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Stephen Sothmann Appointed to USDA Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade (ATAC) in Animals and Animal Products

Thursday, June 26, 2014

(American Meat Institute)

Stephen Sothmann, president of the U.S. Hide, Skin and Leather Association, has been appointed to the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade (ATAC) in Animals and Animal Products.

Sothmann's appointment is effective June 15, 2014 and will expire on June 15, 2018.

The ATAC is a private sector body that provides technical advice on U.S. agricultural trade issues to the Secretary of Agriculture and U.S. Trade Representatiave. Jointly administered by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), the ATAC was established under the Trade Act of 1974.

As an ATAC member, Sothmann will play a significant role in developing agricultural trade policy, providing advice on negotiating objectives and strategies.

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