[Federal Register Volume 60, Number 122 (Monday, June 26, 1995)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 33095-33096]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 95-15760]

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Part V

The President


 Executive Order 12964--Commission on United States-Pacific Trade and 
Investment Policy

                        Presidential Documents 

Federal Register / Vol. 60, No. 122 / Monday, June 26, 1995 / 
Presidential Documents


Title 3--
The President  
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                Executive Order 12964 of June 21, 1995

Commission on United States-Pacific Trade and 
                Investment Policy

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, including the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 
                as amended (5 U.S.C. App.) (the ``Act''), and in order 
                to establish a Commission on United States-Pacific 
                Trade and Investment Policy, it is hereby ordered as 

                Section 1. Establishment. (a) There is established the 
                Commission on United States-Pacific Trade and 
                Investment Policy (``Commission''). The Commission 
                shall be composed of 15 members to be appointed by the 
                President. Members shall (1) be chosen from the private 
                sector (businesses, unions, academic institutions, and 
                nonprofit corporations); and (2) have substantial 
                experience with selling agricultural products, 
                manufactured goods, or high-value-added services to 
                Asian and Pacific markets or be knowledgeable from 
                their personal or professional experience about the 
                trade barriers or their industry and government 
                policies and practices, formal and informal, that have 
                restricted access by U.S. business to Asian and Pacific 

                    (b) The President shall designate a Chairperson and 
                Vice Chairperson from among the members of the 

                Sec. 2. Functions. (a) On or before February 1, 1996, 
                the Commission shall report to the President on the 
                steps the United States should take to achieve a 
                significant opening of Japan, China, and other Asian 
                and Pacific markets to U.S. business. The report also 
                shall identify trade and investment impediments to U.S. 
                business in Asian and Pacific markets and provide 
                recommendations for reducing the impediments. The 
                report's recommendations shall reflect the goal of 
                securing increased access for U.S. business to Asian 
                and Pacific markets, by the turn of the century, in 
                such a way that a maximum number of high-wage jobs are 
                created and maintained in the United States. The 
                Commission also shall recommend to the President (1) 
                measures to strengthen, if necessary, ongoing programs 
                for regular monitoring of progress toward this goal, 
                including the periodic assessment of the nature and 
                scope of trade and investment impediments; and (2) 
                realistic measurements of trade and investment activity 
                in Asia and the Pacific, which consider all relevant 
                factors, including the composition of trade and 
                intracompany trade and investment patterns.

                    (b) The Commission shall decide by a three-fifths 
                vote which recommendations to include in the report. At 
                the request of any Commission member, the report will 
                include that Commission member's dissenting views or 
                    (c) The Commission may, for the purpose of carrying 
                out its functions, hold meetings at such times and 
                places as the Commission may find advisable.

                Sec. 3. Administration. (a) To the extent permitted by 
                law, the heads of executive departments, agencies, and 
                independent instrumentalities shall provide the 
                Commission, upon request, with such information as it 
                may require for the purposes of carrying out its 

                    (b) Upon request of the Chairperson of the 
                Commission, the head of any Federal agency or 
                instrumentality shall, to the extent permitted by law 
                and subject to the discretion of such head, (1) make 
                any of the facilities and services of such agency or 
                instrumentality available to the Commission; 
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                such agency or instrumentality to the Commission to 
                assist the Commission in carrying out its duties.
                    (c) Members of the Commission shall serve without 
                compensation for their work on the Commission. While 
                engaged in the work of the Commission, members 
                appointed from the private sector may be allowed travel 
                expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, as 
                authorized by law for persons serving intermittently in 
                the Government service (5 U.S.C. 5701-5707) to the 
                extent funds are available for such purposes.
                    (d) To the extent permitted by law and subject to 
                the availability of appropriations, the Department of 
                Commerce shall provide the Commission with 
                administrative services, facilities, staff, and other 
                support services necessary for performance of the 
                Commission's functions.
                    (e) The United States Trade Representative shall 
                perform the functions of the President under the Act, 
                except that of reporting to the Congress, in accordance 
                with the guidelines and procedures established by the 
                Administrator of General Services.
                    (f) The Commission shall adhere to the requirements 
                set forth in the Act. All executive branch officials 
                assigned duties by the Act shall comply with its 
                requirements with respect to the Commission.

                Sec. 4. General Provision. The Commission shall 
                terminate 30 days after submitting its final report.

                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    June 21, 1995.

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