United States Trade Representative Open Government
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is responsible for developing and coordinating U.S. international trade, commodity, and direct investment policy, and overseeing negotiations with other countries. The head of USTR is the U.S. Trade Representative, a Cabinet member who serves as the president’s principal trade advisor, negotiator, and spokesperson on trade issues. USTR provides trade policy leadership and negotiating expertise promoting the administrations trade policy to open markets throughout the world to create new opportunities and higher living standards for families, farmers, manufacturers, workers, consumers, and businesses.
USTR is committed to President Obama’s OpenGov Initiative, helping to create a government that is transparent, participatory, and collaborative with the American people. USTR’s OpenGov page will allow for the American public to ask USTR questions, review Annual Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) reports, and contact USTR officials. As USTR works to create trade policy that benefits American workers and families, the OpenGov initiative will be a vital tool in maintaining an open dialogue with the American people.
Share Your Ideas
USTR has created a comment form where you can comment on USTR's open government plan and priorities.
USTR has added approximately 16 data sets to Data.gov. A summary of these is available in USTR’s Electronic Reading Room.
Evaluating our Progress
The Open Government Dashboard tracks agency progress on the milestones set out in the Directive. Learn more about our Dashboard scores, the steps we have taken, and how we are evaluating our progress towards achieving the goals of participation, collaboration, and transparency. USTR has completed a self-evalation of our Open Government Plan based on the criteria laid out in the Open Government Initiative. In recognition of Sunshine Week 2011, USTR highlights continued progress on its Open Government Flagship Initiative.
Open Government Plan
USTR’s Open Government Plan (pdf) focuses on expanding the conversation on trade between all of our stakeholders. The plan addresses how USTR is improving transparency, participation, and collaboration. USTR used public and employee involvement to contribute to the plan and develop the Open Government Flagship Initiative which is described in the plan. USTR’s goal is to integrate two way communications to enable more effective trade policies and agreements.