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New DOC Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness

Thursday, November 03, 2011
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Department of Commerce has announced the establishment of a new Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness that will advise the department on the development and administration of programs and policies to expand the competitiveness of U.S. supply chains, including by expanding U.S. exports of supply chain-related goods, services and technology. Nominations for membership on this committee must be received on or before Dec. 14.

The committee will be tasked with providing detailed policy and technical advice, information and recommendations on the following issues.

• national, state or local factors that inhibit the efficient domestic and international movement of goods from point of origin to destination and the competitiveness of domestic and international supply chains

• infrastructure capacity, intermodal and cross-modal connectivity, investment, regulatory and intra- or inter-governmental coordination factors that affect supply chain competitiveness, goods movement, and sustainability

• emerging trends in goods movement that do or could affect supply chain competitiveness

• metrics that can be used to quantify supply chain performance

The committee will consist of approximately 40 members who will represent U.S. companies, U.S. trade associations and U.S. private-sector organizations that use or operate elements of U.S. global supply chains, with activities focused on the competitiveness of the U.S. supply chain and its component goods, services and technologies. Membership will reflect the diversity of goods and services movement activities, including a variety of users that ship through the global supply chain, entities that operate various parts of the supply chain and individual academic experts in the field. Each member must be a U.S. citizen and may not be a registered foreign agent or a federal registered lobbyist. In addition, no member may represent a company that is majority-owned or controlled by a foreign government entity or entities.

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