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DOC - 2515 - President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa - Presidential
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NamePresident's Advisory Council on Doing Business in AfricaAgency NameDepartment of Commerce
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number2515
Original Establishment Date11/4/2014Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://trade.gov/pac-dbia/
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*26
Current Charter Date12/20/2021Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter12/20/2023Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Giancarlo
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameMario
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Cavallo
Establishment Authority*PresidentialDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*E.O. 14048Designated Federal Officer Phone*202-482-2091
Effective Date Of Authority*9/30/2021Designated Federal Officer Fax*202-482-4452
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*giancarlo.cavallo@trade.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*Yes
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Advisory Council provides information, analysis, and recommendations to the President that address the following, in addition to other topics deemed relevant by the President, the Secretary of Commerce, or the Advisory Council: (i) creating jobs in the United States and Africa through trade and investment; (ii) developing strategies by which the U.S. private sector can identify and take advantage of trade and investment opportunities in Africa; (iii) building lasting commercial partnerships between the U.S. and African private sectors; (iv) facilitating U.S. business participation in Africa’s infrastructure development; (v) contributing to the growth and improvement of Africa’s agricultural sector by encouraging partnerships between U.S. and African companies to bring innovative agricultural technologies to Africa; (vi) making available to the U.S. private sector an accurate understanding of the opportunities presented for increasing trade with and investment in Africa; (vii) developing and strengthening partnerships and other mechanisms to increase U.S. public and private sector financing of trade with and investment in Africa; (viii) analyzing the effect of policies in the United States and Africa on U.S. trade and investment interests in Africa; (ix) identifying other means to expand commercial ties between the United States and Africa; and (x) building the capacity of Africa’s young entrepreneurs to develop trade and investment ties with U.S. partners.
How is membership balanced?*The Secretary of Commerce appoints private-sector corporate members in consultation with the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee. All members represent U.S. companies and their sectors. The ITA Office of Advisory Committees and Industry Outreach has prepared a Membership Balance Plan for the Advisory Council for consideration by the Secretary in making appointments. Considerations when making appointments include points of view; geography; size of company to be represented; and industry sector, including representation of infrastructure, agriculture, consumer goods, banking, services, and other industries. The Advisory Council is broadly representative of the key industries with business interests in the work of the Advisory Council. Appointments to the Advisory Council are made without regard to political affiliation.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Advisory Council meets approximately two to three times per year.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Advisory Council is needed to advise the President on strengthening commercial engagement between the United States and Africa, with a focus on advancing the President’s Doing Business in Africa Campaign as described in the U.S. Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa of June 14, 2012.
Why close or partially close meetings?Not Applicable
Recommendation RemarksThere were no meetings held and no recommendations produced in FY22. Members were appointed in May 2022 and notified in June, and the Council has not yet received tasking to produce recommendations.
Hide Section - PERFORMANCE MEASURES

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 DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNot Applicable
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNot ApplicableNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNot ApplicableGrants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*81Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThere were no recommendations produced in 2022. The Council has produced a total of 81 recommendations since it was established.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*16.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNot ApplicableAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*36.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNot ApplicableAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentNot Applicable
Agency Feedback Comment*During development of recommendations, the Council consults the Doing Business in Africa inter-agency for feedback, and upon adoption of recommendations, inter-agency representatives provide in-person updates on ongoing initiatives and planned actions to implement the recommendations.Narrative Description*
Hide Section - COSTS

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*$125,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$150,000.00
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*$20,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$600.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$10,000.00
Total Costs$125,600.00Est. Total Next FY*$180,000.00
Date Cost Last Modified10/19/2022 3:05 PMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY* 
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*1.30Est Cost RemarksEstimated Other Costs will consist of hospitality funds that will be used for catering working-level staff rep meetings and lunch in conjunction with Council meetings.
Cost RemarksOther costs consisted of hospitality funds that were used for catering one working level staff rep meeting in Sep. 2022.  
Hide Section - Interest Areas

Interest Areas

Category
Area
Agriculture
Agriculture
Business
Industry
Small Business
Energy
Energy
Finance
Investment
Health
Health Care
International
International Economic Policy
Labor
Job Training
Workforce and Occupations
Trade
Competitiveness
Exports and Imports
International Commerce and Investment
Trade and Trade Policy
Hide Section - MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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Hide Section - CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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-040214President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa2021
 COM-038000President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa2020
 COM-035917President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa2019
 COM-034318President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa2018
 COM-001351President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa2017
 COM-002957President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa2016
 COM-003487President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa2015