WASHINGTON – The Office of the United States Trade Representative announced today that Ambassador Jayme White will depart after more than two years of service as Deputy United States Trade Representative. Ambassador White helped lead USTR’s engagement with partners in the Western Hemisphere, Europe and the Middle East, and on key labor and environmental issues.
“Ambassador Jayme White played an integral role in leading USTR’s work with our partners around the world, including the enforcement of the USMCA, as well as the global arrangement on sustainable steel and aluminum and the critical minerals agreement negotiations. I want to thank him for his service at USTR and wish him all the best in his future endeavors,” said Ambassador Katherine Tai.
Ambassador White’s last day will be November 1, 2023.
Ambassador Jayme White, Deputy United States Trade Representative
Ambassador Jayme White was sworn in as Deputy United States Trade Representative on September 22, 2021. He has spent two decades working to ensure American trade policy empowers American workers and promotes a sustainable environment. Mr. White grew up in Seattle, WA, where his family were union workers for Boeing. He went to Washington, DC to work for his hometown member of Congress in the House of Representatives, Representative Jim McDermott, who served on the Committee on Ways and Means, which has jurisdiction over international trade. Since then, he has played a role in nearly every major trade issue and trade legislation, over the last 20 years.
Mr. White has served in the U.S. Senate since 2009, including as the chief trade advisor for the Senate Committee on Finance since 2014, under the leadership of Chairman Ron Wyden. During this tenure, White led efforts to level the playing field for American workers, through trade negotiations and agreements, and by reforming US trade laws to better respond to unfair foreign trade practices. In his role on the Finance Committee, he has long represented and advanced bipartisan US views to foreign trade leaders, and the outcomes of those efforts are evident in many trade agreements. Key provisions -- especially enforceable measures on labor and the environment -- found in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) are a result of his efforts.