Acting U.S. Trade Representative Named
With U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk leaving his post - Deputy Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis will become Acting U.S. Trade Representative today (Friday). Kirk says Marantis has been a leading voice for the President's trade policies in Asia and Africa - and has been instrumental in successes from the completion of the U.S.-Korea trade agreement to the advancing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and beyond. Kirk continues that the expertise and leadership abilities of Marantis will bolster the agency's work for the American people and in the global trading community at this time of transition. President Barack Obama has not nominated a successor to Kirk.
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