R. Taylor Moore

U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service
Maryland School of Public Policy
Class of 2013

Taylor is a Foreign Commercial Officer for the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service and currently serves as the Principal Commercial Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Shenyang in Northeast China. He began his career in China in 2006 conducting quality control and procurement for Maryland Plastics, Inc., a U.S. manufacturer and importer, before working with British and Chinese counterparts to establish start-up energy-efficient lighting enterprises in China. Taylor became familiar with the Foreign Commercial Service while assisting 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 and trade promotion. Taylor was previously posted at the Embassy of the United States in Beijing.

As a Robertson Fellow and 2013 graduate of the Maryland School of Public Policy, Taylor 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 foreign relations, and he will continue to strive to raise awareness and help U.S. businesses succeed as a Foreign Commercial Officer.