Sep 03, 2021 2:52 PM

Shackleford names Assistant USTR for Southeast Asia and the Pacific

Posted Sep 03, 2021 2:52 PM

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai this week announced Dawn Shackleford as the Assistant United States Trade Representative for the Office of Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

Shackleford most recently served as Assistant United States Trade Representative for WTO and Multilateral Affairs.  USTR Tai states, “Her diplomatic experience and judgement will be invaluable as we engage our trading partners and resume our work to enhance U.S. economic cooperation in Southeast Asia and across the Pacific.”

The Office of Southeast Asia and Pacific Affairs is responsible for USTR’s trade and investment relations with the countries of Southeast Asia, as well as Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. 

Before her work at USTR, Shackleford served as a policy analyst within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and in the Department of the Navy from 1998 to 2004 and as an adjunct professor at American University's School of International Service from 2003 to 2005.