Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s virtual meeting with the National Council of Textile Organizations about the Covid-19 response and personal protective equipment

April 29, 2021

WASHINGTON – United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai met virtually today with National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President and CEO Kimberly Glas and representatives of several NCTO member companies to discuss the COVID-19 response and the mobilization of the textile industry to produce Made-in-the-USA personal protective equipment (PPE).  Ambassador Tai thanked NCTO for the textile industry’s crucial and ongoing role in the response. They discussed their shared interest in building and sustaining a resilient and secure U.S. supply chain for PPE.  The Ambassador and NCTO agreed to remain in contact on this topic going forward.