by | Nov 29, 2011 | Trade Policy

Committee to advise Commerce, DOT on improving flow of goods

The job’s unpaid, but it does offer an opportunity to give your two cents’ worth to the US Departments of Commerce and Transportation on what it will take to make US supply chains more competitive globally (and play a bigger role in boosting US exports).

The Commerce Dept. is accepting applications until December 14 for appointment to the new Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness.

The committee will number about 40 US citizens representing US companies that trade internationally. The Commerce Secretary will select a mix of experts from academia and from US industry sectors (either companies or trade associations) to study and make recommendations on national, state and local factors, infrastructure, and emerging trends that impact the movement of goods. The committee will also advise on supply chain performance metrics.

To nominate someone (including yourself) send the following information to Richard Boll at [email protected]. You can also fax your application to the attention of Richard Boll at 202-482-2669, or mail it to Richard Boll, Office of Service Industries, Room CC118, US Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. Include:

  1. Name, title, and relevant contact information (including phone, fax, and email address) of the nominee;
  2. A sponsor letter on the company’s, trade association’s, or organization’s letterhead containing a brief description of why the nominee should be considered for membership;
  3. Short biography of the nominee including credentials;
  4. Brief description of the company, trade association, or organization to be represented and its business activities; company size (number of employees and annual sales); and export markets served;
  5. An affirmative statement that the nominee is not a federally registered lobbyist, and that the nominee understands that if appointed, the nominee will not be allowed to continue to serve as a Committee member if the nominee becomes a federally registered lobbyist;
  6. An affirmative statement that the nominee meets all Committee eligibility requirements.

Don’t include brochures, publications or other information about the company, trade association or organization. See the Federal Register notice for more details.

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