The Future of U.S. Trade Policy with Ambassador Katherine Tai, USTR

On September 28, 2021, the Meridian Corporate Council hosted United States Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai during the Corporate Council Annual Meeting for a discussion on the future of U.S. trade policy under the Biden Administration.

Ambassador Tai was sworn in as the 19th United States Trade Representative on March 18, 2021. As a member of the President’s Cabinet, Ambassador Tai is the principal trade advisor, negotiator, and spokesperson on U.S. trade policy. Prior to her unanimous Senate confirmation, Ambassador Tai spent most of her career in public service focusing on international economic diplomacy, monitoring, and enforcement.   She previously served as Chief Trade Counsel and Trade Subcommittee Staff Director for the House Ways and Means Committee in the United States Congress.  

During the conversation, Ambassador Tai discussed the strategy that the Biden Administration is taking with its trade policy. She particularly spoke about the Biden Administration's Worker-centric trade policy, the inaugural Tech Trade Council, the future of CPTPP, as well as indicating that the U.S. would soon announce their next steps on trade with China. Members enjoyed the opportunity to ask questions to Ambassador Tai about the status of a variety of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), priorities for the administration, and where climate change will affect trade in the coming years.

Project summary

The Future of U.S. Trade Policy with Ambassador Katherine Tai, USTR | September 2021
Number of Attendees: 35
Impact Areas: Business and Trade
Program Areas: Diplomacy
Partners: Private Sector