Military & Government

Claire Reade

Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for China Affairs | United States

For keeping American heat on Chinese trade practices.

With bilateral trade having surpassed $530 billion in 2014, the stakes in the ongoing trade blame game between the United States and China have never been higher. Claire Reade has channeled the grievances of frustrated U.S. companies and voters by bringing claims against China to the WTO. The 2014 score sheet was mixed: In May, the WTO ruled in favor of the United States in an auto sales dispute, while China prevailed in a punitive duties case in June. In August, China lost a WTO ruling in a matter brought by the United States, among other countries, complaining that China had restricted rare earth exports. In December, the WTO ruled against a U.S. effort to impose heavy tariffs on Chinese solar panels.