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Business Development Mission to Mexico to Focus on Manufacturing, IT, Medical Devices

Monday, August 12, 2013
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will lead a senior executive business development mission to Mexico Nov. 18-23. This mission, which will make stops in Mexico City and Monterrey, will focus on the advanced manufacturing, information and communications technology goods and services, and health IT goods and services and medical devices industries.

Approximately 20-25 companies will be selected to participate in this mission, and U.S. companies doing business in Mexico as well as those seeking to enter the Mexican market for the first time may apply. Each applicant must submit no later than Sept. 13 a completed and signed mission application and supplemental application materials, including adequate information on the company’s products and/or services, primary market objectives and goals for participation. Each applicant must also:

- certify that the goods and/or services it seeks to export through the mission are either produced in the United States or, if not, contain at least 51% U.S. content (if the applicant is unable to make this certification it must explain the nature of the goods and/or services to be promoted and business opportunities to be pursued and how those will further the mission goals);

- certify that the export of the products and services it wishes to export through the mission would be in compliance with U.S. export controls and regulations;

- certify that it has identified to the Department of Commerce for its evaluation any business pending before the DOC that may present the appearance of a conflict of interest;

- certify that it has identified any pending litigation (including any administrative proceedings) to which it is a party that involves the DOC; 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 its involvement in this mission and (2) maintain and enforce a policy that prohibits the bribery of foreign officials.

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