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ITA Cancels Automotive Trade Mission to India, Schedules Tourism Mission to Russia

Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The International Trade Administration has canceled an automotive trade mission to India (New Delhi, Pune and Chennai) that had been scheduled for April 24-30. The ITA gave no explanation for canceling the mission, which was to have included representatives from leading U.S. companies that provide aftermarket, auto components, vehicle performance enhancement, automotive care, maintenance, service parts, accessories, testing and garage equipment products and services as well as U.S. trade associations representing companies in these sectors.

Separately, the ITA has scheduled a travel and tourism trade mission to Russia for Sept. 15-19. Targeted participants include U.S.-based travel and tourism suppliers, destination marketing organizations (i.e., convention and visitors bureaus), travel promotion organizations, and other travel and tourism entities promoting and selling travel to the U.S., including trade associations.

The mission is designed for a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 20 participants. Each applicant must submit by July 15 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. 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, marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and have at least 51% U.S. content of the value of the finished product or service.

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