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Trade Mission to South Africa, Kenya and Mozambique Rescheduled for June

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The International Trade Administration has rescheduled from Feb. 23-27 to June 18-26 a trade mission to South Africa, Kenya and Mozambique. This mission will be focused on the following sectors holding high potential for U.S exporters.

Transportation infrastructure and equipment: Road, bridge and dam construction and reconstruction; automatic fare collection systems; new and refurbished railroad locomotives, new bulk car and other dedicated rolling freight fleets; smart signaling and rail operation automation; rolling stock depot design; strategic route design and network planning; port mobile, weighbridges and quayside systems and upgrading of existing port equipment; and oil and gas development infrastructure

Energy equipment and services: Power generation (including renewable energy), transmission and distribution (including smart grid); energy efficiency; oil and gas exploration and production; and project development

Agricultural equipment: Crop production equipment and machinery; irrigation equipment and technology; crop storage and handling; precision farming technologies; and fertilizers

A minimum of 15 and maximum of 20 firms and/or trade associations or organizations will be selected to participate in the mission. Each applicantmust submit by April 17 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 U.S. or, if not, are marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and have at least 51 percent U.S. content.

In addition, each applicant must (1) certify that the products and services it wishes to market through the mission would be in compliance with U.S. export controls and regulations, (2) certify that it has identified to the Department of Commerce for its evaluation any business pending before the department that may present the appearance of a conflict of interest, (3) certify that it has identified any pending litigation (including any administrative proceedings) to which it is a party that involves the DOC, and (4) sign and submit an agreement that it and its affiliates (a) 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 (b) maintain and enforce a policy that prohibits the bribery of foreign officials.

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