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Executive Order 10741—Establishing the Trade Policy Committee

November 25, 1957

By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and statutes, including the Trade Agreements Act approved June 12, 1934, as amended (48 Stat. 943; 57 Stat. 125; 59 Stat. 410; 63 Stat. 698; 65 Stat. 72; 69 Stat. 162; 19 U.S.C. 1351-1354), it is ordered as follows:

SECTION 1. There is hereby established the Trade Policy Committee, consisting of the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of Commerce, and the Secretary of Labor, or of alternates designated by them. Such alternates shall be officials who are required to be appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Secretary of Commerce or his alternate shall be the Chairman of the Committee. The Committee may invite the participation in its activities of other Government agencies when matters of interest thereto are under consideration; provided that such participation shall be limited to the heads of such agencies, or their alternates who are required to be appointed to office as above described.

SEC. 2. The Trade Policy Committee shall make recommendations to the President on basic policy issues arising in the administration of the trade-agreements program, which, as approved by the President, shall guide the Interdepartmental Committee on Trade Agreements established by paragraph 1 of Executive Order No. 10082 of October 5, 1949 (hereinafter referred to as the Trade Agreements Committee), in carrying out its functions.

SEC. 3. Each recommendation made by the Trade Agreements Committee to the President, together with the dissent of any agency, shall be transmitted to the President through the Trade Policy Committee, which shall submit to the President such advice with respect to such recommendation as it may deem appropriate. The said Executive Order No. 10082 is hereby amended accordingly.

SEC. 4. The Trade Policy Committee shall make recommendations to the President as to what action, if any, he should take on reports submitted to him by the United States Tariff Commission pursuant to section 7 of the Trade Agreements Extension Act of 1951, as amended (65 Stat. 74; 67 Stat. 472; 69 Stat. 166), and pursuant to Executive Order No. 10401 of October 14, 1952.

SEC. 5. Agencies of the Government shall furnish the Trade Policy Committee available information upon request of the Committee therefor for use in connection with the carrying out of the functions conferred upon the Committee by this order.



November 25, 1957.

Dwight D. Eisenhower, Executive Order 10741—Establishing the Trade Policy Committee Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/234344

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