The Department of Commerce is requesting nominations for its Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness, which provides detailed policy and technical advice, information, and

recommendations regarding the following.

- national, state, or local factors in trade programs and policies that affect the efficient domestic and international operation and competitiveness of U.S. global supply chains from point of origin to destination

- elements of national policies affecting the movement of goods, infrastructure, investment, and regulatory factors that affect supply chain competitiveness and sustainability

- information and data systems to generate metrics that can be used to quantify and improve supply chain performance

The committee has a maximum of 45 members and the DOC is seeking nominations by Jan. 12 to fill positions for the 2017-2019 charter term. Members will represent companies, organizations, and stakeholders involved in the U.S. supply chain, with at least one individual representing each of the following: supply chain firms or their associations, users of supply chains (e.g., retailers, distributors, manufacturers, or other sectors), freight transportation providers, ports, and academia. Based on the balance of viewpoints currently represented on the committee, representatives from the rail, trucking, airport, energy, logistics and freight forwarding, infrastructure financing, and big data analysis sectors are encouraged to apply.

Each member of the committee must be a U.S. citizen and not registered as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

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