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White House picks Thomas Storch as new senior trade adviser

WASHINGTON, Oct 31 (Reuters) - The White House on Thursday named Thomas Storch as a new senior trade adviser, taking on the position just as the United States attempts to conclude a trade deal with China.

Storch's official title is senior director for global economics, finance and development on the National Economic Council, and he will report to President Donald Trump's senior economic adviser, Larry Kudlow.

He fills the role left open by Kelly Ann Shaw, the G7 and trade adviser whose departure was announced last week.

(Reporting By Steve Holland Editing by Chris Reese)