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Office of Science and Technology Policy
JOHN H. GIBBONS
ROSINA BIERBAUM, Acting
Assistant to the President for Science and
Technology, and Director
and Technology Council and the
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The Office of Science and Technology national concern, including the
economy, national security, health, Executive Office of the President by the foreign relations, and the environment; National Science and Technology Policy, evaluates the scale, quality, and Organization, and Priorities Act of 1976
effectiveness of the Federal effort in (42 U.S.C. 6611). The Office serves as a source of
science and technology; provides advice scientific, engineering, and technological
and assistance to the President, the analysis and judgment for the President
Office of Management and Budget, and with respect to major policies, plans,
Federal agencies throughout the Federal and programs of the Federal
budget development process; and assists Government. In carrying out this
the President in providing leadership and mission, the Office advises the President coordination for the research and of scientific and technological
development programs of the Federal considerations involved in areas of Government.
For further information, contact the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Old Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20500. Phone, 202–395–7347. Internet, http://www.whitehouse.gov/ostp.html.
Office of the United States Trade Representative
600 Seventeenth Street NW., Washington, DC 20508 Phone, 202-395-3230
CHARLENE BARSHEFSKY, Acting
ELIZABETH ARKY, Acting
United States Trade Representative
Intergovernmental Affairs and Public
Monitoring and Enforcement
and Development Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for World
Trade Organization (WTO) and
Multilateral Affairs Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Industry Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Japan
and China Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Asia
and the Pacific Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for APEC
Affairs Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Europe
and the Mediterranean Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for
Environment and Natural Resources Associate U.S. Trade Representative for
Western Hemisphere Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for North
DONALD PHILLIPS LEE SANDS
Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for
Services, Investment, and Intellectual
The United States Trade Representative is responsible for directing all trade negotiations of and formulating trade policy for the United States.
The Office of the United States Trade Representative was created as the Office of the Special Representative for Trade Negotiations by Executive Order 11075 of January 15, 1963. The Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2171) established the Office as an agency of the Executive Office of the President charged with administering the trade agreements program under the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1654), the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (19 U.S.C. 1801), and the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2101). Other powers and responsibilities for coordinating trade policy were assigned to the Office by the Trade Act of 1974 and by the President in Executive Order 11846 of March 27, 1975, as amended.
Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1979 (5 U.S.C. app.), implemented by Executive Order 12188 of January 4, 1980, charged the Office with responsibility for setting and administering overall trade policy. It also provides that the United States Trade Representative shall be chief representative of the United States for:
-all activities concerning the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade;
-discussions, meetings, and negotiations in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development when such activities deal primarily with trade and commodity issues;
-negotiations in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and other multilateral institutions when such negotiations deal primarily with trade and commodity issues;
-other bilateral and multilateral negotiations when trade, including EastWest trade, or commodities is the primary issue;
-negotiations under sections 704 and 734 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 16710 and 1673c); and
-negotiations concerning direct investment incentives and disincentives and bilateral investment issues concerning barriers to investment.
The Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 codified these prior authorities and added additional authority, including the implementation of section 301 actions (regarding enforcement of U.S. rights under international trade agreements).
The Office is headed by the United States Trade Representative, a Cabinetlevel official with the rank of Ambassador, who is directly responsible to the President. There are three Deputy United States Trade Representatives, who also hold the rank of Ambassador, two located in Washington and one in Geneva. The Chief Textile Negotiator also holds the rank of Ambassador.
The United States Trade Representative serves as an ex officio member of the Boards of Directors of the Export-Import Bank and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and serves on the National Advisory Council for International Monetary and Financial Policy.
For further information, contact the Office of Public Affairs, Office of the United States Trade Representative, 600 Seventeenth Street NW., Washington, DC 20506. Phone, 202-395–3230.
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE
MARY ANN KEEFEE
MIKE TAYLOR, Acting
Administrator, Farm Service Agency
Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service
Education, and Extension Service
Deputy Under Secretaries
BRIAN E. BURKE
BOBBY H. ROBINSON
JOHN DUNMORE, Acting
Administrator, Rural Business-Cooperative