Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for China Affairs
Tim Stratford is the
Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for China Affairs at the Office of the
United States Trade Representative.
He is responsible for developing and implementing U.S. trade
policy toward Mainland China, Taiwan,
Hong Kong, Macao and Mongolia.
Through September 2005,
Mr. Stratford served as General Counsel for General Motors' China operations,
where he was a member of GM's senior management team in China, overseeing
the company’s legal and trade policy work in Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong
Kong. Before that, he was a partner
in the Beijing office of Coudert Brothers, a New York City-based international
law firm (1995-1998), president of the Taiwan Taichung Mission of the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (1992-1995), Minister-Counselor for Commercial
Affairs – and before that, Commercial Attache – at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing
(1988-1992), and associate attorney at the Paul Weiss law firm in its Beijing
and Hong Kong offices (1983-87).
Mr. Stratford earned his
law degree at the Harvard Law
School and has a bachelor's
degree in Philosophy and Chinese from Brigham Young
University. From 2000-2001, Stratford served as
Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China. He is fluent in Mandarin and