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Healthcare Technology Trade Mission to Middle East Scheduled for April 2016

Friday, October 16, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The International Trade Administration is organizing a healthcare technology and hospital information services trade mission to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait from April 23-28, 2016. This mission is designed for U.S. companies and international hospital groups providing hospital operation and management services, hospital information systems, and e-health solutions. Target sectors holding high potential for U.S companies include hospital operation and management, healthcare training and staffing services, healthcare education and health information systems and informatics (e.g., electronic health records).

A minimum of 12 and maximum of 15 companies and/or trade associations/organizations will be selected to participate in this mission. Applicants must submit a completed and signed mission application and supplemental application materials, including information on their products and/or services, primary market objectives, and goals for participation, by Feb. 12, 2016, although applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning Oct. 15, 2015. 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. company and have at least 51 percent U.S. content by value.

In addition, each applicant must (a) certify that the products and services that it wishes to market through the mission would be in compliance with U.S. export controls and regulations, (b) certify that it has identified any matter pending before any bureau or office in the Department of Commerce, (c) certify that it has identified any pending litigation (including any administrative proceedings) to which it is a party that involves the DOC, (d) 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, and (e) certify that it meets the minimum requirements for participation.

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