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USTR Robert Lighthizer Statement on Alan Wolff, New WTO Deputy Director General

June 27, 2017

Washington, DC – Today U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer released the following statement on the selection of Ambassador Alan Wm. Wolff as Deputy Director General of the World Trade Organization. 

“I would like to congratulate Alan Wolff on his selection as the new WTO Deputy Director General. Alan is one of the leading experts on international trade, spending his distinguished career in and out of government shaping U.S. trade policy.  

“I’ve had the privilege of knowing and working with Alan for many years, and I have no doubt that he will ably serve the WTO. I look forward to working with him to improve the WTO and to promote truly free and fair trade around the globe.  

“I would like to thank David Shark for his dedicated service as a Deputy Director General at the WTO these past four years. He demonstrated the same exemplary leadership and trade expertise that he for many years provided at USTR. He has my gratitude for his remarkable service.”