Federal Register Notices
Register: May 3, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 84)]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Foreign Agricultural Service
Meetings of the Agricultural Policy Advisory
Committee for Trade and the Agricultural
Technical Advisory Committees for Trade
AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA.
ACTION: Notice of closed meetings.
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the
Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee for Trade
(APAC) and the Agricultural Technical Advisory
Committees for Trade (ATACs) will hold closed
meetings on May 6, 2010.
The advisory committees are administered by the
U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Office of
the United States Trade Representative (USTR).
The meetings are closed to the public in
accordance with the Trade Act of 1974, 19 U.S.C.
2155(f)(2), and the Government in the
Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4)(6). USTR has
determined that public access to the meetings
would seriously compromise the development by
the U.S. government of trade policy priorities,
negotiating objectives, or bargaining positions
with respect to the operation of trade
agreements and other matters arising in
connection with the development, implementation,
and administration of the trade policy of the
United States. Topics will include Doha Round
negotiations in the
World Trade Organization (WTO), WTO accession
negotiations, and negotiations in bilateral and
regional free trade agreements.
DATES: The meetings are scheduled for May 6,
2010, unless otherwise notified.
ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the U.S.
Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence
Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lorie
Fitzsimmons by phone at (202) 720-3430 or by
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The APAC is
authorized by sections 135(c)(1) and (2) of the
Trade Act of 1974, as amended (Pub. L. 93-618,
19 U.S.C. 2155). The purpose of the committee is
to advise the Secretary of Agriculture and the
USTR concerning agricultural trade policy. The
committee is intended to ensure that
representative elements of the private sector
have an opportunity to express their views to
the U.S. government.
The ATACs are comprised of six committees covering the
following commodity sectors: Animals and Animal
Products; Fruits and Vegetables; Grains, Feed
and Oilseeds; Processed Foods; Sweeteners and
Sweetener Products and Tobacco; Peanuts and
Planting Seeds. Each is authorized by sections
135(c)(1) and (2) of the Trade Act of 1974, as
amended (Pub. L. 93-618, 19 U.S.C. 2155). These
committees address the technical aspects of
issues and provide advice to the benefit of the
Secretary of Agriculture and the USTR.
The committees meet at the call of the Secretary of
Agriculture and the USTR through the respective
Designated Federal Officers depending on the
level of activity in trade agreement
negotiations and/or other matters concerning the
administration of trade policy, the needs of the
Secretary of Agriculture and the USTR, and the
activity of the technical-level committees.
Signed at Washington, DC, on April 19, 2010.
John D. Brewer,
Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-10273 Filed 4-30-10; 8:45 am]
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