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Trade Mission to Southern Africa Slated for February 2015

Friday, June 27, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The International Trade Administration is organizing a trade mission to South Africa and Mozambique, with an optional stop in Kenya, for Feb. 23-27, 2015. This mission will be focused on the following sectors holding high potential for U.S exporters, though participation from companies in other appropriate sectors will be considered as space permits.

Energy equipment and services: power generation (including renewable energy), transmission and distribution; energy efficiency; oil and gas exploration; and production and project development

Transportation infrastructure and equipment: road, bridge and dam construction and reconstruction; automatic fare collection systems; new and refurbished railroad locomotives, new bulk car and other dedicated rolling freight fleets, smart signaling and rail operation automation, rolling stock depot design, strategic route design and network planning; port mobile, weighbridges and quayside systems, and upgrading of existing port equipment; and oil and gas development infrastructure

Agricultural equipment: crop production equipment and machinery, irrigation equipment and technology, crop storage and handling, precision farming technologies and fertilizers

Medical technologies: diagnostic imaging equipment, laboratory equipment, patient aids, innovative minimally invasive devices, and dental and optometry equipment

A minimum of 15 and maximum of 20 firms and/or trade associations or organizations will be selected to participate in this mission. Eachapplicant must submit by Dec. 31 a completed and signed mission application and supplemental application materials, including adequate information on their 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 (1) certify that the products and services it wishes to market through the mission would be in compliance with U.S. export controls and regulations, (2) 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, (3) certify that it has identified any pending litigation (including any administrative proceedings) to which it is a party that involves the DOC, and (4) sign and submit an agreement that it and its affiliates (a) have not and will not engage in the bribery of foreign officials in connection with their involvement in this mission and (b) maintain and enforce a policy that prohibits the bribery of foreign officials.

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