U.S. Section Membership Opportunities to the United States-India CEO Forum, 9318-9319 [2022-03514]

Download as PDF 9318 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 34 / Friday, February 18, 2022 / Notices Contact Information: Delia Valdivia, Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service—Los Angeles (West), CA, delia.valdivia@trade.gov, Tel: 310–235–7203. Background US-UK Financial Innovation Partnership Trade Mission to the United Kingdom The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Monday, June 27, 2022 ...................................... Tuesday, June 28, 2022 ..................................... Wednesday, June 29, 2022 ................................ Thursday, June 30, 2022 .................................... Administration, is amending the Notice published at 86 FR 13526 (March 8, 2021), regarding the dates of ITA’s planned US-UK Financial Innovation Partnership Trade Mission to the United Kingdom, which have been modified from June 20–23, 2022, to June 27–29, 2022. The new deadline for applications has been extended to March 25, 2022. Applications may be accepted after that date if space remains and scheduling constraints permit. Interested U.S. companies and trade associations/ organizations that have not already submitted an application are encouraged to do so. The schedule is updated as follows: Proposed Timetable • Trade Mission Participants Arrive. • No Host Dinner/Delegation Meet Up/Evening Activity (i.e., London Eye). Morning: Panel Discussions. • Opening Breakfast. • Expanding into the UK from UK FinTech Thought Leaders. • FCA Sandbox Discussion. • Armchair Discussions with UK Banks. Afternoon: Site Visit. • Level 39 Accelerator or Barclays incubator. • Evening Reception. Morning: London Stock Exchange & HMG Engagement. • Opening of London Stock Exchange Networking, Ceremony, and Information on Listing on the Exchange. • Bank of England Show Round and Discussion. • FIP Roundtable Discussion with HMG, FinTech Alliance, DIT. • Group Tour of Parliament. Afternoon: Pitchfest and/or Matchmaking Event. • Venue TBD. • Official Trade Mission Program Concludes. • Optional spinoffs Tentative/TBD (not part of official mission). * 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. The participation fee for the US–UK Financial Innovation Partnership Trade Mission has been updated to $1,500 for small or medium-sized enterprises (SME); and $2,450 or large firms or trade associations. The fee for each additional firm representative (large firm or SME/ trade organization) is $750. The U.S. Department of Commerce will review applications and make selection decisions on a rolling basis in accordance with the Notice published at 85 FR 56578 (September 14, 2020). The applicants selected will be notified as soon as possible. Contacts: Vincent Tran, International Trade Specialist, Office of Finance and Insurance Industries, Washington, DC, (202) 482–2967, Vincent.Tran@ trade.gov. Gemal Brangman. Director, ITA Events Management Task Force. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 [FR Doc. 2022–03526 Filed 2–17–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Feb 17, 2022 Jkt 256001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration U.S. Section Membership Opportunities to the United StatesIndia CEO Forum International Trade Administration (ITA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces membership opportunities for appointment, or reappointment, to the U.S. Section of the U.S.-India CEO Forum (‘‘Forum’’). DATES: ITA will accept nominations on a rolling basis for membership on the Forum for terms that will begin upon appointment and will expire on December 31, 2024. Immediate consideration will be given to applications received by March 21, 2022. ITA will accept nominations under this notice on an on-going basis during the charter term to fill vacancies as they arise. ADDRESSES: For inquiries and an application, please contact Noor Sclafani, International Trade Specialist, Office of South Asia, U.S. Department of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Commerce, by email at noor.sclafani@ trade.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Noor Sclafani, International Trade Specialist, Office of South Asia, U.S. Department of Commerce, telephone: (202) 823–1840. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Established in 2005, the U.S.-India CEO Forum brings together leaders of the respective business communities of the United States and India to discuss issues of mutual interest, particularly ways to strengthen the economic and commercial ties between the two countries, and to communicate their joint recommendations to the U.S. and Indian governments. The Forum will have U.S. and Indian public and private sector co-chairs. The Secretary of Commerce will serve as a public sector co-chair. Other senior U.S. Government officials may also participate in the Forum. The Forum also includes U.S. and Indian private sector members, who will be divided into two sections. The U.S. Section will consist of up to 20 members representing the views and interests of the private sector business community in the United States. Each government will appoint the members E:\FR\FM\18FEN1.SGM 18FEN1 jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 34 / Friday, February 18, 2022 / Notices to its respective Section. The Secretary of Commerce will appoint the U.S. Section and the U.S. Section’s private sector co-chair. The Forum will allow the private sector to develop and provide joint recommendations to the two governments that reflect private sector views, needs, concerns, and suggestions about the creation of an environment in which their respective private sectors can partner, thrive, and enhance bilateral commercial ties to expand trade and economic links between the United States and India. The Forum will work in tandem with, and provide input to, the governmentto-government U.S.-India Commercial Dialogue. Candidates are currently being sought for membership in the U.S. Section. Each candidate must be the Chief Executive Officer, President, or equivalent chief executive of a company that is (1) U.S.