Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Policy Coordination
Carmen Suro-Bredie is the
Assistant United States Trade Representative for Policy Coordination, and
responsible for the organization's strategic planning and interagency policy
Mrs. Suro-Bredie served as the
Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa
where she helped design the Free Trade Area of the Americas, approved by the
Heads of State of the Western Hemisphere. She was also the Assistant U. S. Trade
Representative for the Environment and Intellectual Property, creating the first
environment office at USTR.
Mrs. Suro-Bredie's career spans
work on several continents, including the negotiation of bilateral agreements
with over 30 countries. She was a member of the negotiating teams for the Canada
Free Trade Area, the North American Free Trade Area and the Uruguay Round. She
has led delegations to several international organizations including the OECD,
the GATT, UNCTAD and the OAS.
From 1987 to 1989, Mrs.
Suro-Bredie was on loan to the White House, as Deputy Executive Secretary to the
Cabinet-level Economic Policy Council. In this position, she coordinated trade
policy issues requiring Presidential approval. In addition to this White House
assignment, she was also Senior Policy Advisor to the Presidential Commission on
U.S.-Pacific Trade and Investment Policy.
Prior to her career at USTR, Mrs.
Suro-Bredie was a member of the diplomatic corps, serving as first secretary at
the U.S. Embassies in Singapore and Paris.
Carmen Suro-Bredie holds an M.B.A.
from the Harvard Business School (with Second Year Honors), where she was a
COGME Fellow. In addition, she has an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins School of
Advanced International Studies, and a B.A. in Political Science from
Manhattanville College. She is fluent in Spanish, French and