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DOC - 21415 - Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Small, Minority, and Woman-Led Business - Statutory (Congress Created)
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameIndustry Trade Advisory Committee on Small, Minority, and Woman-Led BusinessAgency NameDepartment of Commerce
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number21415
Original Establishment Date3/27/1975Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://www.trade.gov/itac
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*50
Current Charter Date2/14/2018Designated Fed Officer Position Title*International Trade Specialist
Date Of Renewal Charter2/24/2026Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Laura
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Barmby
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*P.L. 93-618Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 482-2675
Effective Date Of Authority*3/27/1975Designated Federal Officer Fax*(202) 482-0687
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*laura.barmby@trade.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Committee performs such functions and duties and prepares 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 of Commerce (Secretary) and the United States Trade Representative (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, and implementation of existing trade agreements affecting its sector.
How is membership balanced?*The Secretary and the USTR make every effort to maintain balanced industry representation on the Committee. In order to achieve balanced representation, consideration is given to balance among sectors, product lines, small, medium, and large firms, and geographic areas. In addition, the Secretary and the USTR are committed to achieving diversity in the membership of the Committee to the maximum extent practicable consistent with the need for balanced industry representation and expertise. The Secretary and the USTR may seek additional nominations as necessary to ensure balanced representation, to meet a need for special representation, or to achieve diversity and demographic balance. Members are selected on a clear, standardized basis, in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidance, the principal criterion for selection being the ability to carry out the objectives of this Committee as set forth in Section 3 of the ITAC's Charter. Secondary selection criteria are ensuring that the Committee is balanced in terms of points of view, demographics, geography, and company size.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Committee usually meets on average 4 times a year, depending on the work of the Committee.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*This Committee is essential in carrying out the Secretary's and USTR's responsibilities under section 135(c)(2) of the 1974 Trade Act, as delegated by E.O. 11846 of March 27, 1975. ITAC-11 is the only advisory committee focused on small and minority business trade issues. As U.S. small businesses make up about 99% of all U.S. companies and 97% of all U.S. exporters, the representation of their trade barriers directly to the negotiators is crucial. In addition, the general 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. 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 Trade Advisory Committees were established pursuant to the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, 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 Department of Commerce and the Office of the USTR 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 FACA (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 GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsYes
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentN/A
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherYesNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentN/ANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentN/AGrants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*15Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentOn average 2-3 recommendations are made annually. The total number of recommendations is cumulative over the committee's life to date. There were no new recommendations in FY22.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNo measurable calculation.  Committee members that give advice to U.S. trade negotiators, typically do not receive feedback from negotiators regarding how their advice has been applied or utilized within the various bi-lateral and multi-lateral trade negotiations.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNo measurable calculation.  Committee members that give advice to U.S. trade negotiators, typically do not receive feedback from negotiators regarding how their advice has been applied or utilized within the various bi-lateral and multi-lateral trade negotiations.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*Most 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 Secretary's policy staff and tasked to appropriate ITA unit to prepare draft response. Commerce internal procedures require that all responses for Secretarial signature (and/or joint signature with USTR) go through a formal concurrence process which ensures that the appropriate level Commerce officials are seeing the advice and have a chance for comment. The Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade reviews and clears prior to the Secretary's review and signature, which ensures that ITAC advice is weighed and considered.Narrative Description*The Committee performs such functions and duties and prepares 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*$39,168.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$40,000.00
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*$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$39,168.00Est. Total Next FY*$40,000.00
Date Cost Last Modified10/11/2022 10:10 AMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.20
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.20Est Cost RemarksCosts include DFO salary, plus benefits divided by FTE time and costs of two ITAC program staff whose costs are divided across the 15 ITACs.
Cost RemarksCosts include DFO salary, plus benefits divided by FTE time and costs of two ITAC program staff whose costs are divided across the 15 ITACs.  
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
Business
Industry
Manufacturing
Small Business
Finance
Finance
Trade
Competitiveness
Exports and Imports
International Commerce and Investment
Trade and Trade Policy
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MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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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-040175Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business2021
 COM-037960Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business2020
 COM-035880Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business2019
 COM-034291Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business2018
 COM-001361Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business2017
 COM-002941Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business2016
 COM-003478Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business2015
 COM-005097Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business2014
 COM-005549Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business2013
 COM-007258Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business2012
 COM-007657Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business2011
 COM-009409Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business2010
 COM-009731Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business2009
 COM-011288Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business2008
 COM-011638Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business2007
 COM-013128Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business2006
 COM-013479Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business2005
 COM-015094Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business2004