Announcement of Upcoming May 2020 Through April 2021 International Trade Administration Trade Missions, 12259-12267 [2020-04210]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 41 / Monday, March 2, 2020 / Notices Accordingly, Commerce will make its final determination no later than 75 days after the signature date of this preliminary determination, unless postponed. Appendix II International Trade Commission Notification In accordance with section 703(f) of the Act, Commerce will notify the International Trade Commission (ITC) of its determination. If the final determination is affirmative, the ITC will determine before the later of 120 days after the date of this preliminary determination or 45 days after the final determination, whether imports of the subject merchandise are materially injuring, or threaten material injury to, the U.S. industry. Notification to Interested Parties This determination is issued and published pursuant to sections 703(f) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(c). khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Appendix I Scope of the Investigation The merchandise covered by this investigation is certain glass containers with a nominal capacity of 0.059 liters (2.0 fluid ounces) up to and including 4.0 liters (135.256 fluid ounces) and an opening or mouth with a nominal outer diameter of 14 millimeters up to and including 120 millimeters. The scope includes glass jars, bottles, flasks and similar containers; with or without their closures; whether clear or colored; and with or without design or functional enhancements (including, but not limited to, handles, embossing, labeling, or etching). Excluded from the scope of the investigation are: (1) Glass containers made of borosilicate glass, meeting United States Pharmacopeia requirements for Type 1 pharmaceutical containers; (2) glass containers without ‘‘mold seams,’’ ‘‘joint marks,’’ or ‘‘parting lines;’’ and (3) glass containers without a ‘‘finish’’ (i.e., the section of a container at the opening including the lip and ring or collar, threaded or otherwise compatible with a type of closure to seal the container’s contents, including but not limited to a lid, cap, or cork). Glass containers subject to this investigation are specified within the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings 7010.90.5005, 7010.90.5009, 7010.90.5015, 7010.90.5019, 7010.90.5025, 7010.90.5029, 7010.90.5035, 7010.90.5039, 7010.90.5045, 7010.90.5049, and 7010.90.5055. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes only. The written description of the scope of the investigation is dispositive. 18:10 Feb 28, 2020 Jkt 250001 [FR Doc. 2020–04223 Filed 2–28–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 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 International Trade Administration supplemental application materials, including adequate information on their Announcement of Upcoming May 2020 products and/or services, primary Through April 2021 International Trade market objectives, and goals for Administration Trade Missions participation. If the Department of Commerce receives an incomplete AGENCY: International Trade application, the Department may either: Administration, Department of Reject the application, request Commerce. additional information/clarification, or SUMMARY: The United States Department take the lack of information into account of Commerce, International Trade when evaluating the application. If the Administration (ITA) is announcing six requisite minimum number of upcoming trade missions that will be participants is not selected for a recruited, organized, and implemented particular mission by the recruitment by ITA. These missions are: deadline, the mission may be cancelled. • Security Mission for Economic Each applicant must also certify that Prosperity in El Salvador, Honduras, the products and services it seeks to and Guatemala—May 10–15, 2020. export through the mission are either • Reconstruction Trade Mission to produced in the United States, or, if not, Southern Africa—June 15–18, 2020. are marketed under the name of a U.S. • Executive-led Trade Mission and firm and have at least fifty-one percent Business Development Event in East U.S. content by value. In the case of a Africa—August 31, 2020–September 3, trade association or organization, the 2020. applicant must certify that, for each firm • The 13th Annual U.S. Industry or service provider to be represented by Program at the International Atomic the association/organization, the Energy Agency General Conference in products and/or services the Vienna, Austria—September 20–23, represented firm or service provider 2020. seeks to export are either produced in • Cybersecurity Business the United States or, if not, marketed Development Mission to Peru, Chile, under the name of a U.S. firm and have and Uruguay, with an optional stop in at least 51% U.S. content. Argentina—October 5–9, 2020. A trade association/organization • Cyber Security Business applicant must certify to the above for Development Mission to India—April all of the companies it seeks to represent 19–23, 2021. on the mission. A summary of each mission is found In addition, each applicant must: below. Application information and • Certify that the export of products more detailed mission information, and services that it wishes to market including the commercial setting and through the mission would be in sector information, can be found at the trade mission website: http://export.gov/ compliance with U.S. export controls and regulations; trademissions. • Certify that it has identified any For each mission, recruitment will be matter pending before any bureau or conducted in an open and public office in the Department of Commerce; manner, including publication in the DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Dated: February 24, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. VerDate Sep<11>2014 List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope Comments IV. Scope of the Investigation V. Injury Test VI. Diversification of China’s Economy VII. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences VIII. Subsidies Valuation IX. Benchmarks and Interest Rates X. Analysis of Programs XI. Calculation of the All-Others Rate XII. ITC Notification XIII. Disclosure and Public Comment XIV. Recommendation 12259 PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1 12260 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 41 / Monday, March 2, 2020 / Notices • 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. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 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 participants’ 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 or health risk 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 Sunday, May 10, 2020 ............................................................................. Monday, May 11, 2020 ............................................................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Feb 28, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 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 https://www.trade.gov/trade-missions). Security Mission for Economic Prosperity in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras Dates: May 10–15, 2020 Summary The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA), is organizing a Security Mission for Economic Prosperity in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, May 10–15, 2020. The Trade Mission will kick off with a regional conference, Risk Management for Economic Prosperity, on May 11, 2020, which the mission participants will attend. The conference is led by the regional American Chambers of Commerce and will have participation by officials from the governments of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. By joining in the mission and conference, participants will learn about regional priorities, policy and regulatory changes, and projects throughout the region. The purpose of the mission is to leverage the regional political and economic climate and include both Deal Team 2.0 and the America Crece Initiative. Both events will initiate new opportunities to advance the interests of U.S. business in these markets with the development and announcement by the new governments of priority projects in safety & security, information and communication technology (ICT), infrastructure, smart cities, ports, and energy. Proposed Timetable * 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 Arrive. Ice breaker reception for companies and core team members including participants and collaborators. • Regional SCO will kick off Risk Management for Economic Prosperity conference to which the mission participants will attend and learn about regional priorities, policy and regulatory changes, and projects throughout the region. Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 41 / Monday, March 2, 2020 / Notices Tuesday, May 12, 2020 ............................................................................ Wednesday/Thursday, May 13–14, 2020 ................................................ Friday, May 15th ....................................................................................... khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD 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 as outlined below. A minimum of 10 and a maximum of 15 companies and/or trade associations will be selected to participate in the mission from the applicant pool. • Reception in the evening at the Chief of Mission’s residence for companies, government officials, and local private sector guests. • Matchmaking offered to mission participants in El Salvador. • Arrival in Guatemala or Honduras for matchmaking and other networking. • End of Mission. inform applicants of selection decisions on a rolling basis. Applications received after March 20, 2020, will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. 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 the Security Mission for Economic Prosperity in El Salvador then Guatemala and/or Honduras will be $3,500 for small or medium-sized enterprises (SME) 1 and $4,900 for large firms or trade associations. The fee for each additional firm representative (large firm or SME/trade organization) is $500. Expenses for travel, lodging, meals, and incidentals will be the responsibility of each mission participant. 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. Contacts April Redmon, Senior International Trade Specialist, Global Safety & Security Team, U.S. Commercial Service-Virginia/Washington, DC, 703–235–0103, April.Redmon@ trade.gov Judy Lao, Senior International Trade Specialist, Global Markets, WH Trade Policy, 202–482–2536, Judy.Lao@ trade.gov Rachel Kreissl, Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Commercial Service—El Salvador, U.S. Embassy San Salvador, 503=2501–3211, Rachel.Kreissl@ trade.gov Antonio Prieto, Senior Commercial Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service— Guatemala, U.S. Embassy Guatemala City, (502) 2326–4310/2326–4000, Antonio.Prieto@trade.gov Rommel Alcantara, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service— Honduras, U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, (504) 2236–9320, ext 4092, Rommel.Alcantara@trade.gov Maria Rivera, Senior Commercial Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service— El Salvador, U.S. Embassy San Salvador, 503–2501–3060, Maria.Rivera@trade.gov Timeframe for Recruitment and Application Reconstruction Trade Mission to Southern Africa 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 2, 2020. The U.S. Department of Commerce will review applications and Dates: June 15–18, 2020 Summary The proposed Reconstruction Trade Mission to Southern Africa will visit Maputo, Mozambique, and have optional visits to Harare, Zimbabwe and/or Lilongwe, Malawi. The purpose of the mission is to highlight the reconstruction needs of these countries to U.S. suppliers and service providers following the devastating Cyclone Idai. Cyclone Idai is regarded as one of the worst-ever natural disasters in the southern hemisphere which had a direct impact in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. In the early hours of March 15, Monday, June 15, 2019, Optional Stop—Harare, Zimbabwe/Lilongwe, Malawi. