Date of First Meeting and Structure of President's Export Council Announced
President's Export Council Chairman Jim McNerney and Vice Chairman Ursula Burns have announced that they plan to structure the group into the following five subcommittees:
1. Small and Medium Sized Business Engagement
2. Export Promotion and Advocacy
3. Global Competitiveness
4. Manufacturing, Services and Agriculture
5. Workforce Readiness
The first meeting of the President's Export Council is scheduled for September 16th.
The President's Export Council is the principal national advisory committee on international trade. The council advises the president of government policies and programs that affect U.S. trade performance; promotes export expansion; and provides a forum for discussing and resolving trade-related problems among the business, industrial, agricultural, labor, and government sectors.
The President's Export Council is comprised of 20 private-sector members; five U.S. senators; five U.S. representatives; the Secretaries of Commerce, Agriculture, Energy, Homeland Security, Labor, State, and Treasury; the Chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States; the U.S. Trade Representative; and the Administrator of the Small Business Administration.