Environmental Goods Export Committee to Meet
The International Trade Administration’s Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting via teleconference April 30. Members of the public wishing to participate must register by April 23.
The ETTAC advises the Environmental Trade Working Group of the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee on the development and administration of programs to expand U.S. exports of environmental technologies, goods, services, and products. During the upcoming meeting the three ETTAC subcommittees (Trade Promotion and Export Market Development, Professional Services and Infrastructure Advancement, and Trade Policy and American Competitiveness) will discuss their top priorities for this charter period (which ends in August) with the goal of finalizing the committee’s recommendations. Topics under discussion include optimizing the U.S. government’s trade promotion programs, identifying market access barriers, pros and cons of existing trade agreements, and foreign procurement policy, including issues with financing mechanisms, localization requirements, and non-tariff barriers.