Ambassador Johnson To Leave Trade Post

Chief agricultural trade negotiator said to be moving on some time later this year. Sally Schuff

Published on: May 16, 2005

The chief agricultural trade negotiator for the United States, Ambassador Allen Johnson, has decided to leave the post later this year, a senior U.S. Trade Representative official reported today.

"After four intense years, he has indicated he will be moving on some time later this year, but nothing is set," the official told Feedstuffs, a sister publication.

In the interim, Johnson "is focused 100% on passing CAFTA (the Central American Free Trade Agreement) and the advancing the Doha trade negotiations both of which are critical for expanding the exports of American farmers and ranchers," said the official, who asked not to be named.