Deputy Assistant Secretary for Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia
U.S. Department of Commerce
International Trade Administration
Holly Vineyard serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Africa, the Middle East and South Asia in the International Trade Administration's Market Access and Compliance unit. In this position, she directs the Department's regional activities on market access, trade, commerce and compliance with international trade agreements. She is responsible for developing programs, policies and strategies to strengthen the U.S. commercial position in nearly 80 countries.
She serves as a co-chair for the U.S. - India High Technology Cooperation Group’s working
group on Biotechnology and Life Sciences (which includes biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and health IT).
Ms. Vineyard joined the Commerce Department in 1994. Prior to her current position,
Ms. Vineyard served as the Director of the Office of Africa, as Senior Policy Advisor to the Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, and as a desk officer in the Office of South Asia and Oceania. She has been detailed twice to the Senate Finance Committee, where she worked with the Trade Subcommittee on a wide range of issues, including its consideration of the African Growth and Opportunity Act. Prior to joining the Commerce Department, Ms. Vineyard worked in the private sector.
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