WASHINGTON – United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai today released a statement on the death of William E. Brock, III, who served as the United States Trade Representative from 1981 to 1985.
“I was deeply saddened to hear of Ambassador Bill Brock’s passing. He was a legend in the trade world whose leadership was instrumental to the eventual creation of the World Trade Organization. Ambassador Brock rightly appreciated the responsibility of policy makers to engage and listen to the American people. He also fundamentally believed that we have an obligation to clearly communicate the benefits of trade. My heartfelt condolences go out to his wife Sandra, his children, and the large extended family who loved him dearly.”