Announcement of Upcoming US-UK Financial Innovation Partnership (FIP) Trade Mission to the United Kingdom and Education Trade Mission to India

 
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For further information, contact
Christopher Wedderburn at
Chris.Wedderburn@trade.gov or (202)
482–1963.
Dated: September 9, 2020.
Elizabeth Whiteman,
Acting Executive Secretary.
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
International Trade Administration
Announcement of Upcoming US–UK
Financial Innovation Partnership (FIP)
Trade Mission to the United Kingdom
and Education Trade Mission to India
AGENCY
: International Trade
Administration, Department of
Commerce.
SUMMARY
: The United States Department
of Commerce, International Trade
Administration (ITA) is announcing two
upcoming trade missions that will be
recruited, organized, and implemented
by ITA. These missions are: US-UK
Financial Innovation Partnership Trade
Mission to the United Kingdom—June
21–24, 2021; Education Trade Mission
to India—August 2–7, 2021. A summary
of each mission is found below.
Application information and more
detailed mission information, including
the commercial setting and sector
information, can be found at the trade
mission website: https://www.trade.gov/
trade-missions. For each mission,
recruitment will be conducted in an
open and public manner, including
publication in the Federal Register,
posting on the Commerce Department
trade mission calendar (https://
www.trade.gov/trade-missions-
schedule) and other internet websites,
press releases to general and trade
media, direct mail, broadcast fax,
notices by industry trade associations
and other multiplier groups, and
publicity at industry meetings,
symposia, conferences, and trade shows.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Gemal Brangman, Trade Promotion
Programs, Industry and Analysis,
International Trade Administration,
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401
Constitution Avenue NW, Washington,
DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–3773.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
:
The Following Conditions for
Participation Will Be Used for Each
Mission
Applicants must submit 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 to allow the Department of
Commerce to evaluate their application.
If the Department of Commerce receives
an incomplete application, the
Department may either: reject the
application, request additional
information/clarification, or take the
lack of information into account when
evaluating the application. If the
requisite minimum number of
participants is not selected for the
mission by the recruitment deadline, the
mission may be cancelled.
Each applicant must also certify that
the products and services it seeks to
export through the mission are either
produced in the United States, or, if not,
are marketed under the name of a U.S.
firm and have at least 51% U.S. content
by value. In the case of an organization,
the applicant must certify that, for each
entity to be represented by the
organization, the products and/or
services the represented firm or service
provider seeks to export are either
produced in the United States or, if not,
marketed under the name of a U.S. firm
and have at least 51% U.S. content.
An organization applicant must
certify to the above for all of the
companies it seeks to represent on the
mission.
In addition, each applicant must:
Certify that the export of products
and services that it wishes to market
through the mission is in compliance
with U.S. export controls and
regulations;
Certify that it has identified any
matter pending before any bureau or
office in the Department of Commerce;
Certify that it has identified any
pending litigation (including any
administrative proceedings) to which it
is a party that involves the Department
of Commerce; 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.
In the case of a trade association/
organization, the applicant must certify
that each firm or service provider to be
represented by the association/
organization can make the above
certifications.
The Following Selection Criteria Will
Be Used for Each Mission
Targeted mission participants are U.S.
firms, services providers and
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organizations (universities, research
institutions, or financial services trade
associations) providing or promoting
U.S. products and services that have an
interest in entering or expanding their
business in the mission’s destination
country. The following criteria will be
evaluated in selecting participants:
Suitability of the applicant’s (or in
the case of an organization, represented
firm’s or service provider’s) products or
services to these markets;
The applicant’s (or in the case of an
organization, represented firm’s or
service provider’s) potential for business
in the markets, including likelihood of
exports resulting from the mission; and
Consistency of the applicant’s (or in
the case of an organization, represented
firm’s or service provider’s) goals and
objectives with the stated scope of the
mission.
Balance of applicant’s size and
location may also be considered during
the review process.
