USTR - Daniel Brinza
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The Office of the United States Trade Representative

Daniel Brinza

Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Monitoring and Enforcement

Daniel Brinza is responsible for overseeing the monitoring and enforcement activities of the United States related to U.S. trade agreements, including disputes under the World Trade Organization and the free trade agreements of the United States. He is also a U.S. negotiator for the negotiations on clarifying and improving the WTO dispute settlement rules and procedures.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Brinza was the Senior Legal Advisor with the Office of the United States Trade Representative at the Permanent Mission of the United States to the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. While in Geneva, he was responsible for WTO legal issues, including issues involving all aspects of the WTO dispute settlement system, as well as being a United States representative for other WTO committees and working groups.

Before his move to Geneva, Mr. Brinza was the Senior Advisor and Special Counsel for Natural Resources at USTR, where he was the primary attorney responsible for such issues as agriculture, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, the environment, energy, technical barriers to trade, and space launch services.

Mr. Brinza has participated in WTO dispute settlement since the inception of the WTO. He has represented the United States in a number of WTO disputes and has participated in every phase of the dispute settlement process. He has also been involved in a number of negotiations, including for the United States-Canada Free-Trade Agreement, the North American Free Trade Agreement, and the Uruguay Round.

Mr. Brinza previously served as the Chief Counsel for the Committee on Agriculture of the U.S. House of Representatives where he supervised legislation setting United States agricultural policy as well as programs governing international agricultural trade, forestry, farm credit, and agricultural research. Mr. Brinza also served in the Office of the General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Agriculture where he was responsible for legal issues concerning international trade and domestic commodity programs.

Mr. Brinza received his A.B. in economics from the University of Michigan (Phi Beta Kappa), his J.D. from the Harvard Law School, and his Masters in Public Policy from the JFK School of Government at Harvard University.