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Feb 28, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 12261 2019 wind speeds of more than 100 miles/hour and a storm surge surpassing 14 feet devastated the coastline. The eye of the storm hit at and near the city of Beira, Mozambique and spread to neighboring Malawi and Zimbabwe with large-scale flooding and mudslides. The trade mission participants would meet with the Ministries of Energy and Natural Resources, USAID partners, World Bank and African Development Bank representatives, and other relevant government and private entities in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi to discuss opportunities surrounding the reconstruction efforts. During the mission, U.S. companies will be introduced to potential local business partners and will be able to identify projects in which there is a significant demand for their products and services. The Mission will include representatives from U.S. producers and service providers that offer critical infrastructure, energy infrastructure, construction-related products, health and IT systems infrastructure and services. Participating firms and associations will gain market insights, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, and be better positioned to advance specific projects, with the goal of increasing U.S. exports of products and services to Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi. 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. The trade mission will also have the added benefit of helping contribute to the humanitarian effort, further burnishing the image of U.S. companies and strengthening U.S. relations with these countries. Proposed Timetable * 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. Economic Briefing. Government and development bank meetings. Ambassador Reception. Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1 12262 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 41 / Monday, March 2, 2020 / Notices Tuesday, June 16, 2019, Optional Stop—Harare/Lilongwe, Maputo, Mozambique. Wednesday, June 17, 2019, Maputo, Mozambique ................................ Thursday, June 18, 2019, Maputo, Mozambique .................................... khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Participation Requirements All parties interested in participating in the Reconstruction Trade Mission to Southern Africa must complete and submit an application package for consideration by DOC. All applicants will be evaluated on their ability to meet certain conditions and best satisfy the selection criteria as outlined below. U.S. companies or trade associations already doing business with countries as well as U.S. companies seeking to enter to the countries’ markets for the first time may apply. A minimum of 15 companies and/or trade associations will be selected for participation in this mission from the applicant pool. Fees and Expenses After a company or trade association has been selected to participate on the mission, a payment to the DOC in the form of a participation fee is required. All companies will visit Maputo, Mozambique as part of the mission. The participation fee for the main stop to Maputo, Mozambique is $3,100 for a large firm or trade association and $1,400 for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME), which covers one representative. For additional representatives the company participation fee is $200. The company should then select which optional stop, if any, it would like to join, Lilongwe, Malawi and/or Harare, Zimbabwe. For the optional stop to Lilongwe, Malawi the participation fee is $3,100 for a large firm or trade association and $1,500 for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME), which covers one representative with the fee for an additional representative at $100. To participate in the optional stop in Harare, Zimbabwe, the participation fee for the optional stop to Harare is $1,750 for a large firm or trade association and $800 for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME), which covers one representative. The minimum number of firms required for the Zimbabwe stop is three, and a company must pay $200 for an additional representative. Expenses for travel, lodging, meals, and incidentals will be the responsibility of each mission participant. Interpreter and driver services can be arranged for additional cost. Delegation members will be able to take advantage of U.S. Embassy rates for hotel rooms. U.S. Commercial Service Office of Africa, Ashley Bubna, Desk Officer, Ashley.bubna@trade.gov, +1–202– 482–5205 Timeframe for Recruitment and Application Date: August 31–September 3, 2020 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 (www.export.gov/ trademissions) and other internet websites, press releases to general and trade media, 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 13, 2020. The U.S. Department of Commerce will review applications and make selection decisions on a rolling basis until the minimum of fifteen participants is reached. We will inform all applicants of selection decisions as soon as possible after the applications are reviewed. Applications received after March 13th will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. The United States Department of Commerce (USDOC), International Trade Administration (ITA), is organizing a two-part program consisting of an Executive-led Trade Mission (TM) and a Commercial Service (CS)-supported Business Development Event in Nairobi, Kenya. The TM will be Executive-led with an emphasis on Business-to-Government (B2G) meetings for U.S. companies interested in competing for government projects that are a part of the Government of Kenya’s (GOK) Big Four agenda. Following the TM meetings, a larger group of U.S. companies will join the delegation to take part in a CSsupported event, the American Chamber of Commerce Summit 2020 (Summit). The Summit will have a regional focus and provide U.S. companies with opportunities to gain exposure to companies and officials from markets across East Africa (i.e., Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda). In addition to the two-part program in Kenya, interested companies are able to select optional spin-offs for tailored business meetings in Uganda and/or Tanzania before and after the Kenyan program, respectively. How To Apply Applications can be downloaded from the trade mission website or can be obtained by contacting Tamarind Murrietta or Ashley Bubna at the U.S. Department of Commerce (see contact details below). Completed applications should be submitted to Tamarind Murrietta or Ashley Bubna. Contacts U.S. Commercial Service Mozambique, Tamarind Murrietta, U.S. Commercial Counselor, Tamarind.Murrietta@ trade.gov, +258–2135–5475 Thursday, August 27 ................................................................................ Friday–Sunday, August 28–30 ................................................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Feb 28, 2020 Jkt 250001 Meetings with local private sector. Travel to Maputo. Networking Reception. Economic Briefing. Meetings with Government. Ambassador Reception. Government meetings. Meetings with development banks. Meetings with private sector. Depart. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Executive-Led Mission and Business Development Event in East Africa Summary 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. • (OPTIONAL) B2B/B2G Meetings in Kampala, Uganda. • Weekend Travel. • Trade Mission Participants Arrive in Kenya. Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 41 / Monday, March 2, 2020 / Notices Monday, August 31 .................................................................................. Tuesday, September 1 ............................................................................. Wednesday–Thursday, September 2–3 ................................................... Friday–Sunday, September 4–6 ............................................................... Monday, September 7 .............................................................................. Participation Requirements All parties interested in participating in the executive-led 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 as outlined below. A minimum of six and maximum of ten firms and/or trade associations will be selected to participate in the mission from the applicant pool. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Fees and Expenses After a firm or trade association has been selected to participate on the mission, a payment to the USDOC in the form of a participation fee is required. The participation fee for the ExecutiveLed Mission will be $2,300 for small or medium-sized enterprises (SME) 1; and $3,400 for large firms or trade associations. The fee for each additional firm representative (large firm or SME/ trade organization) is $500. Fees for optional spinoffs to Uganda and/or Tanzania will follow the Gold Key Service fee structure at an additional $950 per small, $2,300 per medium-sized, and $3,400 per large firm and trade association/organization, plus any direct costs.1 Timeline for Recruitment Mission recruitment will be conducted in an open and public manner, including publication in the Federal Register, posting on the USDOC 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 1 See https://www.export.gov/article?id=CS-UserFees for the U.S. Commercial Service user fee schedule for Gold Key Service. