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CHAPTER XI-OFFICE OF THE SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR TRADE NEGOTIATIONS

Part
1101 Creation, organization, and functions.
1102 Establishment and operation of committees.
1111 Regulations of Trade Information Committee.

PART 1101-CREATION, ORGANIZA

TION, AND FUNCTIONS Sec. 1101.0 Scope and purpose. 1101.1 Creation and location, 1101.2 Organization. 1101.3 Functions.

AUTHORITY: The provisions of this part 1101 issued under sec. 401, 76 Stat. 902; 19 U.S.C. 1802. E.O. 11075, as amended (Part 1 of this title).

SOURCE: The provisions of this Part 1101 contained in Directive No. 1, 28 F.R. 3974, Apr. 23, 1963, unless otherwise noted. Redesignated at 33 F.R. 20037, Dec. 31, 1968. f 1101.0 Scope and purpose.

This chapter sets out the basic terms of reference of the Office of the Special Representative for Trade Negotiations and the procedures whereby it carries out its general responsibilities under the trade agreements program. One of the primary purposes of this chapter is to inform the public of the unit in the Office known as the Trade Information Committee, the function of which is to afford an opportunity to interested parties to present oral and written statements concerning the trade agreements program and related matters. $ 1101.1 Creation and location.

(a) The Office of the Special Representative for Trade Negotiations is established as an agency in the Executive Office of the President by $ 1.2 of this title.

(b) The Office of the Special Repre

sentative for Trade Negotiations is located at 1800 G Street NW., Washington, D.C., 20506. [Directive No. 1, 28 F.R. 3974, Apr. 23, 1963, as amended by Amdt. 2, 30 F.R. 7754, June 16, 1965) $ 1101.2 Organization.

(a) The Ofice of the Special Representative for Trade Negotiations is headed by the Special Representative for Trade Negotiations provided for in section 241 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (76 Stat. 878; 19 U.S.C. 1871), who is directly responsible to the President. In addition, the Office consists of two Deputy Special Representatives for Trade Negotiations provided for in § 1.2 of this title, and a professional staff.

(b) Established by, and under the direction and control of, the Special Representative for Trade Negotiations are three interagency committees, the Trade Executive Committee, the Trade Staff Committee, and the Trade Information Committee, provided for in Part 1102 of this chapter. (Direction No. 1, 28 F.R. 3974, Apr. 23, 1963, as amended by Amdt. 1, 30 F.R. 648, Jan. 20, 1965] $ 1101.3 Functions.

(a) The Special Representative for Trade Negotiations (1) advises and assists the President in the administration of, and facilitates the carrying out of, the trade agreements program, and (2) advises the President with respect to

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nontariff barriers to international trade, (3) Supervise and direct the activities international commodity agreements, of the Trade Staff Committee and the and other matters which are related to Trade Information Committee, estabthe trade agreements program, as pro

lished by $$ 1102.2 and 1102.3, respecvided in § 1.3 of this title.

tively; and (b) The Special Representative for

(4) Perform such other functions as Trade Negotiations is Chairman of the the Special Representative for Trade Trade Expansion Act Advisory Com Negotiations may from time to time mittee established by $ 1.4 of this title. determine.

$ 1102.2 Trade Staff Committee. PART 1102-ESTABLISHMENT AND

(a) There is hereby established the OPERATION OF COMMITTEES

Trade Staff Committee, which shall conSec.

sist of a chairman designated from his 1102.1 Trade Executive Committee.

Office by the Special Representative for 1102.2 Trade Staff Committee.

Trade Negotiations and of officials desig1102.3 Trade Information Committee.

nated from their respective agencies by 1102.4 Participation by other agencies.

the Secretaries of Agriculture, com: 1102.5 Transfers.

merce, Defense, Interior, Labor, State, AUTHORITY: The provisions of this part

and Treasury, and by the Chairman of 1102 issued under sec. 401, 76 Stat. 902; 19

the Tariff Commission. The Special U.S.C. 1802. $$ 1102.1 to 1102.4 also issued un

Representative for Trade Negotiations, der secs. 9 and 11 of E.O. 11075, as amended

each Secretary, and the Chairman of the ($ $ 1.9 and 1.11 of this title), unless otherwise noted.

