Lloyd S. Harbert
Office of Country and Regional Affairs
Lloyd Harbert is Deputy Administrator for the Office of Country and Regional
Affairs in the U.S. Department of Agricultureís (USDA) Foreign Agricultural
Mr. Harbert was selected as the Deputy Administrator in August 2010. Prior
to his appointment, he served as the Agricultural Minister Counselor in the
U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Korea from August 2006 to July 2010.
During his tour, he was actively involved in negotiating the KORUS Free
Trade Agreement (FTA) and securing resumption of U.S. beef trade to Korea.
Prior to Korea, he was Director of the U.S. Agricultural Trade Office in
Hong Kong from August 2001 through July 2006, with a temporary tour of duty
in Iraq as Senior Advisor to the Ministry of Agriculture for the Coalition
Provisional Authority, July 2003 to April 2004.
Lloyd Harbert joined FAS in 1980. He has served in Washington, D.C. and
overseas in Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, and the United Kingdom.
During his previous tour in Washington, D.C., he was Director of FASí Office
of Food Safety responsible for addressing technical barriers to trade. In
this capacity, he was the U.S. Representative to the World Trade
Organizationís Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Committee, Chairman of the
NAFTA SPS Committee, and the U.S. designated expert to the Joint IAEA/WHO/FAO
Working Group on Food Irradiation.
Lloyd received his B.S. degree in Agricultural Economics from the University
of Idaho and a M.S. degree from Cornell University. He is married; and has
three grown children.