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DOL - 644 - Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy - Statutory (Congress Created)
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameLabor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade PolicyAgency NameDepartment of Labor
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number644
Original Establishment Date8/21/1980Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://ustr.gov/about-us/advisory-committees/l...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*30
Current Charter Date5/20/2020Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Division Chief, Trade Policy and Negotiations
Date Of Renewal Charter5/20/2024Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Anne
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Zollner
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*19 U.S.C. 2155(c)(1-2)Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 693-4890
Effective Date Of Authority*8/21/1980Designated Federal Officer Fax*(202) 693-4784
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*zollner.anne@dol.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy (LAC) is an integral part of the U.S. International Trade Policy Development Structure. Its main function is to provide the Executive Branch with advice on trade negotiations and trade policy. The Department of Labor (DOL) and the United States Trade Representative (USTR) are jointly responsible for the LAC. The LAC was established pursuant to section 135(c)(1-2) of the Trade Act of 1974, 19 U.S.C. 2155(c)(1-2), as amended by section 1103 of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979, the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988, and Executive Order 11846 of March 27, 1975. The LAC makes its views known through advice offered in the course of its meetings, in letters addressed to Administration officials, in committee reports, and in follow-up discussions with principals' designated liaisons.
How is membership balanced?*The LAC consists of no more than 30 members, jointly appointed by the Secretary of Labor and the United States Trade Representative. All members are representative members from the labor community, normally national or international presidents who represent the interest of their members, and more generally the interests of U.S. workers. Members represent a comprehensive range of workers in economic sectors that are directly and indirectly affected by international trade policy. The USTR and DOL have sought to streamline and consolidate LAC membership to accurately reflect the composition of the American workforce. Within the scope of the LAC's objectives and activities, the need to obtain divergent points of view on the issues before the LAC is of great importance to the development of its recommendations.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Through the LAC principals and their designated liaisons (who work in close coordination with each of their principals), the Administration maintains an ongoing dialogue in which it can receive advice, explain American trade policy actions and decisions, and discuss policy issues as they arise. Members have access to ongoing trade agreement negotiation documents through a secure USTR website and offer advice on those documents. The LAC meets at the liaisons level regularly, and at the principals level at irregular intervals, depending upon the level of activity during trade negotiations and the nature and volume of reports required. There was one LAC principals meeting in Fiscal Year 2020.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The LAC plays a unique role in the trade advisory process since it is the only committee whose main purpose is to provide advice from American labor on trade issues. The LAC's main focus is on the impact of trade policy decisions on U.S. employment and wage levels. Because principals and liaisons are required to have passed background checks and have access to non-public information, they are in a unique position to provide timely, detailed information and feedback on U.S. trade policy.
Why close or partially close meetings?The meetings are closed because sensitive and classified information regarding American trade policy and negotiating objectives are discussed.
Recommendation RemarksThe Secretary of Labor and the USTR co-chair the LAC. The LAC reports to the Secretary of Labor through the Deputy Undersecretary for International Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherYes
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentThe LAC advice is taken into consideration when trade agreements and trade policy are negotiated and implemented. Though advice may not always come in the form of formal recommendations, the LAC’s views are thoughtfully and thoroughly examined by the two agencies as they work together to formulate and improve trade and labor policies.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentThe LAC was created to ensure that U.S. trade policy and trade negotiation objectives adequately reflect U.S. labor interests. The LAC offers advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Labor and the USTR on issues and general policy matters concerning labor and trade negotiations, the operation of any trade agreement once entered into, and other matters related to administration of the trade policy of the United States. The LAC provides reports to the President, the Congress, and USTR at the conclusion of negotiations for each new trade agreement.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNot ApplicableGrants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*11Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe eleven recommendations reflect the aggregate of reported LAC ACR recommendations over the life of the committee.Access Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe Department of Labor and USTR have found all recommendations by the LAC to be informative and helpful. Each recommendation has been studied and evaluated to understand its strengths and weaknesses. While it is difficult to put precise metrics on the adoption of these recommendations, the Department and USTR believe that each recommendation, whether it is fully implemented or not, improves the overall quality of U.S. trade policy and/or negotiation positions. In particular, the Department and USTR want to address and incorporate, to the extent possible, the concerns of U.S. workers.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentThe Department of Labor and USTR have found all recommendations by the LAC to be informative and helpful. Each recommendation has been studied and evaluated to understand its strengths and weaknesses. While it is difficult to put precise metrics on the adoption of these recommendations, the Department and USTR believe that each recommendation, whether it is fully implemented or not, improves the overall quality of U.S. trade policy and/or negotiation positions. In particular, the Department and USTR want to address and incorporate, to the extent possible, the concerns of U.S. workers.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentThe LAC annual reports are available at the Library of Congress.
Agency Feedback Comment*DOL and USTR provide feedback to the LAC through dialogue with LAC members and their liaisons.Narrative Description*The LAC was created to ensure that U.S. trade policy and trade negotiation objectives adequately reflect U.S. labor interests. The LAC offers advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Labor and the United States Trade Representative on issues and general policy matters concerning labor and trade negotiations, the operation of any trade agreement once entered into, and other matters related to administration of the trade policy of the United States. The LAC provides reports to the President, the Congress, and the Office of the United States Trade Representative at the conclusion of negotiations for each new trade agreement.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$60,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$60,000.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$15,000.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$15,000.00
Total Costs$75,000.00Est. Total Next FY*$75,000.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.40Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.40
Cost RemarksEst Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
Labor
Labor
Trade
International Commerce and Investment
Trade and Trade Policy
Hide Section - MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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Hide Section - DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-035628Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy2019
 COM-032700Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy2018
 COM-001583Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy2017
 COM-002695Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy2016
 COM-003721Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy2015
 COM-004827Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy2014
 COM-005822Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy2013
 COM-006935Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy2012
 COM-007966Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy2011
 COM-009083Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy2010
 COM-010060Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy2009
 COM-011023Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy2008
 COM-011880Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy2007
 COM-013031Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy2006
 COM-013788Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy2005
 COM-014700Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy2004
 COM-015735Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy2003
 COM-016915Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy2002
 COM-017706Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy2001
 COM-018716Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy2000
 COM-019438Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy1999
 COM-020566Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy1998
 COM-021497Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy1997