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Feb 28, 2020 Jkt 250001 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Country Briefing. Trade Mission B2G/B2B Meetings. Official Luncheon. Trade Mission B2G/B2B Meetings. Trade Mission B2G/B2B Meetings. Official Reception at Ambassador’s Residence. AmCham Summit 2020. Panel Sessions. Industry breakouts. B2B Summit Meetings. Summit Reception. (OPTIONAL) Weekend Travel. Trade Mission Participants Arrive. Country Briefing. (OPTIONAL) B2B/B2G Meetings in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. July 31, 2020. The USDOC will review applications and inform applicants of selection decisions on a comparative basis. Applications received after July 31, 2020 will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. Contacts U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service— Nairobi Team: Leone Mutoka, Commercial Assistant, +254–20–363–6438, Leone.Mutoka@ trade.gov Judy Magondu, Commercial Assistant, +254 (20) 363–6400, Judy.Magondu@ trade.gov Daniel Gaines, Commercial Officer, +254–20–363–6000 ext. 6424, Daniel.Gaines@trade.gov Diane Jones, Senior Commercial Officer, +254–20–363–6000 ext. 6424, Diane.Jones@trade.gov U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service— Dar es Salaam Team: Patricia Wagner, Senior Commercial Officer, +255–22–229–4243, Patricia.Wagner@trade.gov Mary Msemwa, Commercial Specialist, + 255–22–229–4340, Mary.Msemwa@ trade.gov State Department Partner Post— Kampala Team: Kimberly Harrington, Counselor for Political and Economic Affairs, harringtonkd@state.gov, +256 (0) 414– 306214 Mark R. Krumm, Econ Officer, KrummMR@state.gov, +256 (0) 414– 306–239 13th Annual U.S. Industry Program at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference in Vienna, Austria Date: September 20–23, 2020 Summary The United States Department of Commerce’s (DOC) International Trade Administration (ITA), with participation from the U.S. Departments of Energy PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 12263 Sfmt 4703 and State, is organizing the 13th Annual U.S. Industry Program at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference, to be held September 20–23, 2020, 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 regulations, 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- E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1 12264 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 41 / Monday, March 2, 2020 / Notices 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. Proposed Timetable **** Note that specific events and meeting times have yet to be confirmed **** Sunday, September 20 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 21 7:00 a.m.—Industry Program Breakfast Begins 8:00 a.m.–9:45 a.m.—U.S. Policymakers Roundtable 9:45 a.m.–10:00 a.m.—Break 10:00 a.m.–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 Tuesday, September 22 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 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Wednesday, September 23 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.—Country Briefings for Industry (presented by foreign delegates) 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.—IAEA Side Event Meetings Participation Requirements 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 as outlined below. 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 from the applicant pool. The first ten applicants will be permitted to send two representatives per organization (if desired). After the first ten applicants, additional representatives will be permitted only if space is available. Participating companies may send more than two participants if space permits. The Department of Commerce will evaluate applications and inform applicants of selection decisions beginning three weeks after publication in the Federal Register and on a rolling basis thereafter 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. 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. Participants will be able to take advantage of discounted rates for hotel rooms. The fee to participate in the event is $5,200 for a large company and $4,400 for a small or medium-sized company (SME)2, 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 $2,000. 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 notices by industry trade associations and other multiplier groups. Recruitment for the mission will begin immediately and conclude no later than July 17, 2020. The U.S. Department of Commerce will review applications and inform applicants of selection decisions on a rolling basis. Applications received after July 20, 2020, will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. Contacts Jonathan Chesebro, Industry & Analysis, Office of Energy and Environmental Sunday, October 4, 2020 ......................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Feb 28, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 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 Cyber-Security Business Development Mission to Peru, Chile, and Uruguay With Optional Stop in Argentina Dates: October 5–9, 2020 Summary The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA), is organizing a Cybersecurity Business Development Mission to Peru, Chile, and Uruguay, October 5–9, 2020, with an optional stop in Argentina on October 13, 2020. This mission aims to introduce U.S. firms and trade associations to some of South America’s most rapidly growing information and communication technology (ICT), security, and critical infrastructure protection markets. It will assist U.S. companies in finding business partners to which they may export their products and services to the region. Target participants are U.S. companies and U.S. trade associations with members that provide cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection products and services. The mission will visit Santiago, Chile; Montevideo, Uruguay; and Lima, Peru, along with an optional stop in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Participating firms will have the opportunity to gain market insights, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, and advance their own specific projects, all with the goal of increasing U.S. cyber security product and service exports to the region. This mission will include customized, one-on-one, business appointments with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors, and joint venture partners. It will also allow for meetings with industry leaders as well as state and local government officials, along with other networking events. Proposed Timetable * 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 Arrive in Lima, Peru. Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 41 / Monday, March 2, 2020 / Notices Monday, October 5, 2020 ......................................................................... Tuesday, October 6, 2020 ........................................................................ Wednesday, October 7, 2020 .................................................................. Thursday, October 8, 2020 ...................................................................... Friday, October 9, 2020 ........................................................................... Saturday–Monday, October 10–12, 2020 ................................................ Tuesday, October 13, 2020 (Optional) ..................................................... Participation Requirements All parties interested in participating in the trade mission 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 12 and maximum of 15 firms and/or trade associations will be selected to participate in the mission from the applicant pool. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 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 the business development mission will be $5,700 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 $1,000. The cost for the optional stop in Argentina is not included and is charged as a full Gold Key Service fee at an additional $950 per small, $2,300 per medium-sized, and $3,400 per large firm and trade association/organization, plus any direct costs.2 Expenses for travel, lodging, meals, and incidentals will be the responsibility of each mission participant. Interpreter and driver services can be arranged for additional cost. Delegation members will be able to take advantage of U.S. Embassy rates for hotel rooms. 2 See https://www.export.gov/article?id=CS-UserFees for the U.S. Commercial Service user fee schedule for Gold Key Service. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Feb 28, 2020 Jkt 250001 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Welcome and Country Briefing (Peru). Presentations and/or cabinet/ministry meetings. Networking Lunch. One-on-One business matchmaking appointments. Networking Reception at Ambassador’s residence (TBC). Travel to Santiago, Chile. Welcome and Country Briefing (Chile). Presentations. One-on-One business matchmaking appointments. Networking Lunch. Cabinet/ministry meetings. Networking Reception at Ambassador’s residence (TBC). (Morning) Travel to Montevideo, Uruguay. (Afternoon)Welcome and briefing. Presentations by Uruguayan government entities. (Morning) Business matchmaking. Closing Ambassador’s reception (TBC). (Afternoon) Trade mission participants depart for optional Argentina stop or return home. Travel day or free time for Argentina optional stop participants. National Holiday (Argentina) on Monday, October 12th. Welcome and Country Briefing (Argentina). One-on-One business matchmaking appointments. 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/trade missions) 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 July 17, 2020. The U.S. Department of Commerce will review applications and inform applicants of selection decisions on a rolling basis until the maximum number of participants is selected. Applications received after July 17, 2020, will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. Contacts USA Gemal Brangman, Senior Advisor, Trade Missions, Trade Events Management Task Force, Washington, DC, 202– 482–3773, Gemal.Brangman@ trade.gov Paul Matino, Senior International Trade Specialist, Baltimore, MD—USEAC, 410–962–4539, Paul.Matino@ trade.gov Pompeya Lambrecht, Senior International Trade Specialist, Northern Virginia—USEAC, 703–235– 0102, Pompeya.Lambrecht@trade.gov Peru Leon Skarshinski, Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy—Lima, Peru, PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 12265 Sfmt 4703 Leon.Skarshinski@trade.gov Chile Joshua Leibowitz, Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy—Santiago, Chile, Joshua.Leibowitz@trade.gov Uruguay Matthew Poole, Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy— Montevideo, Uruguay, Matthew.Poole@trade.gov Argentina Karen Ballard, Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy—Santiago, Chile, Karen.Ballard@trade.gov Cyber Security Business Development Mission to India Dates: April 19–23, 2021 Summary The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA), is organizing an Executive-led Cyber Security Business Development Mission to India. The purpose of the mission is to introduce U.S. firms and trade associations to India’s information and communication technology (ICT) security and critical infrastructure protection markets and to assist U.S. companies to find business partners and export their products and services to the region. The mission is intended to include representatives from U.S. companies and U.S. trade associations with members that provide cyber security, data protection, critical infrastructure protection, and other cyber security related equipment and services. The mission will visit India where U.S. firms will have access to business development opportunities E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1 12266 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 41 / Monday, March 2, 2020 / Notices across India. 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 India. 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 government officials and industry leaders; and networking events. Sunday, April 18 ........................................................................................................ Monday, April 19 ....................................................................................................... Tuesday, April 20 ...................................................................................................... Wednesday, April 21 ................................................................................................. Thursday, April 22 ..................................................................................................... Friday, April 23 .......................................................................................................... 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 as outlined below. 