1 The President’s Export Council: Corporate Stewardship Report
The President’s Export Council
From the President’s Export Council on
U.S. Corporate Stewardship Around the World
A Report to the President
U.S. Businesses Creating
a Better Tomorrow
The President’s Export Council (PEC) is the principal national advisory committee on international
trade. The Council advises the President of government policies and programs that affect U.S. trade
performance, promotes export expansion, and provides a forum for discussing and resolving trade-
related problems among the business, industrial, agricultural, labor, and government sectors. The
Council reports to the President through the U.S. Secretary of Commerce.
The 28 private-sector members of the Council are appointed by the President. They serve “at the
pleasure of the President,” with no set term of offi ce. Five Senators and fi ve members of the House of
Representatives are appointed to the Council by the Senate President and the Speaker of the House,
respectively. Council members do not receive compensation for their service.
The Council maintains subcommittees according to its interests. Members of these subordinate
committees are drawn from the Council’s roster and are appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce.
President’s Export Council
U.S. Department of Commerce
Washington, D.C. 20230