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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameIndustry Trade Advisory Committee on Forest ProductsAgency NameDepartment of Commerce
Fiscal Year2018Committee Number21410
Original Establishment Date3/27/1975Committee StatusMerged
Actual Termination Date2/14/2018Committee URLhttp://www.trade.gov/itac
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*50
Current Charter Date2/14/2014Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Designated Federal Officer
Date Of Renewal Charter2/14/2018Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Brian
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameEric
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Ledgerwood
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*P.L. 93-618Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 482-3836
Effective Date Of Authority*3/27/1975Designated Federal Officer Fax*482-1436 / 2565
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*brian.ledgerwood@trade.gov
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Other Committee
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Merge
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Committee performs its functions and duties and prepare reports, as may be required by Section 135 of the Trade Act, with respect to the industry trade advisory committees. The Committee advises the Secretary and USTR on trade matters referred to in section 135(a)(1) of the Act, and is consulted regarding the matters referred to in section 135(a)(2) of the Act. The Committee provides detailed policy and technical advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary and USTR regarding trade barriers, negotiation of trade agreements under section 2103 of the Bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority Act of 2002.
How is membership balanced?*Members shall be selected on a clear, standardized basis, in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidance, the principal criterion for selection being ability to carry out the objectives of this Committee as set forth in Section 3 of the Charter. Secondary selection criteria are ensuring that the Committee is balanced in terms of points of view, commodity coverage, demographics, geography, and company size. Following the restructuring of the advisory committees, the committee is now comprised of representatives from the paper and paper products sector and the lumber and solid wood products sector
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Estimated Number of Meetings per Year - 4.
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 1974 Trade Act, 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 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.
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 RegulationsYes
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationYes
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 CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*2Access 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 to date.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNo measurable calculation.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNo measurable calculation.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback CommentMost feedback is rendered orally during meetings. When written advice is sent to the Secretary of Commerce and the USTR, or their designees, it is reviewed by the Secretary's policy staff and tasked to the appropriate ITA unit for draft response. Commerce's internal procedures require that all responses for Secretarial signature (or joint signature w/USTR) go through a formal concurrence process which ensures that the appropriate level officials are seeing the advice and opportunity to comment. The Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade reviews and clears prior to the Secretary's review and signature to ensure the ITAC advice is weighed and considered.Narrative Description*The Committee shall perform such functions and duties and prepare such reports as may be required by section 135 of the Trade Act with respect to the industry trade advisory committees. The Committee advises the Secretary and the USTR concerning the trade matters referred to in section 135(a)(1) of the Trade Act, and is consulted regarding the matters referred to in section 135(a)(2) of the Trade Act. The Committee functions solely as an advisory committee in accordance with the provisions of the FACA, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App., with the exceptions set forth in the Trade Act. In particular, the Committee provides detailed policy and technical advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary and the USTR regarding trade barriers, negotiation of trade agreements, and implementation of existing trade agreements affecting its sectors; 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*$40,320.00Estimated 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$40,320.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.30Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
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-001342Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Forest Products2017
 COM-002938Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Forest Products2016
 COM-003438Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Forest Products2015
 COM-005113Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Forest Products2014
 COM-005507Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Forest Products2013
 COM-007255Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Forest Products2012
 COM-007716Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Forest Products2011
 COM-009368Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Forest Products2010
 COM-009784Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Forest Products2009
 COM-011308Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Forest Products2008
 COM-011644Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Forest Products2007
 COM-013152Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Forest Products2006
 COM-013496Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Forest Products2005
 COM-015063Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Forest Products2004