Tariff Commission may designate from

his respective agency an oficial to serve SOURCE: The provisions of this Part 1102

as a member of the Trade Staff Commitcontained in Directive No. 1, 28 F.R. 3974,

tee in lieu of the regular member when Apr. 23, 1963. Redesignated at 33 F.R. 20037, Dec. 31, 1968.

the latter is unable to attend any meeting

of the Committee. The official from the $ 1102.1 Trade Executive Committee.

Tariff Commission will be a nonvoting (a) There is hereby established the member of the Trade Staff Committee, Trade Executive Committee, which shall and will not participate in the discussion consist of the Deputy Special Represent of any policy matter or in the consideraative for Trade Negotiations, as chair tion of any report submitted by the Tarif man, and of officials, who are each in Commission. status not below that of an assistant (b) The Trade Staff Committee shallSecretary, designated from their respec (1) Obtain information and advice tive agencies by the Secretaries of Agri from agencies and other sources conculture, Commerce, Defense, Interior, cerning any proposed trade agreement, Labor, State, and Treasury. The Spe and furnish summaries of such informacial Representative for Trade Negotia tion and advice, together with recomtions and each Secretary may designate mendations of action with respect there. from his respective agency an official, to, to the Trade Executive Committee; who is in status not below that of a (Sec. 222, 76 Stat. 875; 19 U.S.C. 1842) Deputy Assistant Secretary, to serve as

(2) Review summaries of information a member of the Trade Executive Com

concerning any proposed trade agreemittee in lieu of the regular member

ment furnished by the Trade Informa. when the latter is unable to attend any

tion Committee, and transmit such summeeting of the Committee.

maries, together with recommendations (b) The Trade Executive Committee

of action with respect thereto, to the shall

Trade Executive Committee; (1) Plan, direct, and coordinate inter

(3) Review summaries of information agency activities concerning the trade

concerning foreign import restrictions agreements program and related matters; furnished by the Trade Information

(2) Recommend policies and actions, Committee, and transmit recommendaand transmit appropriate materials, to tions of action with respect thereto, the Special Representative for Trade through the Trade Executive Committee Negotiations concerning the trade agree to the Trade Expansion Act Advisory ments program and related matters, or, Committee established by $ 1.4 of this when appropriate, approve such policies title; and actions;

(4) Review reports concerning tarif

adjustment submitted by the Tariff Com any interested party to present an oral mission, and transmit such reports, to or written statement concerning foreign gether with recommendations of action import restrictions, and furnish sumwith respect thereto, through the Trade maries of such hearings and other perExecutive Committee to the Trade Ex tinent information so received to the pansion Act Advisory Committee;

Trade Staff Committee and the Trade (5) Review all materials required by Expansion Act Advisory Committee; $ 1.5 of this title to be furnished by the (Sec. 252(d), 76 Stat. 880; 19 U.S.C. 1882(d)) Tariff Commission to the President through the Special Representative for

(3) Provide an opportunity, by such

means as it deems appropriate, for any Trade Negotiations, and transmit such materials, together with recommenda

interested party to present an oral or tions of action with respect thereto, to

written statement concerning any other the Trade Executive Committee, except

aspect of the trade agreements program

and related matters, and furnish sumas provided in subparagraph (4) of this paragraph;

maries of pertinent information so ra. (6) Recommend policies and actions

ceived to the Trade Staff Committee; to the Trade Executive Committee con

(4) Issue regulations governing the cerning the trade agreements program

conduct of its public hearings and the and related matters, or, when appropri

performance of such of its other func

tions as it deems necessary; and ate, approve such policies and actions; (7) Keep regularly informed of the

(Sec8. 223, 252(d), 76 Stat. 875, 880; 19 U.S.C.

1843, 1882(d)) operation and effect of the trade agreements program and related matters; and (5) Perform such other functions as

(8) Perform such other functions as the Trade Executive Committee may the Trade Executive Committee may from time to time determine. from time to time determine.

$ 1102.4 Participation by other agencies. § 1102.3 Trade Information Committee.