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. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 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 the Cyber Security Business Development Mission will be $3,200 for small or medium-sized enterprises (SME); and $6,000 for large firms or trade associations. The fee for each additional firm representative (large firm or SME/trade organization) is $1,000. Expenses for travel, lodging, meals, and incidentals will be the responsibility of each mission participant. Interpreter and driver services can be arranged for additional cost. Delegation members may be able to take advantage of preferential rates for hotel rooms. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Feb 28, 2020 Jkt 250001 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 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 February 1, 2021. The U.S. Department of Commerce will review applications and inform applicants of selection decisions on a rolling basis. Applications received after February 1, 2021 will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit. CONTACTS USA Pompeya Lambrecht, Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service, International Trade Administration | U.S. Department of Commerce, Arlington, VA, Tel: 703–756–1707, Pompeya.Lambrecht@trade.gov Gemal Brangman, Project Officer, International Trade Administration | Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 * 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 Arrive in New Delhi. Welcome and Country Briefing. One-on-One business matchmaking appointments. Networking Lunch (No-Host). One-on-One business matchmaking appointments. Networking Reception at Deputy Chief of Mission residence (TBC). Breakfast roundtable with Indian industry groups and associations (TBC). Cyber Security event to share best practices and promote participants. Networking Lunch (No-Host). Ministry and other Indian Government Briefings and Meetings. Transportation from Hotel to Airport Included Travel to Mumbai. Welcome Briefing, Mumbai and Maharashtra State. One-on-One business matchmaking appointments. Networking Lunch (No-Host). One-on-One business matchmaking appointments. Networking Reception at Consul General residence (TBC). Breakfast roundtable with Indian industry groups and associations (TBC). Cyber Security event to share best practices and promote participants. Networking Lunch (No-Host). Indian Government Briefings and Meetings. Travel to Airport (NOT INCLUDED). OPTIONAL STOP—Bangalore or Hyderabad. One-on-One business matchmaking appointments. Networking Lunch (No-Host). One-on-One business matchmaking appointments. Timeframe for Recruitment and Application PO 00000 Proposed Timetable Sfmt 4703 U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC, Tel: 202–482–3773, Fax: 202–482–9000, Gemal.Brangman@trade.gov Paul Matino, International Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service, International Trade Administration | U.S. Department of Commerce, 300 W. Pratt St, Suite 300, Baltimore, MD 21201, Tel. 410–962–4581 Jorge Pardo, International Trade Specialist, International Trade Administration, Industry and Analysis, Office of Digital Services Industries, U.S. Department of Commerce, Tel: 202–482–5879, Jorge.Pardo@trade.gov. Office of South Asia Noor Sclafani, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan Desk, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Tel: 202–482–1421, Noor.Sclafani@trade.gov Carla Mene´ndez McManus, Commercial Officer, U.S. Consulate General, Mumbai, U.S. Commercial Service, International Trade Administration | U.S. Department of Commerce, Tel: + 91–22–672–4000, Carla.Menendez@ trade.gov In India, until July 2020: Erick Kish, Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy New Delhi, U.S. Commercial Service, International Trade Administration | U.S. Department of E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 41 / Monday, March 2, 2020 / Notices Commerce, Tel: +91–11–2347–2347, Erick.Kish@trade.gov. In India, from August 2020 onwards: Brenda VanHorn, Principal Commercial Officer, U.S. Consulate Mumbai, U.S. Commercial Service, International Trade Administration | U.S. Department of Commerce, Tel: + 91– 22–672–4215, Brenda.VanHorn@ trade.gov. Gemal Brangman, Senior Advisor for Trade Missions. [FR Doc. 2020–04210 Filed 2–28–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda E. Brown, Office of AD/CVD Operations, Customs Liaison Unit, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–4735. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Background Each year during the anniversary month of the publication of an antidumping or countervailing duty order, finding, or suspended investigation, an interested party, as defined in section 771(9) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), may request, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213, that the Department of Commerce (Commerce) conduct an administrative review of that antidumping or countervailing duty order, finding, or suspended investigation. All deadlines for the submission of comments or actions by Commerce discussed below refer to the number of calendar days from the applicable starting date. Respondent Selection In the event Commerce limits the number of respondents for individual examination for administrative reviews initiated pursuant to requests made for the orders identified below, Commerce intends to select respondents based on U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data for U.S. imports during the VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Feb 28, 2020 Jkt 250001 period of review. We intend to release the CBP data under Administrative Protective Order (APO) to all parties having an APO within five days of publication of the initiation notice and to make our decision regarding respondent selection within 21 days of publication of the initiation Federal Register notice. Therefore, we encourage all parties interested in commenting on respondent selection to submit their APO applications on the date of publication of the initiation notice, or as soon thereafter as possible. Commerce invites comments regarding the CBP data and respondent selection within five days of placement of the CBP data on the record of the review. In the event Commerce decides it is necessary to limit individual examination of respondents and conduct respondent selection under section 777A(c)(2) of the Act: In general, Commerce finds that determinations concerning whether particular companies should be ‘‘collapsed’’ (i.e., treated as a single entity for purposes of calculating antidumping duty rates) require a substantial amount of detailed information and analysis, which often require follow-up questions and analysis. Accordingly, Commerce will not conduct collapsing analyses at the respondent selection phase of a review and will not collapse companies at the respondent selection phase unless there has been a determination to collapse certain companies in a previous segment of this antidumping proceeding (i.e., investigation, administrative review, new shipper review or changed circumstances review). For any company subject to a review, if Commerce determined, or continued to treat, that company as collapsed with others, Commerce will assume that such companies continue to operate in the same manner and will collapse them for respondent selection purposes. Otherwise, Commerce will not collapse companies for purposes of respondent selection. Parties are requested to (a) identify which companies subject to review previously were collapsed, and (b) provide a citation to the proceeding in which they were collapsed. Further, if companies are requested to complete a Quantity and Value Questionnaire for purposes of respondent selection, in general each company must report volume and value data separately for itself. Parties should not include data for any other party, even if they believe they should be treated as a single entity with that other party. If a company was collapsed with another company or companies in the most recently completed segment of a proceeding PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12267 where Commerce considered collapsing that entity, complete quantity and value data for that collapsed entity must be submitted. Deadline for Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), a party that requests a review may withdraw that request within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. The regulation provides that Commerce may extend this time if it is reasonable to do so. Determinations by Commerce to extend the 90-day deadline will be made on a case-by-case basis. Deadline for Particular Market Situation Allegation Section 504 of the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 amended the Act by adding the concept of particular market situation (PMS) for purposes of constructed value under section 773(e) of the Act.1 Section 773(e) of the Act states that ‘‘if a particular market situation exists such that the cost of materials and fabrication or other processing of any kind does not accurately reflect the cost of production in the ordinary course of trade, the administering authority may use another calculation methodology under this subtitle or any other calculation methodology.’’ When an interested party submits a PMS allegation pursuant to section 773(e) of the Act, Commerce will respond to such a submission consistent with 19 CFR 351.301(c)(2)(v). If Commerce finds that a PMS exists under section 773(e) of the Act, then it will modify its dumping calculations appropriately. Neither section 773(e) of the Act nor 19 CFR 351.301(c)(2)(v) set a deadline for the submission of PMS allegations and supporting factual information. However, in order to administer section 773(e) of the Act, Commerce must receive PMS allegations and supporting factual information with enough time to consider the submission. Thus, should an interested party wish to submit a PMS allegation and supporting new factual information pursuant to section 773(e) of the Act, it must do so no later than 20 days after submission of initial Section D responses. Opportunity to Request a Review: Not later than the last day of March 2020,2 interested parties may request administrative review of the following orders, findings, or suspended 1 See Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015, Public Law 114–27, 129 Stat. 362 (2015). 2 Or the next business day, if the deadline falls on a weekend, federal holiday or any other day when Commerce is closed. E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Announcement of Upcoming May 2020 Through April 2021 
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 six upcoming trade missions that 
will be recruited, organized, and implemented by ITA. These missions 
are:
     Security Mission for Economic Prosperity in El Salvador, 
Honduras, and Guatemala--May 10-15, 2020.
     Reconstruction Trade Mission to Southern Africa--June 15-
18, 2020.
     Executive-led Trade Mission and Business Development Event 
in East Africa--August 31, 2020-September 3, 2020.
     The 13th Annual U.S. Industry Program at the International 
Atomic Energy Agency General Conference in Vienna, Austria--September 
20-23, 2020.
     Cybersecurity Business Development Mission to Peru, Chile, 
and Uruguay, with an optional stop in Argentina--October 5-9, 2020.
     Cyber Security Business Development Mission to India--
April 19-23, 2021.
    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.

