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Assistant U.S. Trade Representative, South and Central Asia
Christopher Wilson serves as Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for South and Central Asia. In this position, which he has held since March 2019, Mr. Wilson oversees the development and implementation of U.S. trade policy with regard to 15 countries in the region. His responsibilities include management of the U.S.-India Trade Policy Forum (TPF) and its working groups, as well as coordination of activity under Trade and Investment Framework Agreements (TIFAs) with regional partners.
Mr. Wilson joined USTR in 2000. Following an initial assignment in the agency’s Latin America office, he spent four years representing USTR at the U.S. Mission to the European Union in Brussels. Returning to Washington in 2006, he served as Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Intellectual Property and Innovation. Mr. Wilson has also served as Assistant U.S. Trade Representative (AUSTR) for Europe and the Middle East, and subsequently as AUSTR for WTO and Multilateral Affairs. From 2014-2018, he represented USTR in Geneva, Switzerland as U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative to the WTO.
Mr. Wilson served as a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State, with assignments in Africa and Southeast Asia. His career also includes several years as a consultant on trade policy and international business issues.
Mr. Wilson is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.