Deputy U.S. Trade Representative
U.S. Representative to the World Trade Organization
Ambassador Peter F. Allgeier
serves as Deputy USTR, nominated for this position by President George W. Bush,
and confirmed by the Senate on May 26,
2001. He served as
Acting U.S. Trade Representative from February 18, 2005 through April 29, 2005. As of October 5, 2005, Ambassador Allgeier was
designated as U.S. Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the World Trade
Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland.
Ambassador Allgeier joined USTR in
June 1980 as an international economist dealing with Asia, serving in 1981 as Director for Japanese Affairs.
Between 1981 and 1985, he served as Deputy Assistant USTR for Asia and the
Pacific. In 1985 U.S. Trade Representative Clayton Yeutter appointed him
Assistant USTR for Asia and the Pacific. In 1989 U.S. Trade Representative Carla
Hills appointed him Assistant USTR for Europe and the Mediterranean. U.S. Trade
Representative Mickey Kantor appointed him Associate U.S. Trade Representative
for the Western Hemisphere in 1995.
During his career at USTR, Mr.
Allgeier has conducted major negotiations with countries throughout Asia, Europe (including
the former Soviet Union), the Middle East, and Latin
America and the Caribbean, as well
as multilateral negotiations in the United Nations, the World Trade Organization
(WTO), and its predecessor organization, the General Agreement on Tariffs and
Trade (GATT). These negotiations have included: free trade agreements,
elimination/reduction of foreign tariffs and non-tariff barriers on U.S. goods
and services; bilateral investment treaties; improvements in foreign laws
governing patents, trademarks and copyrights; government procurement; the
establishment of orderly marketing arrangements; removal of foreign export
subsidies; and treaties normalizing U.S. trade and investment relations with the
countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet
In 1988 President Reagan presented
him with the Presidential Distinguished Rank Award, which is the highest
performance honor bestowed on career federal officials. He also is the recipient of the
Distinguished Service Award from the Washington International Trade Association
(WITA) and the Woodrow Wilson Distinguished Alumnus Award from Johns Hopkins
University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
Prior to joining USTR, Mr.
Allgeier was an international economist with the U.S. Agency for International
Development (AID). He also was a Visiting Instructor of Economics at Duke
Mr. Allgeier graduated cum laude
from Brown University, with an A.B. in international relations. He earned a
Masters Degree in international relations from Johns Hopkins University, School
of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He has a Ph.D. in international
economics from the University of North
Carolina at Chapel
Hill. He also was a Rockefeller Fellow at Harvard Divinity
Allgeier was born in Orange, New Jersey. He is married to Marsha Uehara of
Honolulu, Hawaii. The Allgeiers have two sons.