A call for applications has been made for a team of advisors to facilitate the goals and objectives of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and to maintain ongoing discussions with African trade and agricultural ministries and private sector organizations on issues of mutual concern, including regional and international trade concerns and World Trade Organization issues.
The group is being convened in order to ensure that U.S. trade policy and trade negotiation objectives adequately reflect U.S. commercial and economic interests. To this end, the President is seeking information and advice from representative elements of the private sector and the non-Federal governmental sector with respect to:
(A) Negotiating objectives and bargaining positions before entering into a trade agreement under Title I of the Trade Act of 1974 and section 2103 of the Bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority Act of 2002;
(B) The operation of any trade agreement once entered into, including preparation for dispute settlement panel proceedings to which the United States is a party; and
(C) Other matters arising in connection with the development, implementation, and administration of the trade policy of the United States.
Such committees shall, insofar as is practicable, be representative of all industry, labor, agricultural, service, investment, defense, and other interests, respectively, including small business interests, and shall be organized by the United States Trade Representative and the Secretaries of Commerce, Defense, Labor, Agriculture, the Treasury, or other executive departments, as appropriate.
The members of such committees shall be appointed by the United States Trade Representative in consultation with such Secretaries.
Members serve for a 4 year term without compensation and are responsible for all expenses incurred to attend the meetings.
There is a long list of requirements for being considered an eligible nomination so I recommend you read them here to confirm your ability to be nominated.
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Submit nominations to Julia Friedman, Attorney-Advisor for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative's Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement, at email@example.com. For alternatives to email submission, please contact Julia Friedman at (202) 395-6120.
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