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Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness: Notice of Public Meeting

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International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.


Notice of open meeting.


This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed topics of discussion for a public meeting of the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (Committee).


The meeting will be held on October 16, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m., Central Daylight Time (CDT).


The meeting on October 16 will be held at the IBC Bank Community Suite, 3rd Floor, 1200 San Bernardo Ave., Laredo, Texas 78040.

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Richard Boll, Office of Supply Chain, Professional & Business Services Start Printed Page 52066(OSCPBS), International Trade Administration. Phone: (202) 482-1135 or Email:

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Background: The Committee was established under the discretionary authority of the Secretary of Commerce and in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C.). It provides advice to the Secretary of Commerce on the necessary elements of a comprehensive policy approach to supply chain competitiveness and on regulatory policies and programs and investment priorities that affect the competitiveness of U.S. supply chains. For more information about the Committee visit:​td/​services/​oscpb/​supplychain/​acscc/​.

Matters to Be Considered: Committee members are expected to continue to discuss the major competitiveness-related topics raised at the previous Committee meetings, including trade and competitiveness; freight movement and policy; trade innovation; regulatory issues; finance and infrastructure; and workforce development. The Committee's subcommittees will report on the status of their work regarding these topics. The agenda may change to accommodate other committee business. The Office of Supply Chain, Professional & Business Services will post the final detailed agendas on its website,​td/​services/​oscpb/​supplychain/​acscc/​, at least one week prior to the meeting.

The meetings will be open to the public and press on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. The public meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodations, such as sign language interpretation or other ancillary aids, are asked to notify Mr. Richard Boll, at (202) 482-1135 or, five (5) business days before the meeting.

Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to the Committee at any time before and after the meeting. Parties wishing to submit written comments for consideration by the Committee in advance of this meeting must send them to the Office of Supply Chain, Professional & Business Services, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW, Room 11008, Washington, DC 20230, or email to

For consideration during the meeting, and to ensure transmission to the Committee prior to the meeting, comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on October 7, 2019. Comments received after October 7, 2019, will be distributed to the Committee, but may not be considered at the meeting. The minutes of the meeting will be posted on the Committee website within 60 days of the meeting.

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Dated: September 24, 2019.

Maureen Smith,

Director, Office of Supply Chain.

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[FR Doc. 2019-21267 Filed 9-30-19; 8:45 am]