Deputy Chief of
David Shark is the Deputy
Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization in Geneva, a position he
assumed in June 2000.
Mr. Shark has a broad range of
experience at USTR. Before becoming Deputy Chief of Mission, Mr. Shark was
Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Environment and Natural Resources
from 1995 to 2000. He also served from 1988 to 1995 as trade attaché in
the Uruguay Round with responsibility for negotiations on the WTO Agreement,
investment and customs issues; anti-dumping; subsidies; government procurement
and technical barriers to trade; import licensing; trade and environment; and
trade and worker rights.
From 1985 to 1987, Mr. Shark
served as executive director of the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences
program, and director of international procurement policy in the Office of GATT
Affairs from 1980 to 1985.
joining USTR in 1980, Mr. Shark was an international economist with the Commerce
Department where he participated in the Tokyo Round of trade negotiations. He
also worked on trade adjustment assistance for the Labor Department in the