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Help the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative celebrate 50 years in action by sharing success stories from around the world. Whether it’s your story or a story of a farmer, rancher, manufacturer, service provider or entrepreneur, USTR wants to hear all about it!


Visit Your Government Trade Partners

Visit USTR's partners across the federal government to learn more about their part in the trade agreement.

Department of Agriculture Seal     Department of Agriculture

Commerce Seal     Commerce Department

Labor Department Seal     Department of Labor

OMB Seal     Office of Management and Budget

Export Import Bank Seal      Export-Import Bank

SBA Seal      Small Business Administration

OPIC Seal      Overseas Private Investment Corp.

USTDA Seal      Trade and Development Agency

State Department Seal      State Department

USTR Celebrates 50 Years

50th Anniversary Home  •  History  •  Accomplishments  •  Jobs •  Digital Library  •  Facts  •  Events 
Old Winder Building 

USTR History

Until the early 1960s, the Department of State was responsible for conducting U.S. trade and investment diplomacy and administering the President's trade agreement program.  In the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, Congress called for the President to appoint a Special Representative for Trade Negotiations to conduct U.S. trade negotiations. 

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Obama Administration Achievements 

Obama Administration Accomplishments

Under President Obama’s leadership, the United States’ trade policy supports American jobs by opening markets and creating opportunities for U.S. farmers, ranchers, manufacturers, and service providers to export more “Made in America” products to customers around the world.

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Made in USA Stamp

Jobs Supported by Trade

Jobs supported by goods exports pay 13-18% more than the U.S. national average. Read stories about who benefits from these jobs.

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Digital Photo Library

USTR Digital Library  

View photos of former USTRs, trade in action, and videos of USTR personnel working to increase trade around the world

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Did You Know?

Learn facts about trade and how it helps the American economy and American businesses and workers.

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Birthday Candles 

Events and Activities

USTR will be hosting various events and activities throughout the year.  Check the schedule for events near you.

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