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U.S.-Turkey Business Council Members Sought

Thursday, March 10, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The International Trade Administration is accepting through March 24 applications to fill four current vacancies and any others that may arise for representatives to the U.S. section of the U.S.-Turkey Business Council. The Council is intended to facilitate the exchange of information and encourage bilateral discussions of business and economic issues, including promoting bilateral trade and investment and improving the business climate in each country. It consists of the U.S. and Turkish co-chairs and a committee of private-sector members that is composed of a U.S. section and a Turkish section that each have approximately 10-12 members representing the views and interests of their respective business communities.

Each applicant for the U.S. section must be a senior-level executive of a U.S.-owned or -controlled company that is incorporated in and has its main headquarters located in the U.S. and that is currently doing business in Turkey. Each applicant also must be a U.S. citizen or otherwise legally authorized to work in the U.S. However, applicants may not be a registered foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938.

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