Referrals from a political party or
partisan political group or any
information, including on the
application, containing references to
political contributions or other partisan
political activities will be excluded from
the application and will not be
considered during the selection process.
The sender will be notified of these
exclusions.
Trade Mission Participation Fees
If and when an applicant is selected
to participate on a particular mission, a
payment to the Department of
Commerce in the amount of the
designated participation fee below is
required. Upon notification of
acceptance to participate, those selected
have 5 business days to submit payment
or the acceptance may be revoked.
Participants selected for a trade
mission will be expected to pay for the
cost of personal expenses, including,
but not limited to, international travel,
lodging, meals, transportation,
communication, and incidentals, unless
otherwise noted. Participants will,
however, be able to take advantage of
U.S. Government rates for hotel rooms.
In the event that a mission is cancelled,
no personal expenses paid in
anticipation of a mission will be
reimbursed. However, participation fees
for a cancelled mission will be
reimbursed to the extent they have not
already been expended in anticipation
of the mission.
If a visa is required to travel on a
particular mission, applying for and
obtaining such a visa will be the
responsibility of the mission
participant. Government fees and
processing expenses to obtain such a
visa are not included in the
participation fee. However, the
Department of Commerce will provide
instructions to each participant on the
procedures required to obtain business
visas.
Trade Mission members participate in
trade missions and undertake mission-
related travel at their own risk. The
nature of the security situation in a
given foreign market at a given time
cannot be guaranteed. The U.S.
Government does not make any
representations or guarantees as to the
safety or security of participants. The
U.S. Department of State issues U.S.
Government international travel alerts
and warnings for U.S. citizens available
at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/
en/traveladvisories/
traveladvisories.html/. Any question
regarding insurance coverage must be
resolved by the participant and its
insurer of choice.
Definition of Small- and Medium-Sized
Enterprise
For purposes of assessing
participation fees, an applicant is a
small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
if it qualifies under the Small Business
Administration’s (SBA) size standards
(https://www.sba.gov/document/
support--table-size-standards), which
vary by North American Industry
Classification System (NAICS) Code.
The SBA Size Standards Tool [https://
www.sba.gov/size-standards/] can help
you determine the qualifications that
apply to your company.
Mission List: (additional information
about each mission can be found at
https://www.trade.gov/trade-missions).
U.S.-UK Financial Innovation
Partnership Trade Mission to the
United Kingdom
Dates: June 21–24, 2021
Summary
The United States Department of
Commerce, International Trade
Administration (ITA) is organizing a
financial services trade mission to the
United Kingdom in conjunction with
the United States-United Kingdom
Financial Innovation Partnership
Initiative from June 21 to 24, 2021.
The purpose of the U.S.-UK Financial
Innovation Partnership (FIP) trade
mission is to expand opportunities for
U.S. companies at the intersection of
financial services, technology and
international commerce. The FIP was
established in May 2019 with the intent
of encouraging collaboration in the
private sector, sharing information and
expertise about regulatory practices, and
promoting growth and innovation. The
FIP focuses on two main areas—
regulatory engagement and commercial
engagement. The FIP also seeks to
promote a dynamic private sector that
supports entrepreneurs and new
business models—a necessary driver of
financial innovation. The FIP was
specifically mentioned during the first
round of U.S.-UK Free Trade Agreement
negotiations in May 2020, as an
important bilateral dialogue that reflects
a bilateral commitment to open markets
and the importance of the financial
services sector.
The FIP commercial engagement
pillar provides for enhanced and regular
opportunities for the private sector in
one country to engage with industry
associations and market participants in
the other country. Participants in the
FIP Trade Mission will gain market
insights, make industry contacts,
solidify business strategies, and discuss
enabling policies, with the primary goal
of increasing U.S. exports of products
and services to the UK. The FIP mission
will include, where available,
customized business appointments with
pre-screened potential business
partners, such as buyers, agents,
distributors and/or joint venture
partners; meetings with subnational
and/or local government officials and
industry leaders; and networking
events.
