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Download as PDF Vol. 79 Friday, No. 153 August 8, 2014 Part VII The President mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with E0 Executive Order 13675—Establishing the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:34 Aug 07, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\08AUE0.SGM 08AUE0 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with E0 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:34 Aug 07, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\08AUE0.SGM 08AUE0 46661 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 153 Friday, August 8, 2014 Title 3— Executive Order 13675 of August 5, 2014 The President Establishing the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to promote broadbased economic growth and job creation in the United States and Africa by encouraging U.S. companies to trade with and invest in Africa, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Policy. The United States recognizes that Africa is a region of growing economic opportunity and innovation and aims to expand a trade and investment partnership that is grounded in shared interests and mutual responsibility. Africa offers a diverse and broad range of trade and investment opportunities in national and regional markets. The U.S. Government will encourage U.S. companies to seize the trade and investment opportunities offered by Africa’s national and regional markets and help drive inclusive and sustained economic growth and the region’s economic expansion, while also creating jobs here in the United States. Sec. 2. Establishment. Not later than 180 days after the date of this order, the Secretary of Commerce shall establish the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (Advisory Council). mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with E0 Sec. 3. Membership. (a) The Advisory Council shall consist of not more than 15 private sector corporate members, including small businesses and representatives from infrastructure, agriculture, consumer goods, banking, services, and other industries. The Advisory Council shall be broadly representative of the key industries with business interests in the functions of the Advisory Council as set forth in section 4 of this order. Appointments to the Advisory Council shall be made without regard to political affiliation. (b) Members of the Advisory Council shall be appointed by the Secretary of Commerce, in consultation with the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC), which was authorized by statute in 1992 (15 U.S.C. 4727) and established by Executive Order 12870 of September 30, 1993. Sec. 4. Functions. (a) The Advisory Council shall advise the President, through the Secretary of Commerce, on strengthening commercial engagement between the United States and Africa, with a focus on advancing the President’s Doing Business in Africa Campaign as described in the U.S. Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa of June 14, 2012. (b) In providing the advice described in subsection (a) of this section, the Advisory Council shall provide information, analysis, and recommendations to the President that address the following, in addition to other topics deemed relevant by the President, the Secretary of Commerce, or the Advisory Council: (i) creating jobs in the United States and Africa through trade and investment; (ii) developing strategies by which the U.S. private sector can identify and take advantage of trade and investment opportunities in Africa; (iii) building lasting commercial partnerships between the U.S. and African private sectors; (iv) facilitating U.S. business participation in Africa’s infrastructure development; VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:34 Aug 07, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\08AUE0.SGM 08AUE0 46662 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 153 / Friday, August 8, 2014 / Presidential Documents (v) contributing to the growth and improvement of Africa’s agricultural sector by encouraging partnerships between U.S. and African companies to bring innovative agricultural technologies to Africa; (vi) making available to the U.S. private sector an accurate understanding of the opportunities presented for increasing trade with and investment in Africa; (vii) developing and strengthening partnerships and other mechanisms to increase U.S. public and private sector financing of trade with and investment in Africa; (viii) analyzing the effect of policies in the United States and Africa on U.S. trade and investment interests in Africa; (ix) identifying other means to expand commercial ties between the United States and Africa; and (x) building the capacity of Africa’s young entrepreneurs to develop trade and investment ties with U.S. partners. Sec. 5. Administration. (a) The Department of Commerce shall provide funding and administrative support for the Advisory Council to the extent permitted by law and within existing appropriations. (b) Members of the Advisory Council shall serve without either compensation or reimbursement of expenses. (c) The Secretary of Commerce shall designate a senior officer or employee of the Department of Commerce to serve as the Executive Director for the Advisory Council. (d) The Secretary of Commerce shall consult with the TPCC on matters and activities pertaining to the Advisory Council, including on activities related to implementation of the advice of the Advisory Council. The Secretary of Commerce shall invite representatives of TPCC agencies to attend meetings of the Advisory Council when issues relevant to their responsibilities are to be considered. Sec. 6. Termination. The Advisory Council shall function for such period as may be necessary but shall terminate 2 years after the date of this order, unless extended by the President. Sec. 7. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect: (i) the authority granted by law to an executive department, 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. (b) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with E0 (c) 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:34 Aug 07, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\08AUE0.SGM 08AUE0 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 153 / Friday, August 8, 2014 / Presidential Documents 46663 (d) Insofar as the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.) (the ‘‘Act’’) may apply to the Advisory Council, any functions of the President under the Act, except for those in section 6 of the Act, shall be performed by the Secretary of Commerce in accordance with the guidelines that have been issued by the Administrator of General Services. THE WHITE HOUSE, August 5, 2014. [FR Doc. 2014–18998 Filed 8–7–14; 11:15 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:34 Aug 07, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\08AUE0.SGM 08AUE0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with E0 Billing code 3295–F4

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[FR Doc No: 2014-18998]



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Executive Order 13675--Establishing the President's Advisory Council on 
Doing Business in Africa


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Federal Register / Vol. 79 , No. 153 / Friday, August 8, 2014 / 
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Title 3--
The President