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 export of 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;

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     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 participants' 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 or health risk 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 https://www.trade.gov/trade-missions).

Security Mission for Economic Prosperity in El Salvador, Guatemala, and 
Honduras

Dates: May 10-15, 2020

Summary

    The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade 
Administration (ITA), is organizing a Security Mission for Economic 
Prosperity in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, May 10-15, 2020. The 
Trade Mission will kick off with a regional conference, Risk Management 
for Economic Prosperity, on May 11, 2020, which the mission 
participants will attend. The conference is led by the regional 
American Chambers of Commerce and will have participation by officials 
from the governments of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. By 
joining in the mission and conference, participants will learn about 
regional priorities, policy and regulatory changes, and projects 
throughout the region. The purpose of the mission is to leverage the 
regional political and economic climate and include both Deal Team 2.0 
and the America Crece Initiative. Both events will initiate new 
opportunities to advance the interests of U.S. business in these 
markets with the development and announcement by the new governments of 
priority projects in safety & security, information and communication 
technology (ICT), infrastructure, smart cities, ports, and energy.

Proposed Timetable

    * 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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Sunday, May 10, 2020...................   Trade Mission
                                          Participants Arrive. Ice
                                          breaker reception for
                                          companies and core team
                                          members including participants
                                          and collaborators.
Monday, May 11, 2020...................   Regional SCO will kick
                                          off Risk Management for
                                          Economic Prosperity conference
                                          to which the mission
                                          participants will attend and
                                          learn about regional
                                          priorities, policy and
                                          regulatory changes, and
                                          projects throughout the
                                          region.

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                                          Reception in the
                                          evening at the Chief of
                                          Mission's residence for
                                          companies, government
                                          officials, and local private
                                          sector guests.
Tuesday, May 12, 2020..................   Matchmaking offered to
                                          mission participants in El
                                          Salvador.
Wednesday/Thursday, May 13-14, 2020....   Arrival in Guatemala
                                          or Honduras for matchmaking
                                          and other networking.
Friday, May 15th.......................   End of Mission.
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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 as outlined below. A 
minimum of 10 and a maximum of 15 companies 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 the Security 
Mission for Economic Prosperity in El Salvador then Guatemala and/or 
Honduras will be $3,500 for small or medium-sized enterprises (SME) 1 
and $4,900 for large firms or trade associations. The fee for each 
additional firm representative (large firm or SME/trade organization) 
is $500. Expenses for travel, lodging, meals, and incidentals will be 
the responsibility of each mission participant. 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.

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 2, 2020. The U.S. 
Department of Commerce will review applications and inform applicants 
of selection decisions on a rolling basis. Applications received after 
March 20, 2020, will be considered only if space and scheduling 
constraints permit.

