Jane Doherty

Jane Doherty

In her role, she oversees the development and implementation of federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFÉ) automotive fuel economy and efficiency standards, promotes adoption of U.S. federal motor vehicle safety standards worldwide and international harmonization of vehicle safety standards. She also administers NHTSA’s theft prevention activities and oversees consumer programs including the Uniform Tire Quality Grading and Rating Standards (UTQGS). Ms. Doherty brings a wealth of expertise to NHTSA, with over twenty-eight years working in international negotiations and government policy involving trade, food safety and environmental policies. In her previous position at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Ms. Doherty served as the International Coordination Executive in the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). She supported FSIS’ mission to enhance compliance of domestic and foreign-produced products with safety regulations and guidance. Ms. Doherty also served as the Director of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Affairs at the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) and the Chief Negotiator for the United States at the World Trade Organization on trade policy affecting food safety, animal and plant life and health issues. Under her leadership, the USTR achieved groundbreaking trade agreements with Canada, the European Union, Japan and South Korea related to USDA organic equivalence arrangements, which eliminated trade barriers for organic producers while maintaining USDA’s quality standards. Prior to that, Jane was the Senior Attorney for Trade in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Special Assistant to the EPA Administrator. Ms. Doherty earned a Bachelor of Sciences in International Affairs and a Juris Doctorate from George Washington University.

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  • Company
    NHTSA, United States
  • Profession
    Co-Chair of the IWG on EDR/DSSAD
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