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UK-EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement Domestic Advisory Group: Membership

Volume 711: debated on Thursday 31 March 2022

The Government ran an expression of interest campaign from 19 October 2021 until 29 November 2021 to determine membership of the domestic advisory group and civil society forum, the two formal civil society engagement channels provided for in the trade and co-operation agreement (TCA).

Today, after careful analysis of applications to try to ensure a balanced, sectoral and geographical representation of civil society organisations, the Government are publishing the membership list for the UK domestic advisory group.

The members are:

ADS Group Ltd (Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space)

Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC)

Airlines UK

Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry

Bar Council of England & Wales

British Beer and Pub Association

British Chambers of Commerce

British International Freight Association (BIFA)

British Meat Processors Association (BMPA)

British Medical Association

British Ports Association

Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

Chartered Accountants Ireland

Chemical Business Association

Citizens Advice

Dairy Council for Northern Ireland

Energy UK

Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)

Food and Drink Federation (FDF)

Greener UK

GuildHE

Law Society of England and Wales

LIVE (Live music Industry Venues & Entertainment)

Logistics UK

Make UK

National Council for Voluntary Organisations

National Farmers’ Union

NHS Confederation

Road Haulage Association

Scotch Whisky Association

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

Scottish Fishermen’s Federation

techUK

The Business Services Association (BSA)

TheCityUK

Trades Union Congress (TUC) plus four other unions represented through TUC (five seats total)

UK Music

UKFinance

United Kingdom Association of Fish Producer Organisations (UKAFPO)

Universities UK

Wales Council for Voluntary Action

Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA)

The membership list will be kept under review and additional members will be considered in the future. We are preparing for the domestic advisory group to meet in April.

The Government are in discussions with the European Commission to finalise the date for the first civil society forum. The UK delegation to the civil society forum will be announced once the guidelines which underpin the forum are agreed by the TCA Partnership Council.

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