Assistant U.S. Trade Representative, Japan, Korea, and APEC
Christopher Wilson serves as Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Japan, Korea, and APEC. In this position, Mr. Wilson oversees the development and implementation of U.S. trade policy toward Japan and Korea and within the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, comprised of 21 member economies. His responsibilities include management of the U.S.-Japan Partnership on Trade and the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) and its working groups.
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. Most recently, he served as AUSTR for South and Central Asia from 2019-2023.
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.