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Organization Structure

Organizational Structure

USTR has offices in Washington, D.C. and in Geneva, Switzerland. The Washington, D.C. office of USTR is structured along five organizational lines:

Bilateral Negotiations:

  • The Western Hemisphere
  • Europe and the Middle East
  • Central and South Asian Affairs
  • Southeast Asia and the Pacific
  • Japan, Korea, and APEC Affairs
  • China Affairs
  • African Affairs

Multilateral Negotiations:

  • World Trade Organization and Multilateral Affairs
  • Trade and Development

Sectoral Activities:

  • Agricultural Affairs
  • Services and Investment
  • Intellectual Property and Innovation
  • Market Access and Industrial Competitiveness
  • Textiles
  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • Labor

Analysis, Legal Affairs and Policy Coordination:

  • General Counsel
  • Monitoring and Enforcement
  • Economic Affairs
  • Policy Coordination and Information

Public Outreach:

  • Congressional Affairs
  • Public and Media Affairs
  • Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Liaison


USTR's Geneva Office is organized to cover general WTO affairs, Non-Tariff Agreements, Agricultural Policy, Commodity Policy and the Harmonized Code System. Special attention is given to textiles with one member of the staff designated as the U.S. representative to the Textiles Surveillance Body. The Geneva Deputy USTR is the U.S. Ambassador to the WTO and to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development on commodity matters. The Geneva staff represents the United States' interests in negotiations, and in other contacts on trade and trade policy in both forums.

Click Here to access the United States Mission in Geneva.