Eric Trachtenberg is now serving as vice president for international trade at the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC).

Trachtenberg comes to USAPEEC from USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), where he spent 15 years in a variety of positions, both in Washington and abroad. In this new position at the council, Trachtenberg will work closely with President Jim Sumner and USAPEEC members and staff on trade policy issues.

“USAPEEC has worked closely with Eric throughout his FAS career in many of our key markets, including China, Russia and Taiwan,” said USAPEEC President Jim Sumner. “His experience will help us to address our ongoing trade issues, which seem to be growing by the week. I’m looking forward to working with Eric. He brings additional insight to our team, and we’re excited to have him on board.”

Prior to his career at FAS, Trachtenberg worked in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Environmental Protection Agency, and on the Taiwan stock market.