(a) To provide information and advice on the effective integration of economic interests into overall foreign policy;
(b) To appraise the role and limits of international economic institutions; and
(c) To provide information and advice on the Department of State's role in advancing American commercial interests in a competitive global economy.The Committee will provide advice and assistance in the formulation of U.S. policy, positions, proposals and strategies for multilateral and bilateral negotiations, particularly where the State Department has the lead negotiating authority.
(a) The size of the Committee shall not be fixed, except that total membership will not exceed 60 members.
(b) The membership of the Committee will consist of representatives of American organizations and institutions having an interest in international economic policy, and may include: representatives of American business with significant international trade interests; representatives of American labor unions, public interest groups, and/or trade and professional associations, whose membership stands to be affected by international economic policy; legal or business consultants well-versed in such economic and trade aspects of foreign affairs; and academics representative of the various scholarly approaches to international economic policy.
(c) The Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Business Affairs shall invite the members to serve for a period of two years or less. Vacancies may be filled as they occur.
(d) The Bureau of Economic, Energy and Business Affairs, with assistance of the Office of the Legal Adviser of the Department of State, shall supply all staff and support functions for the Committee.
(e) The officers of the Committee shall consist of a Vice Chair, an Executive Secretary and such other positions as the Committee shall determine, and the Committee shall appoint these individuals at such times and for such periods as the Committee shall determine except that the Executive Secretary shall be that person designated in Article V hereof. The Executive Secretary shall be the Designated Federal Officer.
(f) The Committee may establish appropriate subcommittees or working groups to carry out assigned responsibilities. The Committee shall provide such guidance and direction as is necessary and appropriate to ensure the effective functioning of such subcommittees or working groups as established, and the provisions of the Charter shall apply mutatis mutandis to the extent that their operations fall under the requirements of the Act.
1. The Chair shall convene, preside at, and adjourn all meetings; also, acting upon the advice of the Executive Secretary, the Chair shall adjourn any such meetings. The Chair will participate in the development of the Committee's program.
2. The Vice Chair shall act as Chair in the absence of the Chair.
3. The Executive Secretary, who shall be the Assistant Secretary's designee, shall attend all meetings and shall advise the Chair to adjourn, or shall himself/herself adjourn any meeting. The Executive Secretary will prepare the minutes of each meeting, the accuracy of which the Chair shall certify, and which shall at a minimum contain: a record of the membership present; members of the public who participate in the meeting and the interest and affiliations they represent; a description of matters and material discussed and the conclusions, if any, reached, and the rationale for any recommendations made by members of the Committee. The Executive Secretary will also maintain copies of all reports the Committee receives, issues or approves.B. The Committee will meet at least once a year and at such other times and places as are required to fulfill the objectives of the Committee. Subcommittees and working groups will meet as appropriate for their assigned responsibilities.
Federal Staff $34,825.00
The members of the Committee shall serve without compensation.
VIII. ACCESS OF PUBLIC TO COMMITTEEA. Meetings of the Committee shall be announced in the Federal Register at least fifteen days prior to convening a meeting, setting forth the hour, date, and place of the meeting and the agenda of items to be discussed.