The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) is the premier business organization advocating a rules-based world economy. Founded in 1914 by a group of American companies that supported an open world trading system, the NFTC and its affiliates now serve more than 300 member companies through offices in Washington and New York.
Advancing Global Commerce
The role of America in the world economy and the impact of international trade on the United States have never been more important. Leveraging its broad membership, expertise and influence, the NFTC is the only national business organization that exclusively advocates the international and public policy priorities of its members. From international trade, investment, tax, and export finance to human resource management, the NFTC's services and advocacy are a critical link for U.S. companies.
Ambassador Alan Wm. Wolff is a member of the International Trade Practice at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP. Ambassador Wolff serves as Chairman of the Board of the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC); is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the Science Technology and Economic Policy (STEP) Board of National Academies, and the Board of the U.S.-China Legal Cooperation Fund. He is Chairman of the Board of the Institute for Trade and Commercial Diplomacy and chairs the Committee on Comparative Innovation Policy of the National Academies’ STEP Board. He recently served as a member of the State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy (ACIEP). He has lectured at numerous universities and is the author of an extensive range of papers on international trade policy matters.
Ambassador Wolff served as United States Deputy Special Representative for Trade Negotiations (1977-1979), with the rank of ambassador. As Deputy Trade Representative, he played a key role in the formulation of American trade policy and its implementation, including leading international trade negotiations for the United States. He served as General Counsel of the Agency from 1974-1977, and was responsible for drafting major trade legislation. From 1968-1973, Mr. Wolff was a lawyer dealing with international monetary, trade and development issues at the Treasury Department.
Ambassador Wolff is recognized in Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers and Chambers Global for International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy and is recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2009 - 2011 as a leader in the field of International Trade and Finance Law
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