Skip to Content

Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee (TEPAC)

OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

CHARTER OF THE TRADE AND ENVIRONMENT
POLICY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

DUTIES, FUNCTIONS AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS

The Committee shall be designated as the Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee.

The Committees objectives and the scope of its activity are as follows:

The Committee will provide the U.S. Trade Representative with policy advice on issues involving trade and the environment. It is anticipated that the U.S. Trade Representative will share the advice received with other relevant agencies interested in the subject matter.

The Committee shall at the conclusion of negotiations for each trade agreement referred to in Section 102 of the Act, provide to the President, to Congress, and to the U.S. Trade Representative a report on such agreement which shall include an advisory opinion on whether and to what extent the agreement promotes the interests of the United States.

Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee Members
Member NameOrganization
Joseph G. BlockVenable LLP
Kitty BlockThe Humane Society International
Jennifer HaverkampEnvironmental Defense Fund
Rhoda KarpatkinConsumers Union
Naotaka MatsukataFairWinds Partners LLC
Peter RobinsonU.S. Council for International Business
James SalzmanNicholas Institute,Duke University
Jeffrey J. SchottPeterson Institute for International Economics
Andrew F. SharplessOceana
John P. SmirnowKing & Spalding LLP
Frances B. SmithCompetitive Enterprise Institute
William J. Snape, IIICenter for Biological Diversity
Alexander Van Bismarck
Environmental Investigation Agency, Inc.
Durwood ZaelkeInstitute for Governance and Sustainable Development