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Health IT Trade Mission to Brazil Set for September

Friday, July 01, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The International Trade Administration is organizing its third annual health information technology trade mission to Brazil Sept. 26-30. This mission is designed for U.S. health IT solution providers, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises, interested in long-term business opportunities in Brazil as well as the trade associations and organizations that represent them. Target sectors holding high potential for U.S exporters include electronic health records, enterprise resource planning, health IT interoperability system integration services, patient security, health IT architecture design services, cyber security solutions, IoT solution providers, cloud solutions, clinical software, big data, clinical decision support, health analytics, health care transformation consulting, telehealth, smart mobile devices and mobile health applications, M2M connected devices, communication solutions, education of health IT students and workforce training.

A minimum of six firms and/or trade associations or organizations will be selected to participate in this mission. Each applicant must sign and submit by Sept. 9 a completed application and supplemental application materials, including adequate information on its products and/or services, primary market objectives and goals for participation. Each applicant must identify whether 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 percent U.S. content.

Each applicant must also certify that the export of its goods, software, technology and services would be in compliance with U.S. export control laws and regulations; that it has identified any matter pending before any bureau or office of the Department of Commerce; that it has identified any pending litigation (including any administrative proceedings) to which it is a party that involves the DOC; and that it and its affiliates (1) have not and will not engage in the bribery of foreign officials in connection with its involvement in this mission and (2) maintain and enforce a policy that prohibits the bribery of foreign officials.

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