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USTR Names Chief Transparency Officer

Monday, September 07, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman announced Sept. 3 that USTR General Counsel Tim Reif has been selected to also serve as USTR's chief transparency officer, a role established in the recently enacted trade promotion authority law to promote transparency in the development and implementation of trade policy. A USTR press release said naming Reif to this position ensures that it will be represented at a senior level at a critical time in trade policy, as negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership move toward completion and negotiations continue on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, the Trade in Services Agreement, the Environmental Goods Agreement and the expanded Information Technology Agreement.

Prior to joining USTR in 2009 Reif served as chief international trade counsel for the House Ways and Means Committee, where he advised on the regulation of all international trade, investment, regulatory and economic matters and related legislation.

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