Alan Wolff

Alan Wolff


Alan Wm. Wolff became WTO Deputy Director General on October 1, 2017.  He was formerly in private law practice in Washington DC dealing extensively with international trade matters.  Prior to joining the WTO he was Chairman of the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC), the oldest American association supporting open international trade.

Ambassador Wolff's prior public service includes being U.S. Deputy Special Representative for Trade Negotiations after being General Counsel of the Office, serving as acting Head of the U.S. Delegation for the Tokyo Round of multilateral trade negotiations, and as a principal draftsman of the basic U.S. law creating a mandate for trade negotiations. He has served as a senior trade negotiator in, and advisor to, both Republican and Democratic administrations.

He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE), is a lifetime National Associate of the National Academies, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


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