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of, and facilitates the carrying out of, the trade agreements program, and (2) advises the President with respect to nontariff barriers to international trade, international commodity agreements, and other matters which are related to the trade agreements program, as provided in section 3 of Executive Order 11075, as amended (Appendix A).

(b) The Special Representative for Trade Negotiations is Chairman of the Trade Expansion Act Advisory Committee established by section 4 of Executive Order 11075, as amended (Appendix A).

PART 2002-OPERATION OF

COMMITTEES Sec. 2002.1 Trade Executive Committee. 2002.2 Trade Staff Committee. 2002.3 Trade Information Committee. 2002.4 Participation by other agencies.

AUTHORITY: The provisions of the Part 2002 issued under sec. 401, 76 Stat. 902; 19 U.S.C. 1802; secs. 9 and 11 of E.O. 11075, as amended (Appendix A), unless otherwise noted.

SOURCE: The provisions of this part 2002 appear at 36 F.R. 23620, Dec. 11, 1971, unless otherwise noted. $ 2002.1 Trade Executive Committee.

(a) The Trade Executive Committee consists of the Deputy Special Representative for Trade Negotiations, as chairman, and of officials designated from their respective agencies by the Secretaries of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Interior, Labor, State, and Treasury, who are each in status not below that of an Assistant Secretary. The Special Representative for Trade Negotiations and each Secretary may designate from his respective agency an official, who is in status not below that of a Deputy Assistant Secretary, to serve as a member of the Committee in the event the regular member is unable to attend any meeting of the Committee.

(b) The Trade Executive Committee

(1) Coordinates interagency activities concerning the trade agreements program and related matters;

(2) Recommends policies and actions, and transmits appropriate materials, to the Special Representative for Trade Negotiations concerning the trade agreements program and related matters, or, when appropriate, approves such policies and actions; and

(3) Performs such other functions as the Special Representative for Trade Negotiations may from time to time determine, $ 2002.2 Trade Staff Committee.

(a) The Trade Staff Committee consists of a chairman designated by the Special Representative for Trade Negotiations from his Ofice, and of officials designated from their respective agencies by the Secretaries of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Interior, Labor, State, and Treasury, and by the Chairman of the Tariff Commission. The Special Representative for Trade Negotiations, each Secretary, and the Chairman of the Tariff Commission may designate from his respective agency an official to serve as a member of the Committee in the event the regular member is unable to attend any meeting of the Committee. The oficial from the Tariff Commission will be a nonvoting member of the Committee and will not participate in the discussion of any policy matter or in the consideration of any report submitted by the Tariff Commission.

(b) The Trade Staff Committee

(1) Obtains information and advice from agencies and other sources concerning any proposed trade agreement, and furnishes summaries of such information and advice, together with recommendations of action, to the Trade Executive Committee;

(2) Reviews summaries of information concerning any proposed trade agreement furnished by the Trade Information Committee, and transmits such summaries, together with recommendations of action, to the Trade Executive Committee;

(3) Reviews summaries of information concerning foreign import restrictions furnished by the Trade Information Committee, and transmits recommendations of action, through the Trade Executive Committee to the Trade Expansion Act Advisory Committee;

(4) Reviews reports concerning tariff adjustment submitted by the Tariff Commission, and transmits such reports, together with recommendations of action, through the Trade Executive Committee to the Trade Expansion Act Advisory Committee;

(5) Reviews all materials required by section 5 of Executive Order 11075, as amended (Appendix A) to be furnished aspect of the trade agreements program and related matters, and furnishes summaries of pertinent information so received to the Trade Staff Committee;

(4) Issues regulations governing the conduct of its public hearings and the performance of such of its other functions as it deems necessary; and

(5) Performs such other functions as the Special Representative for Trade Negotiations may from time to time determine. $ 2002.4 Participation by other agen

cies. Each committee may invite the participation in its activities of any other agency when matters of interest to such agency are under consideration.

by the Tariff Commission to the President through the Special Representative for Trade Negotiations, and transmits such materials, together with recommendations of action, to the Trade Executive Committee, except as provided in subparagraph (4) of this paragraph;

(6) Recommends policies and actions to the Trade Executive Committee concerning the trade agreements program and related matters, or, when appropriate, approves such policies and actions;

(7) Keeps regularly informed of the operation and effect of the trade agreements program and related matters; and

(8) Performs such other functions as the Special Representative for Trade Negotiations may from time to time determine. 8 2002.3 Trade Information Committee.

(a) The Trade Information Committee consists of a chairman designated by the Special Representative for Trade Negotiations from his Office, and of officials designated from their respective agencies by the Secretaries of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Interior, Labor, State, and Treasury. The Special Representative for Trade Negotiations and each Secretary may designate from his respective agency an official to serve as a member of the Committee in the event the regular member is unable to attend any meeting of the Committee.

