 
government trade representatives and networking with U.S. and foreign 
government and business officials
Saturday-Sunday, April 25-26, 2020
    Travel to South Korea or Thailand (if electing to participate in 
one of these mission stops)
Monday April 27, 2020
    South Korea or Thailand (choice of one mission stop) Business to 
Business meetings and networking with government and business officials
Tuesday April 28, 2020
    Trade Mission Participants Depart

Participation Requirements

    All parties interested in participating in the trade mission to 
Hong Kong (including mission stops with business matchmaking in Hong 
Kong and/or additional countries) must complete and submit an 
application package for consideration by the Department of Commerce. 
All applicants will be evaluated on their ability to meet certain 
conditions and best satisfy the selection criteria as outlined below.
    A minimum of 40 companies and/or trade associations will be 
selected to participate in the mission from the applicant pool on a 
rolling basis. Mission stop participation will be limited as follows:
    Business matchmaking capacity:

Hong Kong--32
South Korea--20
Japan--20
Thailand--20
Vietnam--20

    Additional companies may be accepted based on available space. U.S. 
companies and/or trade associations already doing business in or 
seeking business in Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, or Vietnam 
for the first time may apply.

Fees and Expenses

    If and when an applicant is selected to participate on a particular 
mission, a payment to the Department of Commerce in the amount of the 
designated participation fee below is required. Upon notification of 
acceptance to participate, those selected have 5 business days to 
submit payment or the acceptance may be revoked.
    The below trade mission fees include the $750 participation fee for 
the Trade Winds business forum to be held in Hong Kong on April 20-28, 
2020.
    1. For one mission stop, the participation fee will be $2,200 for a 
small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) and $4,200 for large firms.
    2. For two mission stops, the participation fee will be $3,400 for 
a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) and $5,400 for large firms.
    3. For three mission stops, the participation fee will be $4,600 
for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) and $6,600 for large 
firms.
    4. For four mission stops, the participation fee will be $5,800 for 
a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) and $7,800 for large firms.
    An additional representative for both SMEs and large firms at the 
Forum will require an additional fee of $500.

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.
    Recruitment for the mission will begin immediately and conclude no 
later than March 6, 2020. The U.S. Department of Commerce will review 
applications and make selection decisions on a rolling basis beginning 
14 DAYS AFTER PUBLICATION OF THE FEDERAL REGISTER NOTICE, until the 
maximum number of participants is selected. After March 6, 2020, 
applications will be considered only if space and scheduling 
constraints permit.

Contacts

Colleen Fisher, Director, U.S. Export Assistance Center--Baltimore, MD, 
[email protected], Tel: 410-962-3097
Leandro Solorzano, Trade Specialist, U.S. Export Assistance Center--
Fort Lauderdale, FL, [email protected], Tel: 954-356-6647
International Contact Information, Geoffrey Parish, Deputy Senior 
Commercial Officer, U.S. Commercial Service Hong Kong, Email: 
[email protected]

Tiara Hampton-Diggs,
Program Specialist, Trade Promotion Programs.
[FR Doc. 2019-19966 Filed 9-13-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-DR-P