ITA accepting nominations for export advisory committee
The International Trade Administration recently published a notice in the Federal Register announcing it is reestablishing the renewable energy and energy efficiency advisory committee and accepting nominations for its membership. The committee was first established in December 2010.
According to the notice, the committee will advise the Secretary of Commerce on the development and administration of programs and policies to expand the competitiveness of U.S. exports of renewable energy and energy efficiency goods and services. While the committee will not address vehicles, biofuel feedstocks or energy efficiency as it relates to consumer goods, it will include non-fossil fuels that are considered renewable fuels, such as liquid biofuels and pellets.
Membership nominations can be made through August 15. Eligible nominees must be U.S. citizens and may not represent a company that is majority owned or controlled by a foreign government entity or foreign government entities. Eligible nominees will represent U.S. companies in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sector that trade internationally, or U.S. trade associations or other U.S. private sector organizations with activities focused on the competitiveness of U.S. exports of renewable energy and energy efficiency goods and services.
Additional information on the committee is available in its revised charter, which can be downloaded from the Export.gov website, along with a current list of committee members. Directions on how to nominate a committee member is available within the Federal Register notice.