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USDA - 1257 - Advisory Committee on Emerging Markets - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameAdvisory Committee on Emerging MarketsAgency NameDepartment of Agriculture
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number1257
Original Establishment Date11/18/1990Committee StatusAdministratively Inactive
Actual Termination Date Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*20
Current Charter Date4/8/2009Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Mark
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination Authority7 U.S.C. 1421Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Slupek
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*7 U.S.C. 1421Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 720-1169
Effective Date Of Authority*11/18/1990Designated Federal Officer Fax*202 720-9361
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Grant Review Committee


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Committee makes recommendations on policies and programs which will enhance agricultural exports to emerging markets through the use of Emerging Markets Program authority. Specifically, Committee members review from a business perspective qualified proposals submitted to the Program for funding assistance, from both private and government sources. This review is done prior to obtaining policy level approval and funding commitments from the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). A total of $10 million in emerging markets projects are developed, approved and funded each fiscal year.
How is membership balanced?*The Committee represents a cross-section of the agricultural industry, and also of geographic and ethnic diversity.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Frequency of meetings varies, depending upon the issues to be considered and the range and importance of activities under consideration by FAS at any given time. The Committee meets at least once and sometimes twice each fiscal year. Meetings always stimulate dialogue among the Committee members and FAS staff and are a prerequisite to a successful functioning of the Advisory Committee. There is also regular communication between Committee members and FAS staff between formal sessions of the Committee.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Committee is statutory. The Committee's review of and advice concerning activities under the Emerging Markets Program balances private sector perspectives with government views on proposed projects and activities, an important consideration since the Program encourages, indeed emphasizes the participation of private industry. The Committee represents a wide range of the U.S. agribusiness and farming industry, and members have knowledge of FAS programs and objectives and of the operation and goals of the Emerging Markets Program, an ingredient crucial to the Committee's purpose of assisting FAS to carry out its mission to emerging markets. Private sources without such specific exposure to and experience with the Program is of minimal use of the agency in developing strategies and determining priorities in emerging markets.
Why close or partially close meetings?All Committee meetings have to date been open to the public.
Recommendation RemarksThe committee continues to be administratively inactive. Future plans and/or activities towards the use of the Committee will be posted at this site.


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 MakingYesAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsYes
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*Yes
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed35
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*$1,000,001 - $5,000,000Dollar Value Of Grants Recommended$3,500,000.00
Cost Savings CommentThe cost savings are the result of proposals which the Committee recommends be rejected, therefore saving the agency a considerable sum of money, important in the face of scarce program resources.Grants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*41Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe Committee has been inactive due to an Agency-level review.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*75.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentFor a variety of its own reasons not applicable to the Committee, the agency may implement all/most of the recommendations, but few times recommendations are not implemented.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*20.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentThere are sometimes a few proposals which were not funded in their entirety, those few being scaled back from their original level of requested funding (allowable under the program).Access OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentAgency Public Announcements (listing approved and funded proposals)
Agency Feedback Comment*The Committee is notified by the Co-chairperson of the agency's funding decisions, specifically with regard to each of the proposals the Committee had recommended for funding.Narrative Description*The Committee reviews, from a business perspective, qualified proposals submitted to the Emerging Markets Program for funding assistance, principally from the private sector. This review is done prior to obtaining policy level approval and funding commitments from the agency. Committee reviews of proposals balance private sector perspectives with government views, an important consideration since the program emphasizes involvement by private industry. It also helps ensure that agency funding decisions can be made with a high level of confidence in the quality of that funding.
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Interest Areas

Rural Development
Animal Sciences and Husbandry
Fish and Wildlife
Food and Drugs
Federal Government
Internal Federal Government
State Government
Tribal Government
Exports and Imports
Trade and Trade Policy


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-039871Advisory Committee on Emerging Markets2021
 COM-038374Advisory Committee on Emerging Markets2020
 COM-036137Advisory Committee on Emerging Markets2019
 COM-033463Advisory Committee on Emerging Markets2018
 COM-001811Advisory Committee on Emerging Markets2017
 COM-003106Advisory Committee on Emerging Markets2016
 COM-003974Advisory Committee on Emerging Markets2015
 COM-004340Advisory Committee on Emerging Markets2014
 COM-005387Advisory Committee on Emerging Markets2013
 COM-007395Advisory Committee on Emerging Markets2012
 COM-008465Advisory Committee on Emerging Markets2011
 COM-008580Advisory Committee on Emerging Markets2010
 COM-010515Advisory Committee on Emerging Markets2009
 COM-011388Advisory Committee on Emerging Markets2008
 COM-012320Advisory Committee on Emerging Markets2007
 COM-012560Advisory Committee on Emerging Markets2006
 COM-014245Advisory Committee on Emerging Markets2005
 COM-015151Advisory Committee on Emerging Markets2004
 COM-016202Advisory Committee on Emerging Markets2003
 COM-016375Advisory Committee on Emerging Markets2002
 COM-018165Advisory Committee on Emerging Markets2001
 COM-018338Advisory Committee on Emerging Markets2000
 COM-019246Advisory Committee on Emerging Markets1999
 COM-020268Advisory Committee on Emerging Markets1998
 COM-021965Advisory Committee on Emerging Markets1997