USTR Tai promises ‘united front’ of U.S. allies on trade issues: testimony




WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai on Wednesday said that her agency will help create “a united front of U.S. allies” on trade issues and use trade policy to boost new clean energy technologies and communities of color.

In testimony prepared for a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on USTR’s fiscal 2022 budget request, Tai said she has made it clear to her foreign counterparts “that the United States will rebuild our international alliances and partnerships while re-engaging global institutions.”

Tai said that a four-month suspension of tariffs with Britain and the European Union related to a long-running dispute over aircraft subsidies was a “bold step” aimed at resolving these issues.

Tai was personally involved in the settlement of a technology dispute between two South Korean electric vehicle battery makers, LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation Co, that had threatened the electric vehicle plans of o Ford Motor Co and Volkswagen AG, among others

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