UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement Domestic Advisory Group

The DAG is a consultative body which will enable the government to hear from those most affected by the operation of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement.

The UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA/the Agreement) provides for the involvement of civil society through the creation of a Domestic Advisory Group (DAG) in advising on the implementation of the Agreement.

The DAG is a consultative body which will enable the government to hear from those most affected by the operation of the Agreement. The DAG member organisations will discuss progress made in implementing the Agreement and submit their views to the government. They will also discuss implementation issues with the EU DAG in the preparations of the TCA Civil Society Forum (CSF). The CSF will bring together UK and EU stakeholders to jointly advise both parties on the implementation of the Agreement.

The UK DAG will generally meet twice a year and will rotate between all four nations of the United Kingdom.

In addition to the DAG, there are other channels for stakeholders to give their views on implementation of the Agreement, for example through the Brexit Business Taskforce or thematic groups convened by departments. We welcome views through all channels.

The participants for the Civil Society Forum will be confirmed once the guidelines which underpin the forum are agreed through the UK-EU TCA Partnership Council.

Membership

  • 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)