Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s virtual meeting with Vietnam Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh

April 01, 2021

WASHINGTON – United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai today met virtually with Vietnam Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh.
Ambassador Tai and Minister Anh discussed the importance of the U.S.-Vietnam bilateral trade and investment relationship. They committed to increased collaboration bilaterally and regionally through the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).  Ambassador Tai highlighted the Biden Administration’s concerns about currency practices covered in the ongoing Section 301 investigation.  The ministers also discussed U.S. concerns on illegal timber practices, digital trade and agriculture.  Ambassador Tai and Minister Anh looked forward to holding a meeting later this year under the bilateral Trade and Investment Framework Agreement to assess progress made in strengthening the trade relationship and in resolving outstanding bilateral issues.  They agreed to sustained dialogue in the future.