Contacts

April Redmon, Senior International Trade Specialist, Global Safety & 
Security Team, U.S. Commercial Service-Virginia/Washington, DC, 703-
235-0103, [email protected]
Judy Lao, Senior International Trade Specialist, Global Markets, WH 
Trade Policy, 202-482-2536, [email protected]
Rachel Kreissl, Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Commercial Service--El 
Salvador, U.S. Embassy San Salvador, 503=2501-3211, 
[email protected]
Antonio Prieto, Senior Commercial Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service--
Guatemala, U.S. Embassy Guatemala City, (502) 2326-4310/2326-4000, 
[email protected]
Rommel Alcantara, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service--
Honduras, U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, (504) 2236-9320, ext 4092, 
[email protected]
Maria Rivera, Senior Commercial Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service--El 
Salvador, U.S. Embassy San Salvador, 503-2501-3060, 
[email protected]

Reconstruction Trade Mission to Southern Africa

Dates: June 15-18, 2020

Summary

    The proposed Reconstruction Trade Mission to Southern Africa will 
visit Maputo, Mozambique, and have optional visits to Harare, Zimbabwe 
and/or Lilongwe, Malawi. The purpose of the mission is to highlight the 
reconstruction needs of these countries to U.S. suppliers and service 
providers following the devastating Cyclone Idai. Cyclone Idai is 
regarded as one of the worst-ever natural disasters in the southern 
hemisphere which had a direct impact in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and 
Malawi. In the early hours of March 15, 2019 wind speeds of more than 
100 miles/hour and a storm surge surpassing 14 feet devastated the 
coastline. The eye of the storm hit at and near the city of Beira, 
Mozambique and spread to neighboring Malawi and Zimbabwe with large-
scale flooding and mudslides.
    The trade mission participants would meet with the Ministries of 
Energy and Natural Resources, USAID partners, World Bank and African 
Development Bank representatives, and other relevant government and 
private entities in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi to discuss 
opportunities surrounding the reconstruction efforts. During the 
mission, U.S. companies will be introduced to potential local business 
partners and will be able to identify projects in which there is a 
significant demand for their products and services. The Mission will 
include representatives from U.S. producers and service providers that 
offer critical infrastructure, energy infrastructure, construction-
related products, health and IT systems infrastructure and services. 
Participating firms and associations will gain market insights, make 
industry contacts, solidify business strategies, and be better 
positioned to advance specific projects, with the goal of increasing 
U.S. exports of products and services to Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and 
Malawi. 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. The trade 
mission will also have the added benefit of helping contribute to the 
humanitarian effort, further burnishing the image of U.S. companies and 
strengthening U.S. relations with these countries.

Proposed Timetable

    * 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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Monday, June 15, 2019, Optional Stop--   Economic Briefing.
 Harare, Zimbabwe/Lilongwe, Malawi.      Government and development bank
                                          meetings.
                                         Ambassador Reception.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2019, Optional Stop--  Meetings with local private
 Harare/Lilongwe, Maputo, Mozambique.     sector.
                                         Travel to Maputo.
                                         Networking Reception.
Wednesday, June 17, 2019, Maputo,        Economic Briefing.
 Mozambique.                             Meetings with Government.
                                         Ambassador Reception.
Thursday, June 18, 2019, Maputo,         Government meetings.
 Mozambique.                             Meetings with development
                                          banks.
                                         Meetings with private sector.
                                         Depart.
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Participation Requirements

    All parties interested in participating in the Reconstruction Trade 
Mission to Southern Africa must complete and submit an application 
package for consideration by DOC. All applicants will be evaluated on 
their ability to meet certain conditions and best satisfy the selection 
criteria as outlined below. U.S. companies or trade associations 
already doing business with countries as well as U.S. companies seeking 
to enter to the countries' markets for the first time may apply. A 
minimum of 15 companies and/or trade associations will be selected for 
participation in this mission from the applicant pool.

Fees and Expenses

    After a company or trade association has been selected to 
participate on the mission, a payment to the DOC in the form of a 
participation fee is required. All companies will visit Maputo, 
Mozambique as part of the mission. The participation fee for the main 
stop to Maputo, Mozambique is $3,100 for a large firm or trade 
association and $1,400 for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME), 
which covers one representative. For additional representatives the 
company participation fee is $200. The company should then select which 
optional stop, if any, it would like to join, Lilongwe, Malawi and/or 
Harare, Zimbabwe. For the optional stop to Lilongwe, Malawi the 
participation fee is $3,100 for a large firm or trade association and 
$1,500 for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME), which covers one 
representative with the fee for an additional representative at $100. 
To participate in the optional stop in Harare, Zimbabwe, the 
participation fee for the optional stop to Harare is $1,750 for a large 
firm or trade association and $800 for a small or medium-sized 
enterprise (SME), which covers one representative. The minimum number 
of firms required for the Zimbabwe stop is three, and a company must 
pay $200 for an additional representative. Expenses for travel, 
lodging, meals, and incidentals will be the responsibility of each 
mission participant. Interpreter and driver services can be arranged 
for additional cost. Delegation members will be able to take advantage 
of U.S. Embassy rates for hotel rooms.

Timeframe for Recruitment and Application

    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 (www.export.gov/trademissions) and other internet websites, press releases to general 
and trade media, 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 13, 2020. The U.S. Department of Commerce will review 
applications and make selection decisions on a rolling basis until the 
minimum of fifteen participants is reached. We will inform all 
applicants of selection decisions as soon as possible after the 
applications are reviewed. Applications received after March 13th will 
be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit.

How To Apply

    Applications can be downloaded from the trade mission website or 
can be obtained by contacting Tamarind Murrietta or Ashley Bubna at the 
U.S. Department of Commerce (see contact details below). Completed 
applications should be submitted to Tamarind Murrietta or Ashley Bubna.

Contacts

U.S. Commercial Service Mozambique, Tamarind Murrietta, U.S. Commercial 
Counselor, [email protected], +258-2135-5475
U.S. Commercial Service Office of Africa, Ashley Bubna, Desk Officer, 
[email protected], +1-202-482-5205

Executive-Led Mission and Business Development Event in East Africa

Date: August 31-September 3, 2020

Summary

    The United States Department of Commerce (USDOC), International 
Trade Administration (ITA), is organizing a two-part program consisting 
of an Executive-led Trade Mission (TM) and a Commercial Service (CS)-
supported Business Development Event in Nairobi, Kenya.
    The TM will be Executive-led with an emphasis on Business-to-
Government (B2G) meetings for U.S. companies interested in competing 
for government projects that are a part of the Government of Kenya's 
(GOK) Big Four agenda. Following the TM meetings, a larger group of 
U.S. companies will join the delegation to take part in a CS-supported 
event, the American Chamber of Commerce Summit 2020 (Summit). The 
Summit will have a regional focus and provide U.S. companies with 
opportunities to gain exposure to companies and officials from markets 
across East Africa (i.e., Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and 
Uganda).
    In addition to the two-part program in Kenya, interested companies 
are able to select optional spin-offs for tailored business meetings in 
Uganda and/or Tanzania before and after the Kenyan program, 
respectively.

