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Business Development Mission to UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar Slated for March 2014

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The International Trade Administration is organizing an infrastructure business development mission to the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Qatar for March 8-14, 2014. This mission will focus on export-ready U.S. firms with products and services in a broad range of leading U.S. infrastructure sectors, with an emphasis on project management and engineering (including construction, architecture and design), renewable energy (solar, wind, waste-to-energy), smart grid and energy efficiency, and environmental technologies (including water/wastewater, air pollution control and waste management).

Approximately 20-25 companies will be selected to participate in this mission. U.S. companies already doing business with these countries, as well as those seeking to enter these markets for the first time, may apply. Each applicant must submit no later than Jan. 17, 2014, a completed and signed mission application and supplemental application materials, including adequate information on its products and/or services, primary market objectives and goals for participation. Each applicant must also (a) certify that the products and services it seeks to export through the mission are either produced in the U.S. or, if not, marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and have at least 51% U.S. content, (b) certify that exports of the products and services that it wishes to export through the mission would be in compliance with U.S. export controls and regulations, (c) certify that it has identified any business pending before the DOC that may present the appearance of a conflict of interest, (d) certify that it has identified any pending litigation to which it is a party that involves the DOC, and (e) 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 their involvement in this mission and (2) maintain and enforce a policy that prohibits the bribery of foreign officials.

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