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Smart Technologies Trade Mission to Taiwan, Hong Kong Slated for April 2017

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The International Trade Administration is organizing a trade mission to Taiwan and Hong Kong, with an optional stop in Guangzhou (China), focused on smart technologies in the information and communication technology sector. This mission is scheduled for April 24-28, 2017, and recruitment will conclude no later than Jan. 31.

A minimum of 15 and a maximum of 20 firms and/or trade associations will be selected to participate in this mission. Each applicant must submit a completed and signed mission application and supplemental application materials, including adequate information on the company’s 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 percent U.S. content.

In addition, each applicant must:

- 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;

- 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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