Breakfast with Drew Quinn US Deputy Lead Negotiator In Trans-Pacific Partnership

  • 11 Dec 2012
  • 7:15 AM - 8:45 AM
  • Northern Club, Princes Street, Auckland
  • 13

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Drew Quinn is the recently appointed deputy lead U.S. negotiator for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks under Assistant USTR Barbara Weisel.  Quinn joined the trade agency in August as deputy assistant USTR for Southeast Asia and the Pacific. In the context of the TPP negotiations, Quinn is also acting as the lead negotiator for the chapter on capacity buildingand as lead U.S. negotiator on the “horizontal” issue of competitiveness.  Quinn is also sharing responsibilities with Lia Theodosiou-Pisanelli as the U.S. lead on development issues. Prior to joining USTR, Quinn served on the White House National Security staff as director for Asian economic affairs from September 2010 to August 2012, where he worked on issues including the ratification of the U.S.-South Korea free trade agreement. He previously worked as an economic official at the U.S. embassy in South Korea during the FTA negotiations and covered economic issues at U.S. embassies in Pakistan, Japan and Thailand. Quinn also served as deputy USTR for Korea from 2004 to 2005 and as a legislative assistant on foreign affairs and trade to Sen. John D. Rockefeller (D-WV) from 2000 to 2003.