NAFTA, Trade Promotion to be Among Topics of Advisory Committee Meeting
The International Trade Administration’s Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting Nov. 14 in Washington, D.C. Those interested in attending must notify the ITA by Nov. 3.
The ETTAC advises the Environmental Trade Working Group on the development and administration of programs to expand U.S. exports of environmental technologies, goods, services, and products. The Nov. 14 meeting will include briefings on NAFTA negotiations and the ITA’s trade promotion programs as well as discussion by the three ETTAC subcommittees (on trade promotion and export market development, professional services and infrastructure advancement, and trade policy and American competitiveness) of their top priorities for the current charter period, which runs through August 2018. 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 procurement policy, including issues with financing mechanisms, localization requirements, and non-tariff barriers.