-owned or controlled, (2) is incorporated in or has its main headquarters or principal place of business in the United States, and (3) is currently conducting business in both countries. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or otherwise legally authorized to work in the United States and be generally able to travel to India and locations in the United States to attend Forum meetings as well as U.S. Section meetings. Travel and in-person activities are contingent upon the safety and health conditions in the United States and India. Should safety or health conditions not be appropriate for travel and/or in-person activities, a meeting may be postponed or a virtual meeting may be scheduled instead. The candidate may not be a registered foreign agent, nor required to be registered, with the Department of Justice under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) of 1938, as amended. Applications for membership in the U.S. Section by eligible individuals will be evaluated based on the following criteria: (1) A demonstrated commitment by the individual’s company to the Indian market either through exports or investment. (2) A demonstrated strong interest in India and its economic development. (3) The ability to offer a broad perspective and business experience to the discussions. (4) The ability to address cross-cutting issues that affect the entire business community. (5) The ability to initiate and be responsible for activities in which the Forum will be active. (6) A demonstrated commitment by the individual and/or the individual’s VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Feb 17, 2022 Jkt 256001 company, particularly through activities in India, to: • Support inclusive economic growth; • uphold worker rights and labor standards in its global supply chain; • tackle the COVID–19 pandemic and bolster public health efforts; • strengthen the resiliency of U.S. supply chains; • advance environmental sustainability; and • address climate change. The U.S. Section of the Forum should include members who represent a diversity of business sectors. Applications from individuals representing companies in all sectors and of all sizes will be considered. The Department of Commerce is committed to achieving diversity in the membership of the U.S. Section of the Forum to the maximum extent permitted by law and consistent with the need for balanced industry representation. Where possible, the Department of Commerce will also consider the ethnic, racial, and gender diversity of the United States. U.S. Section members will receive no compensation for their participation in Forum-related activities. Individual members will be responsible for all travel and related expenses associated with their participation, including attendance at Forum and Section meetings. At the meetings, the U.S. and Indian Sections will be expected to offer recommendations to the U.S. and Indian governments. Only appointed members may participate in official Forum meetings; substitutes and alternates may not participate. U.S. Section members will serve for three-year terms but may be reappointed. Members serve at the discretion of the Secretary. This notice supersedes the notice announcing membership opportunities for appointment, or reappointment, to the U.S. Section of the Forum published in the Federal Register on May 18, 2021 (86 FR 26907). To be considered for membership in the U.S. Section, please submit the following information as instructed in the ADDRESSES and DATE captions above: Name and title of the applicant; the applicant company’s name, place of incorporation, main headquarters address, and principal place of business address (if different); size of the company; size of company’s export trade, investment, and nature of operations or interest in India; and a brief statement describing the candidate’s qualifications that should be considered, including information about the candidate’s ability to initiate and be responsible for activities in which the PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9319 Forum will be active. The application should also include sufficient information to demonstrate the applicant’s company is U.S.-owned or controlled, which may include, for example, an affirmation from the company that a majority of its voting stock is owned by U.S. citizens or other U.S. entities, an affirmation that a majority of its board of directors are U.S. citizens, or other indicia of U.S. ownership or control. Candidates who have previously been members of the U.S. Section or who applied under the previous notice will need to submit new application materials if they want to be considered. All candidates will be notified once selections have been made. Dated: February 14, 2022. Noor Sclafani, International Trade Specialist, Office of South Asia. [FR Doc. 2022–03514 Filed 2–17–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–HE–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an open meeting of a Federal advisory committee. AGENCY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed topics for a meeting of the Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC). DATES: The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 8, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). The deadline for members of the public to register to participate, including requests to make comments during the meeting and for auxiliary aids, or to submit written comments for dissemination prior to the meeting, is 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held virtually via Webex. Requests to register to participate (including to speak or for auxiliary aids) and any written comments should be submitted via email to Ms. Victoria Yue, Office of Energy & Environmental Industries, International Trade Administration, at Victoria.yue@trade.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Victoria Yue, Office of Energy & Environmental Industries, International ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\18FEN1.SGM 18FEN1