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                Executive Order 13675 of August 5, 2014

                
Establishing the President's Advisory Council on 
                Doing Business in Africa

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, and in order to promote broad-based economic 
                growth and job creation in the United States and Africa 
                by encouraging U.S. companies to trade with and invest 
                in Africa, it is hereby ordered as follows:

                Section 1. Policy. The United States recognizes that 
                Africa is a region of growing economic opportunity and 
                innovation and aims to expand a trade and investment 
                partnership that is grounded in shared interests and 
                mutual responsibility. Africa offers a diverse and 
                broad range of trade and investment opportunities in 
                national and regional markets. The U.S. Government will 
                encourage U.S. companies to seize the trade and 
                investment opportunities offered by Africa's national 
                and regional markets and help drive inclusive and 
                sustained economic growth and the region's economic 
                expansion, while also creating jobs here in the United 
                States.

                Sec. 2. Establishment. Not later than 180 days after 
                the date of this order, the Secretary of Commerce shall 
                establish the President's Advisory Council on Doing 
                Business in Africa (Advisory Council).

                Sec. 3. Membership. (a) The Advisory Council shall 
                consist of not more than 15 private sector corporate 
                members, including small businesses and representatives 
                from infrastructure, agriculture, consumer goods, 
                banking, services, and other industries. The Advisory 
                Council shall be broadly representative of the key 
                industries with business interests in the functions of 
                the Advisory Council as set forth in section 4 of this 
                order. Appointments to the Advisory Council shall be 
                made without regard to political affiliation.

                    (b) Members of the Advisory Council shall be 
                appointed by the Secretary of Commerce, in consultation 
                with the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC), 
                which was authorized by statute in 1992 (15 U.S.C. 
                4727) and established by Executive Order 12870 of 
                September 30, 1993.

                Sec. 4. Functions. (a) The Advisory Council shall 
                advise the President, through the Secretary of 
                Commerce, on strengthening commercial engagement 
                between the United States and Africa, with a focus on 
                advancing the President's Doing Business in Africa 
                Campaign as described in the U.S. Strategy Toward Sub-
                Saharan Africa of June 14, 2012.

                    (b) In providing the advice described in subsection 
                (a) of this section, the Advisory Council shall provide 
                information, analysis, and recommendations to the 
                President that address the following, in addition to 
                other topics deemed relevant by the President, the 
                Secretary of Commerce, or the Advisory Council:

(i) creating jobs in the United States and Africa through trade and 
investment;

(ii) developing strategies by which the U.S. private sector can identify 
and take advantage of trade and investment opportunities in Africa;

(iii) building lasting commercial partnerships between the U.S. and African 
private sectors;

(iv) facilitating U.S. business participation in Africa's infrastructure 
development;

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(v) contributing to the growth and improvement of Africa's agricultural 
sector by encouraging partnerships between U.S. and African companies to 
bring innovative agricultural technologies to Africa;

(vi) making available to the U.S. private sector an accurate understanding 
of the opportunities presented for increasing trade with and investment in 
Africa;

(vii) developing and strengthening partnerships and other mechanisms to 
increase U.S. public and private sector financing of trade with and 
investment in Africa;

(viii) analyzing the effect of policies in the United States and Africa on 
U.S. trade and investment interests in Africa;

(ix) identifying other means to expand commercial ties between the United 
States and Africa; and

(x) building the capacity of Africa's young entrepreneurs to develop trade 
and investment ties with U.S. partners.

                Sec. 5. Administration. (a) The Department of Commerce 
                shall provide funding and administrative support for 
                the Advisory Council to the extent permitted by law and 
                within existing appropriations.

                    (b) Members of the Advisory Council shall serve 
                without either compensation or reimbursement of 
                expenses.
                    (c) The Secretary of Commerce shall designate a 
                senior officer or employee of the Department of 
                Commerce to serve as the Executive Director for the 
                Advisory Council.
                    (d) The Secretary of Commerce shall consult with 
                the TPCC on matters and activities pertaining to the 
                Advisory Council, including on activities related to 
                implementation of the advice of the Advisory Council. 
                The Secretary of Commerce shall invite representatives 
                of TPCC agencies to attend meetings of the Advisory 
                Council when issues relevant to their responsibilities 
                are to be considered.

                Sec. 6. Termination. The Advisory Council shall 
                function for such period as may be necessary but shall 
                terminate 2 years after the date of this order, unless 
                extended by the President.

                Sec. 7. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this order 
                shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

(i) the authority granted by law to an executive department, 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.

                    (b) This order shall be implemented consistent with 
                applicable law and subject to the availability of 
                appropriations.
                    (c) 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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                    (d) Insofar as the Federal Advisory Committee Act 
                (5 U.S.C. App.) (the ``Act'') may apply to the Advisory 
                Council, any functions of the President under the Act, 
                except for those in section 6 of the Act, shall be 
                performed by the Secretary of Commerce in accordance 
                with the guidelines that have been issued by the 
                Administrator of General Services.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    August 5, 2014.

[FR Doc. 2014-18998
Filed 8-7-14; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F4