Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1979: Revamping the U.S. Trade Machinery

Schreiber, Eliot B. | January 1, 1980

The United States is no longer the successful competitor it once was in the international marketplace.I During the last decade, concern has grown in both the national and international communities about the way in which United States trade policy is formulated and imple- mented. This concern has resulted in a reorganized and strengthened U.S. trade machinery. Briefly, the Carter Administration’s new Reor- ganization Plan No. 3 of 19792 has placed the responsibility for the negotiation of foreign trade matters and for the formulation of trade policy in the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), and has called upon the Department of Commerce to implement these trade policies.’