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Aviation Trade Mission to Brazil Slated for May 2014

Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The International Trade Administration is organizing an aerospace and aviation trade mission to Brazil May 12-16, 2014. Target sectors holding high potential for U.S. exports include aircraft parts (particularly aftermarket), business aviation, general aviation and helicopters, airspace and air traffic flow management, ground support equipment, baggage handling systems, meteorological information management, surveillance and satellite navigation, and airport/aviation security.

A minimum of 15 and maximum of 20 firms and/or trade associations or organizations will be selected to participate in this mission. Each party interested in participating must:

- submit no later than March 5, 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;

- certify that the products and services it seeks to export through the mission are either produced in the United States or, if not, are marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and have at least 51% U.S. content;

- certify that the products and services it wishes to market through the mission would be in compliance with U.S. export controls and regulations;

- 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;

- certify that it has identified any pending litigation (including any administrative proceedings) to which it is a party that involves the DOC; and

- 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 a company’s/participant’s involvement in this mission and (2) maintain and enforce a policy that prohibits the bribery of foreign officials.

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