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Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations (ACTPN)

(U.S. government) The ACTPN is a group (membership of 45; two-year terms) appointed by the president to provide advice on matters of trade policy and related issues, including trade agreements. The 1974 Trade Act requires the ACTPN’s establishment and broad representation of key economic sectors affected by trade. Below the ACTPN are seven policy committees: SPAC (Services Policy Advisory Committee), INPAC (Investment Policy Advisory Committee), IGPAC (Intergovernmental Policy Advisory Committee), IPAC (Industry Policy Advisory Committee), APAC (Agriculture Policy Advisory Committee), LPAC (Labor Policy Advisory Committee) and DPAC (Defense Policy Advisory Committee). Below the policy committees are sectoral, technical and functional advisory committees. Information is available at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on the web at: www.ustr.gov. See Industry Consultations Program.

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