Intergovernmental Policy Advisory Committee on Trade Rechartered, Seeks Members
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has announced the re-establishment for four years of the charter of the Intergovernmental Policy Advisory Committee on Trade. The IGPAC provides overall policy advice on trade policy matters that have a significant relationship to the affairs of state and local governments within the jurisdiction of the U.S.
USTR is seeking nominations for membership on this committee through May 1. To be appointed applicants must be a U.S. citizen and may not be a federally-registered lobbyist or registered with the Department of Justice under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance and must represent a non-federal governmental entity. Applicants that meet these eligibility requirements will be considered for membership based on the following criteria: ability to represent the sponsoring entity’s interests on trade matters; knowledge of and experience in trade matters relevant to the work of the committee; and ensuring that committee members are appointed from and are reasonably representative of the various states and other non-federal governmental entities, including the executive and legislative branches of state, county and municipal governments.