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.
Blog Posts by John Neuffer
Information Technology Agreement Expansion Enters Final Lap
After more than two years of negotiations, the effort to expand product coverage of the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) is now on the verge of a successful conclusion. Negotiators from the participating [...]12/01/2014 - ITI Blog
Breakthrough Achieved on Information Technology Agreement: Next Stop, Geneva
DATELINE BEIJING – At a press briefing this morning, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman announced a much-anticipated breakthrough in the negotiations to expand product coverage of the Information [...]11/11/2014 - ITI Blog
Deadlock at APEC Continues on Information Technology Agreement
DATELINE BEIJING – The deadlock to expand product coverage of the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) continues following conclusion today of the meeting of ministers of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation [...]11/08/2014 - ITI Blog
Clear Skies for Expansion of the Information Technology Agreement?
DATELINE BEIJING – Following the closing of polluting industries around Beijing and strict traffic limitations, the promise of clear skies in this chronically smoggy capital runs high in the lead up to [...]11/04/2014 - ITI Blog