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ITA Schedules Aerospace Mission to Singapore, Architecture Mission to Brazil

Thursday, June 27, 2013
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The International Trade Administration has announced and is seeking participants for the following upcoming trade missions.

Singapore. The ITA is organizing an aerospace executive service trade mission to Singapore in in February 2014 in conjunction with the Singapore Airshow, which is “Asia’s largest aerospace and defense event and … one of the top three air shows in the world.” The ITA notes that Singapore can serve as an excellent base for taking advantage of growth opportunities stemming from the region’s brisk international trade, tourism and investment climate and is the regional leader in aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul, manufacturing, and research and development. In addition, the air freight and cargo business has experienced consistent growth in the Asia-Pacific region.

A maximum of 15 companies will be selected to participate in this mission, at least eight of which must not have previously participated in the trade mission at this airshow. All parties interested in participating must complete and submit no later than Nov. 30 a completed and signed mission application and supplemental application materials, including adequate information on their 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, 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.

Brazil. The ITA is organizing an executive-led architecture services trade mission to Brazil from Oct. 7-10 for U.S. architectural, project management and design services companies that provide state-of-the-art and world class designs. Target sectors holding high potential for U.S exporters include master planning (including city planning, regional planning and port re-development), hospitals and health care architecture, airport and other transportation infrastructure facility architecture, mixed-use projects architectural services, and educational facilities. The ITA notes that architectural design and engineering projects around the country are abundant in the run-up to the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympic Games in 2016.

A minimum of 15 and maximum of 20 firms and/or trade associations or organizations will be selected to participate in this mission. Applicants must submit no later than Aug. 9 a completed and signed mission application and supplemental application materials, including adequate information on their 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% U.S. content. In addition, each applicant must (a) certify that the products and services it wishes to market through the mission would be in compliance with U.S. export controls and regulations, (b) 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, (c) certify that it has identified any pending litigation (including any administrative proceedings) to which it is a party that involves the DOC, and (d) sign and submit an agreement that it and its affiliates have not and will not engage in the bribery of foreign officials in connection with their involvement in this mission and maintain and enforce a policy that prohibits the bribery of foreign officials.

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