Each committee established by this (a) There is hereby established the part may invite the participation in its Trade Information Committee which activities of any other agency not regushall consist of a chairman designated larly represented thereon, when matters from his Office by the Special Repre of interest to such agency are under sentative for Trade Negotiations, and of consideration, officials designated from their respective

§ 1102.5 Transfers. agencies by the Secretaries of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Interior, Labor, The business pending as of the date State, and Treasury. The Special Rep of the abolition, and the records and resentative for Trade Negotiations and property, of the Trade Policy Commiteach Secretary may designate from his tee, the Interdepartmental Committee on respective agency an official to serve as Trade Agreements, and the Committee & member of the Trade Information for Reciprocity Information are hereby Committee in lieu of the regular mem transferred to the Trade Expansion Act ber when the latter is unable to attend Advisory Committee, the Trade Staff any meeting of the Committee.

Committee, and the Trade Information (b) The Trade Information Commit Committee, respectively. tee shall

( $ 1.13 of this title) (1) Provide an opportunity, by the holding of public hearings and by such PART 1111-REGULATIONS OF TRADE other means as it deems appropriate, for

INFORMATION COMMITTEE any interested party to present an oral or written statement concerning any

Sec.

1111.1 Office, mailing address, telephone proposed trade agreement, and furnish

number, and hours. summaries of such hearings and other 1111.2 Notice of public hearings. pertinent information so received to the 1111.3 Requests for public hearings under Trade Staff Committee;

section 252(d).

1111.4 Submission of written briefs. (Sec. 223, 76 Stat. 875; 19 U.S.C. 1848)

1111.5 Presentation of oral testimony at (2) Provide an opportunity, by the

public hearings.

1111.6 Presentation of oral testimony at inholding of public hearings, upon request

formal conferences. by any interested party, and by such 1111.7 Information open to public inspecother means as it deems appropriate, for

tion.

Sec. 1111.8 Information exempt from public in

spection. 1111.9 Information available to United

States Government agencies. Appendix A—Notice of public hearing relating to articles to be considered for trade agreement negotiation.

Appendix B-Notice of opening dates of public hearings and final dates for filing briefs relating to articles listed in schedules 3 through 8 of the Tariff Schedules of the United States to be considered for trade agreement negotiation.

Appendix Supplemental notice of articles to be considered for trade agreement concessions.

AUTHORITY: The provisions of this part 1111 issued under sec. 1102.3(b) of this chapter. Secs. 1111.2 to 1111.6 also issued under secs. 223, 252(d), 76 Stat. 875, 880; 19 U.S.C. 1843, 1882(d).

SOURCE: The provisions of this Part 1111 appear at 28 F.R. 7947, Aug. 3, 1963, unless otherwise noted. Redesignated at 33 F.R. 20037, Dec. 31, 1968. § 1111.1 Office, mailing address, tele

phone number, and hours. (a) The office of the Trade Information Committee (hereinafter referred to as the Committee) is at 1800 G Street NW., Washington, D.C., 20506.

(b) All communications to the Committee should be addressed to the "Executive Secretary, Trade Information Committee, Office of the Special Representative for Trade Negotiations, 1800 G Street NW., Washington, D.C., 20506".

(c) The telephone number of the office of the Committee is area code 202, 382-1911.

(d) The regular hours of the ofice of the Committee are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on each business day, Monday through Friday. [TIC Regs., Amdt. 2, 30 F.R. 7754, June 16, 1965) f 1111.2 Notice of public hearings.

The Committee shall publish in the FEDERAL REGISTER a notice of a proposed public hearing, the subject matter of the proposed public hearing, the period during which written briefs may be submitted, the period during which requests may be submitted to present oral testimony, and the time and place of the proposed public hearing, in the following instances

(a) Upon publication of a list of articles by the President under section 221(a) of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (hereinafter referred to as the Act),

as a result of which public hearings are required to be held by section 223 of the Act with respect to any matter relevant to a proposed trade agreement,

(b) Upon the granting by the Committee of a request, made by an interested party in accordance with § 1111.3, for a public hearing under section 252(d) of the Act with respect to a foreign import restriction,

(c) Upon request by the Trade Executive Committee, or

(d) Upon the Committee's OWD motion. f 1111.3 Requests for public hearings

under section 252(d). (a) A request by an interested party for a public hearing under section 252(d) of the Act may be submitted in writing at any time. Such request will be granted only if it identifies with particularity the foreign import restriction complained of, states the reasons why the restriction is believed to be of the kind covered by section 252 of the Act, and describes concisely the effect of the restriction upon United States exports.

