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Committee NameAdvisory Council on Trade Enforcement and ComplianceAgency NameDepartment of Commerce
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number2580
Original Establishment Date2/15/2017Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date2/15/2019Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*20
Current Charter Date2/15/2017Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Senior Policy Advisor
Date Of Renewal Charter2/15/2019Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Steven
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Presing
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Secretarial Decision MemorandumDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 482-1672
Effective Date Of Authority*2/15/2017Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Other Committee


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The ACTEC shall advise the Secretary on laws and government policies that deal with trade enforcement; identify and recommend programs, policies, and actions to help the United States ensure that U.S. trading partners comply with their trade agreement commitments; and recommend ways that U.S. government enforcement and compliance activities can better support a strong trade and manufacturing agenda and advance the commercial competitiveness of U.S. firms and workers.
How is membership balanced?*The ACTEC shall consist of no more than 20 members appointed by the Secretary. Members shall represent U.S. entities involved in and significantly affected by imports and/or those that heavily export to, or operate in, countries with which the United States has trade agreements. All members must be U.S. Nationals. Members shall be selected based on their ability to carry out the objectives of the ACTEC, in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidelines, in a manner that ensures the ACTEC is balanced in terms of points of view, demographics, industry sector, geography of both production infrastructure and product inputs, and company size. Members shall also represent a broad range of products and services and shall be drawn from large, medium, and small enterprises, private sector organization, and other entities, such as, non-governmental organizations, associations, and economic development organizations.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Estimated Number of Meetings per Year - 4 Estimated Total Meetings - 8
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*E&C currently maintains designated stakeholder access portals for its services concerning discrete trade remedy enforcement and trade agreement compliance problems, but ITA lacks a dedicated forum for stakeholders to engage the Department on matters concerning the formulation and execution of trade enforcement and compliance policies writ large. Existing advisory committee work is largely industry-sector focused or, in the case of the ITAC system, designed for industry to provide advice mainly on trade agreements with respect to negotiating goals and views. This has proven inadequate for ITA’s purposes with respect to trade enforcement and compliance, as these issues often involve the intersection of domestic trade laws and international trade agreements. Further, these issues frequently have complex, cross-cutting, effects across multiple industries and multiple trade areas. The establishment of the Advisory Council on Trade Enforcement and Compliance (ACTEC) as a federal advisory committee is necessary in order to advise the Secretary of Commerce on how the U.S. government, and, specifically, the Commerce Department, can effectively enforce our domestic trade laws, and monitor trading partners’ compliance with trade agreements to ensure that U.S. industry and workers receive the full benefit of the nation’s international trade agreements.
Why close or partially close meetings?Not Applicable
Recommendation RemarksGSA could not complete the FY18 Annual Comprehensive Review for this committee.

This committee terminated in response to EO 13875. In addition, no committee members or meetings were ever formed.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction 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 CommentNot Applicable
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNo Meetings were held in FY 18Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNot ApplicableGrants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*0Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*No
Number Of Recommendations CommentNo Meetings were held in FY 18Access Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNot ApplicableAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNot ApplicableAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*Not ApplicableAccess CommentNot Applicable
Agency Feedback CommentNot ApplicableNarrative Description*The ACTEC shall advise the Secretary on laws and government policies that deal with trade enforcement; identify and recommend programs, policies, and actions to help the United States ensure that our trading partners comply with their trade agreement commitments; and recommend ways that U.S. trade enforcement and compliance policies and programs can better support a strong trade and manufacturing agenda and enhance the competitiveness of the United States. The ACTEC shall act as a liaison with the various stakeholders represented by the membership, and shall provide a forum to evaluate the current and emerging trade enforcement and compliance concerns of its stakeholders.
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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*$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$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-034266Advisory Council on Trade Enforcement and Compliance2018
 COM-001293Advisory Council on Trade Enforcement and Compliance2017