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Advisory Committees
Advisory Committees help ITA develop comprehensive trade policies that address systemic challenges faced by U.S. industry to expand exports and promote investment opportunities; identify and address sector-specific trade barriers; and jointly promote industry exports.

Federal Advisory Committees

Advisory committees have played an important role in shaping programs and policies of the federal government from the earliest days of the Republic. Since President George Washington sought the advice of such a committee during the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794, the contributions made by these groups have been impressive and diverse.

Through enactment of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 1972 (Public Law 92-463), the U.S. Congress formally recognized the merits of seeking the advice and assistance of our nation's citizens.

Federal Advisory Committees