Office of the United States Trade Representative facts for kids
Seal of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
Flag of the U.S. Trade Representative
|Headquarters||Winder Building 600 17th St. NW Washington, D.C.|
|Parent agency||Executive Office of the President of the United States|
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.
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).
Lawyer Robert Lighthizer is the 18th and current U.S. Trade Representative as of May 2017.
List of United States Trade Representatives
|Portrait||Officeholder||Term start||Term end||President|
|Christian Herter||December 10, 1962||December 30, 1966||John F. Kennedy|
|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 2, 1980||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|
|April 12, 1996||January 20, 2001|
|Robert Zoellick||January 20, 2001||February 22, 2005||George W. Bush|
|Rob Portman||May 17, 2005||May 29, 2006|
|Susan Schwab||June 8, 2006||January 20, 2009|
|Ron Kirk||March 18, 2009||March 15, 2013||Barack Obama|
|March 15, 2013||May 23, 2013|
|May 23, 2013||June 21, 2013|
|Michael Froman||June 21, 2013||January 20, 2017|
|January 20, 2017||March 1, 2017||Donald Trump|
|March 2, 2017||May 15, 2017|
|Robert Lighthizer||May 15, 2017||Incumbent|
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