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DOC - 351 - Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Transportation Construction and Agricultural Equipment for Trade Policy Matters (ISAC 16) - Statutory (Congress Created)
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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameIndustry Sector Advisory Committee on Transportation Construction and Agricultural Equipment for Trade Policy Matters (ISAC 16)Agency NameDepartment of Commerce
Fiscal Year2004Committee Number351
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 PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date6/16/2004Designated Federal Officer First Name*Forrest
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameE.
Specific Termination Authority19 U.S.C. 2155Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Nielsen
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*19 U.S.C. 2155Designated Federal Officer Phone*202-482-1418
Effective Date Of Authority*1/3/1975Designated Federal Officer Fax*202-482-0674
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*forrest_nielsen@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?*ISAC 16 members provide input to government representatives on a variety of subjects, including upcoming negotiations on the WTO negotiations, U.S.-Chile FTA, Free Trade of the Americas Agreement, the APEC Auto Dialogue, Russian WTO Accession, Central America FTA, U.S.-Australia FTA, U.S.-Morocco FTA, 201 Steel safeguard, Thailand Trade Investment Framework, and NAFTA Trucking Issues. The committee meets, discusses issues and prepares documents stating their and industry position on trade and policy issues as wide as global trade to specific trade problems experienced by their respective firms. The committee is made up of members from a wide variety of firms in the transportation industry. The committee reviewed U.S.-Chile FTA, U.S.-Singapore FTA, FTAA and NAFTA negotiations, the status of China PNTR, and APEC Automotive Dialogue negotiations and recommended to the U.S. Government that the United States continue to seriously review the economic and international competitiveness consequences of proposed national solutions to U.S. commitments. ISAC 16 members also encourage participation of industry in trade missions.
How is membership balanced?*ISAC 16 members represent industries significant to the United States' manufacturing base-motor vehicle, automotive parts, construction, mining, rolling stock and agricultural industries. A large percentage of ISAC 16 is focused on the automotive sector. All ISAC 16 members are trade policy experts that are able to provide the U.S. government with quick access to industry views on trade policy.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Last fiscal year the committee met quarterly with special meetings on U.S.-Australia, U.S.-Morocco, U.S.-Dominican Republic, and U.S.-Central America FTAs. The committee was terminated as part of the Industry Sector Advisory Committee restructuring on April 15, 2004. The actual number of meetings was dictated by Government need for private sector advice. The advice the Government receives from the private sector through the advisory committees will be an ongoing 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 ensured a unique source of information to the Government. All members had security clearances and through a continuing dialogue with Government officials were made aware of Government trade policy at a level not otherwise available to the private sector. Because these committees remained 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 committees was more pertinent. The advisory committee program, legislatively mandated was the single formal comprehensive consultative link between the U.S. Government and U.S. industry and had the responsibility to address all issues concerning trade policy.
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 provided 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 was determined that the proceedings would, if disclosed, seriously compromise the Government's negotiating objectives or bargaining positions regarding trade policy matters. ISAC meetings routinely involved these kinds of discussions. The United States Trade Representative (USTR) evaluated each meeting agenda and issued a Notice of Determination when it was necessary to close meetings.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
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 CommentIssued changes to text of trade agreements.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentEffective in formulating trade policy objectives of the Administration.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*0Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*No
Number Of Recommendations CommentNo measurable calculation is possible as recommendations are mostly made during meetings.Access Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% 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*NoAccess CommentNA
Agency Feedback Comment*NANarrative 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*$34,000.00Estimated 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$34,000.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Cost RemarksEst Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

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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-015365Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Transportation Construction and Agricultural Equipment for Trade Policy Matters (ISAC 16)2003
 COM-017045Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Transportation Construction and Agricultural Equipment for Trade Policy Matters (ISAC 16)2002
 COM-017334Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Transportation Construction and Agricultural Equipment for Trade Policy Matters (ISAC 16)2001
 COM-018989Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Transportation Construction and Agricultural Equipment for Trade Policy Matters (ISAC 16)2000
 COM-019241Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Transportation Construction and Agricultural Equipment for Trade Policy Matters (ISAC 16)1999
 COM-020896Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Transportation Construction and Agricultural Equipment for Trade Policy Matters (ISAC 16)1998
 COM-021100Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Transportation Construction and Agricultural Equipment for Trade Policy Matters (ISAC 16)1997