Jan 3, 2024
USDA seeks applications for trade advisory committee members

The USDA and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative are accepting applications for new members to serve on agricultural trade advisory committees.

Members of the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee provide advice to the administration on implementation and enforcement of existing U.S. trade agreements, negotiation of new agreements and other trade policy matters, according to a news release.

Members of the six Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees, or ATACs, provide technical advice and recommendations on international trade issues that affect specific agricultural commodity sectors.

The ATACs focus on trade in:

  • Animals and animal products
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Grains, feed, oilseeds and planting seeds
  • Processed foods
  • Sweeteners and sweetener products
  • Tobacco, cotton, peanuts and hemp

Applicants must have expertise in U.S. agriculture and experience in international. Committee members serve four-year terms and represent a cross-section of U.S. food and agricultural interests.

Potential members must be U.S. citizens, qualify for a security clearance and be willing to serve without compensation for time, travel or expenses.

Application instructions are available online and must be received by 5 p.m. on Jan. 31.


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