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[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-03514]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


U.S. Section Membership Opportunities to the United States-India 
CEO Forum

AGENCY: International Trade Administration (ITA), Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces membership opportunities for 
appointment, or reappointment, to the U.S. Section of the U.S.-India 
CEO Forum (``Forum'').

DATES: ITA will accept nominations on a rolling basis for membership on 
the Forum for terms that will begin upon appointment and will expire on 
December 31, 2024. Immediate consideration will be given to 
applications received by March 21, 2022. ITA will accept nominations 
under this notice on an on-going basis during the charter term to fill 
vacancies as they arise.

ADDRESSES: For inquiries and an application, please contact Noor 
Sclafani, International Trade Specialist, Office of South Asia, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, by email at [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Noor Sclafani, International Trade 
Specialist, Office of South Asia, U.S. Department of Commerce, 
telephone: (202) 823-1840.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Established in 2005, the U.S.-India CEO 
Forum brings together leaders of the respective business communities of 
the United States and India to discuss issues of mutual interest, 
particularly ways to strengthen the economic and commercial ties 
between the two countries, and to communicate their joint 
recommendations to the U.S. and Indian governments.
    The Forum will have U.S. and Indian public and private sector co-
chairs. The Secretary of Commerce will serve as a public sector co-
chair. Other senior U.S. Government officials may also participate in 
the Forum.
    The Forum also includes U.S. and Indian private sector members, who 
will be divided into two sections. The U.S. Section will consist of up 
to 20 members representing the views and interests of the private 
sector business community in the United States. Each government will 
appoint the members

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to its respective Section. The Secretary of Commerce will appoint the 
U.S. Section and the U.S. Section's private sector co-chair. The Forum 
will allow the private sector to develop and provide joint 
recommendations to the two governments that reflect private sector 
views, needs, concerns, and suggestions about the creation of an 
environment in which their respective private sectors can partner, 
thrive, and enhance bilateral commercial ties to expand trade and 
economic links between the United States and India. The Forum will work 
in tandem with, and provide input to, the government-to-government 
U.S.-India Commercial Dialogue.
    Candidates are currently being sought for membership in the U.S. 
Section. Each candidate must be the Chief Executive Officer, President, 
or equivalent chief executive of a company that is (1) U.S.-owned or 
controlled, (2) is incorporated in or has its main headquarters or 
principal place of business in the United States, and (3) is currently 
conducting business in both countries.
    Candidates must be U.S. citizens or otherwise legally authorized to 
work in the United States and be generally able to travel to India and 
locations in the United States to attend Forum meetings as well as U.S. 
Section meetings. Travel and in-person activities are contingent upon 
the safety and health conditions in the United States and India. Should 
safety or health conditions not be appropriate for travel and/or in-
person activities, a meeting may be postponed or a virtual meeting may 
be scheduled instead. The candidate may not be a registered foreign 
agent, nor required to be registered, with the Department of Justice 
under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) of 1938, as amended.
    Applications for membership in the U.S. Section by eligible 
individuals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
    (1) A demonstrated commitment by the individual's company to the 
Indian market either through exports or investment.
    (2) A demonstrated strong interest in India and its economic 
development.
    (3) The ability to offer a broad perspective and business 
experience to the discussions.
    (4) The ability to address cross-cutting issues that affect the 
entire business community.
    (5) The ability to initiate and be responsible for activities in 
which the Forum will be active.
    (6) A demonstrated commitment by the individual and/or the 
individual's company, particularly through activities in India, to:
     Support inclusive economic growth;
     uphold worker rights and labor standards in its global 
supply chain;
     tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and bolster public health 
efforts;
     strengthen the resiliency of U.S. supply chains;
     advance environmental sustainability; and
     address climate change.
    The U.S. Section of the Forum should include members who represent 
a diversity of business sectors. Applications from individuals 
representing companies in all sectors and of all sizes will be 
considered.
    The Department of Commerce is committed to achieving diversity in 
the membership of the U.S. Section of the Forum to the maximum extent 
permitted by law and consistent with the need for balanced industry 
representation. Where possible, the Department of Commerce will also 
consider the ethnic, racial, and gender diversity of the United States.
    U.S. Section members will receive no compensation for their 
participation in Forum-related activities. Individual members will be 
responsible for all travel and related expenses associated with their 
participation, including attendance at Forum and Section meetings. At 
the meetings, the U.S. and Indian Sections will be expected to offer 
recommendations to the U.S. and Indian governments. Only appointed 
members may participate in official Forum meetings; substitutes and 
alternates may not participate. U.S. Section members will serve for 
three-year terms but may be reappointed. Members serve at the 
discretion of the Secretary.
    This notice supersedes the notice announcing membership 
opportunities for appointment, or reappointment, to the U.S. Section of 
the Forum published in the Federal Register on May 18, 2021 (86 FR 
26907).
    To be considered for membership in the U.S. Section, please submit 
the following information as instructed in the ADDRESSES and DATE 
captions above: Name and title of the applicant; the applicant 
company's name, place of incorporation, main headquarters address, and 
principal place of business address (if different); size of the 
company; size of company's export trade, investment, and nature of 
operations or interest in India; and a brief statement describing the 
candidate's qualifications that should be considered, including 
information about the candidate's ability to initiate and be 
responsible for activities in which the Forum will be active. The 
application should also include sufficient information to demonstrate 
the applicant's company is U.S.-owned or controlled, which may include, 
for example, an affirmation from the company that a majority of its 
voting stock is owned by U.S. citizens or other U.S. entities, an 
affirmation that a majority of its board of directors are U.S. 
citizens, or other indicia of U.S. ownership or control. Candidates who 
have previously been members of the U.S. Section or who applied under 
the previous notice will need to submit new application materials if 
they want to be considered. All candidates will be notified once 
selections have been made.

    Dated: February 14, 2022.
Noor Sclafani,
International Trade Specialist, Office of South Asia.
[FR Doc. 2022-03514 Filed 2-17-22; 8:45 am]
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