(b) The Trade Information Committee

(1) Provides an opportunity, by the holding of public hearings and by such other means as it deems appropriate, for any interested party to present an oral or written statement concerning any proposed trade agreement, and furnishes summaries of such hearings and other pertinent information so received to the Trade Staff Committee;

(2) Provides an opportunity, by the holding of public hearings, upon request by an interested party, and by such other means as it deems appropriate, for any interested party to present an oral or written statement concerning foreign import restrictions, and furnishes summaries of such hearings and other pertinent information so received to the Trade Staff Committee;

(3) Provides an opportunity, by such means as it deems appropriate, for any interested party to present an oral or written statement concerning any other

PART 2003-REGULATIONS OF TRADE INFORMATION COMMITTEE Sec. 2003.1 Office, mailing address, telephone

number, and hours. 2003.2 Notice of public hearings. 2003.3 Requests for public hearings under

section 252(d). 2003.4 Submission of written briefs. 2003.5 Presentation of oral testimony at

public hearings. 2003.6 Presentation of oral testimony at

informal conferences. 2003.7 Information open to public inspec

tion. 2003.8 Information exempt from public

inspection. 2003.9 Information available to U.S. Gov

ernment agencies. Appendix A.

AUTHORITY: The provisions of this part 2003 issued under $ 2002.3(b) of this chapter; secs. 223, 252(d), 76 Stat. 875, 880; 19 U.S.C. 1843, 1882(d).

SOURCE: The provisions of this part 2003 appear at 36 F.R. 23621, Dec. 11, 1971, unless otherwise noted. $ 2003.1 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, DC 20506.

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

(c) The telephone number of the office of the Committee is area code 202, 395– 3434.

(d) The regular hours of the office of the Committee are from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on each business day, Monday through Friday. & 2003.2 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 $ 2003.3 for a public hearing under section 252(d) of the Act with respect to a foreign import restriction, or

(c) Upon instructions of the Special Representative for Trade Negotiations. $ 2003.3 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 U.S. commerce.

(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.

(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 $ 2003.2, and if not, will give the reasons for the denial.

$ 2003.4 Submission of written briefs.

(a) Participation by an interested party in a public hearing announced under $ 2003.2 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 $ 2003.5.

(b) A written brief by an interested party concerning any aspect of the trade agreements program or 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 party concerning any aspect of the trade agreements program or any related matter not subject to paragraph (a) or paragraph (b) of this section may be submitted at any time.

(d) A written brief shall state clearly the position taken and shall describe with particularity the evidence supporting such position. It shall be submitted in not less than twenty (20) copies which shall be legibly typed, printed, or duplicated.

(e) In order to assure each party equal opportunity to contest the information provided by other interested parties, the Committee will entertain rebuttal briefs filed by any party within 1 week after the close of hearings on a particular schedule. Rebuttal briefs shall conform, in form and number, to the provisions of paragraph (d) of this section. Rebuttal briefs should be strictly limited to demonstrating errors of fact or analysis not pointed out in the briefs or hearing and should be as concise as possible. & 2003.5 Presentation of oral testimony

at public hearings. (a) A request by an interested party to present oral testimony at a public hearing shall be submitted in writing before the close of the period announced in the public notice for its submission, and shall state briefly the interest of the applicant and the position to be taken by the applicant. Such request will be granted only if a written brief has been prepared and submitted in accordance with $ 2003.4.

(b) After receipt and consideration of a request to present oral testimony at a public hearing, the Committee will notify the applicant whether the request is granted, and if so, the time and place for his appearance and the amount of time alloted for his oral testimony, and if not, the reasons for the denial.

(c) The interested party may briefly summarize and should supplement the information contained in the written brief, and should be prepared to answer questions relating to such information.

(d) A stenographic record shall be made of every public hearing. & 2003.6 Presentation of oral testimony

at informal conferences. (a) A request by an interested party to present oral testimony to the Committee concerning any aspect of the trade agreements program or any related matter at an informal conference may be submitted in writing at any time.

(b) After receipt and consideration of a request to present oral testimony to the Committee at an informal conference, the Committee will notify the applicant whether the request is granted, and if so, the time and place for his appearance and the amount of time alloted for his oral testimony, and if not, the reasons for the denial.

(c) At an informal conference the interested party may briefly summarize and should supplement the information contained in the written brief, if any, and should be prepared to answer questions relating to such information.

(d) A request to present oral testimony to the Committee at an informal conference will not be granted if the Committee determines that the subject matter of the proposed oral testimony comes within the subject matter of a contemporaneous public hearing as announced by a public notice. $ 2003.7 Information open to public

inspection. With the exception of information covered by $ 2003.8, an interested party may, upon request, inspect at the office of the Committee

(a) Any written request, brief, or similar submission of information.

(b) Any stenographic record of a public hearing,

(c) Other public written information concerning the trade agreements program and related matters. $ 2003.8 Information exempt from pub

lic inspection. (a) The Committee shall exempt from public inspection business information submitted by an interested party if the Committee determines that such information concerns or relates to the trade secrets, processes, operations, style or work, or apparatus, or the identity, confidential statistical data, amount or source of any income, profits, losses, or expenditures of any person, firm, partnership, corporation, or association, the disclosure of which is not authorized by law or by the interested party furnishing such information.