(b) A request for a public hearing under section 252(d) of the Act shall be submitted in not less than fifteen (15) copies, which shall be legibly typed, printed, or duplicated, and of which at least one copy shall be made under oath or affirmation.

(c) After receipt and consideration of a request for a public hearing under section 252(d) of the Act, the Committee will notify the applicant whether the request is granted, and if so, will take action under § 1111.2, and if not, will give the reasons for the denial. § 1111.4 Submission of written briefs.

(a) Participation by an interested party in a public hearing announced under $ 1111.2 shall require the submission of a written brief before the close of the period announced in the public notice for its submission. Such brief may be, but need not be, supplemented by the presentation of oral testimony in accordance with § 1111.5

(b) A written brief by an interested party concerning any aspect of the trade agreements program any related matter not subject to paragraph (a) of this section and submitted pursuant to a public notice shall be submitted before the close of the period announced in the public notice for its submission.

(c) A written brief by an interested

or

party concerning any aspect of the trade Committee will notify the applicant agreements program or any related whether the request is granted, and it matter not subject to paragraph (a) or so, the time and place for his appearparagraph (b) of this section may be ance and the amount of time allotted for submitted at any time.

his oral testimony, and if not, the reasons: (d) A written brief shall state clearly for the denial. the position taken and shall describe with (c) At an informal conference the inparticularity the evidence supporting terested party may briefly summarize such position. It shall be submitted in and should supplement the information not less than twenty (20) copies which contained in the written brief, and should shall be legibly typed, printed, or dupli be prepared to answer questions relating cated, and of which at least one copy to such information. shall be made under oath or afirmation. (d) A stenographic record shall be [28 F.R. 7947, Aug. 3, 1963, as amended by made of every informal conference. Amdt. 1, 30 F.R. 648, Jan. 20, 1965)

(e) A request to present oral testi$ 1111.5 Presentation of oral testimony

mony to the Committee at an informal at public hearings.

conference will not be granted if the

Committee determines that the subject (a) A request by an interested party to

matter of the proposed oral testimony present oral testimony at a public hear

comes within the subject matter of a ing shall be submitted in writing before

contemporaneous public hearing as anthe close of the period announced in the

nounced by a public notice. public notice for its submission, and shall state briefly the interest of the

§ 1111.7 Information open to public inapplicant and the position to be taken

spection. by the applicant. Such request will be With the exception of information covgranted only if a written brief has been

ered by § 1111.8, an interested party may, prepared and submitted in accordance

upon request to the Executive Secretary, with $ 1111.4.

inspect at the office of the Committee (b) After receipt and consideration of

(a) Any written request, brief, or sima request to present oral testimony at

ilar submission of information, a public hearing, the Committee will

(b) Any stenographic record of a pubnotify the applicant whether the request lic hearing or an informal conference, is granted, and if so, the time and place and for his appearance and the amount of

(c) Other public written information time allotted for his oral testimony, and concerning the trade agreements proif not, the reasons for the denial.

gram and related matters. (c) Oral testimony presented at a

[28 F.R. 7947, Aug. 3, 1963, as amended, 28 public hearing shall be made under oath

F.R. 8211, Aug. 9, 1963) or afirmation. The interested party may briefly summarize and should sup

f 1111.8 Information exempt from pubplement the information contained in

lic inspection. the written brief, and should be prepared (a) The Committee shall exempt from to answer questions relating to such in public inspection business information formation.

submitted by an interested party if the (d) A stenographic record shall be Committee determines that such informade of every public hearing.

mation concerns or relates to the trade § 1111.6 Presentation of oral testimony

secrets, processes, operations, style of at informal conferences.

work, or apparatus, or to the identity,

confidential statistical data, amount or (a) A request by an interested party

source of any income, profits, losses, or to present oral testimony to the Commit expenditures of any person, firm, parttee concerning any aspect of the trade

nership, corporation, or association, the agreements program or any related mat

disclosure of which is not authorized by ter at an informal conference may be

law or by the interested party furnishsubmitted in writing at any time. Such

ing such information. request will be granted only if it is ac (b) A party requesting that the Comcompanied by a written brief prepared in mittee exempt from public inspection accordance with § 1111.4(d).

business information submitted in writ(b) After receipt and consideration of ing shall clearly mark each page "For a request to present oral testimony to the Oficial Use Only” at the top. A party Committee at an informal conference, the requesting that the Committee exempt

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