Trade Markets affected: Environmental Technologies and Travel & Tourism
- A meeting of the Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC) is scheduled for Tuesday, September 14, 2021. The Committee advises the Secretary of Commerce on the development and administration of programs to expand U.S. exports of environmental technologies, goods, services, and products. At the upcoming meeting, the ETTAC will receive briefings on relevant programs and conduct subcommittee breakouts under the themes of Trade Policy and Export Competitiveness, Climate Change Mitigation and Resilience Technologies, and Waste Management and Circular Economy.
- The United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (Board or TTAB) will hold a meeting on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. The Board advises the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the U.S. travel and tourism industry. The purpose of the meeting is for Board members to discuss the current state of recovery of the travel and tourism industry and for the Secretary of Commerce to charge the Board with developing recommendations in key areas.
Both meetings are open to the public via teleconference technology. Final agendas will be made available in advance of the meetings (see respective Federal Register notices for additional details).
Public Comments: Comments must be submitted by 5 p.m. on September 7th (ETTAC) and September 10th (TTAB). Additional details are available in the Federal Register notice.
Potential action: These meetings represent opportunities primarily to access information about current topics affecting the travel industry and the exportation of environmental technologies. While these are consultative committees and public comments are invited, they are not primary avenues for the Administration to seek input from the public at large on these topics. Nevertheless, the CNFL DEC Trade Policy Committee would appreciate you sharing with us your or your client’s interest in submitting comments, and we are prepared to support you in preparing your submission if that would be helpful.