Readout of Ambassador Tai’s Meeting with United Kingdom Secretary of State for International Trade Anne-Marie Trevelyan

December 07, 2021

WASHINGTON – United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai today met with United Kingdom Secretary of State for International Trade Anne-Marie Trevelyan. Ambassador Tai and Secretary Trevelyan emphasized the special relationship between both countries and acknowledged their shared commitment to developing worker-centric trade policies that can create inclusive growth on both sides of the Atlantic and around the world. 

Ambassador Tai highlighted the ongoing efforts to work together and with other partners to address the shared challenges posed by non-market policies and practices, including those of China.  They also agreed to continue working together on important World Trade Organization (WTO) topics in light of the postponement of the Ministerial Meeting, including intellectual property issues and responses in other areas to the global pandemic, a meaningful outcome of the fisheries subsidies negotiations, and reforming the WTO to ensure it is a relevant force for good in the lives of regular people.

The Ambassador emphasized the United States’ commitment to working with like-minded partners to address non-market excess capacity in the steel and aluminum sectors, ensure the industry’s long-term viability, and addressing the carbon intensity of steel and aluminum production.

Ambassador Tai and Secretary of State Trevelyan agreed to stay in close communication on these, and other important issues, including global supply chains and addressing climate change, in the days ahead.