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DOC - 21414 - Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Services and Finance - Statutory (Congress Created)
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameIndustry Trade Advisory Committee on Services and FinanceAgency NameDepartment of Commerce
Fiscal Year2018Committee Number21414
Original Establishment Date3/27/1975Committee StatusMerged
Actual Termination Date2/14/2018Committee URLhttp://www.trade.gov/itac
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*50
Current Charter Date2/14/2014Designated Fed Officer Position Title*International Trade Specialist
Date Of Renewal Charter2/14/2018Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Richard
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameP.
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Boll
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*P.L. 93-618Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 482-1135
Effective Date Of Authority*3/27/1975Designated Federal Officer Fax*(202) 482-2669
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*richard.boll@trade.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Other Committee
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Committee shall perform such functions and duties and prepare such reports, as may be required by Section 135 of the Trade Act, with respect to the industry trade advisory committees. The Committee advises the Secretary and USTR on trade matters referred to in section 135(a)(1) of the Act, and is consulted regarding the matters referred to in section 135(a)(2) of the Act. The Committee provides detailed policy and technical advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary and USTR regarding trade barriers, negotiation of trade agreements under section 2103 of the Bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority Act of 2002, and implementation of existing trade agreements affecting its sector.
How is membership balanced?*Members shall be selected on a clear, standardized basis, in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidance, the principal criterion for selection being ability to carry out the objectives of this Committee as set forth in Section 3 of the Charter. Secondary selection criteria are ensuring that the Committee is balanced in terms of points of view, demographics, geography, and company size.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*ITAC 10 usually meets on a monthly basis, depending on the U.S. trade agenda; however, teleconference meetings are held when issues arise outside the regular meeting schedule. Estimated number of meetings 7 - 12.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*This Committee is essential to carry out the Secretary and USTR's responsibilities under section 135(c)(2) of the 1974 Trade Act, as delegated by E.O. 11846 of March 27, 1975. There is no other Committee that can perform the duties of this Committee.
Why close or partially close meetings?The Industry Trade Advisory Committees were established by the Trade Act of 1974 and in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Subsection 135(f) of the Trade Act provides that the ITACs shall be exempt from the provisions of the FACA relating to open meetings, public notice, public participation, and public availability of documents when it is determined that the proceedings would, if disclosed, seriously compromise the Government's negotiating objectives or bargaining positions regarding trade policy matters. ITAC meetings routinely involve these kinds of discussions. The United States Trade Representative evaluates each meeting agenda and issues a Notice of Determination when it is necessary to close meetings.
Recommendation RemarksSubcommittees, or their equivalents, are authorized to be formed under the terms of the Committees' charters, which were issued pursuant to Subsection 135 (f) of the Trade Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-618) as amended, and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Public Law 92-463). Because subcommittees, or their equivalents, do not report out independently but through the parent Committee, the costs are included under the parent Committee.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
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 DeliveryYesAction OtherYes
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentThe Department of Commerce and USTR seriously weigh the advice given by ITAC 10 as they negotiate trade agreements affecting the services sector. Commerce and USTR have focused resources and priorities on the negotiations of importance to ITAC 10, including the WTO-GATS services negotiations and FTAs.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherYesNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*9Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentOn average 2-3recommendations are made annually. The number of recommendations is for the 2014-2018 charter term.Access Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNo measureable calculation. Committee members that give advice to U.S. trade negotiators, typically do not receive feedback from negotiators regarding how their advice has been applied or utilized within the various bi-lateral and multi-lateral trade negotiations.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNo measureable calculation. Committee members that give advice to U.S. trade negotiators, typically do not receive feedback from negotiators regarding how their advice has been applied or utilized within the various bi-lateral and multi-lateral trade negotiations.Access OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentGenerally, contacts for information are made through the Industry Trade Advisory Center at the Department of Commerce - (202) 482-3268.
Agency Feedback Comment*Most feeedback is rendered orally during meetings; when written advice is sent to the Secretary of Commerce and the USTR, or their designees, is is reviewed by the Secretary's policy staff and tasked to appropriate ITA unit to prepare draft response. Commerce internal procedures require that all responses for Secretarial signature (and/or joint signature with USTR) go through a formal concurrence process which ensures that the appropriate level of Commerce officials are seeing the advice and have a chance for comment. The Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade reviews and clears prior to the Secretary's review and signature, which ensures that the ITAC advice is weighed and considered.Narrative Description*The Committee advises the Secretary and the USTR concerning the trade matters of common interest to the ITACs; with respect to the operation of any trade agreement once entered into; and with respect to other matters arising in connection with the development, implementation, and administration of the trade policy of the United States including those matters referred to in Reorganization Plan Number 3 of 1979 and Executive Order 12188, and the priorities for actions thereunder. In addition, the Committee performs such functions and duties as required by section 135 of the Act with respect to the ITACs. The Committee also performs such other advisory functions relevant to trade policy matters as may be requested by the Secretary and the USTR or their designees.
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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*$31,464.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
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$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$31,464.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.40Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Cost RemarksEst Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
Applied Science
Engineering
Statistics
Aviation
Air Traffic
Aviation
Business
Industry
Management Science
Small Business
Communications
Broadcasting and Communications
Computer Technology
Information Technology
Internet
Systems Engineering
Technology
Education
Education
Schools and Academic Institutions
Training
Eligibility
Social Services
Energy
Energy
Fuel Transportation
Mining and Minerals
Natural Resources
Pipelines
Environment
Environmental Issues
Waste Disposal
Finance
Banking
Credit
Finance
Investment
Securities
Tax
Government
Federal Government
Health
Health Care
Hospitals
Medical Education
Medical Practitioners
Treatment
International
International Economic Policy
International Law
International Organizations
Labor
Employment
Job Training
Workforce and Occupations
Legislation
Legislation
Regulations
Regulatory Negotiation
Rulemaking
Medicine
Health and Health Research
Medicine and Dentistry
Research
Research and Development
Retirement
Pensions
Science and Technology
Innovation
Trade
Competitiveness
Exports and Imports
International Commerce and Investment
Trade and Trade Policy
Transportation
Surface and Vehicular Transportation
Boating and Navigation
Highways
Mass Transit
Railroads
Water
Harbors
Rivers
Water Use
Waterways
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MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-001365Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Services and Finance2017
 COM-002942Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Services and Finance2016
 COM-003444Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Services and Finance2015
 COM-005066Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Services and Finance2014
 COM-005590Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Services and Finance2013
 COM-007218Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Services and Finance2012
 COM-007640Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Services and Finance2011
 COM-009412Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Services and Finance2010
 COM-009738Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Services and Finance2009
 COM-011330Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Services and Finance2008
 COM-011570Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Services and Finance2007
 COM-013129Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Services and Finance2006
 COM-013499Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Services and Finance2005
 COM-015091Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Services and Finance2004