Proposed Timetable
Monday, June 21, 2021 .................. Trade Mission Participants Arrive.
No Host Dinner/Delegation Meet Up/Evening Activity (i.e., London Eye).
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 ................. Opening Breakfast at Winfield House (Regents Park).
FCA Sandbox Discussion (Stratford).
Level 39 Accelerator Show Round and Visit with Key Tenants (Canary Wharf).
Evening Reception—TBC Bank/Venue in Canary Wharf.
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 ............ 7:30 am Opening of London Stock Exchange Networking, Ceremony, and Information on Listing on the
Exchange (St Paul’s).
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Bank of England Show Round and Discussion (Bank).
Delegation: Lunch on Own (Bank/Various); DAS: Programming with DIT Counterparts (Whitehall).
FIP Roundtable Discussion with HMG, FinTech Alliance at U.S. Embassy (Vauxhall).
Evening Reception (Sponsored/Venue TBC).
Thursday, June 24, 2021 ................ Pitch Fest Half Day Forum at U.S. Embassy (Vauxhall).
Official Trade Mission Program Concludes.
* Note: The final schedule and potential
site visits will depend on the availability of
host government and business officials,
specific goals of mission participants, and
ground transportation.
Participation Requirements
All parties interested in participating
in the trade mission must complete and
submit an application package for
consideration by the Department of
Commerce. All applicants will be
evaluated on their ability to meet certain
conditions and best satisfy the selection
criteria as outlined below. A minimum
of 10 and maximum of 15 firms and/or
trade associations will be selected to
participate in the mission from the
applicant pool.
Fees and Expenses
After a firm or trade association has
been selected to participate on the
mission, a payment to the Department of
Commerce in the form of a participation
fee is required. The participation fee for
the United States—United Kingdom
Financial Innovation Partnership (FIP)
trade mission will be $2,800 for small or
medium-sized enterprises (SMEs); and
$4,500 for large firms or organization.
The fee for each additional firm
representative (large firm or SME/trade
organization) is $750. When an
applicant is selected to participate on
the mission, a payment to the
Department of Commerce in the amount
of the designated participation fee is
required. Upon notification that they
have been selected to participate, those
selected have 5 business days to submit
payment or the acceptance may be
revoked.
Timeframe for Recruitment and
Application
Mission recruitment will be
conducted in an open and public
manner, including publication in the
Federal Register, posting on the
Commerce Department trade mission
calendar (https://www.trade.gov/trade-
missions-schedule) and other internet
websites, press releases to general and
trade media, direct mail, notices by
industry trade associations and other
multiplier groups, and publicity at
industry meetings, symposia,
conferences, and trade shows.
Recruitment for the mission will begin
immediately and conclude no later than
December 18, 2020. The U.S.
Department of Commerce will review
applications and inform applicants of
selection decisions on a comparative
basis. Applications received after
December 18, 2020, will be considered
only if space and scheduling constraints
permit.
Contacts
Doreen Parekh, Lead, Finance and
Innovation, Office of Finance and
Insurance Industries, Washington, DC,
(202) 482–2915, Doreen.Parekh@
trade.gov.
Gemal Brangman, Senior Advisor, Trade
Missions, Trade Events Management
Task Force, Washington, DC, (202)
482–3773, Gemal.Brangman@
trade.gov.
Chrystal Denys, Commercial Specialist,
U.S. Commercial Service London, +44
(0) 207 891 3419, Chrystal.Denys@
trade.gov.
Peter Sexton, Director, Global Financial
Services Team, U.S. Commercial
Service New York City, (212) 809–
2647, PeterSexton@trade.gov.
Eli Corso-Phinney, International Trade
Specialist, Office of Western and
Northern Europe, Washington, DC,
(202) 482–7941, Eli.Corso-Phinney@
trade.gov.
