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DOC - 21417 - Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Textiles and Clothing - Statutory (Congress Created)
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameIndustry Trade Advisory Committee on Textiles and ClothingAgency NameDepartment of Commerce
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number21417
Original Establishment Date3/27/1975Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://www.trade.gov/itac
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*50
Current Charter Date2/14/2018Designated Fed Officer Position Title*International Trade Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel
Date Of Renewal Charter2/14/2022Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Laurie
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Mease
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*P.L. 93-618Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 482-2043
Effective Date Of Authority*3/27/1975Designated Federal Officer Fax*(202) 482-2331
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*laurie.mease@trade.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Other Committee
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Committee is performing 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?*Estimated Number of Meetings per Year - 8 to 10.
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 relevant 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.

GSA could not complete the FY18 Annual Comprehensive Review for this committee.
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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 RegulationsYes
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentN/A
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentN/ANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentN/AGrants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*13Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentOn average 2-3 recommendations are made annually. The total number of recommendations is cumulative for committee's life to dateAccess Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% 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 measurable 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 OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*Most feedback is rendered orally during meetings; when written advice is sent to the Secretary of Commerce and the USTR, or their designees, it is reviewed by the Secretary's policy staff and tasked to appropriate ITA units to prepare draft responses. 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 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 ITAC advice is weighed and considered.Narrative Description*The Committee shall perform such functions and duties and prepare reports, as required by Section 135 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended. The Committee advises the Secretary and the USTR concerning trade matters referred to in Sections 101, 102, and 124 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended; with respect to the operation of any 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 particular, the Committee provides detailed policy advice, information and recommendations to the Secretary of Commerce and the USTR on a broad range of trade policies and initiatives including customs, standards, non-tariff barriers, rules of origin, the World Trade Organization Doha Round of trade negotiations, Free Trade Agreement negotiations. ITAC 13 also provides advice to the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) on China textile safeguard actions, bilateral trade negotiations, transshipment issues, and commercial availability.
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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*$82,024.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$82,024.00
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$82,024.00Est. Total Next FY*$82,024.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.30Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.30
Cost RemarksEst Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
Business
Industry
Manufacturing
Small Business
Emergency
Disaster Assistance
Energy
Energy
Fuel
Environment
Waste Disposal
Finance
Credit
Finance
International
International Law
International Organizations
Labor
Employment
Job Training
Legislation
Legislation
Regulations
Rulemaking
Trade
Competitiveness
Exports and Imports
International Commerce and Investment
Trade and Trade Policy
Transportation
Highways
Railroads
Water
Waterways
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MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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Hide Section - SUBCOMMITTEES

SUBCOMMITTEES

Committee

Subcommittees

ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-032026Subcommittee on Customs Enforcement2020
 COM-032081Subcommittee on Intellectual Property Rights2020
 COM-031522Subcommittee on Non-Tariff Trade Barriers (NTBs)2020
 COM-032203Subcommittee on Streamlining Paperwork Requirements for Textile and Apparel Trade Preference Programs2020
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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-035852Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Textiles and Clothing2019
 COM-034281Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Textiles and Clothing2018
 COM-001355Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Textiles and Clothing2017
 COM-002945Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Textiles and Clothing2016
 COM-003471Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Textiles and Clothing2015
 COM-005065Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Textiles and Clothing2014
 COM-005564Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Textiles and Clothing2013
 COM-007229Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Textiles and Clothing2012
 COM-007691Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Textiles and Clothing2011
 COM-009418Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Textiles and Clothing2010
 COM-009750Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Textiles and Clothing2009
 COM-011310Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Textiles and Clothing2008
 COM-011622Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Textiles and Clothing2007
 COM-013130Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Textiles and Clothing2006
 COM-013465Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Textiles and Clothing2005
 COM-015103Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Textiles and Clothing2004