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Trade Mission to the Caribbean Slated for June

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Department of Commerce is organizing a trade mission to the Caribbean region June 8-12 in conjunction with its Trade Americas - Opportunities in the Caribbean Region Conference in the Dominican Republic. The mission is open to U.S. companies from a cross section of industries with growing potential in the region but is focused on U.S. companies in best prospects sectors such as construction equipment/road building machinery, medical equipment and devices/pharmaceuticals, information and communication technology, energy equipment and services, and safety and security equipment.

A minimum of 20 and a maximum of 30 companies will be selected to participate in the mission. During the registration process, applicants will be able to select their markets of choice and will receive a brief market assessment for each selected market. The number of companies that may be selected for each country are as follows: 2-3 for the Bahamas, 2 for Barbados, 4-6 for Haiti, 4-6 for Jamaica, and 3 for Trinidad and Tobago.

Each applicant must submit no later than April 4 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 certify that the products and services it seeks to export through the mission are either produced in the United States or marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and have at least 51% U.S. content of the value of the finished product or service.

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