Washington, DC-American Meat Institute (AMI) President and CEO J. Patrick Boyle and Vice President for International Trade Leonard Condon have been appointed to key committees charged with advising the Administration on trade matters.
September 17, Secretary of Agriculture Ann M.
Veneman and U.S. Trade Representative Robert B.
Zoellick jointly announced the appointment of
Boyle to the Agricultural Policy Advisory
Committee for Trade (APAC) and Condon to the
Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee on
Trade in Animals and Animal Products.
Committee members provide advice to the
Secretary and the Trade Representative on
negotating objectives, bargaining positions and
other matters related to the development,
implementation and administration of U.S.
agricultural trade policy.
nations of the world poised to launch later
this year a new round of multilalteral trade
negotiations under the auspices of the World
Trade Organization, these privates sector
advisory committees are expected to play a
crucial role in the development and pursuit of
U.S. agricultural negotiating goals related to
that important undertaking.
provides advice on overall agricultural trade
policy objectives. Five commodity specific
ATACs offer more detailed advice and
information on matters relating to particular
products. Congress established the private
sector advisory committee system in 1974 to
ensure that U.S. trade policy would reflect the
country’s commercial and economic interests.
AMI represents the interests of
packers and processors of beef, pork, lamb,
veal and turkey products and their suppliers
throughout North America. Headquartered in
Washington, DC, the Institute provides
legislative, regulatory and public relations
services, conducts scientific and economic
research, offers marketing and technical
assistance and sponsors education
AMI Officials Names to USDA/USTR Trade Advisory CommitteesWednesday, September 19, 2001
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