(b) A party requesting that the Committee exempt from public inspection business information submitted in writing shall clearly mark each page "For Official Use Only" at the top. A party may request that the Committee exempt from public inspection business information submitted orally at an informal conference.

(c) The Committee may deny a request that it exempt from public inspection any particular business information if it determines that such information is not entitled to exemption. In the event of such denial, the party submitting the particular business information will be notified of the reasons for the denial and will be permitted to withdraw his submission. $ 2003.9 Information available to U.S.

Government agencies. All information received by the Committee shall be available to the agencies of the U.S. Government represented on the Committee.

APPENDIX A

ADMINISTRATION OF THE TRADE AGREEMENTS

PROGRAM

Text of Executive Order No. 11075 of January 15, 1963 (28 F.R. 473), as amended by Executive Order No. 11106 of April 18, 1963 (28 F.R. 3911), and Executive Order No. 11113 of June 13, 1963 (28 F.R. 6183).

By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (Public Law 87-794, approved October 11, 1962; 76 Stat. 872), and by section 301 of title 3 of the United States Code, and as President of the United States, it is ordered as follows:

SECTION 1. Definitions. (a) As used in this order the term “the Act" means the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (Public Law 87-794), approved October 11, 1962), exclusive, however, of chapters 2, 3, and 5 of title III thereof.

(b) As used in this order the term "the trade agreements program" includes all activities consisting of, or related to, the negotiation or administration of trade agreements (other than treaties), concluded pursuant to the authority vested in the President by the Constitution, section 350 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, or the Act.

SEC. 2. Office of Special Representative. (a) There is hereby established in the Executive Office of the President an agency which shall be known as the Office of the Special Representative for Trade Negotiations.

(b) There shall be at the head of the said Office the Special Representative for Trade Negotiations provided for in section 241 of the Act (hereinafter referred to as the Special Representative), who shall be directly responsible to the President.

(c) There shall be in the said Office two officers, each of whom shall have the title “Deputy Special Representative for Trade Negotiations”, with the rank of Ambassador. The principal functions of each shall be to conduct negotiations under title II of the Act, and each shall perform such additional duties as the Special Representative may direct.

SEC. 3. Functions of Special Representative. (a) The Special Representative shall have the functions conferred upon him by the Act, the functions delegated or otherwise assigned to him by the provisions of this order, and such other functions as the President may from time to time direct.

(b) The Special Representative shall advise and assist the President in the administration of, and facilitate the carrying out of, the trade agreements program. In addition, the Special Representative shall advise the President with respect to nontariff barriers to international trade, international commodity agreements, and other matters which are related to the trade agreements program.

(c) As he may deem to be necessary for the proper administration and execution of the trade agreements program and of this order, the Special Representative (1) shall draw upon the resources of Federal agencies, and of bodies established by or under the provisions of this order, in connection with the performance of his functions, and (2) except as may be otherwise provided by this order or by law, may assign to the head of any such agency or body the performance of duties incidental to the administration of the trade agreements program.

(d) In connection with the performance of his functions, the Special Representative shall, as appropriate and practicable, consult with Federal agencies.

(e) The Special Representative shall from time to time furnish the President lists of articles proposed for publication and transmittal to the Tariff Commission by the President under the provisions of section 221(a) of the act.

(1) The functions conferred upon the President by section 222 of the Act are hereby delegated to the Special Representative.

(g) The functions conferred upon the President by the first sentence of section 223 of the Act are hereby delegated to the Special Representative. The Special Representative is hereby designated to perform the functions prescribed by the second sentence of that section.

(h) After the President has entered into a trade agreement which provides for any new tariff concession, the Special Representative shall submit to the President, for transmission by him to each House of Congress, copies of such trade agreement, together with a draft of the statement relating thereto provided for in section 226 of the Act. In addition, the Special Representative shall transmit to each House of Congress copies of agreements supplementary to trade agreements which do not provide for any new tariff concession, and of such other documents relating to the trade agreements program as he considers appropriate, together with a brief statement describing each such supplementary agreement or other document.

(i) The Special Representative shall make arrangements under which the committee established by section 4 of this order shall provide for public hearings in pursuance of the second sentence of section 252(d) of the Act. The functions conferred upon the President by the first sentence of that section are hereby delegated to the Special Representative.

(1) Advice furnished by the Secretaries of Commerce and Labor under section 351(c) of the Act shall be transmitted by the respective Secretaries to the President through the Special Representative.

(k) Subject to available financing, the Special Representative may employ such personnel as may be necessary to assist him in the performance of his functions.

(1) The Special Representative shall prepare or have prepared for consideration by the President, in a form suitable for inclusion in Title 48 of the Code of Federal Regulations, any proclamation which relates wholly or primarily to the trade agreements program. Any such proclamation shall be subject to the provisions of Executive Order No. 11030 of June 19, 1962 (27 F.R. 5847), except that such proclamation need not be submitted for approval to the Director of the Bureau of the Budget as provided in section 2 (a) and (b) of that order but may be transmitted directly to the Attorney General for his consideration as to both form and legality.

SEC. 4. Trade Expansion Act Advisory Committee. (a) There is hereby established the

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