Energy Workforce President Tim Tarpley has recently been appointed to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Energy and Energy Services (ITAC 7). This appointment highlights Tarpley’s continued advocacy on trade issues critical to the energy services sector and brings value to Energy Workforce Member Companies.
Through his role on ITAC 7, Tarpley will have the opportunity to represent the viewpoint of Energy Workforce Member Companies in a committee that directly engages with the United States Trade Representative (USTR) on trade matters. This influential position allows him to shape policy decisions that significantly impact energy services companies and the energy industry as a whole.
The energy services sector has a substantial international presence, with companies continuously focusing on mitigating compliance and geopolitical risks. Energy Workforce has been actively involved in addressing various international trade issues on behalf of its members, ensuring their interests are well-represented. These ongoing efforts have successfully influenced trade agreements and policies that directly affect the competitiveness, market access, and economic growth of the sector.
Tarpley’s expertise and knowledge are important assets in advocating for the interests of Energy Workforce companies. Leveraging his extensive experience in the energy policy sector, he will provide essential insights to the USTR and the Department of Commerce, contributing to the development of trade policies that benefit energy services and technology companies.
Tarpley’s appointment to ITAC 7 strengthens the position of Energy Workforce and its Member Companies, granting them a powerful platform to engage with the USTR and actively shape trade policy. Member Companies may collaborate through the International Trade Policy Committee, which will keep members updated on developments and coordinate efforts to provide feedback and recommendations.
Maria Suarez-Simmons, Senior Director Energy Policy, writes about industry-specific policies for the Energy Workforce & Technology Council. Click here to subscribe to the Energy Workforce newsletter, which highlights sector-specific issues, best practices, activities and more.