John Neuffer

Senior Vice President, Global Policy
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As Senior Vice President for Global Policy, John Neuffer leads ITI’s global team to expand market access opportunities for ITI member companies around the world.  He directs all of ITI’s global government relations in the arenas of trade, standards, regulatory policy, accessibility, and cybersecurity.  He builds strong relationships with foreign governments and industry associations in key global capitals, and advances the high-tech industry’s trade agenda in Washington. 

Reflecting ITI’s deep interest in China, he is an executive committee member of the United States Information Technology Office (USITO) in Beijing.  In addition, he is a cleared advisor, sitting on the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on ICT, Services, and Electronic Commerce.  He is also a liaison for the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.  Both committees make recommendations to the U.S. government on a range of trade policy issues.

Before joining ITI, John served for over seven years at the Office of United States Trade Representative (USTR) in Washington, DC: two years as Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Affairs, which was preceded by over five years as Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Japan.

Prior to his tenure with USTR, John was a Senior Research Fellow and Political Analyst with the Mitsui Kaijyo Research Institute in Japan for nine years. As a leading commentator on Japanese politics and policy at the Institute, he published a widely read newsletter and wrote regular commentary for the Asian Wall Street Journal, TheStreet.com and Newsweek Japan.  All told, John lived in Japan 11 years and speaks Japanese.