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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameCommittee of Chairs of the Industry Trade Advisory CommitteesAgency NameDepartment of Commerce
Fiscal Year2018Committee Number21421
Original Establishment Date3/27/1975Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date2/14/2018Committee URLhttp://www.trade.gov/itac
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*16
Current Charter Date2/14/2014Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Director, Industry Trade Advisory Center, U.S. Department of Commerce
Date Of Renewal Charter2/14/2018Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Ingrid
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameV.
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Mitchem
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*P.L. 93-618Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 482-3268
Effective Date Of Authority*3/27/1975Designated Federal Officer Fax*(202) 482-4452
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*ingrid.mitchem@trade.gov
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Other Committee
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Committee of Chairs advises the Secretary of Commerce and the United States Trade Representative (USTR) concerning the trade matters of common interest to the Industry Trade Advisory Committees (ITACs)with respect to the operation of any trade agreement once entered into and other matters arising in connection with the development, implementation, and administration of the trade policy of the U.S. including those matters referred to in Reorganization Plan Number 3 of 1979 and E.O. 12188, and the priorities for actions thereunder. The Committee performs such functions and duties as required by section 135(c) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, with respect to the ITACs. The Committee also performs such other advisory functions relevant to trade policy matters and the effective administration of the ITAC Program as may be requested by the Secretary and the USTR or their designees.
How is membership balanced?*The Committee of Chairs is comprised of the Chairs of the sixteen Industry Trade Advisory Committees(ITACs) established by the Secretary and the USTR pursuant to section 135(c)(2) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended. Membership on this Committee is automatically conferred by virtue of being elected Chair of an ITAC, and no further appointment is required.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Committee of Chairs of the ITACs generally meets two times a year.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*This Committee is essential to carry out the Secretary and USTR's responsibilities under section 135(c)(2) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, as delegated by E.O. 11846 of March 27, 1975. There is no other Committee that can perform the duties of this Committee.
Why close or partially close meetings?The Industry Trade Advisory Committees (ITACs)were 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 ITACs 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. ITAC meetings routinely involve these kinds of discussions. The United States Trade Representative evaluates each meeting agenda and issues a Notice of Determination when it is necessary to close meetings.
Recommendation RemarksSubcommittees, or their equivalents, are authorized to be formed under the terms of the Committees' charters, which were issued pursuant to Subsection 135 (f) of the Trade Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-618) as amended, and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Public Law 92-463). Because subcommittees, or their equivalents, do not report out independently but through the parent Committee, the costs are included under the parent Committee.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction 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 OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentProposed and implemented changes to text of trade agreements negotiated by the United States to help bring to successful conclusion.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherYesNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentSignificant program outcomes are in formulating U.S. trade policy and other trade-related policy matters, and on administrative matters affecting the efficient management of the ITAC program and the trade advisory committee system as needed.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*8Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentOn average 2-3 recommendations are made annually. The total number of recommendations is for the 2014-2018 charter term.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNAAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNAAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback CommentFeedback is usually rendered orally by the trade negotiators during ITAC meetings; formal written advice by the ITAC Chairs is responded to in writing by the Secretary of Commerce and the USTR, or their designees, and it is reviewed by Secretary's policy staff. Commerce internal procedures require that all responses for Secretarial signature (and/or joint signature with USTR)go through a concurrence process which ensures that the appropriate level Commerce officials are seeing the advice and have a chance to provide input into response letter. All formal responses must be cleared by the Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade prior to Secretary's signature, which ensures that ITAC advice is weighed and considered.Narrative Description*The Committee advises the Secretary and the USTR concerning the trade matters of common interest to the ITACs; with respect to the operation of any trade agreement once entered into; and with respect to other matters arising in connection with the development, implementation, and administration of the trade policy of the United States including those matters referred to in Reorganization Plan Number 3 of 1979 and Executive Order 12188, and the priorities for actions thereunder. In addition, the Committee performs such functions and duties as required by section 135 of the Act with respect to the ITACs. The Committee also performs such other advisory functions relevant to trade policy matters 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*$14,000.00Estimated 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$14,000.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.10Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
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SUBCOMMITTEES

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Subcommittees

 
ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-031696Investment Working Group (IWG)2018
 COM-032357Subcommittee on EU REACh2018
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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-001287Committee of Chairs of the Industry Trade Advisory Committees2017
 COM-002939Committee of Chairs of the Industry Trade Advisory Committees2016
 COM-003458Committee of Chairs of the Industry Trade Advisory Committees2015
 COM-005038Committee of Chairs of the Industry Trade Advisory Committees2014
 COM-005602Committee of Chairs of the Industry Trade Advisory Committees2013
 COM-007194Committee of Chairs of the Industry Trade Advisory Committees2012
 COM-007672Committee of Chairs of the Industry Trade Advisory Committees2011
 COM-009373Committee of Chairs of the Industry Trade Advisory Committees2010
 COM-009747Committee of Chairs of the Industry Trade Advisory Committees2009
 COM-011307Committee of Chairs of the Industry Trade Advisory Committees2008
 COM-011598Committee of Chairs of the Industry Trade Advisory Committees2007
 COM-013188Committee of Chairs of the Industry Trade Advisory Committees2006
 COM-013449Committee of Chairs of the Industry Trade Advisory Committees2005
 COM-015056Committee of Chairs of the Industry Trade Advisory Committees2004