Trade Advisory Committees: Applying for Membership
A complete nomination package should contain:
- Form AD-755 (Advisory Committee Membership Background Information)
A resume or statement of qualifications.
A cover letter detailing :
Applicant's international trade expertise and qualifications to represent the specified industry sector;
Which of the seven committees the applicant is applying for;
Whether the applicant is to represent an entity or corporation with ten percent or greater non-U.S. ownership; and
Whether the applicant is a federally-registered lobbyist.
Pursuant to the guidance published by the Office of Management and Budget on August 13, 2014, federally registered lobbyists may not serve on an advisory committee in their individual capacity. However, they may serve in a representative capacity, meaning that they are specifically appointed to represent the interests of a non-governmental entity or organization or a state or local government.
Please send an electronic copy of the complete nomination package to: ATACs@usda.gov
If sending an electronic copy is not possible, the nomination package may be mailed to:
Office of the Secretary
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Attention: Trade Advisory Committees
1400 Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20250-1070
More details about the application and nomination process are available at: Notice of Re-Chartering and Continuation of Requests for Nominations for the Agricultural Trade Advisory Committees