Vincent Tran, International Trade
Specialist, Office of Finance and
Insurance Industries, Washington, DC,
(202) 482–2967, Vincent.Tran@
trade.gov.
Brian Beams, Deputy Team Leader
Financial Services, U.S. Commercial
Service Northern New Jersey, (862)
235–5267, Brian.Beams@trade.gov.
Ryan Wallace, Senior International
Investment Specialist, SelectUSA,
(202) 482–7805, Ryan.Wallace@
trade.gov.
Education Trade Mission to India
Dates: August 2–7, 2021
Summary
The United States Department of
Commerce, International Trade
Administration, U.S. Commercial
Service is organizing an education
industry trade mission to three cities in
India: New Delhi, Bengaluru and
Mumbai from August 2 to 7, 2021. This
mission will include representatives
from regionally accredited graduate and
undergraduate schools, educational
technology companies, and state study
consortia whose members are also
appropriately accredited at the regional
level. This mission will seek to connect
U.S. educational institutions and
businesses operating in the educational
sector to potential students, university/
institution partners, and education
consultants in India. The mission will
include one-on-one appointments with
potential partners, embassy briefings,
and student fairs and networking events
in New Delhi, Bengaluru, and Mumbai
to recruit Indian students to the United
States.
In addition to the three cities in the
mission, participants may choose
optional spin offs in up to four markets
(Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and
Chennai) in India, for business-to-
business meetings.
Proposed Timetable
New Delhi ........................................ Travel Day/Arrival in New Delhi. Optional No Host Cultural Activities.
Monday, August 2, 2021 ................. New Delhi: Briefing, One-on-One matchmaking meetings; Hosted Lunch; Evening: Icebreaker Reception.
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 ................ Half day site visit—or student fair; Late afternoon departure for Bengaluru.
Bengaluru ........................................ Travel Day/Arrival in Bengaluru. Optional Local Tour/Activities.
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 .......... Bengaluru: Briefing, One-on-One matchmaking meetings; Hosted Lunch.
Thursday, August 5, 2021 .............. Half day site visit—or student fair; Late afternoon departure for Mumbai.
Mumbai ........................................... Travel Day/Arrival in Mumbai. Optional No Host Cultural Activities.
Friday, August 6, 2021 ................... Mumbai: Briefing, One-on-One matchmaking meetings; Hosted Lunch. Student fair.
Saturday, August 7, 2021 ............... Half day site visit—or partner event; Evening Wheels-up.
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Participation Requirements
All parties interested in participating
in the U.S. Department of Commerce
Education Trade Mission to India must
complete and submit an application
package for consideration by the
Department of Commerce. All
applicants will be evaluated on their
ability to meet certain conditions and
best satisfy the selection criteria as
outlined below.
A minimum of 15 and a maximum of
30 educational institutions/study state
consortia/companies will be selected to
participate in the mission. All selected
participants will travel to three cities in
India and will have the option to choose
additional business-to-business side
meetings in up to four markets in India
as a spinoff for an additional cost.
The Trade Mission is open to U.S.
educational institutions/study state
consortia/U.S. educational technology
companies that are new to India and
those with existing business in India
that are seeking to expand their market
share. U.S. educational technology
companies should offer unique, state-of-
the-art, innovative solutions.
Fees and Expenses
After an educational institution/study
state consortium/company has been
selected to participate on the mission, a
payment to the Department of
Commerce in the form of a participation
fee is required.
For the trade mission, the
participation fee will be $4,326 for a
small- or medium-sized enterprise
(SME)* and $5,915 for large firms.
Additional participants representing the
same institution may participate for a
fee of $500 each. Participants who
choose the optional spinoff opportunity
for additional business-to-business
meetings in up-to four markets (Kolkata,
Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Chennai)
in India, can participate for a fee of $950
per city.
The mission registration fee includes
market briefings, U.S. Embassy officer
consultations, networking receptions,
lunch and coffee breaks, as well as
transportation associated with the
mission program in the region.
