Office of the United States Trade Representative


Meredith Broadbent
Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Industry, Market Access and Telecommunications

Meredith Broadbent is responsible for developing and coordinating U.S. trade policy as it affects U.S. business and manufacturing interests such as semiconductors, telecommunications, forest products, chemicals, steel, aircraft, and electronic commerce. She also coordinates industrial market access negotiations in bilateral and regional free trade agreement negotiations as well as in the World Trade Organization.

Prior to joining USTR, she served as senior professional staff member for the House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee where she handled trade issues for Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Thomas, Trade Subcommittee Chairman Phil Crane, and the other Republican Members of the Ways and Means Committee. In this position she played a key role in drafting and passage of the Trade and Development Act of 2000, legislation to authorize normal trade relations with China, and the Trade Act of 2002 which includes trade promotion authority and the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act.

Earlier in her career she served as professional staff for the Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee during the development of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988, and the implementing bills for NAFTA and the Uruguay Round Agreements.

Meredith holds a B.A. in history from Middlebury College and an M.B.A. from the George Washington University School of Business and Public Management.

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