2015 INTERNATIONAL BUYER PROGRAM APPLICATION PERIOD NOW OPEN. DEADLINE: DECEMBER 20, 2013
The International Buyer Program is now accepting applications for the Calendar Year 2015 International Buyer Program for trade events taking place between January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015. Details regarding the application, eligibility, participation requirements, and selection process are provided in the Federal Register Notice below.
To be considered for the 2015 IBP, applicants need only submit a completed application form (see below) by December 20, 2013. There is no fee to apply. However, a participation fee will be required if accepted into the program.
Applications may be submitted by any of the following methods: (1) Mail/Hand Delivery Service: International Buyer Program, Trade Promotion Programs, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 800M—Mezzanine Level—Atrium North, Washington, DC 20004; (2) Facsimile: (202) 482-7800; or (3) email: IBP2015@trade.gov. Facsimile and email applications will be accepted as interim applications, but must be followed by a signed original application that is received by the program no later than five (5) business days after the application deadline. To ensure that applications are received by the deadline, applicants are strongly urged to send applications by express delivery service (e.g., U.S. Postal Service Express Delivery, Federal Express, UPS, etc.).
Should the applicant be accepted into the program, a signed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) along with applicable program fee will be required within 45 days of the written notification of acceptance into the 2015 IBP. A sample MOA is provided through the link below for reference purposes only. The MOA outlines the terms of participation that accepted applicants must commit to if accepted into the program. The Federal Register Notice sets forth objectives, procedures and application review criteria associated with support for domestic trade shows by the IBP.
About the International Buyer Program
The IBP is a joint government-industry effort that brings thousands of international buyers to the United States for business-to-business matchmaking with U.S. firms exhibiting at major industry trade shows. Every year, the IBP results in approximately a billion dollars in new business for U.S. companies, and increased international attendance for participating U.S. trade show organizers.
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