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Membership of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement Domestic Advisory Group

Statement made on 31 March 2022

Statement UIN HCWS752


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 Cooperation Agreement (TCA).

Today, after careful analysis of applications to try to ensure a balanced, sectoral and geographical representation of civil society organisations, the Government is 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)
  • AirlinesUK
  • 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 4 other Unions represented through TUC (5 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 is 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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This statement has also been made in the House of Lords

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Membership of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement Domestic Advisory Group
Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park
Minister for the Pacific and the International Environment
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 31 March 2022