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Mark Mowrey, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) for Eurasia and the Middle East.

Mark Mowrey is currently Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Eurasia and the Middle East at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). Mark has worked in USTR’s Office of Europe and the Middle East since March 1995. During his time at USTR, he has been active in formulating trade policy positions affecting the Europe, Eurasian and Middle East regions and has led or participated in negotiations and consultations involving countries in both Western and Central Europe, as well as Morocco, Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Russia, Ukraine and Georgia.

Prior to joining USTR, Mark worked at the Commerce Department's Office of Eastern  Europe, Russia and Independent States, where he was responsible for regional economic matters, including financing issues, and worked as the Czech, Slovak and Polish desk officers.

From 1982 to 1991, Mark served as a Foreign Service Officer with the Department of State. In his last one and a half years at State, he worked in the Office of Eastern European Affairs covering economic issues involving Poland, Hungary and Czechoslovakia. Earlier assignments included analyst in the Office of Aviation Negotiations; analyst in the Office of Energy; and special assistant for legislative and public affairs to the Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs. From 1982 to 1984, he served as Vice Consul at the U.S. Consulate General in Frankfurt, Germany.

While with the Foreign Service, Mark received extended training in economics at the Foreign Service Institute. Mark earned a Master's Degree in International Affairs at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in 1979 and a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania in 1977. His foreign language is German.