Timeframe for Recruitment and
Application
Mission recruitment will be
conducted in an open and public
manner, including publication in the
Federal Register, posting on the
Commerce Department trade mission
calendar on https://www.trade.gov/
trade-missions-schedule and other
internet websites, press releases to the
general and trade media, direct mail and
broadcast fax, notices by industry trade
associations and other multiplier groups
and announcements at industry
meetings, symposia, conferences, and
trade shows.
Recruitment for the mission will
begin immediately and conclude no
later than June 30, 2021. The U.S.
Department of Commerce will review
applications and make selection
decisions on a rolling basis until the
maximum of 30 participants are
selected. After the close of the
recruitment period, educational
institutions/study state consortia/
companies will be considered only if
space and scheduling constraints
permit.
Contacts
Gabriel Zelaya, Global Education Team
Leader, U.S. Commercial Service—
San Jose/Silicon Valley, U.S.
Department of Commerce,
gabriela.zelaya@trade.gov, Tel: 408–
335–9202.
India Contact Information
Brenda VanHorn, Principal Commercial
Officer, U.S. Commercial Service—
U.S. Consulate General, Mumbai,
Brenda.Vanhorn@trade.gov.
Noella Monteiro, Commercial Advisor,
U.S. Commercial Service—U.S.
Consulate General, Mumbai,
Noella.Monteiro@trade.gov.
Dated: September 8, 2020.
Gemal Brangman,
Senior Advisor, Trade Missions, ITA Events
Management Task Force.
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New England Fishery Management
Council; Public Meeting
AGENCY
: National Marine Fisheries
Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),
Commerce.
ACTION
: Notice of public meeting.
SUMMARY
: The New England Fishery
Management Council (Council, NEFMC)
will hold a three-day meeting to
consider actions affecting New England
fisheries in the exclusive economic zone
(EEZ). Due to federal and state travel
restrictions and updated guidance from
the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention related to COVID–19, this
meeting will be conducted entirely by
webinar.
DATES
: The webinar meeting will be
held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and
Thursday, September 29, September 30,
and October 1, 2020, beginning at 9 a.m.
on September 29 and 8:30 a.m. on
September 30 and October 1.
ADDRESSES
: All meeting participants
and interested parties can register to
join the webinar at https://
register.gotowebinar.com/register/
5172076717962269709.
Council address: New England
Fishery Management Council, 50 Water
Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950;
telephone: (978) 465–0492;
www.nefmc.org.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director,
New England Fishery Management
Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492, ext.
113.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
:
Agenda
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
After introductions and brief
announcements, NMFS’s Regional
Administrator for the Greater Atlantic
Regional Fisheries Office (GARFO) will
swear in new and reappointed Council
members. The Council then will
conduct its 2020–21 election of officers.
Reports on recent activities will be next.
The Council will hear from its Chairman
and Executive Director, GARFO’s
Regional Administrator, liaisons from
the Northeast Fisheries Science Center
(NEFSC) and Mid-Atlantic Fishery
Management Council, staff from the
Atlantic States Marine Fisheries
Commission (ASMFC), and
representatives from NOAA General
Counsel, NOAA’s Office of Law
Enforcement, the U.S. Coast Guard, the
Northeast Trawl Advisory Panel
(NTAP), the Northwest Atlantic
Fisheries Organization (NAFO), the
NMFS Highly Migratory Species
Advisory Panel, and the South Atlantic
Council’s Dolphin/Wahoo Advisory
Panel. The Skate Committee Report will
follow. The Council will receive: (1) A
presentation on the Skate Annual
Monitoring Report covering fishing year
2019; and (2) a progress report on
Amendment 5 to the Northeast Skate
Complex Fishery Management Plan
(FMP). This update will focus on the
development of a problem statement,
goals, and objectives for potentially
developing a limited access program
through Amendment 5. Members of the
public then will have the opportunity to
speak during an open comment period
on issues that relate to Council business
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