Federal Register: December 23, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 246)NoticesPage 71094-71095From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
International Trade Administration
Showcase Exhibit of U.S. Exports
AGENCY: International Trade Administration, DOC.
ACTION: Notice of Showcase Exhibit of U.S. Exports.
DATES: December 23, 1998.
SUMMARY: The International Trade Administration (``ITA'') of the Department of Commerce announces an exhibition of exported U.S. products and services. The exhibition will showcase U.S. exports by displaying successfully exported products and services at ITA headquarters in Washington, D.C., to highlight the benefits of exporting and the impact of exports on the U.S. economy. Companies and trade associations are encouraged to express interest in providing exhibit material. The information technology sector will be the next industrial sector to be represented.
AUTHORITY: 15 U.S.C. 1512.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Robin Gaines; U.S. Department of Commerce/ITA; Room 2805; Washington, DC 20230; Telephone (202) 482- 3013; fax (202) 482-0952.
ITA is showcasing U.S. exports by exhibiting successfully exported products and services at its headquarters in Washington, DC, to highlight the benefits of exporting and the impact of exports on the U.S. economy. The exhibit, which represents a series of industries and a variety of companies, is located in the Office of the Under Secretary for International Trade. The exhibit will be rotated approximately every four months.
The third sector to be displayed is the information technology sector. Companies and trade associations in this sector are encouraged to express interest in showcasing their exports of goods and/or services by contacting ITA through the individual listed above. Displayed items may include illustrations, miniaturized or actual models, or actual products. Examples of appropriate displays would include models or illustrations of microprocessors, dynamic random access memory (DRAM) devices, stuffed printed circuit boards, passive components such as electron tubes, capacitors, resistors, and connectors, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, hard disk drives or
[Page 71095]assemblies, laser and ink-jet printers, computer systems (desktop and portable personal computers, workstations, servers, mainframes, and supercomputers), networking equipment (network interface cards, hubs, routers, and LAN switches), software, telephone and telegraph apparatus (customer premises, switching, and transmission equipment) cellular radio telephones, fiber optic equipment, satellite communications systems (space and ground segments), and telecommunications and information services, or IT projects that have been constructed overseas and incorporate substantial U.S. products and/or services.
Extensive shelf-space and floor-space are available in this executive-style office.
Items will be selected for exhibition on the basis of the following factors:
(1) Items must be produced in, or representative of services exported from, the United States and have at least a 51% U.S. content, including materials, equipment and labor (in the case of large development projects, the applicant should identify substantial U.S. products or services into the completed project). To highlight the impact of exports on small businesses, items will also be considered that are produced by U.S. companies that do not directly export but rather whose goods or services are incorporated into another company's for export.
(2) The items must relate to the industry selected by ITA and be suitable for exhibition in a limited space.
(3) The company must not be owned or controlled, indirectly or directly, by a foreign government.
(4) Items chosen should reflect diversity of company size, location, demographics, and traditional under-representation in business.
Other conditions: Displayed items will be considered loans to the Department. Companies will be responsible for shipment of the item to and from the Commerce Department, for obtaining appropriate insurance, and for all related costs.
Time Frame for Applications: Expressions of interest from the information technology sector should be received by January 15, 1999. Expressions of interest should be sent to the ITA official identified above.
A Federal Register notice will be published subsequently to announce the next sector to be highlighted. Ambassador David L. Aaron, Under Secretary for International Trade.
FR Doc. 98-34035Filed12-22-98; 8:45 amBILLING CODE 3510-25-P