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DOC - 337 - Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Capital Goods for Trade Policy Matters (ISAC 2) - Statutory (Congress Created)
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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameIndustry Sector Advisory Committee on Capital Goods for Trade Policy Matters (ISAC 2)Agency NameDepartment of Commerce
Fiscal Year2004Committee Number337
Original Establishment Date1/3/1975Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date6/16/2004Committee URLhttp://www.ita.doc.gov/icp
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*Leonard
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Heimowitz
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*19 U.S.C. 2155Designated Federal Officer Phone*202-482-0558
Effective Date Of Authority*1/3/1975Designated Federal Officer Fax*202-482-0304
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*leonard_heimowitz@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 2 members provided recommendations to the U.S. government officials on several trade policy issues over the past fiscal year including issues on steel, the importance of manufacturing to U.S. international trade, the development of the U.S.'s position for the new World Trade Organization (WTO) round of negotiations. Additionally, ISAC 2 members provided technical expertise and consensual advice on the bilateral investment treaties (BITS)in the investment chapters of the FTAs. During the fiscal year 2004, the Committee has closely monitored the developments on the EU enlargement and made recommendations. They have also provided sectoral specific input on market access in China and they have given sectoral recommendations to our negotiators for the U.S.-Central America Free Trade Agreement, the U.S.-Morocco, U.S.- Australia, and the U.S.-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreements.
How is membership balanced?*ISAC 2 currently has 18 members and is in the process of adding to its membership. The Committee's members represent a broad cross-section of the capital goods industry sector which include associations and different size companies in the following fields: metalworking machinery, agricultural and construction equipment, electric industrial apparatus, fabricated plate work, refrigerators and service industry equipment, oil field machinery and equipment, and general industrial machinery. The ISAC as a whole has association members or business locations in every state.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Committee meets approximately four times a year. The U.S. Government will be engaged in multilateral and bilateral trade policy initiatives including the World Trade Organization's (WTO) new round of trade negotiations, its implementation, and WTO accession by Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, and other countries. Members will also be consulted for the Free Trade Area of the Americas trade negotiations, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation issues, EU expansion, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development issues, and enforcement of 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 U.S. trade policy.
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.
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.
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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 RegulationsNo
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 CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentIndustry representatives serving on the Capital Goods ISAC provide advice on trade policy matters. They provided input into the development of the importance of manufacturing to U.S. international trade, technical expertise and consensual advice on the bilateral investment treaties (BITS) in the investment chapters of the FTAs. Additionally, the Committee has closely monitored the developments on the EU enlargement and made recommendations. They have also provided sectoral specific input on market access in China and they have given sectoral recommendations to our negotiators for the U.S.-Central America Free Trade Agreement, the U.S.-Morocco, U.S.-Australia, and the U.S.-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreements. The Committee continues to provide input regarding U.S. trade policies.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*4Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentMorocco FTA, Australia FTA, Dominican Republic FTA, CAFTAAccess Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNo measurable calculation.Advice rendered orally during committee meetings.Access GSA FACA WebsiteNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNo measurable calculation.Advice rendered orally during committee meetings.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*NoAccess CommentNA
Agency Feedback Comment*NANarrative Description*The Industry Sector Advisory Committee (ISAC) on Capital Goods is comprised of representatives from a broad cross-section of the capital goods industry sector which includes associations and producers of metalworking machinery, agricultural and construction equipment, electric industrial apparatus, fabricated plate work, refrigerators and service industry equipment, oil field machinery and equipment, and general industrial machinery. Industry representatives serving on the Capital Goods ISAC provide advice on trade policy matters and have a voice in U.S. trade policy formulation through the Industry Consultations Program (ICP), which emerged from the 1974 Trade Act, to ensure that trade negotiators were coordinating with the private sector during trade negotiations. Based on the program's success, the ICP was renewed and expanded by the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 and the Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988. The Department of Commerce, the Office of the United States Trade Representatives, and other agencies work side-by-side with business leaders who serve as advisors to the U.S. Government. The Department of Commerce and USTR have joint responsibility for operating the advisory committees of the ICP.
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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*$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$250.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$60,250.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.50Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Cost RemarksEst Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

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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-015388Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Capital Goods for Trade Policy Matters (ISAC 2)2003
 COM-017023Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Capital Goods for Trade Policy Matters (ISAC 2)2002
 COM-017277Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Capital Goods for Trade Policy Matters (ISAC 2)2001
 COM-018995Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Capital Goods for Trade Policy Matters (ISAC 2)2000
 COM-019299Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Capital Goods for Trade Policy Matters (ISAC 2)1999
 COM-020977Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Capital Goods for Trade Policy Matters (ISAC 2)1998
 COM-021164Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Capital Goods for Trade Policy Matters (ISAC 2)1997