Alternate Title: EO 12188: International Trade Functions
"Except as may be otherwise expressly provided by law, the United States Trade Representative (hereinafter referred to as the 'Trade Representative') shall be chief representative of the United States for: (1) all activities of, or under the auspices of, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade; (21 discussions, meetings, and negotiations in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development when trade or commodity issues are the primary issues under consideration; (3) negotiations in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and other multilateral institutions when trade or commodity issues are the primary issues under consideration; (4) other bilateral or multilateral negotiations when trade, including East-West trade, or commodities is the primary issue under consideration."
Executive Order 12188; EO 12188
Code of Federal Regulations
3 CFR, 1980 Comp., p.131-135