Readout of Ambassador Katherine Tai’s Virtual Meeting with Representatives from the AFL-CIO, ITUC, and International Union Presidents

August 26, 2021

WASHINGTON – United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai yesterday met virtually with representatives from the AFL-CIO, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), and international unions in advance of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic Ministers-USTR Consultations in September. The meeting was part of Ambassador Tai’s engagement strategy with stakeholders, including those in the labor community, to ensure their perspective and voice are incorporated into USTR policy and represented in multilateral discussions.

During the meeting, Ambassador Tai provided an update on USTR’s worker-centered trade policy and gathered the group’s input on international union priorities to incorporate in the upcoming consultations with ASEAN Economic Ministers. Ambassador Tai emphasized that USTR would continue to engage domestic and international unions to advance their shared goals and priorities.