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.

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Thursday, August 27....................   (OPTIONAL) B2B/B2G
                                          Meetings in Kampala, Uganda.
Friday-Sunday, August 28-30............   Weekend Travel.
                                          Trade Mission
                                          Participants Arrive in Kenya.

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                                          Country Briefing.
Monday, August 31......................   Trade Mission B2G/B2B
                                          Meetings.
                                          Official Luncheon.
                                          Trade Mission B2G/B2B
                                          Meetings.
Tuesday, September 1...................   Trade Mission B2G/B2B
                                          Meetings.
                                          Official Reception at
                                          Ambassador's Residence.
Wednesday-Thursday, September 2-3......   AmCham Summit 2020.
                                          Panel Sessions.
                                          Industry breakouts.
                                          B2B Summit Meetings.
                                          Summit Reception.
Friday-Sunday, September 4-6...........   (OPTIONAL) Weekend
                                          Travel.
                                          Trade Mission
                                          Participants Arrive.
                                          Country Briefing.
Monday, September 7....................   (OPTIONAL) B2B/B2G
                                          Meetings in Dar es Salaam,
                                          Tanzania.
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Participation Requirements

    All parties interested in participating in the executive-led 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 as outlined below. A minimum of six and maximum of ten 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 USDOC in the form of a participation 
fee is required. The participation fee for the Executive-Led Mission 
will be $2,300 for small or medium-sized enterprises (SME) 1; and 
$3,400 for large firms or trade associations. The fee for each 
additional firm representative (large firm or SME/trade organization) 
is $500.
    Fees for optional spinoffs to Uganda and/or Tanzania will follow 
the Gold Key Service fee structure at an additional $950 per small, 
$2,300 per medium-sized, and $3,400 per large firm and trade 
association/organization, plus any direct costs.\1\
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    \1\ See https://www.export.gov/article?id=CS-User-Fees for the 
U.S. Commercial Service user fee schedule for Gold Key Service.
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Timeline for Recruitment

    Mission recruitment will be conducted in an open and public manner, 
including publication in the Federal Register, posting on the USDOC 
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 July 31, 2020. The USDOC will review 
applications and inform applicants of selection decisions on a 
comparative basis. Applications received after July 31, 2020 will be 
considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit.

Contacts

    U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service--Nairobi Team:

Leone Mutoka, Commercial Assistant, +254-20-363-6438, 
[email protected]
Judy Magondu, Commercial Assistant, +254 (20) 363-6400, 
[email protected]
Daniel Gaines, Commercial Officer, +254-20-363-6000 ext. 6424, 
[email protected]
Diane Jones, Senior Commercial Officer, +254-20-363-6000 ext. 6424, 
[email protected]

    U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service--Dar es Salaam Team:

Patricia Wagner, Senior Commercial Officer, +255-22-229-4243, 
[email protected]
Mary Msemwa, Commercial Specialist, + 255-22-229-4340, 
[email protected]

    State Department Partner Post--Kampala Team:

Kimberly Harrington, Counselor for Political and Economic Affairs, 
[email protected], +256 (0) 414-306214
Mark R. Krumm, Econ Officer, [email protected], +256 (0) 414-306-239

13th Annual U.S. Industry Program at the International Atomic Energy 
Agency (IAEA) General Conference in Vienna, Austria

Date: September 20-23, 2020

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 13th Annual U.S. 
Industry Program at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) 
General Conference, to be held September 20-23, 2020, 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 regulations, 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-

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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.

Proposed Timetable

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

Sunday, September 20

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 21

7:00 a.m.--Industry Program Breakfast Begins
8:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.--U.S. Policymakers Roundtable
9:45 a.m.-10:00 a.m.--Break
10:00 a.m.-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

Tuesday, September 22

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 23

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

Participation Requirements

    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 as outlined below. 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 from the applicant pool. The first ten 
applicants will be permitted to send two representatives per 
organization (if desired). After the first ten applicants, additional 
representatives will be permitted only if space is available. 
Participating companies may send more than two participants if space 
permits. The Department of Commerce will evaluate applications and 
inform applicants of selection decisions beginning three weeks after 
publication in the Federal Register and on a rolling basis thereafter 
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. 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. Participants will be able to take advantage of 
discounted rates for hotel rooms.
    The fee to participate in the event is $5,200 for a large company 
and $4,400 for a small or medium-sized company (SME)2, 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 $2,000.

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 notices by industry trade associations and other multiplier groups. 
Recruitment for the mission will begin immediately and conclude no 
later than July 17, 2020. The U.S. Department of Commerce will review 
applications and inform applicants of selection decisions on a rolling 
basis. Applications received after July 20, 2020, will be considered 
only if space and scheduling constraints 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]

Cyber-Security Business Development Mission to Peru, Chile, and Uruguay 
With Optional Stop in Argentina

Dates: October 5-9, 2020

Summary

    The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade 
Administration (ITA), is organizing a Cybersecurity Business 
Development Mission to Peru, Chile, and Uruguay, October 5-9, 2020, 
with an optional stop in Argentina on October 13, 2020.
    This mission aims to introduce U.S. firms and trade associations to 
some of South America's most rapidly growing information and 
communication technology (ICT), security, and critical infrastructure 
protection markets. It will assist U.S. companies in finding business 
partners to which they may export their products and services to the 
region. Target participants are U.S. companies and U.S. trade 
associations with members that provide cybersecurity and critical 
infrastructure protection products and services. The mission will visit 
Santiago, Chile; Montevideo, Uruguay; and Lima, Peru, along with an 
optional stop in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Participating firms will have 
the opportunity to gain market insights, make industry contacts, 
solidify business strategies, and advance their own specific projects, 
all with the goal of increasing U.S. cyber security product and service 
exports to the region. This mission will include customized, one-on-
one, business appointments with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, 
distributors, and joint venture partners. It will also allow for 
meetings with industry leaders as well as state and local government 
officials, along with other networking events.

Proposed Timetable

    * 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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Sunday, October 4, 2020................   Trade Mission
                                          Participants Arrive in Lima,
                                          Peru.

