U.S Trade Representative, Ron Kirk, is leaving the Obama administration in late February. Kirk worked for a successful trade agreement with Panama, Colombia and Korea. The former mayor of Dallas announced his plan, on Tuesday, in a brief statement. Kirk served as the administration’s top negotiator for trade during President Obama’s first term.
Kirk’s reasons for leaving the Obama administration are still undisclosed, but his plan to leave was communicated through an email statement. The 58-year-old rep. said that trade is a major part of the administrative efforts to support American jobs at home. He also added that the administration made great strides to negotiate with trading countries based on the fair trade agreements.