USTR - Timothy P. Stratford
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The Office of the United States Trade Representative

Timothy P. Stratford

Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for China Affairs

Tim Stratford is the Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for China Affairs at the Office of the United States Trade Representative.  He is responsible for developing and implementing U.S. trade policy toward Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao and Mongolia.

Through September 2005, Mr. Stratford served as General Counsel for General Motors' China operations, where he was a member of GM's senior management team in China, overseeing the company’s legal and trade policy work in Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.  Before that, he was a partner in the Beijing office of Coudert Brothers, a New York City-based international law firm (1995-1998), president of the Taiwan Taichung Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (1992-1995), Minister-Counselor for Commercial Affairs – and before that, Commercial Attache – at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing (1988-1992), and associate attorney at the Paul Weiss law firm in its Beijing and Hong Kong offices (1983-87).

Mr. Stratford earned his law degree at the Harvard Law School and has a bachelor's degree in Philosophy and Chinese from Brigham Young University.  From 2000-2001, Stratford served as Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China.  He is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese.