U.S. Trade Representative
Learn more about the U.S. Trade Representative and how the office promotes and facilitates investment in the United States
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is responsible for developing and coordinating U.S. international trade, commodity, and direct investment policy, and overseeing negotiations with other countries. The head of USTR is the U.S. Trade Representative, a Cabinet member who serves as the president’s principal trade advisor, negotiator, and spokesperson on trade issues.Learn More About the Agency
Mission: To coordinate trade policy, resolve disagreements, and frame issues for presidential decision
USTR consults with U.S. trading partners on a wide range of issues related to trade and investment – from market access issues to labor, the environment, protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights.
Learn More About Export Promotion
Working with the International Trade Administration, USTR coordinates export promotion for U.S. based small and medium enterprises (including affiliates of foreign-owned firms).
U.S.-EU Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Workshops
The U.S.-EU Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) workshops develop cooperative initiatives to enhance small business participation and transatlantic trade, tackle trade barriers faced by SMEs in foreign markets, and exchange best practices on other policies of interest to SMEs.