[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 44 (Monday, March 7, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12337-12338]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-5073]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Request for Applicants for Appointment to the United States-
Brazil CEO Forum

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In March 2007, the Governments of the United States and Brazil 
established the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum. This notice announces membership 
opportunities for appointment as American representatives to the U.S. 
Section of the Forum. The current U.S. Section term will expire on June 
11, 2011.

DATES: Applications should be received no later than April 29, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Please send requests for consideration to Ashley Rosen, 
Office of South America, U.S. Department of Commerce, either by e-mail 
at ashley.rosen@trade.gov or by mail to U.S. Department of Commerce, 
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 3203, Washington, DC 20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ashley Rosen, Office of South America, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, telephone: (202) 482-6311.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary of Commerce and the Deputy 
Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for 
International Economic Affairs, together with the Planalto Casa Civil 
Minister (Presidential Chief of Staff) and the Brazilian Minister of 
Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, co-chair the U.S.-Brazil CEO 
Forum, pursuant to the Terms of Reference signed in March 2007 by the 
U.S. and Brazilian governments, which set forth the objectives and 
structure of the Forum. The Terms of Reference may be viewed at: http://trade.gov/press/press_releases/2007/brazilceo_02.asp. The Forum, 
consisting of both private and public sector members, brings together 
leaders of the respective business communities of the United States and 
Brazil to discuss issues of mutual interest, particularly ways to 
strengthen the economic and commercial ties between the two countries. 
The Forum consists of the U.S. and Brazilian co-chairs and a Committee 
comprised of private sector members. The Committee will be composed of 
two Sections, each consisting of eight to ten members from the private 
sector, representing the views and interests of the private sector 
business community in the United States and Brazil. Each government 
will appoint the members to its respective Section. The Committee will 
provide recommendations to the two governments that reflect private 
sector views, needs and concerns regarding the creation of an economic 
environment in which their respective private sectors can partner, 
thrive, and enhance bilateral commercial ties to expand trade between 
the United States and Brazil.
    Candidates are currently sought for membership on the U.S. Section 
of the Committee. Each candidate must be the Chief Executive Officer or 
President (or have a comparable level of

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responsibility) of a U.S.-owned or -controlled company that is 
incorporated in and has its main headquarters in the United States, and 
that is currently doing business in both Brazil and the United States. 
Each candidate also must be a U.S. citizen or otherwise legally 
authorized to work in the United States and able to travel to Brazil 
and locations in the United States to attend official Forum meetings as 
well as independent U.S. Section and Committee meetings. In addition, 
the candidate may not be a registered foreign agent under the Foreign 
Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended. Applicants may not be 
federally-registered lobbyists, and, if appointed, will not be allowed 
to continue to serve as members of the U.S. Section of the Committee if 
the member becomes a federally-registered lobbyist.
    Evaluation of applications for membership in the U.S. Section by 
eligible individuals will be based on the following criteria:

--A demonstrated commitment by the individual's company to the 
Brazilian market either through exports or investment.
--A demonstrated strong interest in Brazil and its economic 
development.
--The ability to offer a broad perspective and business experience to 
the discussions.
--The ability to address cross-cutting issues that affect the entire 
business community.
--The ability to initiate and be responsible for activities in which 
the Forum will be active.

    Members will be selected on the basis of who will best carry out 
the objectives of the Forum as stated in the Terms of Reference 
establishing the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum. The U.S. Section of the Forum 
should also include members that represent a diversity of business 
sectors and geographic locations. To the extent possible, U.S. Section 
members also should represent a cross-section of small, medium, and 
large firms.
    U.S. members will receive no compensation for their participation 
in Forum-related activities. Individual members will be responsible for 
all travel and related expenses associated with their participation in 
the Forum, including attendance at Committee and Section meetings. Only 
appointed members may participate in official Forum meetings; 
substitutes and alternates will not be designated. U.S. members will 
normally serve for two-year terms, but may be reappointed.
    To be considered for membership, please submit the following 
information as instructed in the ADDRESSES and DATES captions above: 
Name(s) and title(s) of the individual(s) requesting consideration; 
name and address of company's headquarters; location for incorporation; 
size of the company; size of company's export trade, investment, and 
nature of operations or interest in Brazil; an affirmative statement 
that the applicant is neither registered nor required to register as a 
foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as 
amended; an affirmative statement that the applicant is not a 
federally-registered lobbyist, and that the applicant understands that 
if appointed, the applicant will not be allowed to continue to serve as 
a member of the U.S. Section of the Forum if the applicant becomes a 
federally registered lobbyist; and a brief statement of why the 
candidate should be considered, including information about the 
candidate's ability to initiate and be responsible for activities in 
which the Forum will be active. Applications will be considered as they 
are received. All candidates will be notified of whether they have been 
selected.

    Dated: February 28, 2011.
Anne Driscoll,
Director for the Office of South America.
[FR Doc. 2011-5073 Filed 3-4-11; 8:45 am]
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