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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameU.S. Automotive Parts Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Commerce
Fiscal Year2004Committee Number375
Original Establishment Date8/23/1988Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date12/31/2003Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*35
Current Charter Date1/30/2003Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter12/31/2003Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date12/31/2003Designated Federal Officer First Name*Henry
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameP.
Specific Termination AuthorityPL 105-261Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Misisco
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*PL 100-418, as amended by PL 105-261Designated Federal Officer Phone*202-482-0554
Effective Date Of Authority*8/23/1988Designated Federal Officer Fax*202-482-0674
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*henry_misisco@ita.doc.gov
Presidential*No
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The APAC's authorizing legislation expired on December 31, 2003. Members were invited to join the Automotive & Capital Goods Industry Trade Advisory Committee (ITAC-2). The U.S. Automotive Parts Advisory Committee (APAC) was comprised of representatives of the U.S. automotive parts industry. The Committee provided advice and made recommendations to DOC and other Administration officials on all issues related to the sales of U.S.-made auto parts in Japanese and other Asian markets. The APAC provided input to the Department for the APEC Automotive Dialogue and for automotive-related discussions with the Government of Japan.
How is membership balanced?*The Committee brought together a wide spectrum of representation of the auto parts industry. Included on the Committee were all levels of management from small, medium and large U.S. original equipment and aftermarket auto parts firms as well as representatives from the automotive parts trade associations and the UAW.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The U.S. Automotive Parts Advisory Committee (APAC) met three times during fiscal year 2003 and once during fiscal year 2004. The APAC provided advice to the Department on all issues related to the progress of U.S. auto parts sales to the Japanese and Asian automotive industry.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*There is no substitute for direct advice from those individuals directly involved in selling U.S. auto parts to the Japanese and Asian automotive industry. Having the APAC's input and hearing their experiences enabled the Department to be aware of problems the U.S. auto parts industry faced in its attempts to sell to Japanese and other Asian vehicle manufacturers. The meetings also provided a venue to explore possible alternatives for addressing U.S.-Japan automotive issues as well as automotive-related issues with other Asian markets. The Committee's issues will now be addressed under ITAC-2.
Why close or partially close meetings?The Committee meetings were closed to the public because negotiating strategy was discussed, business confidential information was disclosed, USG officials briefed the Committee on U.S.-Japan automotive issues and the APEC Automotive Dialogue, and the Committee provided input for highly sensitive USG negotiating positions for the talks and consultations held with the Japanese and other Asian Governments.
Recommendation RemarksOn December 31, 2003, the APAC's authorizing legislation, the Fair Trade in Automotive Parts Act of 1998, Section 3804 of Public Law 105-261, expired. Former APAC members were invited to join the Automotive and Capital Goods Industry Trade Advisory Committee (ITAC-2).
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

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 MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherYesNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentDuring its existence, the APAC provided advice which assisted the Department in its automotive-related negotiations and dialogues with Japan and other Asian governments.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*0Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*No
Number Of Recommendations CommentUnable to determine.Access Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentUnable to determine.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentUnable to determine.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentNA
Agency Feedback CommentDuring its existence, the Department as well as other government agencies kept the Committee informed of automotive-related discussions or negotiations held with the Japanese government or other Asian governments. Pros and cons of recommendations were also discussed during APAC meetings.Narrative Description*The U.S. Automotive Parts Advisory Committee's authorizing legislation expired at the end of 2003. During its existence, the APAC provided advice and made recommendations to the Department of Commerce and other Administration officials on all issues related to the sales of U.S.-made auto parts in Japanese and other Asian markets, as well as helped to identify trade barriers in Japan and other Asian markets. Having the APAC's input and hearing their experiences enabled the Department to be aware of problems the U.S. auto parts industry faced in its attempts to sell to Japanese and other Asian vehicle manufacturers.
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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*$5,000.00Estimated 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$500.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$5,500.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.15Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-015419U.S. Automotive Parts Advisory Committee2003
 COM-017058U.S. Automotive Parts Advisory Committee2002
 COM-017352U.S. Automotive Parts Advisory Committee2001
 COM-019029U.S. Automotive Parts Advisory Committee2000
 COM-019301U.S. Automotive Parts Advisory Committee1999
 COM-020875U.S. Automotive Parts Advisory Committee1998
 COM-021182U.S. Automotive Parts Advisory Committee1997