Testimony of U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai Trade Policy Agenda Hearing, House Ways and Means Committee



Ambassador Katherine Tai | House Ways and Means Committee

Thank you, Chairman Neal, Ranking Member Brady and Members of the Committee. I appreciate the opportunity to be here today to discuss the President’s Trade Agenda.

President Biden believes that trade can be a force for good that grows the middle class and addresses inequality – if we get the rules right. To achieve those goals, trade must be grounded in fair competition, and workers should not have to compete against artificially low wages or unsafe working conditions. They should compete on the merits and today, I am pleased to update you on our path toward achieving those goals.

The President also believes we are at our strongest when we work closely with our partners and allies around the world. Over the last year, in coordination with my colleagues across the Biden Administration, we have worked to repair strained relationships and recommitted the United States to the world’s institutions. These renewed partnerships have been instrumental to the strong, united response to Russia’s unjustified attack on Ukraine.


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