Advisory Committees

The Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee for Trade (APAC), and the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees for Trade (ATACs) advise the U.S. Trade Representative and Secretary of Agriculture on the development and administration of U.S. trade policy. These Committees are the formal mechanism through which commodity-specific representatives from the private sector have an opportunity to provide their views on trade and trade policy priorities to the U.S. Government. 

The ATACs consist of the following six commodity groups: 1) Animals and Animal Products; 2) Fruits and Vegetables; 3) Grains, Feed, Oilseeds, and Planting Seeds; 4) Sweeteners and Sweetener Products; 5) Tobacco, Cotton, and Peanuts; and 6) Processed Foods.

For information on APAC and ATACs, please click here.

For more information and instructions on how to apply for the APAC or an ATAC, please click here.