The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has primary responsibility, with the advice of the interagency trade policy organization, for developing and coordinating the implementation of U.S. trade policy, including on commodity matters and, to the extent they are related to trade, direct investment matters. Under the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, the U.S. Congress established an interagency trade policy mechanism to assist with the implementation of these responsibilities. This organization, as it has evolved, consists of tiers of committees that constitute the principal mechanism for advising USTR as it develops and coordinates U.S. Government positions on international trade and trade-related investment issues. USTR chairs and administers both the Trade Policy Review Group (TPRG) and the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC).
Executive Branch Members of the TPRG and TPSC
U.S. International Trade Commission (non-voting member)