Peter Allgeier Designated as Acting USTR
President Bush has designated Peter F. Allgeier as acting U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). Allgeier will serve in place of outgoing USTR Robert Zoellick, who has been nominated as deputy secretary of state. Ambassador Allgeier currently serves as deputy USTR, responsible for supervising U.S. trade negotiations with Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, the Caribbean, Mexico and Canada. His duties included negotiating the Free Trade Area of the Americas and implementing the North American Free Trade Agreement.