The Trade and Agriculture Commission (TAC) is an independent expert committee, comprising trade and agriculture specialists. It has an important role to play in the independent scrutiny of new FTAs.
The purpose of the role is to provide independent, expert advice on whether measures in FTA treaty text – per each member’s area of expertise – may have an impact on UK domestic statutory protections.
You will report to the Chair. Members are appointed for their individual knowledge and expertise, and do not represent an organisation.
The key responsibilities of members are to:
- Support the Chair in delivering the advice requested by the DBT Secretary of State.
- Read negotiated treaty text and provide independent, expert advice on whether measures in FTA treaty text may have an impact on UK domestic statutory protections in one of the following areas: animal and plant health; animal welfare; the environment; international trade law and policy.
- Prepare for, attend and actively participate in meetings as required.
- Contribute to drafting of the advice for the Secretary of State.
- Operate in an independent professional way.
TAC members are leaders in their field, who want to contribute to the scrutiny of FTAs at the highest level and are able to support their views with evidence.
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