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DOC - 343 - Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Footwear Leather and Leather Products for Trade Policy Matters (ISAC 8) - Statutory (Congress Created)
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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameIndustry Sector Advisory Committee on Footwear Leather and Leather Products for Trade Policy Matters (ISAC 8)Agency NameDepartment of Commerce
Fiscal Year2004Committee Number343
Original Establishment Date1/3/1975Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date6/16/2004Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*30
Current Charter Date3/17/2004Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter3/18/2004Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date6/16/2004Designated Federal Officer First Name*Charles
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Rast
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*19 U.S.C. 2155Designated Federal Officer Phone*202-482-4034
Effective Date Of Authority*1/3/1975Designated Federal Officer Fax*202-482-3981
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*charlie_rast@ita.doc.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Footwear, Leather and Leather Products provides advice and recommendations on a wide range of trade policy issues affecting these industries. The Committee met one time this year, in January 2004, and held three conference calls, two in March 2004 and one in April 2004. During the past year, ISAC 8 continued to provide recommendations and advice on the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), the U.S.-Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA); the U.S.-Australia FTA; the U.S.-Thailand FTA; the U.S.-Dominican Republic FTA; the U.S.-Morocco FTA; leather/plastic coating and travel goods; and U.S.-China trade issues.
How is membership balanced?*ISAC 8 membership includes representatives of the footwear, leather tanning, luggage, personal leather goods, handbag, leather wearing apparel, glove, and footwear components, and shipping and logistics industries. The ISAC's members themselves have continued to change during the year, with the majority currently serving as executives of domestic importing/manufacturing companies (versus primarily manufacturing companies in earlier years), as well as CEOs of U.S. companies with parts of their manufacturing facilities or suppliers based overseas. This reflects both the need and ability of ISAC 8's members to adapt to the challenges of constantly changing global markets. In addition, several of ISAC 8's members are executives of trade associations. ISAC 8 continues to pursue geographic and demographic balance within the Committee, with its Chair as a woman, and with representatives from all parts of the United States. The views expressed at ISAC meetings represent the entire range of trade policy issues that face all of these industries and affect their production, shipments, employment, finances, imports, and exports.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Committee meets approximately four times a year. However, the actual number of meetings is dictated by Government need for private sector advice. The U.S. Government will be engaged in multilateral and bilateral trade policy initiatives including the World Trade Organization (WTO), and WTO rulings on footwear, the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), bilateral trade and travel goods issues with China, China's trade compliance, intellectual property rights' (IPR) issues, and issues relating to various proposed free trade agreements. The advice the Government receives from the private sector through the advisory committee will be an on-going process and will be an intrinsic part of developing U.S. positions for all policy negotiations.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The committee structure ensures a unique source of information to the Government. All members have security clearances and through a continuing dialogue with Government officials are made aware of Government trade policy at a level not otherwise available to the private sector. Because this Committee remains current in the broad spectrum of trade policy rather than a single facet -- as would be the case in the absence of a committee structure -- the private sector input from the Committee is more pertinent. The advisory committee program, legislatively mandated, is the single formal comprehensive consultative link between the U.S. Government and U.S. industry and has the responsibility to address all issues concerning trade policy. ISAC 8 provides candid and unique advice to U.S. government negotiators on such issues as the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA); World Trade Organization (WTO) rulings on footwear; the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA); the U.S.-Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA); the U.S.-Australia FTA; the U.S.-Thailand FTA; the U.S.-Dominican Republic FTA; the U.S.-Morocco FTA; leather/plastic coating and travel goods; and U.S.-China trade issues.
Why close or partially close meetings?The Industry Consultations Program was 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 ISACs 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. ISAC meetings routinely involve these kinds of discussions. The United States Trade Representative (USTR) evaluates each meeting agenda and issues a Notice of Determination when it is necessary to close meetings.ISAC 8, in particular, provides candid and unique advice from the footwear, leather, and leather products industry to U.S. government negotiators on such issues as the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA); World Trade Organization (WTO) rulings on footwear; the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA); the U.S.-Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA); the U.S.-Australia FTA; the U.S.-Thailand FTA; the U.S.-Dominican Republic FTA; the U.S.-Morocco FTA; leather/plastic coating and travel goods; and U.S.-China trade issues. ISAC 8 members would not offer such frank, honest, and useful advice to U.S. government officials on ongoing negotiations without the ability to close ISAC 8 meetings.
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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 SatisfactionNoAction CommentIssued changes in texts of trade agreements.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherYesNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentEffective in formulating trade policy objectives of the Administration.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*0Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentNo measurable calculation is possible as recommendations are mostly made during meetings.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNo measurable calculation is possible as recommendations are mostly made during meetings.Access GSA FACA WebsiteNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNo measurable calculation is possible as recommendations are mostly made during meetings.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentNA
Agency Feedback Comment*Feedback is primarily rendered during meetings.Narrative Description*The Committee provides detailed policy and technical advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary and the USTR regarding trade barriers and implementation of trade agreements negotiated under Sections 101 or 102 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, and Sections 1102 and 1103 of the 1988 Trade Act, which affect the products of its sector; and performs such other advisory functions relevant to U.S. trade policy 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*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$46,150.00Estimated 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$25.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$46,175.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.60Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.60
Cost RemarksEst Cost Remarks
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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

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Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-015360Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Footwear Leather and Leather Products for Trade Policy Matters (ISAC 8)2003
 COM-017033Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Footwear Leather and Leather Products for Trade Policy Matters (ISAC 8)2002
 COM-017340Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Footwear Leather and Leather Products for Trade Policy Matters (ISAC 8)2001
 COM-019024Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Footwear Leather and Leather Products for Trade Policy Matters (ISAC 8)2000
 COM-019219Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Footwear Leather and Leather Products for Trade Policy Matters (ISAC 8)1999
 COM-020886Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Footwear Leather and Leather Products for Trade Policy Matters (ISAC 8)1998
 COM-021185Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Footwear Leather and Leather Products for Trade Policy Matters (ISAC 8)1997