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Trade and Environment Policy Committee Seeks New Members

Thursday, September 14, 2017
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The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is accepting applications from qualified individuals interested in serving as members of the Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee for a two-year term that will begin Sept. 30, 2017.

The TEPAC provides general policy advice to USTR on trade policy matters that have a significant impact on the environment, including trade agreement negotiating objectives and bargaining positions, the environmental impact of trade agreement implementation, the operation of trade agreements once entered into, and other issues arising in connection with the development, implementation, and administration of U.S. trade policy.

The TEPAC is composed of not more than 35 members, including representatives from environmental interest groups, industry (including the environmental technology and environmental services industries), agriculture, academia, consumer groups, services,  non-governmental organizations, and others with expertise in trade and environment matters. USTR intends for the committee to be broadly representative of key sectors and groups of the economy with an interest in trade and environmental policy issues.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, cannot be full-time employees of a U.S. governmental entity, cannot be federally registered lobbyists if serving in an individual capacity, cannot be registered with the Department of Justice under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, and must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

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