President Barack Obama has nominated Islam A. Siddiqui for the position of Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). This position is responsible for negotiating with trade partners over market access issues and setting U.S. agricultural trade policy.

Siddiqui currently serves as vice president for science and regulatory affairs at CropLife America, where he is responsible for regulatory and international trade issues related to crop protection chemicals.

His experience includes working with USTR and representing the U.S. Department of Agriculture in bilateral, regional and multi-lateral agricultural trade negotiations while serving in various capacities in the Clinton administration.