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Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

The Office of the United States Trade Representative is the United States government agency responsible for developing and recommending United States trade policy to the President of the United States, conducting trade negotiations at bilateral and multilateral levels, and coordinating trade policy within the government through the interagency Trade Policy Staff Committee and Trade Policy Review Group . Established as the Office of the Special Trade Representative under the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, the USTR is part of the Executive Office of the President. With over 200 employees, the USTR has offices in Geneva, Switzerland, and Brussels, Belgium. Wikipedia*

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The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has 20 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first program was in a 1991, National Trade Estimate on Trade Barriers. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2014 with an average of 626 views per program. Most appearances with David Weiss (4), Charlene Barshefsky (3), Carla A. Hills (2). Most common tags: International Trade, NAFTA, GATT & WTO.

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    U.S.-Africa Economic Relations

    U.S., African, and World Bank officials spoke about economic development in Africa and the modernization and renewal of the…

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    U.S.-European Union Trade Talks

    Dan Mullaney, the U.S. chief negotiator, and Ignacio Garcia Bercero, the European Union chief negotiator, spoke to reporters after…

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    New Trade Opportunities

    Trade Representative Ron Kirk announced a new initiative to expand export opportunities for U.S. small- and medium-sized…

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    China Trade Violations

    The U.S. Trade Representative spoke to reporters about trade violations by China. She announced that the next day the United States will make…

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