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Industry Trade Advisory Center
The Industry Trade Advisory Committees are a public-private partnership that engage business leaders for formulating U.S. trade policy.

ITAC 10 Charter

1. Committee’s Official Desipation (Title).

The Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Services (IT AC I 0).

2. Authority, The lndust.JyT rade AdvisoryC ommitteeo n Services( the Committee)h as been

established by the Secretary of Commerce (the Secretary) and the United States Trade

Representative( the USTR)p ursuantt o the authorityo f section 13S(c)(2)o f the Trade Act of

1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. § 2155) (the Trade Act), as delegated by Executive Order I 1846,

as amended. In establishingt he Committee,t he Secretarya nd the USTR consultedw ith

interestedp rivateo rganizationsa nd took into accountt he factorss et forth in section 13S(c)(2)(B)

of the Trade Act. This Committee has been established in accordance with the provisions of the

Federal Advisory Committee Act (F ACA), as amended, S U.S.C. App.

3. Objectives and Scope or Activities. The Committee shall perfonn such functions and duties

and prepare such reports as may be required by section 13S of the Trade Act with respect to the

industry trade advisory committees. The Committee advises the Secretary and the USTR

concerning the trade matters referred to in section 13S(a)(l) of the Trade Act, and is consulted

regarding the matters referred to in section I 35(a)(2) of the Trade Act.

4. Description or Duties. The Committee functions solely as an advisory committee in accordance

with the provisions of the FACA. as amended, 5 U.S.C. App., with the exceptions set forth in the

Trade Act

In particular,t he Committeep rovidesd etailedp olicya nd technicala dvice, informationat nd

recommendationtso the Secretarya nd the USTRr egardingt rade barriers,n egotiationo f trade

agreements,a nd implementationo f existingt rade agreementsa ffectingi ts sectors;a nd performs

such other advisory functions relevant to U.S. trade policy as may be requested by the Secretary

and the USTR or their designees.

5. Agency or Official to Whom the Committee Reports. The Committee reports to the Secretary

and the USTR, or their designees, through the Under Secrewy of Commerce for International

Trade and the Assistant Secretary for Industry and Analysis (the Assistant Secretary), and the

AssistantU .S. Trade Representativef or IntergovernmentaAl ffairs and Public Engagemen(t the

AUSTR).

6. Support. Commerce and the Office of the USTR established the Industry Trade Advisory

Center to jointly administer the fifteen Industry Trade Advisory Committees (ITACs) and the

Committee of Chairs. The AUSTR and the Director of the Industry Trade Advisory Center

jointly manage the work of the ITACs on behalf of the Secretary, the USTR, and their designees.

The Assistant Secretary provides staff support and services for the Committee through the

Industry Trade Advisory Ccnler. Except as otherwise provided in this charter, Commerce is

responsible for filings and other applicable statutory requirements of the FACA.

7. Estimated Annual Operating Costs and StafTYears. The estimated annual operating cost of

the Committeei s $50,000.00,w hich includes0 .5 person-yearso f staff support. Memberso f the

Committee will not be compensated for their services or reimbursed for travel expenses.

8. Designated Federal Officer. The Assistant Secretary designates the Designated Federal Officer

(DFO) and Secondary DFO from among full-time and permanent part-time employees of the

InternationaTl rade Administration.T he DFO will approveo r call all of the Committee’sa nd

subcommittees’ meetings, prepare and approve in advance all agendas, attend all Committee and

subcommittee meetings, adjourn any meeting when the DFO determines adjoumment to be in the

public interest, and chair meetings when directed to do so by the official to whom the advisory

committeer eports. The OFO has the responsibilityf or ensuringt hat the meetingso f the

Committee,a ny subgroups,s ubcommitteesw, orkingg roups,o r task forcesa re conductedi n

accordancew ith the requirementso f the FACA and its implementingr egulations,t he TradeA ct,

and other applicable laws, regulations, and policies.

The DFO is assigned to work with the Committee members, the Director of the Industry Trade

Advisory Center, and other Government officials on the Committee’s work program and meeting

agendas, and to ensure that the substantive aspects of the Committee’s work are moving forward.

