Director for Europe and Middle East Affairs, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
Mr. Jason Buntin is Director for Europe and Middle East Affairs at the Office of the United States Trade Representative. In that position he is responsible for coordinating U.S. trade policy related to various countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council, the European Free Trade Area and the Caucuses. Mr. Buntin is responsible for increasing U.S. engagement on trade issues with these countries, including through Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), Trade and Investment Framework Agreements (TIFAs) and other fora. Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Buntin served at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he was responsible for monitoring foreign government compliance with the WTO Agreements on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) and Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT).