Nominations Sought for Industry Trade Advisory Committees


Source: May 5, 2010 Federal Register Notice
Related Topics: Department of Commerce International Trade

Nominations Sought for Industry Trade Advisory Committees. The Department of Commerce is seeking nominations for membership on the DOC’s Industry Trade Advisory Committees. The ITACs provide detailed policy and technical advice, information and recommendations to DOC and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative regarding trade barriers, negotiation of trade agreements and implementation of existing trade agreements affecting industry sectors, as well as other advisory functions relevant to U.S. trade policy matters as may be requested. They address market-access problems, barriers to trade, tariff levels, discriminatory foreign procurement practices, and the information, marketing and advocacy needs of their industry sector.

There are currently opportunities for membership on each of the following ITACs.

  • ITAC 1 - Aerospace Equipment
  • ITAC 2 - Automotive Equipment and Capital Goods
  • ITAC 3 - Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Health/Science Products and Services
  • ITAC 4 - Consumer Goods
  • ITAC 5 - Distribution Services
  • ITAC 6 - Energy and Energy Services
  • ITAC 7 - Forest Products
  • ITAC 8 - Information and Communications Technologies, Services and Electronic Commerce
  • ITAC 9 - Nonferrous Metals and Building Materials
  • ITAC 10 - Services and Finance Industries
  • ITAC 11 - Small and Minority Business
  • ITAC 12 - Steel
  • ITAC 13 - Textiles and Clothing
  • ITAC 14 - Customs Matters and Trade Facilitation
  • ITAC 15 - Intellectual Property Rights
  • ITAC 16 - Standards and Technical Trade Barriers

Nominations will be accepted for current vacancies and those that occur throughout the remainder of the charter term, which expires Feb. 17, 2014. Nominees must be U.S. citizens, may not be full-time employees of a U.S. governmental entity, federally-registered lobbyists or registered foreign agents, and must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance. They must also represent either (a) a U.S. entity that is directly engaged in the import or export of goods or services or that provides services in direct support of the international trading activities of other entities, or (b) a U.S. organization that trades internationally, represents members who trade internationally or represents members who have a demonstrated interest in international trade.

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