19 U.S. Code § 2541 - Functions of Trade Representative

§ 2541.
Functions of Trade Representative
(a) In general

The Trade Representative shall coordinate the consideration of international trade policy issues that arise as a result of, and shall develop international trade policy as it relates to, the implementation of this subchapter.

(b) Negotiating functions

The Trade Representative has responsibility for coordinating United States discussions and negotiations with foreign countries for the purpose of establishing mutual arrangements with respect to standards-related activities. In carrying out this responsibility, the Trade Representative shall inform and consult with any Federal agency having expertise in the matters under discussion and negotiation.

(c) Cross reference

For provisions of law regarding general authority of the Trade Representative with respect to trade agreements, see section 2171 of this title.


1996—Pub. L. 104–295, § 21(b)(1), amended directory language of Pub. L. 103–182, § 351(b)(2). See 1993 Amendment notes below.

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 104–295, § 21(b)(2), substituted “Trade Representative” for “Special Representatives”.

1993—Pub. L. 103–182, § 351(b)(2)(B), as amended by Pub. L. 104–295, § 21(b)(1), substituted “Trade Representative” for “Special Representative” in section catchline.

Subsecs. (a), (b). Pub. L. 103–182, § 351(b)(2)(A), as amended by Pub. L. 104–295, § 21(b)(1), substituted “Trade Representative” for “Special Representative” wherever appearing.

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