Charlene Barshefsky

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<p><strong>Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky</strong> served as the US Trade Representative (USTR)&mdash;the chief trade negotiator and principal trade policymaker for the United States&mdash;from 1997 to 2001, and acting and deputy USTR from 1993 to 1996. As the USTR and a member of the President's Cabinet, she was responsible for the negotiation of hundreds of complex market access, regulatory and investment agreements with virtually every major country in the world.&nbsp;</p> <p>Barshefsky is best known internationally as the architect and chief negotiator of China's historic WTO Agreement. She is recognized as a central figure for international business and international economic and trade issues.&nbsp;Barshefsky sits on the board of the Council on Foreign Relations and has also served as a director at a number of well-known multinational firms, including American Express, Estee Lauder, Intel, and Starwood Hotels. She has written and lectured extensively both in the US and abroad.&nbsp;</p>
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Former US Trade Representative
The Americas
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