Office of the United States Trade Representative

United States government agency

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is the United States government agency responsible for developing and recommending United States trade policy to the President of the United States.

Office of the United States Trade Representative
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Seal of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
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Flag of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
Agency overview
Formed1962
Preceding agency
  • Office of the Special Trade Representative
HeadquartersWinder Building 600 17th St. NW Washington, D.C.
Employees200
Annual budget$54 million (FY 2016)
Agency executives
  • Katherine Tai, U.S. Trade Representative
  • Vacant, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative
  • Vacant, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative
  • Vacant, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative (Geneva)
  • Vacant, Chief Agriculture Negotiator
Parent agencyExecutive Office of the President of the United States
Websitewww.ustr.gov
  Priority Foreign Country
  Priority Watch List
  Watch List
  Section 306 Monitoring
  Out-of-Cycle Review/Status Pending

It makes trade negotiations at bilateral and multilateral levels, and coordinating trade policy within the government through the interagency Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) and Trade Policy Review Group (TPRG).

List of United States Trade RepresentativesEdit

Portrait Officeholder Term start Term end President
  Christian Herter December 10, 1962 December 30, 1966 John F. Kennedy
Lyndon Johnson
  William Roth March 24, 1967 January 20, 1969
  Carl Gilbert August 6, 1969 September 21, 1971 Richard Nixon
  William Eberle November 12, 1971 December 24, 1974
  Frederick Dent March 26, 1975 January 20, 1977 Gerald Ford
  Robert Strauss March 30, 1977 August 17, 1979 Jimmy Carter
  Reubin Askew October 1, 1979 December 31, 1980
  Bill Brock January 23, 1981 April 29, 1985 Ronald Reagan
  Clayton Yeutter July 1, 1985 January 20, 1989
  Carla Hills February 6, 1989 January 20, 1993 George H. W. Bush
  Mickey Kantor January 22, 1993 April 12, 1996 Bill Clinton
  Charlene Barshefsky
Acting: 1996–1997
April 12, 1996 January 20, 2001
  Robert Zoellick February 7, 2001 February 22, 2005 George W. Bush
Peter Allgeier
Acting
February 23, 2005 May 16, 2005
  Rob Portman May 17, 2005 May 29, 2006
  Susan Schwab June 8, 2006 January 20, 2009
Peter Allgeier
Acting
January 21, 2009 March 17, 2009 Barack Obama
  Ron Kirk March 18, 2009 March 15, 2013
  Demetrios Marantis
Acting
March 15, 2013 May 23, 2013
  Miriam Sapiro
Acting
May 23, 2013 June 21, 2013
  Michael Froman June 21, 2013 January 20, 2017
  Maria Pagan
Acting
January 20, 2017 March 1, 2017 Donald Trump
Stephen Vaughn
Acting
March 2, 2017 May 15, 2017
  Robert Lighthizer May 15, 2017 January 20, 2021
Maria Pagan
Acting
January 20, 2021 March 17, 2021 Joe Biden
  Katherine Tai March 18, 2021 Incumbent

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