Jonathan McHale is the Vice President, Digital Trade at CCIA, where he leads the Association’s digital trade advocacy in the United States and international fora.
Until 2022, he was the Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for ICT Services and Digital Trade. He has two decades of experience working to open foreign markets in the telecommunications and digital trade sectors at both the Department of State and USTR, through policy development, negotiation, enforcement, and dispute settlement. He was the lead negotiator for the USMCA Digital Trade chapter, the Telecommunications and Electronic Commerce issues in the Trans-Pacific Partnership FTA, as well as KORUS, AUSFTA, and the Singapore-U.S. FTA. He was responsible for digital issues in the U.S.-China Bilateral Investment Treaty negotiations, and continues to lead the formulation of policy on trade-related aspects of electronic commerce in WTO and regional organizations, and the enforcement ICT and digital trade commitments in the WTO.
Prior to joining USTR, he served as an economic officer at the Department of State in Tokyo, Washington D.C. and Paris. He holds a B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. in international relations from Columbia University.