9. Estimated Number and Frequency of Meetings. The Committee meets al irregular intervals at

the cal I of the Secretary and the USTR, or their dcsignees. acting jointly.

10. Duration. Continuing.

11. Termination. Pursuant to section 13S(f)(2) of the Trade Act, this charter shall expire four years

from the date indicated below unless it is earlier revoked or extended by proper authority by

appropriate action.

12. Memben and Designations. The Committee consists of not more than SO members with

experience relevant lo the services industry sector. Members shall be appointed by the Secretary

and the USTRa nd shall be selectedo n a clear, standardizedb asis, in accordancew ith applicable

Commerceg uidance. The core criteria used in selectingm embersa re: representationo f a

sponsoringU .S. entity’s or U.S. 011anization’sa nd its subsector’s (if applicable)i nterestso n

trade matters, ability to carry out the objectives of the Committee as set forth in Section 3

{includingk nowledgea nd expertiseo f the industrya nd of trade mattersr elevantt o the work of

the Committee), and ensuring that the Committee is balanced in tenns of points of view,

geography,a nd entity or organizations ize. ln addition,t he Secretarya nd the Trade

Representativea rc committedt o achievingd iversityi n the membershipo f the Committeest o the

maximume xtentp racticablec onsistentw ith the need for balancedi ndustryr epresentationa nd

expertise. The Secretarya nd the Trade Representativem ay seek additionaln ominationsa s

necessaryt o ensure balancedr epresentationt,o meet a need for special representationo, r to

achieve diversity and demographic balance.

Members serve at the discretion of the Secretary and the USTR. The Secretary and the USTR

may, at their discretion,r eappointa n individualm emberu pon renewingt his charterp rovided

that the memberp rovest o work effectivelyi n the Committeea nd the representede ntity’s or

organization’s viewpoint is still needed.

The Committeec hair and vice chair or vice chairs, as appropriate,a rc elected fromt he

membership by the members for a period not to exceed the duration of this charter and may be

reelected for one or more additional periods should the charter of the Committee be renewed.

The membersw ill serve in a representativec apacityp resentingt he viewsa nd interestso fa U.S.

entity or U.S. organization and its subsector (if applicable) in the services industry sectors; they

are, therefore, not Special Government Employees.

The memberss hall not referenceo r otherwiseu tilizet heir membershipo n the Committeei n

connection with public statements made in their personal capacities without a disclaimer that the

views expressed are their own and do not represent the views of the Committee, the Department

of Commerce, or the Office of the USTR.

The Chair of the Committee may select one member (in exceptional instances, not more than two

members)t o serve as a non-votingr epresentativer, epresentingt he views and interestso f the

Committee, to each of the following ITACs: Customs Matters and Trade Facilitation,

Intellectual Property Rights, and Standards and Technical Trade Barriers. The selected

member(s) will serve for a period not to e.”ceed the duration of the ITAC charter and may be reselected

for one or more additional peri~ds should the charter be renewed.

13. Subcommittees. Commercea nd the Officeo f the USTRm ay establishs ubcommitteeso r

working groups as may be necessary, and consistent with the FACA and other applicable laws,

regulations,a nd policies. Such subcommitteeso r workingg roups may not work independently

of the charteredc ommitteea nd must reportt heir recommendationasn d advicet o the Committee

for full deliberationa nd discussion. Subcommitteeso r workingg roups have no authorityt o

make decisions on behalf of the Committee nor can they report directly to the Secretary, the

USTR. or their designees.

14. Recordkeeping. The records of the Committee, fonnally and infonnally established

subcommitteeso, r other subgroupso f the Committee,s hall be handledi n accordancew ith

General Records Schedule 6.2, or other approved agency records disposition schedule. Subject

to the Freedom oflnfonnation Act. S U.S.C. § 5S2, records presented to or prepared for or by the

Committee are available for public inspection. The Industry Trade Advisory Center at

Commerce will maintain all files required by the F ACA and other applicable laws, regulations,

and policies.

This Charter was filed 24 February, 2022