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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameIndustry Sector Advisory Committee on Aerospace Equipment for Trade Policy Matters (ISAC 1)Agency NameDepartment of Commerce
Fiscal Year2004Committee Number336
Original Establishment Date1/3/1975Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date6/16/2004Committee URLhttp://www.ita.doc.gov/icp
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*14
Current Charter Date3/17/2004Designated Fed Officer Position Title*International Trade Specialist, Aerospace Policy and Analysis Division
Date Of Renewal Charter3/18/2004Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date6/16/2004Designated Federal Officer First Name*Vicki
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Harrison
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*19 U.S.C. 2155Designated Federal Officer Phone*202-482-6235
Effective Date Of Authority*1/3/1975Designated Federal Officer Fax*202-482-3383
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*vicki_harrison@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 Committee members provide information to U.S. government officials and trade negotiators on a variety of trade policy matters. These may include issues that are oriented specifically to the aerospace industry (such as the status of a proposal to eliminate tariffs on imports civil aircraft and parts into Russia) or issues that cut across a number of industry sectors (such as the objectives of the agenda for the September 2003 WTO Ministerial in Cancun). The members provide recommendations to the U.S. negotiators from various agencies, including the Department of Commerce, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Export-Import Bank, Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Defense and the Department of State. During their meetings, the members comment and advise on trade policy strategies to forward U.S. economic and commercial interests. As appropriate, they write consensual advice to support and strengthen the U.S. position in multilateral and bilateral fora. The Committee is a unique structure that allows the industry and its experts to reach a compromise on trade issues and help formulate the U.S. trade policy.
How is membership balanced?*Members represent various segments of the U.S. aerospace industry, including manufacturers of (a) large commercial transport aircraft, (b) regional and business aircraft, (c) aircraft engines, (d) helicopters, (e) satellites, (f) commercial space launch vehicles, (g) aircraft components, (h) air traffic control systems, and (i) avionics. In addition, to achieve a fair balance of representation, close attention is given to the selection of candidates with geographical and gender diversities. Finally, the Committee includes representation by small and medium size enterprises as well as large companies.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Committee meets approximately four times a year. The actual number of meetings is dictated by the USG officials' need for private sector advice. Meetings are held as is necessary to formulate trade policy on current issues. Meetings are relevant to the specific issues and trade policies being considered by the Government. The advice the Government receives from the private sector through this Committee is an on-going process that contributes to the development and strengthening of the US positions in international trade negotiations.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Committee structure ensures a unique source of information to the Government. All members have security clearances and through a continuous, interactive dialogue with Government officials are made aware of Government trade policy at a level not otherwise available to the private sector. Since this Committee remains current in the broad spectrum of trade policy rather than a single facet--as would be the case in the absence of the advisory committee structure--the input of the private sector is acute and yet, perceptive. 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 Consultations Program was 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 ISACs 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. ISAC meetings routinely involve these kinds of discussions. The United States Trade Representative (USTR) seriously reviews and evaluates each meeting agenda. USTR issues a Notice of Determination when it determines that it is necessary to exempt a meeting from FACA requirements and allow for closure.
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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 RegulationsNo
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 CommentIssued changes to text of trade agreements.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentEffective in formulating the trade policy objectives of the United States.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*40Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentNo measureable calculation. The ISAC 1 presented their respective members views on priority issues on multilateral, bilateral, and regional trade negotiations. Their advice and recommendations are mostly rendered orally during meetings while U.S. Government officials are present. During this fiscal year the ISAC members, presented advice and recommendations on priority issues on the various free trade agreements.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentUnknownAccess GSA FACA WebsiteNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented*80.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNo measureable calculation as section 135 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, does not bind the USTR and Secretary of Commerce to the advice submitted by the Committee members.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentNA
Agency Feedback CommentFeedback is primarily rendered orally during meetings while U.S. government officials and trade negotiators are present. Formal written advice addressed to the Secretary of Commerce (and/or jointly to the USTR), or their designees, is reviewed by the Secretary's policy staff and tasked to appropriate ITA unit to prepare a draft response. Commerce's internal procedures require that all responses for Secretarial signature (and/or joint signature with USTR) go through a concurrence process which ensures that the appropriate level Commerce officials are seeing the advice and have a chance for comment. All formal responses must be cleared by the Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade prior to Secretary's signature, which ensures that the committee's advice is weighed and considered.Narrative Description*The Committee advises the Secretary and the USTR concerning the trade matters referred to in Sections 101, 102, and 124 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended; with respect to the operation of any trade agreement once entered into; and with respect to other matters arising in connection with the development, implementation, and administration of the trade policy of the United States including those matters referred to in Reorganization Plan Number 3 of 1979 and Executive Order 12188, and the priorities for actions thereunder. In particular, the Committee provides detailed policy and technical advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary and the USTR regarding trade barriers and implementation of trade agreements negotiated under Sections 101 or 102 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, and Sections 1102 and 1103 of the 1988 Trade Act, which affect the products of its sector; 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*$30,000.00Estimated 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$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$30,000.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.30Est. 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-015397Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Aerospace Equipment for Trade Policy Matters (ISAC 1)2003
 COM-017100Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Aerospace Equipment for Trade Policy Matters (ISAC 1)2002
 COM-017306Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Aerospace Equipment for Trade Policy Matters (ISAC 1)2001
 COM-019003Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Aerospace Equipment for Trade Policy Matters (ISAC 1)2000
 COM-019187Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Aerospace Equipment for Trade Policy Matters (ISAC 1)1999
 COM-020958Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Aerospace Equipment for Trade Policy Matters (ISAC 1)1998
 COM-021181Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Aerospace Equipment for Trade Policy Matters (ISAC 1)1997