The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR)
is an agency of over 200 people, a highly committed group of professionals who
have decades of specialized experience in trade issues and regions of the world.
They negotiate directly with foreign governments to create trade agreements,
resolve disputes and participate in global trade policy organizations. They also
meet with governments, business groups, legislators and public interest groups
to gather input on trade issues and explain the president’s trade policy
positions. The agency was founded in 1962 and has offices in Washington, Geneva and Brussels.