United States Trade Representative
August 17, 2013
Washington, D.C. – United States Trade Representative Michael Froman issued the following statement today in response to a leadership announcement by Roberto Azevedo, incoming Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO):
“We welcome the strong leadership team announced today by the incoming Director-General of the WTO, Roberto Azevedo, and applaud in particular the selection of David Shark as Deputy Director General. As U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission in Geneva, Dave has been a stalwart and steady voice for the United States at the WTO. This is a pivotal moment for the future of multilateral trade negotiations, and this seasoned team will play an important role in the effort to strengthen the multilateral system by focusing the WTO on the successful pursuit of fresh, credible approaches to the craft and governance of global trade.