USDA, USTR Name New Agricultural Trade Advisors
WASHINGTON, July 17, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today announced the appointment of 25 new members to serve on seven agricultural trade advisory committees.
The Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee is comprised of senior representatives from across the U.S. agricultural community who provide advice to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on trade policy matters including the operation of existing trade agreements and the negotiation of new agreements. Members of the six Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees (ATACs) provide technical advice and guidance from the perspective of their specific product sectors.
The newly appointed advisors will serve until 2024. Each committee will be supplemented by additional appointments over the next four years. Applications are encouraged at any time. A complete list of committee members and application information is available at www.fas.usda.gov/topics/trade-advisory-committees.
Following is a list of the new advisors, by committee:
Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee
ATAC for Trade in Animals and Animal Products
ATAC for Trade in Fruits and Vegetables
ATAC for Trade in Grains, Feed, Oilseeds and Planting Seeds
ATAC for Trade in Processed Foods
ATAC for Trade in Sweeteners and Sweetener Products
ATAC for Trade in Tobacco, Cotton and Peanuts
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