Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Market Access and Industrial Competitiveness, USTR

Sushan Demirjian

Sushan Demirjian is responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementing U.S. trade policy activities related to U.S. manufacturing and industrial sectors, such as electronics, capital goods, machinery and equipment, chemicals, energy, forest products, autos, and consumer products. She is the lead negotiator for market access and industrial goods for the U.S.-UK and U.S.-Kenya trade agreement negotiations and had the same role in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations. She also worked on the World Trade Organization (WTO) Doha Round negotiations related to non-agricultural market access (NAMA).

Prior to joining the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), Ms. Demirjian was Director of International Trade at the American Chemistry Council, the key association representing the U.S. chemical industry. She also worked at the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law, where she coordinated programs and activities related to international commercial law.

Ms. Demirjian holds a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.