EO 12964
Effective Date: June 21, 1995

Responsible Office: Office of General Counsel


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

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
strenghten, 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 opinions.
     (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 functions.
     (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; and (2) detail
any of the personnel of 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

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

                         /s/William J. Clinton

June 21, 1995.


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