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Monday, October 5, 2020................   Welcome and Country
                                          Briefing (Peru).
                                          Presentations and/or
                                          cabinet/ministry meetings.
                                          Networking Lunch.
                                          One-on-One business
                                          matchmaking appointments.
                                          Networking Reception
                                          at Ambassador's residence
                                          (TBC).
Tuesday, October 6, 2020...............   Travel to Santiago,
                                          Chile.
                                          Welcome and Country
                                          Briefing (Chile).
                                          Presentations.
Wednesday, October 7, 2020.............   One-on-One business
                                          matchmaking appointments.
                                          Networking Lunch.
                                          Cabinet/ministry
                                          meetings.
                                          Networking Reception
                                          at Ambassador's residence
                                          (TBC).
Thursday, October 8, 2020..............   (Morning) Travel to
                                          Montevideo, Uruguay.
                                          (Afternoon)Welcome and
                                          briefing.
                                          Presentations by
                                          Uruguayan government entities.
Friday, October 9, 2020................   (Morning) Business
                                          matchmaking.
                                          Closing Ambassador's
                                          reception (TBC).
                                          (Afternoon) Trade
                                          mission participants depart
                                          for optional Argentina stop or
                                          return home.
Saturday-Monday, October 10-12, 2020...   Travel day or free
                                          time for Argentina optional
                                          stop participants.
                                          National Holiday
                                          (Argentina) on Monday, October
                                          12th.
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 (Optional)...   Welcome and Country
                                          Briefing (Argentina).
                                          One-on-One business
                                          matchmaking appointments.
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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 
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 12 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 the business 
development mission will be $5,700 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 $1,000. The cost for the optional stop in 
Argentina is not included and is charged as a full Gold Key Service fee 
at an additional $950 per small, $2,300 per medium-sized, and $3,400 
per large firm and trade association/organization, plus any direct 
costs.\2\ Expenses for travel, lodging, meals, and incidentals will be 
the responsibility of each mission participant. Interpreter and driver 
services can be arranged for additional cost. Delegation members will 
be able to take advantage of U.S. Embassy rates for hotel rooms.
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U.S. Commercial Service user fee schedule for Gold Key Service.
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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 July 17, 2020. The U.S. 
Department of Commerce will review applications and inform applicants 
of selection decisions on a rolling basis until the maximum number of 
participants is selected. Applications received after July 17, 2020, 
will be considered only if space and scheduling constraints permit.

Contacts

USA

Gemal Brangman, Senior Advisor, Trade Missions, Trade Events Management 
Task Force, Washington, DC, 202-482-3773, [email protected]
Paul Matino, Senior International Trade Specialist, Baltimore, MD--
USEAC, 410-962-4539, [email protected]
Pompeya Lambrecht, Senior International Trade Specialist, Northern 
Virginia--USEAC, 703-235-0102, [email protected]

Peru

    Leon Skarshinski, Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy--Lima, Peru, 
[email protected]

Chile

    Joshua Leibowitz, Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy--Santiago, 
Chile, [email protected]

Uruguay

    Matthew Poole, Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy--Montevideo, 
Uruguay, [email protected]

Argentina

    Karen Ballard, Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy--Santiago, Chile, 
[email protected]

Cyber Security Business Development Mission to India

Dates: April 19-23, 2021

Summary

    The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade 
Administration (ITA), is organizing an Executive-led Cyber Security 
Business Development Mission to India.
    The purpose of the mission is to introduce U.S. firms and trade 
associations to India's information and communication technology (ICT) 
security and critical infrastructure protection markets and to assist 
U.S. companies to find business partners and export their products and 
services to the region. The mission is intended to include 
representatives from U.S. companies and U.S. trade associations with 
members that provide cyber security, data protection, critical 
infrastructure protection, and other cyber security related equipment 
and services. The mission will visit India where U.S. firms will have 
access to business development opportunities

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across India. 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 India. 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.

Proposed Timetable

    * 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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Sunday, April 18.......................   Trade Mission
                                          Participants Arrive in New
                                          Delhi.
Monday, April 19.......................   Welcome and Country
                                          Briefing.
                                          One-on-One business
                                          matchmaking appointments.
                                          Networking Lunch (No-
                                          Host).
                                          One-on-One business
                                          matchmaking appointments.
                                          Networking Reception
                                          at Deputy Chief of Mission
                                          residence (TBC).
Tuesday, April 20......................   Breakfast roundtable
                                          with Indian industry groups
                                          and associations (TBC).
                                          Cyber Security event
                                          to share best practices and
                                          promote participants.
                                          Networking Lunch (No-
                                          Host).
                                          Ministry and other
                                          Indian Government Briefings
                                          and Meetings.
                                          Transportation from
                                          Hotel to Airport Included
                                          Travel to Mumbai.
Wednesday, April 21....................   Welcome Briefing,
                                          Mumbai and Maharashtra State.
                                          One-on-One business
                                          matchmaking appointments.
                                          Networking Lunch (No-
                                          Host).
                                          One-on-One business
                                          matchmaking appointments.
                                          Networking Reception
                                          at Consul General residence
                                          (TBC).
Thursday, April 22.....................   Breakfast roundtable
                                          with Indian industry groups
                                          and associations (TBC).
                                          Cyber Security event
                                          to share best practices and
                                          promote participants.
                                          Networking Lunch (No-
                                          Host).
                                          Indian Government
                                          Briefings and Meetings.
                                          Travel to Airport (NOT
                                          INCLUDED).
Friday, April 23.......................   OPTIONAL STOP--
                                          Bangalore or Hyderabad.
                                          One-on-One business
                                          matchmaking appointments.
                                          Networking Lunch (No-
                                          Host).
                                          One-on-One business
                                          matchmaking appointments.
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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 as outlined below. 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 the Department of Commerce in the form of 
a participation fee is required. The participation fee for the Cyber 
Security Business Development Mission will be $3,200 for small or 
medium-sized enterprises (SME); and $6,000 for large firms or trade 
associations. The fee for each additional firm representative (large 
firm or SME/trade organization) is $1,000. Expenses for travel, 
lodging, meals, and incidentals will be the responsibility of each 
mission participant. Interpreter and driver services can be arranged 
for additional cost. Delegation members may be able to take advantage 
of preferential rates for hotel rooms.

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 February 1, 2021. The U.S. 
Department of Commerce will review applications and inform applicants 
of selection decisions on a rolling basis. Applications received after 
February 1, 2021 will be considered only if space and scheduling 
constraints permit.

CONTACTS

USA

Pompeya Lambrecht, Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. 
Commercial Service, International Trade Administration [bond] U.S. 
Department of Commerce, Arlington, VA, Tel: 703-756-1707, 
[email protected]
Gemal Brangman, Project Officer, International Trade Administration 
[bond] U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC, Tel: 202-482-3773, 
Fax: 202-482-9000, [email protected]
Paul Matino, International Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service, 
International Trade Administration [bond] U.S. Department of Commerce, 
300 W. Pratt St, Suite 300, Baltimore, MD 21201, Tel. 410-962-4581
Jorge Pardo, International Trade Specialist, International Trade 
Administration, Industry and Analysis, Office of Digital Services 
Industries, U.S. Department of Commerce, Tel: 202-482-5879, 
[email protected].

Office of South Asia

Noor Sclafani, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan Desk, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Tel: 202-482-1421, 
[email protected]
Carla Men[eacute]ndez McManus, Commercial Officer, U.S. Consulate 
General, Mumbai, U.S. Commercial Service, International Trade 
Administration [bond] U.S. Department of Commerce, Tel: + 91-22-672-
4000, [email protected]

    In India, until July 2020:

Erick Kish, Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy New Delhi, U.S. Commercial 
Service, International Trade Administration [bond] U.S. Department of

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Commerce, Tel: +91-11-2347-2347, [email protected].

    In India, from August 2020 onwards:

Brenda VanHorn, Principal Commercial Officer, U.S. Consulate Mumbai, 
U.S. Commercial Service, International Trade Administration [bond] U.S. 
Department of Commerce, Tel: + 91-22-672-4215, 
[email protected].

Gemal Brangman,
Senior Advisor for Trade Missions.
[FR Doc. 2020-04210 Filed 2-28-20; 8:45 am]
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