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DOC - 327 - Exporters' Textile Advisory Committee - Agency Authority


Committee NameExporters' Textile Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Commerce
Fiscal Year2010Committee Number327
Original Establishment Date3/24/1966Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date9/30/2010Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*40
Current Charter Date10/1/2008Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs
Projected Termination Date10/1/2010Designated Federal Officer First Name*Kim-Bang
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthoritySecretarial AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Nguyen
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Secretary's Decision MemorandumDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 482-4805
Effective Date Of Authority*3/24/1966Designated Federal Officer Fax*202-482-2859
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Other Committee


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusEnacted
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Exporters' Textile Advisory Committee (ETAC) provides advice and guidance to Department officials on the identification and surmounting of barriers to the expansion of textile exports, and on methods of encouraging textile firms to participate in export expansion. ETAC functions solely as an advisory body in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
How is membership balanced?*Membership of the Exporters' Textile Advisory Committee (ETAC) represents the views of the various textile subsections. Executives of the apparel industry, fabrics, and carpets are members to ensure that each sector is represented in structuring a broad based export program for the entire industry and to advise the Administration with a consensus of methods of promoting textile and apparel exports from all segments of the industry. The Committee also moderates the different views among the diverse sectors of the textile and apparel industry.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Committee meets quarterly to reflect changes in international market conditions. Additional meetings may be convened as necessary to brief members and advise the Administration on developments of immediate interest and newly emerging international markets.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Exporters' Textile Advisory Committee is the only national advisory committee dedicated to advising Department of Commerce officials on methods of encouraging textile firms to increase their exports. With the U.S. committed to the elimination of textile quotas under the WTO agreement on textiles and clothing, the Administration is committed to a determined effort to encourage U.S. textile and apparel firms to export to remain competitive in the international marketplace. This committee is an essential component of that effort.
Why close or partially close meetings?All Exporters' Textile Advisory committee meetings are open to the public. This ensures that the Committee provides the Administration with informed advice, the Committee is briefed by senior Department of Commerce and other Executive Branch officials, private sector executives and professional experts on trade and economic policy and related programs and ongoing negotiations. All officials are briefed prior to their presentations to the effect that meetings are open to the public and not to discuss classified material.
Recommendation RemarksThe ETAC charter expired on October 1, 2010 and was not re-established. The ETAC was consolidated with ITAC 13 committee for better operation and efficiency.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
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 CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentETAC is an advisory committee not a regulatory committee and therefore cost saving measures would not be applicable.Grants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*20Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentOn average the committee makes about 20 recomendations a year in the areas of market expansion and the potential market barriers.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*85.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentOTEXA''s promotion program is based on the recommendations of this committee. Also, our office is able to work with committee members when they have alerted officals to potential market barriers.Access GSA FACA WebsiteNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented*10.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentPartially implemented recommendations are most seen in OTEXA promotion program. For example, a member may recommend that we have a USA pavilion in a new market, and we may end up deciding that a trade mission would be better than a USA Pavilion at a trade show.Access OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentAny developments (i.e. meeting announcements) are always published in the Federal Register.
Agency Feedback Comment*Committee members receive a copy of the minutes at the conclusion of each meeting, and they have the ability to recommend agenda topics, and have the ability to be very proactive on this committee.Narrative Description*The Exporters'' Textile Advisory Committee provides advice and guidance to Department officals on the identification and surmounting of barriers to the expansion of textile exports, and on methods of encouraging textile firms to participate in export expansion.
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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*$10,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$10,000.00
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*$7,500.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$7,500.00
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$17,500.00Est. Total Next FY*$17,500.00
Date Cost Last Modified Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.15
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.15Est Cost Remarks
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-009745Exporters' Textile Advisory Committee2009
 COM-011318Exporters' Textile Advisory Committee2008
 COM-011588Exporters' Textile Advisory Committee2007
 COM-013184Exporters' Textile Advisory Committee2006
 COM-013456Exporters' Textile Advisory Committee2005
 COM-015113Exporters' Textile Advisory Committee2004
 COM-015374Exporters' Textile Advisory Committee2003
 COM-017056Exporters' Textile Advisory Committee2002
 COM-017342Exporters' Textile Advisory Committee2001
 COM-019082Exporters' Textile Advisory Committee2000
 COM-019298Exporters' Textile Advisory Committee1999
 COM-021010Exporters' Textile Advisory Committee1998
 COM-021167Exporters' Textile Advisory Committee1997