R. Taylor Moore is a Foreign Commercial Officer for the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service. In his work, he brings several years of experience working in production, quality control, and trade in China combined with a strong understanding of the United States’ trade policy environment. He began his career in China in a Global Procurement position in 2006 with Maryland Plastics, Inc., a local U.S. manufacturer and importer, before working with British and Chinese counterparts in start-up energy-efficient lighting enterprises. Taylor became familiar with the FCS while assisting the Maryland Center, the State of Maryland’s economic development office in Shanghai, with a high-level business mission in 2010. Shortly after, he returned to the United States to pursue a graduate degree and a new career in international trade policy.
As a Robertson Fellow and 2013 graduate of the Maryland School of Public Policy, he was fortunate to work multiple semesters as a graduate assistant for Amb. Susan Schwab, as an intern at FCS’s International Buyer Program, and nine months as a liaison to the Interagency Trade Enforcement Center for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Taylor believes that foreign trade is a vital part of the U.S. economy and will strive to raise awareness and help U.S. businesses succeed as a Foreign Commercial Officer.