John M. Andersen
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Market Access and Compliance
U.S. Department of Commerce
International Trade Administration
Mr. Andersen is the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Market Access and Compliance. He is responsible for all market access and commercial issues dealing with U.S. trading partners. As DAS for MAC, Mr. Andersen manages an organization with approximately 211 employees and a budget in excess of $42 million. Mr. Andersen was previously Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs in the International Trade Administration where he was responsible for all market access and commercial issues dealing with the Western Hemisphere. He has been involved in a number of major international and bilateral negotiations, including the Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations, and Free Trade Negotiations with Canada, Chile, Central America and the Dominican Republic, Peru, Colombia and Panama. He was a key member of the President’s Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba.
He recently served as the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for AD/CVD Operations in ITA’s Import Administration where he was responsible for implementing and enforcing U.S. trade enforcement provisions. As Acting DAS, he managed an organization with approximately 175 employees and an annual budget in excess of $20 million. In 2005, Mr. Andersen served on detail to the Department of State, Office of Summit Coordination where, as a member of the 2005 Summit of the Americas Team, he negotiated key elements of the Summit Plan of Action.
He has received three Department of Commerce Silver Medals, the Department’s second highest honor. Mr. Andersen has a Masters of Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs, the University of Texas at Austin and a BA in history from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
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