Establishment of the Interagency Committee on Trade in Automotive Goods Under Section 202A of the United States Mexico Canada Agreement Implementation Act

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[FR Doc No: 2020-04755]
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Federal Register / Vol. 85 , No. 45 / Friday, March 6, 2020 /
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The President
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                Executive Order 13908 of February 28, 2020

Establishment of the Interagency Committee on
                Trade in Automotive Goods Under Section 202A of the
                United States Mexico Canada Agreement Implementation
                By the authority vested in me as President by the
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of
                America, including section 301 of title 3, United
                States Code, and section 202A of the United States-
                Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act (Act)
                (Public Law 116-113), it is hereby ordered as follows:
                Section 1. Establishment of Interagency Committee. The
                Interagency Committee on Trade in Automotive Goods
                (Committee) is hereby established to provide advice, as
                appropriate, on the implementation, enforcement, and
                modification of provisions of the United States-Mexico-
                Canada Agreement (Agreement) that relate to automotive
                goods, including the automotive rules of origin and the
                alternative staging regime that are part of such rules.
                The Committee shall also review the operation of the
                Agreement with respect to trade in automotive goods,
                including the economic effects of the automotive rules
                of origin on the United States economy, workers, and
                consumers, and the impact of new technology on such
                Sec. 2. Membership. The Committee shall be composed of
                the Secretary of Commerce, the Secretary of Labor, the
                United States Trade Representative (USTR), the Chairman
                of the United States International Trade Commission,
                and the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border
                Protection in the Department of Homeland Security.
                Members of the Committee may designate an officer of
                the United States within their respective executive
                department, agency, or component to serve as their
                representative on the Committee. The USTR shall serve
                as Chair of the Committee. The USTR may invite
                representatives from other executive departments or
                agencies, as the USTR determines are necessary, to
                participate as members or observers, and shall include
                the Secretary of the Treasury as a member of the
                Committee. Each executive department, agency, and
                component represented on the Committee shall ensure
                that the necessary staff are available to assist in
                performing the responsibilities of the Committee.
                Sec. 3. Committee Decision-making. The Committee shall
                endeavor to make any recommendation on an action or
                determination under section 202A of the Act by
                consensus, which shall be deemed to exist where no
                Committee member objects to the proposed action or
                determination. If the Committee is unable to reach a
                consensus on a proposed action or determination, the
                Committee may decide the matter by majority vote of its
                members if the Chair determines that allotting further
                time will unduly delay implementation of provisions of
                the Agreement that relate to automotive goods. The
                Chair, in addition to voting, may also break any tie
                Sec. 4. Implementing Measures. The Secretary of the
                Treasury, the Secretary of Labor, and the Commissioner
                of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, are directed to
                issue, in consultation with the USTR (and with each
                other, as directed in the Act), such regulations and
                other measures as are necessary or appropriate to
                implement section 202A of the Act.
                Sec. 5. General Provisions. (a) Each executive
                department and agency shall bear its own expenses
                incurred in connection with the Committee's functions
                described in section 202A of the Act.
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                    (b) Nothing in this order shall be construed to
                impair or otherwise affect:
(i) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or
the head thereof; or
(ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget
relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.
                    (c) This order shall be implemented consistent with
                applicable law and subject to the availability of
                    (d) This order is not intended to, and does not,
                create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural,
                enforceable at law or in equity by any party against
                the United States, its departments, agencies, or
                entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any
                other person.

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                THE WHITE HOUSE,
                    February 28, 2020.
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